#DryLandTouristChronicles: Konoko Falls

It’s summer 2016  & it has been a fine one so far!

I had been hearing about Konoko Falls for awhile & so when my alumnae association decided to host our annual fellowship there I was more than elated!

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We set off early to Ocho Rios because our time at the falls would be limited. We had to be off the property by 2 PM because the garden was booked for a wedding in the afternoon.

Thank God for Highway 2000 because we were there in no time!

We started the day with a tour of the Botanical Gardens.

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The parking area

 

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Where to begin?

 

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We were greeted by these lovely birds as we started our garden tour

 

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Lovely views from the 876

 

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This pond reminded of my favourite childhood book The Secret Garden

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A closer look at the pond

 

 

 

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The garden tour was not long, it lasted about 20 minutes if that much. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable of the numerous flora & fauna found there. He also explained the geological structure of the property which attributes to the main attraction, the waterfall.

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The garden tour ended in the courtyard by the museum. Unfortunately, we didn’t get to tour the  museum but I took a peek inside & saw some nice artifacts. My next visit to Konoko will definitely include the museum tour.

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The courtyard tables & benches were very colourful. The Spanish influence could not be denied.

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I wish I could take this fountain home

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More Spanish influence


 

Konoko Falls has a mini zoo & in order to get to the Lookout & Waterfall we had to pass iy. I haven’t been to the zoo in years!

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They had quite a few animals in the mini zoo.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

I don’t think I was prepared for the beautiful view of Ocho Rios from the lookout.

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The next stop on the tour was the main attraction…the waterfalls.

I wish someone had told me I had 192 steps to get there. It was a hell of a work out!

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My first glimpse of the beauty

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Still not there…

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Finally made it

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What a beauty

I didn’t attempt to climb the fall or even take a dip but the ladies who did really enjoyed it.


 

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Here a vlog of my experience


 

Konoko Falls is definitely a must see spot in Ocho Rios. The beautiful scenery & the courteous staff created the perfect atmosphere for a relaxing day.

It is perfect for a family, friends or staff trip.

For more information check out their website here.


 

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Until Next trek

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One thought on “#DryLandTouristChronicles: Konoko Falls

  1. Loved it here, probably one of my favourite waterfall trips to date. There is a certain spot on the falls I practically made into my bed as the water rushed against my ears.

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