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!

IMG_4641

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.

IMG_4637
The parking area
IMG_4643
Where to begin?
IMG_4644
We were greeted by these lovely birds as we started our garden tour
IMG_4645
Lovely views from the 876
IMG_4648
IMG_4650
IMG_4651
IMG_4653
This pond reminded of my favourite childhood book The Secret Garden
IMG_4654
A closer look at the pond
IMG_4680
IMG_4684
IMG_4686
IMG_4688

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.

IMG_4676

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.

IMG_4690

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

IMG_4691
IMG_4693
I wish I could take this fountain home
IMG_4702
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!

IMG_4642
IMG_4636

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.

IMG_4724
IMG_4725
IMG_4727
IMG_4730
IMG_4731
IMG_4735
IMG_4736
FullSizeRender

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!

IMG_4747
IMG_4750
My first glimpse of the beauty
IMG_4751
Still not there…
IMG_4752
IMG_4757
Finally made it
IMG_4760
IMG_4763
What a beauty

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


IMG_4753

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.


#31for31BlogChallenge

Until Next trek

BLOG SIGNATURE

One thought on “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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s