YS Falls

Visit one of Jamaica’s most enchanting natural wonders.

Located off the beaten path, amidst the lush and rugged greenery the island’s south coast, YS Falls offers visitors a chance to experience the island's stunning natural beauty in all its glory. YS Estate once grew sugarcane and logwood before the site was opened as an attraction in 1992. Today, the estate shares a cattle ranch and thoroughbred horse farm. With its cascading waterfalls, crystal clear pools, and verdant surroundings, YS Falls offers a unique and unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages.

Getting there

To get there, you'll travel through a 2.5-mile tunnel of bamboo stalks creating a shady canopy. Bamboo Avenue is a picturesque rest stop dotted with small fruit stalls. Sip coconut water straight from the fruit or make a quick stop at a nearby village called Middle Quarters renowned for selling a local delicacy, peppered shrimp. Grab bags of bright red crayfish doused with spicy scotch bonnet pepper sauce peeking from vendor buckets.

When you arrive at the estate, hop on a tractor-drawn jitney to transport you a mile away to the main attraction through the postcard-perfect countryside . Stunning views of distant hills, grassy pastureland hosting grazing animals, and downstream rivulets precede the majestic cataract waterfalls.

Incredible views and fun activities

One of the most unique and striking features of YS Falls is its seven-tiered cascading waterfall. This natural wonder is a true sight to behold and provides visitors with an unforgettable photo opportunity. The falls were actually used as a filming location for the James Bond film, "Thunderball". There are plenty of activities to enjoy at YS Falls, making it the perfect destination for families, couples, or groups. Thrill-seekers will love zipline rides 40 feet above the waterfalls, tubing down the river, and rope swings that plunge you into the clear pools below. For a more relaxed vibe, wade around the large swimming pool fed by a natural spring or simply bask in the sun and take in the breath-taking views. Take advantage of the picnic area at YS Falls. There are plenty of picnic tables available, and the lush greenery provides the perfect backdrop for a family outing or a romantic afternoon date.

YS Falls is a must-visit destination in Jamaica. The tranquil natural surroundings and invigorating activities provide the perfect balance for a memorable and soul-nourishing experience.