Patrons looking for exciting locations to visit, while maintaining a tight budget, can take advantage of the special Reach Falls package now being offered at the Urban Development Corporation (UDC) managed attraction in Portland. This special offer is available to groups who pre-book ahead of their visit to Reach Falls and allows for two complimentary tickets for every group of 10 or more persons. This offer is valid up until November 30, 2010.
Reach Falls is a luxurious tropical park hidden in the rainforest of the John Crow Mountains. With its unique blend of comfort, relaxation, and adventure, the attraction offers a truly unforgettable leisure experience. In addition to the luxurious waterfall cascading into a river pool, nature lovers can expect a 30 – minute tour upstream the Driver’s River which feeds the falls, and a tour of breathtaking rock formations in the underwater cave. The tour upstream will also reveal dramatic rock pools that the river has created in its flowing path. These features are said to relieve the most troubled minds and provide the ultimate relaxation and renewal of body, mind, and spirit.
Reach Falls is operated by the Urban Development Corporation (UDC), and is open to visitors Wednesday to Sunday and public holidays from 8:30 to 4:30 pm at the affordable cost of J$300 and J$150 for Jamaican residents; adults and children respectively. For non-resident visitors, the cost is US$10 for visitors over 12 years and US$5 for those aged 4-12 years, respectively.
The Reach Falls attraction has also recently benefited from a J$25 million upgrading contract through Portland General Contractors who are constructing a two storey administrative building, car park, ticket and security office, craft hut, food and beverage hut, first aid station, souvenir shop, sanitary conveniences as well as sewage treatment facility.
All the main structures have been completed and fixtures and fittings are currently being installed. This should be completed by the end of the calendar year. Construction has also started to complete a sewage treatment facility at Reach Falls.
The UDC reopened Reach Falls to the public in February 2007 after completing interim works on the facility inclusive of improved sanitary amenities, electricity supply and the funding of a pipeline to the attraction. The road leading to the falls was also repaired.