The world famous Dunn’s River Falls and Park in St. Ann now boasts a new website. Visitors to the new information portal launched during February, 2012, can now access a more interactive site at www.dunnsriverfallsja.com. The attraction is managed by the St. Ann Development Company (SADCO) on behalf of the Urban Development Corporation (UDC).
According to Laura Heron, General Manager of SADCO, “The website enables individuals from all over the world to easily access information on the attraction and for the first time see its exclusive photo gallery of the falls and the many other interesting features of the attraction”. Future plans for the attraction include the addition of an on line e-commerce facility on the website.
Over the years Dunn’s River Falls and Park has achieved significant milestones. The facility was named most popular and exciting attraction by cruise officials during 2004 and Leading Caribbean Tourist Excursion by the World Travel Awards in November 2009 and 2010.
The UDC’s relationship with Dunn’s River Falls and Park began in 1976, when the Corporation acquired the Belmont Property. Since 1998, the UDC has been engaged in major upgrading of the property with a view to ensuring parity with other world class attractions and enriching the Dunn’s River experience.
Improvements have included the creation of a central garden and picnic areas, construction of a ticket office and entry courtyard, bus and car park, administrative office, staff and nurse’s facilities. A jetty and ticketing office was also constructed to facilitate arrivals by boat. Infrastructure upgrades including water, electrical and telephone distribution systems have also been carried out.
The rates for non-residents to access Dunn’s River Falls and Park are US$20 for persons ages 11 years and over and US $12 for children between the ages of 4 – 10 years. The rates for Jamaican residents are J$600 for persons ages 11 years and over and J$300 for children between the ages of 4 and 10. The attraction opens daily between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and on cruise ship days from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00p.m.