Many rate this series of eight cascades , hemmed in by limestone cliffs and surrounded by forest, as being the most beautiful in all of Jamaica. The cascades fall 36m from top to bottom, separated by cool pools perfect for swimming. The falls take their name from the original landowners, ranchers John Yates and Richard Scott. Water-lovers can float down a bamboo-shaded stretch of river on inner tubes for US$6, while the more adventurous can take a canopy zip line for US$30.
A tractor-drawn jitney takes visitors to the cascades, where you’ll find picnic grounds, a tree house and a rope swing over the pools. Be careful! The eddies are strong, especially after rains when the falls are torrential. A stone staircase and pathway follow the cascades upriver. There are no lockers, however, so you’ll need to keep an eye on your stuff while you bathe.