Mayfield Falls

Have a fun-filled day of adventure at Mayfield Falls and Mineral Springs in the mountains of Westmoreland.

The ecotourism attraction consists of (2) two beautiful natural waterfalls and a total of twenty one (21) small cascades and natural pools (Jacuzzi) throughout the river tour.

Mayfield Falls is also home to 52 types of plants including fruit trees, exotic flowers and a wide array of tropical birds.

The tallest waterfall of them all is nicknamed “The Washing Machine”.  It is approximately 9 feet tall (3 meters) and large enough for an adult to walk into.

original mayfield falls signage

It is also sometimes referred to as the Original Mayfield Falls to differentiate it from an attraction next door previously known as The RiverWalk but now as “Mayfield Falls by Chukka” that also has access to the Mayfield River.

Competing landowners started offering tours to the waterfalls, however they were the first… hence the “original” in the name.

What to Expect at Mayfield Falls

mayfield falls

Mayfield Falls is located approximately one hour from Negril or approximately two hours from Montego Bay.

Expect to travel along the beaten path while enjoying the Jamaican countryside and the sight of locals as they move about doing daily activities.

Sometimes the ride to the falls might get a little bumpy but just consider that a part of the countryside tour. This is a side of Jamaica that many visitors to the Island never get to experience.

Be prepared to bask in the lush tropical setting and warm friendly smiles once you’ve arrived at the destination.

Mayfield Falls Driveway

The parking lot is located on top of a hill, so expected to walk downhill for approximately a quarter of a mile to the main Rasta village.

Your group will be assigned a tour guide who will assist you with number of things including carrying your camera while guiding you along the tour path.

Lunch is also available on the tour and you get to place your order before going on the tour, so it can be prepared while you enjoy the tour and ready to eat once the tour is over.

mayfield falls washing machine

What to bring along:

  • We recommend taking a waterproof camera because you are going to want to capture everything. If you have a waterproof smartphone that will work just fine, however you will need a protective case preferable one that secures to your clothing.
  • Swimwear – Something comfortable that won’t ride up as you will be climbing rocks some of the time.
  • Towel
  • Water Shoes – Available for rent, you can also bring your own.
  • Cash – Mayfield falls does not accept credit or debit cards.

Mayfield Falls Tour: Entrance Fee, Details and Contact Info:

  • Tour Duration: The tour last for 1 and 1/2 hours.
  • Entrance Fee: $20USD per person.
  • Water Shoes Rental: $6USD per pair.
  • Lockers are available onsite for personal belongings
  • Baby Sitting: There’s a baby sitting center on site to take care of your toddler while you enjoy the tour.
  • Travel Time:
    • Negril – Mayfield Falls: 1 Hour
    • Montego Bay to Mayfield Falls: 1 Hour and 45 Minutes
    • Ocho Rios to Mayfield Falls: 3 Hours
  • Hours of Operation: 9am – 5pm daily
  • Contact Phone: 1 876-792-2074

WHERE IS THE ORIGINAL MAYFIELD FALLS LOCATED?

mayfield falls location

The best things are hidden in the mountains and Mayfield Falls is one of them. It is geographically located in a mountainous area of Westmoreland, Jamaica in close proximity to the Dolphin Head Mountains.

Mountainous area is called Pennycooke which is right on the Westmoreland / Hanover parish border.  Communities nearby includes Williamsfield / Grange in Westmoreland and Cascade in Hanover.

Mayfield Falls Tour – Overview

mayfield falls bamboo bridge

Once you have changed into your swimwear and water shoes, grab your camera… you are ready to begin the tour.

Your guide will take the group along a path that heads to the river.

On the way to the river you will cross a bridge constructed from Bamboo plants harvested from the same property.

mayfield falls

The tour starts at a pretty calm area of the river and gradually move upwards. Members of your tour group will get a chance to swim and snap pictures in each of the 21 natural pools along the way.

mayfield falls underwater cavern

One of my favorite part of the tour is swimming through a underwater cavern. This is optional so don’t feel pressured into joining others doing it.

You can experience this by jumping into a pool that is approximately 6 feet deep then swim underwater through a cavern and emerge on the other side.

mayfield falls tour group

Ensure that you capture the entire experience with multiple pictures. The attraction normally capture pictures of the tour group which are available for purchase afterwards on a compact disc.

mayfield falls tour

Being at Mayfield Falls will feel as if you are in a forest.. Birds chirping.. as you submerge into multiple natural pools that they believe are filled with healing minerals. While here you will feel as if being at one with nature.

Mayfield Falls Washing Machine

The tallest waterfall at Mayfield Falls is approximately 9 feet tall. The waterfall is known as the “Washing Machine”.

It is dubbed the washing machine because the water cascades from multiple sides, similar to how your washing machine fills.

Mayfield Falls Tour Guides

tour guide mayfield falls

Tour Guides at Mayfield falls are very skilled at swimming and climbing the rocks. If you need assistance getting to a specific area, simply ask and they will help.

They are also skilled at diving, and if you are lucky.. you might get one that is willing to put on a show for the tour group.

At the end of the tour you are expected to tip your tour guide. There are no set percentage or tip amount, simply tip your tour guide generously.

Mayfield Falls – The Gazebo

mayfield falls gazebo

Enjoy lunch under the gazebo located next to the kitchen at Mayfield Falls. Lunch is served once you have completed the waterfalls tour.

Lunch is normally included with your tour. The daily menu includes: Jerk Chicken, Fried Chicken and Fish. Each main item is served with a side of Rice and Beans, and or steamed vegetables.

coconut water

Your lunch is served with drinks, however you can opt to enjoy a cold Red Stripe Beer if you prefer. Many do not know this but you can request to have a coconut when you order your lunch, and they will have one for you when the tour is complete.

 

Most Frequent Asked Questions

Based on a number of questions being asked in travel forums and blog, we’ve decided to answer the top 5 questions being asked about Mayfield Falls online.

  1. How much does it cost to visit?
    1. Whether you are vacationing in Negril, Montego Bay, South Coast or Ocho Rios, there are a number of tour companies that will take you to Mayfield Falls. Pricing details are listed below!
      1. Excursion from Negril to Mayfield Falls cost $85USD
      2. Excursion from Montego Bay to Mayfield Falls cost $100USD
  2. Is there an age limit for Mayfield Falls Tour?
    1. There are no age limits for the tour, however we would recommend not to go on this excursion if you are pregnant, have serious medical injury or back problems.
  3. Are the rocks at Waterfalls slippery? 
    1. Yes they are.. That’s why we recommend renting water shoes or bring your own.
  4. Can we bring children on the tour?
    1. Children 7 and upwards can go on the tour. If you have younger children there is a baby sitting center for additional cost.
  5. How far is Mayfield falls from Falmouth?
    1. Mayfield Falls excursion from Falmouth Cruise Ship port is approximately 2 hours.

Feel free to ask any questions you have about the Mayfield Falls excursion in the comment section.

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Mayfield Falls and Mineral Springs [Visitors Guide]

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