Let us journey with Kingsley, resident concierge and chief smile-inducer, as he educates us about one of Jamaica’s most precious hidden treasures and his favourite chill spot, Mayfield Falls.
Highly recommended by our very own Kingsley, Mayfield Falls is one of the must see adventures that Jamaica has to offer for the entire family.
Located in a quiet, rural community known as Glenbrook in the parish of Westmoreland, this hidden treasure is nothing short of extraordinary. It is just a 1 hour drive from Round Hill, so it’s a perfect day trip during your stay.
Through winding and narrow roads, the trip to Mayfield Falls takes you through the interior parts of the Island. You will pass miles of sugar cane fields, steep hills, tricky slopes and hilly terrains.
Experiencing The Falls (and Pools)
“You do not climb the falls, you swim in the ponds.” Kingsley stated. “There are 21 swimming ponds and each feels different, starting from an ordinary swim to Jacuzzi type cascades,” he added.
He recounts there also being nine natural Jacuzzis where persons could sit and be massaged by powerful flowing water.
“For the daredevils, there is a springboard atop the trees tempting you to a nine foot dive, even for an old soul like me,” he jokingly said.
“But the adventure gets better. The highlight of Mayfield Falls is the Washing Machine.” Kingsley excitedly blurted out. “This is an amazing group of mini-waterfalls. One has to walk along the edge of the river, hugging the face of the rocks, ducking under and behind waterfalls, before emerging in the middle where you can step on a rock in the heart of a “power cycle” of the Washing Machine. This is the largest and most magnificent of the waterfalls whose rushing waters will entice you to take an invigorating swim.” Kingsley told us.
A Natural Habitat
Mayfield Falls is home to over 52 varieties of ferns, an abundance of exotic flowers and plant species, and several types of birds, butterflies, and indigenous wildlife.
“In my opinion, this hidden treasure is the most beautiful scenery Mother Nature has to offer.” Kingsley posits.
To reserve this excursion in advance, you may visit our E-concierge services online at www.myroundhillexperience.com using your last name and confirmation number or you can call us directly at 1.876.956.7050 ext. 5103.