The Travel Channel which feeds into 83 million U.S. homes will feature Jamaica’s YS Falls in its global list of top swimming holes, starting this month.
It will show that Jamaica’s attractions can compete with the best in the world, while informing travelers of cool spots to see when visiting the island. The show premieres on Sunday, July 23.
The Travel Channel said it crisscrossed the globe to uncover the earth’s most amazing, refreshing and off-the-beaten-path places to dive into in the new season of Top Secret Swimming Holes.
“From epic cliff jumps in Hawaii and private waterfalls in Jamaica to hidden caves in Brazil and secret beaches in Bermuda, water thrills are in every corner of the world – if you know where to find them,” said the release from the Travel Channel.
It was the highest numbers of visitors both for stopover and for cruise arrivals. Certainly publicity from the Travel Channel cannot hurt arrivals which are at record levels. Jamaica welcomed 2.18 million stopover arrivals and 1.65 million cruise passengers in 2016.
YS Falls is located in Middle Quarters, St Elizabeth. It’s a small rural area but the waterfall is action-packed with activities. Upon arrival, a local guide takes adventure seekers to a variety of waterfalls where countless opportunities for swimming and diving await. The fun begins at Tarzan Pool – a 50-foot-wide, 8-foot-deep pool with a rope swing that drops you into 70-degree water. The organizers of the show insist that after plunging a few more drops, one should take to the skies for more thrills and zig zag 40 feet above the waterfalls in a series of five zip lines.
“And with special permission, visitors can access a private waterfall at the top of the mountain that’s dotted with caves for more water-filled exploration,” concluded the synopsis.
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