St. Thomas is a parish of many hidden treasures, including the famous Blue Mountains Peak, Morant Point Lighthouse, Reggae Falls and it is also the home of the second oldest botanical garden in the western hemisphere.
According to local lore, a runaway slave discovered the mineral spring in the 1690s. The spa was opened in 1747 and is a popular location for Jamaicans.
Established in 1779 by the Government of Jamaica, these gardens are the second oldest in the Western Hemisphere. Many of the plants first brought to Jamaica were introduced here, including the croton, the jacaranda, cinnamon, mango, jackfruit and breadfruit.
Located on located on the hillside of the island, neatly tucked away in a small village called “Hillside” St Thomas, you will find the Beautiful #Reggae Falls ( also known as Damhead). Reggae Falls is not today what it originally was. In fact, the water from the Johnson River was dammed many, many years ago to make a hydro-electric station.