On the border between St Andrew and St Thomas lies Bull Bay, coincidentally or not, beside its lesser-known sister bay, Cow Bay. It is said that both bays were so named because the whole area was once a slaughter centre in the days of the buccaneers and the early days of English Colonialism. Bull Bay has an energetic, close-knit community, and at night, the coastline pulsates with rhythms from the various nightclubs that line the beach.
From the gate at Cane River Falls Park, the faint sound of rushing water gently beckons, and 101 steps down a steep narrow walkway, tucked behind huge boulders, is a serendipitous find, the Cane River Falls. Although the falls are the closest and most easily accessible by residents of Kingston, the nation’s capital, they are still relatively unknown, and on most days no more than a handful of people actually visit. The falls, just inland from Bull Bay, are said to have been Reggae artist Bob Marley’s favorite place to wash his dreadlocks.