7 Sisters Falls is simply beautiful. It's one of those places that makes one toss their arms out and shout out loud: "I love life." I love this place so much that I even suggested for my family back in America to fly in and see it for themselves.
For thrill seekers (try jumping a series of Waterfalls), nature lovers (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon Setting), swimmers (under the falls in a nice and serene environment), hikers (scenic short and sweet moderate hike), kids (even if they can't swim they would surely enjoy the scenery), and photographers (beauty 360 degrees) alike... I without a doubt know you'd enjoy this spot (and yes, I'm speaking on behalf of all groups hahah).
*Photos are ordered in sequence from start to finish.
|Meet the gang.|
|At the beginning of the hike, you pass through a private plantation. You guide will point out to you native flowers and plants.|
|Custom Made Bamboo Steps.|
|Before the Falls, you will cross a line of rocks embedded in a stream. Be sure to store your cameras away in a dry and safe place as the rocks can sometimes be slippery.|
|The first Jump. Behind the Scenes.|
|Utopia behind the first two falls.|
|The Last Jump.|
|Trekking through our amazing waterfall adventure.|
|We were cheesin it the whole time since we were so hyped.|
|Scott and the Best guide ever, Cliffon! Don't forget to tip him if you hire him to guide you through the jumps.|
|Rapids you have to cross if you decide to hike all the way up the falls.|
|The main Jump.|
|Me and My Buddy Myra Being Savage|
*Location: 5min past Grand Etang House . ~30min ride up a long and winding road from Grand Anse Beach (For those who get motion sickness easily, I highly suggest taking something before the ride up).
*Getting there: by Public Transportation: Take the grand anse bus from SGU. Get off at Texaco. Walk up around the corner to the local bus stop and catch the #1 bus St. George's (2.50EC) and take it all the way to the last stop. Transfer to the #6 bus (5EC) to 7 Sisters; by Taxi- My group was taken by Hector (he charged 20EC per person). Friendly, relaxed, and trustworthy. He gave us a little tour on our way to the falls. Here is his phone number (473) 418-3444.
*If you're visiting during rainy season, the trail will more than likely be muddy. Wear shoes you don't mind getting dirty.
*$5EC entrance Fee. Walking stick provided.
*Person at entrance is very unyielding when it comes to jumping off the falls (for liability reasons). Despite the fact, Me and my friend Scott jumped them (with the help of an expert jumper named Cliffon. He's a frequent jumper there and will be more than happy to guide you down the falls for $20EC a person).
*Bring a plastic bag for your muddy shoes and your wet clothes (if you decide to swim).. and maybe some flip flops to switch into.
*Don't forget your camera! I brought my underwater camera and had it with me the whole time throughout my waterfall jumping adventure.
*Hike is approximately 25-40min to the bottom two falls, depending on how muddy and how fast you're moving. There are a few declines on the way to the falls embedded with helpful bamboo steps and stones. An additional ~15min for those who want to hike all the way up the falls (warning: there's only way way down: to jump)
*Hike difficulty- easy-moderate; Exposure- half shade, half sun.
*Don't forget to wear sunscreen. Bring a swimsuit and change of clothes if you decide to swim. Also, don't forget to bring a snack to eat when at the falls.
*Waterfalls (I can only remember crossing 5 of them) range from 10-35feet tall. First few are easy and the last two are the tallest. You also go down a short tunnel of rapids (the guide will show you where to step). Scary but fun. If you step somewhere wrong, you can get sucked in, pushed down, and hurt. If you're planning on jumping, you first have to hike up the side of the falls ~15min. The guide will advise for you to be barefoot as you will have more grip this way. It was easy hiking up but scary because the hill was so steep. My foot was completely submersed in 2 ft. of mud a couple of times... and it felt good! Warning: If you hike up and jump the first few falls, there will only be one way down, and that's down a really high waterfall! Otherwise, it will be almost impossible to go back up the first few falls and back down the hill from where you came (very very steep). So make sure you're not afraid of heights. Also, if you've never jumped a waterfall before (like me) there's a big possibility of you landing the wrong way. If you land the wrong way (flat) you can seriously get hurt. It's easier said than done to land like a pencil with all the adrenaline pumping through your body. When you fall from such great heights and land flat, you're not giving the water particles enough time to move and therefore it will feel as if you hit a wall. I landed wrong and got a very very big bruise on my thighs. Regardless I have no regrets. It's one of the most exciting things I've ever done in my life!
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