About Us

Present

The Turtle River Falls and Gardens, was bought by Science Research and Innovation Limited (SRI) in June 2010. The new entity commenced operation that same month offering eco-style nature tours.

The Turtle River Falls and Gardens is a 15-acre tropical garden conveniently located in the resort town of Ocho Rios and features:

  1. 14 cascading water falls on the Turtle River which flows through the property;
  2. Varieties of indigenous and endangered plants;
  3. Exotic birds housed in a 382,329 cubic feet sized Walk-In-Aviary;
  4. Beautiful Japanese Koi  Pond;
  5. A tropical isle swimming pool with swim up bar and grill,

all set in an enchanting garden and rainforest setting.

The Turtle River Falls and Gardens is also in close proximity to the Ocho Rios Cruise Ship Pier.

Additionally, the property has 53,000 square feet of building space consisting of restaurants, a reception hall, gift shops and administrative and maintenance buildings.

We offer a unique and exciting guided tour, recreation with total enjoyment and relaxation in a lush rainforest and tropical garden setting.

Tours are available Mondays to Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The Turtle River Falls and Gardens is a pleasure spot for cruise ship passengers and locals alike; our complete, customized service is designed specifically to fit your individual needs. We pride ourselves in providing the highest level of quality customer service and to provide an authentic experience of true Jamaican hospitality.

Background

The property now known as Turtle River Falls and Gardens was first opened in 1987 as The Carinosa Gardens. In 1991 it was expanded to a 4-star 130 room Spa Resort known as Enchanted Garden Resort and Spa. At its peak, marketed under the Enchanted Gardens brand, the entity attracted an average of 400 visitors to its gardens on cruise days. The Enchanted Garden Resort and Spa was closed in 2000.

After its closure in 2000, the gardens continued to have requests for visits from potential local and international visitors eager for a visit to explore the Gardens’ world famous natural beauty.