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Sisserou Falls is in a region called Deux Branche that is on the central road between Bells and Marigot. A nice fellow named Ronnie Harper, who also has a fruit refreshment stand at Jacko Falls has made a small parking area near the falls and has also landscaped the area with flowers and has even poured concrete on part of the path to make the footing easier. You’ll find two gravel paths with well-made steps going down to the falls from the road near the parking area. One path goes to the lower falls and the other to the upper.

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Both falls provide pleasant and refreshing bathing, but it is the upper falls that we prefer, because it has a slightly larger waterfall and a deeper swimming hole. There’s a rock in front of the upper falls, and if, facing the falls you go to its left side you can stand on an underwater ledge that you can then leap from to directly in front of the falls. The current will immediately take you around the right side of the rock into shallow water that you can stand up in. The upper falls also has a gravel island that our dog Ranger liked to stand on, and to the left of the falls there’s a rock that makes a natural slide into a shallow pool, and that is a treat for children.

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The beauty of the lower falls is in the landscaping. Ronnie has done a grand job, and he has planted some purple anthuriums, a color we’ve seen nowhere else. And a lie-down in the pools there provides a great natural massage.Both falls are under a three-minute walk from the main road. Go and enjoy yourself!

This post was guest blogged by Dan Tanner

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