FROM MONDAYS to Fridays, Sharon Singh, chairman and president’s assistant at Rose Hall Development Ltd, dons tailored suits and stilettos. Her hair is neatly slicked back in a bun; her face lightly made up. But on the weekend, this exec isn’t afraid to let her hair down.
Bright, bubbly and ready to explore, Sharon is like a kid in a candy store. Her excitement was palpable as she got ready for her latest adventure – a day at Konoko Falls in Ocho Rios, St Ann.
Even before our tour guide Tahli was ready, Sharon had already started. As Tahli gave her a rundown of the day’s activities, which included interacting with the various animals and climbing the falls, she was politely informed that Sharon had already made her own introductions. “Oh! I already met Ziggy,” said Sharon. Ziggy, an iguana with locks, is only attracted to the prettiest flowers in the garden, said Michael, the zookeeper, hence his attraction to Sharon.
He was not the only friend Sharon met on the tour. There was a lively discussion with Loui, the zoo’s parrot, whose brightly coloured feathers were a perfect match to Sharon’s personality.
A key attraction at Konoko Falls is the man-made fountain, where water flows freely from a pipe in the ground. The source? Clarendon, said Tahlia. She explained that the water made its way to St Ann through more than 15 miles of limestone. She moved to give a tutorial on catching the water to drink, but this proved unnecessary.
“A country mi come from, mi know how fi do it,” said Sharon, quickly cupping her hands to drink from the fountain.
“Mi like it, man,” she said between gulps. Now she was ready to take on the falls with three tour guides.
Halfway up, Sharon went under, allowing the water to massage her head and body. “This nice. Unnuh cya get me out now,” she exclaimed. Accompanied by her tour guides, there was no rush. The day was perfect. Add a spirited piña colada and wellseasoned jerk pork to the mix and what else could one ask for to top off a perfect day with our Restaurant Week Ambassador. email@example.com konokofalls.com