Cool Places in the Caribbean Kingston


KingstonKingston has a number of unique attractions to enjoy this exciting city capital of the island. Kingston lies on the fertile plains of Liguanea between the cays and banks of the eastern coast and the magnificent Blue Mountains. In a charming setting, Kingston city is a bustling city which is a place of deep and amazing contrasts. Kingston is for the adventurous travelers who want to be in the midst of real Jamaica culture.

Explore this cool city of pure contrast, especially in New Kingston which is situated between the bustling downtown and St. Andrew. New Kingston is mainly a business area which symbolizes the best of modern tropical town infrastructure, while graciously combining high rise buildings with suave gardens as the soaring Blue Mountains as a backdrop. The hillside suburb of Beverly Hills with its luxury homes gracing the cool slopes, boast many stylish architecture as you explore the city.

Discover the city’s coolest attractions in the heart or along the waterfront of Kingston. Start at the National Art Gallery on Ocean Boulevard, which offers a large collection of works of local artists. The Revolution Gallery is where you will see remarkable ceramics, sculpture, textiles, jewelry, prints and photographs by Jamaican artists. While the Wassi Art Gallery at Devon House carries a unique selection of pottery pieces from its studio in Ocho Rios.

Visit the old city of Port Royal, where most of the city sank beneath the water during an earthquake in 1692. Admire the artifacts from this rich, but wicked town that lies south of the Norman Manley International Airport. Explore the town amazing attractions such as Fort Charles, where Lord Nelson once stride the quarterdeck, as it stands in silent keeping watch with the cannon from battlements. While the Port Royal Archaeological and Historical Museum, houses artifacts recovered from the sunken city.

Morgan's Harbour Hotel in Port Royal offers an exciting trip out to the offshore isle of Lime Cay, while there you can enjoy a day on a secluded beach as the clear water beckon you to plunge in. Return to downtown and walk along the lovely waterfront area along Harbour Street, to the famous craft market to buy craft items and unique Jamaican art and craft. Kingston's cultural and historic points of interest will take you to Devon House. Situated on the corners of Hope and Waterloo Roads, this charming old colonial mansion stands out with its outstanding elegance and architecture.

Wander a few meters to the official residence of the governor general called King's House, further up Hope Road lies the Bob Marley Museum which will captivate your mind with the reggae icon’s splendid musical life. For a relaxing haven go a bit further up Hope Road to the gorgeous Hope Botanical Gardens. The garden houses a small zoo with exotic birds and animals from all over the Caribbean and the Americas. In the same area, the campus of the University of the West Indies and University of Technology sits, while the Blue Mountains overlooks with pride.

Kingston-JamaicaKingston, like any other cosmopolitan city in the Caribbean offers many dining experiences from great Jamaican food to the most exotic dishes you have ever tasted. You can visit any of these fabulous restaurant that offer authentic Jamaican delicacies, Norma’ on the Terrace at Devon House, the Pool Bar at Le Meridien Pegasus, or Cuddy’s Sports Bar and Grill in the heart of New Kingston.

If you seek some night-time pleasures, Kingston will not disappoint you, as it has so many attractive spots with lively entertainment to include Peppers, Fiction Night Club or Grog Shoppe at Devon House where live jazz concerts with karaoke will sooth you with musical treats. Take in a movie at the grand Carib theatre in Cross Roads or visit any or the performing theatres to see the best of Jamaica's performing arts.