Kingston Airport, also known as Norman Manley International Airport, is located only 25 minutes away from the centre of Kingston. Enjoy the city and the surrounding area by renting a car.
Things to See and Do in Kingston
In downtown Kingston you will find the city’s key historic buildings and landmarks, some of the Caribbean’s greatest art museums and colourful street markets. The shabby charm of this part of the city is bound to enchant visitors. Round off your trip to this part of town with a stroll down to the bayside park.
Uptown Kingston, also known as New Kingston, on the other hand is home to the city’s best hotels and restaurants all clustered around Emancipation Park. New Kingston has a distinct cosmopolitan suaveness about it and is also home to two of the city’s most essential sights: the Bob Marley Museum and Devon House.
Day Trips From Kingston
Head off to the Blue Mountains for fantastic hiking and trekking opportunities. If you make it to the summit, it is reported that you can see Cuba on a clear day. As part of the John Crow National Park, the Blue Mountains are now part of a conservation area which protects thousands of species of flora and fauna. Look out for the Jamaica Bamboo which only flowers every 33 years.
You’re in Jamaica which means that there are plenty of beaches to relax on and soak up the sun. James Bond Beach is an exception from the busier beaches however, located in Oracabessa and full of charm.
Spend some time at Port Royal, an old pirate city. In the 17th Century Port Royal was a haven for notorious figures such as Henry Morgan, Blackbeard and Calico Jack. Today however, Port Royal is just a simple fishing village. Enjoy a delicious seafood meal at a restaurant that overlooks the harbour.