Kingston is the capital and largest city of Jamaica. A metropolis with a population of over 1 million. It is also a very popular tourist destination because of its beautiful beaches on the Caribbean Sea and the Blue Mountains, famous for its coffee. Kingston used to be an agricultural city, but it has become a center of trade connecting with the inland area to the present day.
- Sightseeing Spot 1 : Bob Marley Museum
- Sightseeing Spot 2 : Blue Mountains
- Sightseeing Spot 3 : National Heroes Park
- Sightseeing Spot 4 : Lime Cay
- Sightseeing Spot 5 : National Gallery of Jamaica
- Sightseeing Spot 6 : Fort Clarence Beach
- Sightseeing Spot 7 : Devon House
- Sightseeing Spot 8 : Hope Botanical Gardens
Kingston is a city located in the southern part of Jamaica.
In 1692, Port Royal, then the capital of Jamaica, was destroyed by an earthquake. Kingston was built to replace it and acted as a refuge. Kingston started out as an agricultural town, but slowly grew to become Jamaica’s largest city. The port also facilitated trade, and in 1872 it became the official capital of Jamaica.
Kingston belongs to the savannah climate. The temperature in this area does not change much throughout the year, making it a comfortable place to live. Temperatures range from 20°C to 33°C throughout the year.
The official language of Jamaica is English.
Kingston is a big city, so it’s not always safe. Due to the large number of gangs in downtown, many conflicts occur. Murders are common, so try to avoid them. There are also many pickpockets targeting tourists.
Kingston is the capital city of Jamaica and has a very developed economy. Trade is prosperous because there is a port, and it is also famous as a tourist destination. It is also the birthplace of reggae music, and is also a place where music is thriving.
More than 90% of immigrants in Jamaica are from Africa. Others include Indians and Caucasians.
Jamaica is over 60% Protestant. Others include Catholics, no religion, and Islam.
The Jamaican dollar is used.
Sightseeing Spot 1 : Bob Marley Museum
The house where Bob Marley actually lived until his death in 1981. In addition to listening to music in the 80-seat theater room, you can also enjoy many photo exhibitions.
Sightseeing Spot 2 : Blue Mountains
A mountain that represents Jamaica. You can get the beans of the world-famous Blue Mountain coffee as a brand name of coffee. It has rainforests listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Sightseeing Spot 3 : National Heroes Park
The park was established in 1783. There are memorials and monuments to numerous historical events within the park. You can see the footsteps of many heroes who have been associated with Kingston in this park.
Sightseeing Spot 4 : Lime Cay
An uninhabited island located 20,000 miles from downtown. It is also popular with locals because it offers a beautiful view of the Caribbean Sea. It is also a snorkeling spot.
Sightseeing Spot 5 : National Gallery of Jamaica
Museum with one of Jamaica’s finest art collections. This is the only place in Kingston where you can see so many works by Jamaican artists.
Sightseeing Spot 6 : Fort Clarence Beach
It is a huge beach resort park. There are many hotels and restaurants near the beach. There are plenty of changing rooms and toilets, so you won’t have to worry.
Sightseeing Spot 7 : Devon House
The mansion was home to Jamaica’s first black billionaire. You can also enjoy the restaurants and gift shops on the premises.
Sightseeing Spot 8 : Hope Botanical Gardens
A large botanical garden of 200 acres. There is a little jungle of palm trees and a cactus field. There is also a zoo, where you can meet animals.
Kingston has plenty of accommodation options. The nearest airport is Norman Manley International Airport. You can book flights and accommodation from the link below. Other languages are also supported.