Exciting Kingston, Jamaica
Fast, furious and fascinating, Kingston is unique in the Caribbean. With a population of almost one million, the city pulses with life, noise and activity and it’s a side of Jamaica that couldn’t be more different from the resorts. Kingston is the seat of government, but it’s also Jamaica’s cultural heart. It’s no wonder it gave rise to Bob Marley, Buju Banton, Beenie Man and countless other reggae stars.
The city’s handful of interesting museums, galleries and the botanical gardens can satisfy those seeking some cultural sightseeing. But be sure to spare some energy for the island’s best clubs, theatres and restaurants in the evening.
Kingston’s main sights are divided between Downtown, which stretches north from the waterfront to the busy junction of Cross Roads, and Uptown, leading into the ritzy suburbs at the base of the mountains. Downtown is the industrial centre, with its factories and all-important port providing most of Kingston’s blue-collar employment. On the other end of the scale, Uptown is attractive and relaxed. Most of Kingston’s hotels, restaurants, clubs and shopping centres are here, and it’s where you’ll spend most of your time. Some of the residential districts are simply beautiful, while the central high-rises suggest a modern city anywhere in North America.
Are you ready for exciting adventure in Kingston, Jamaica?