Activities in Kingston

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A modern and busy city set on the waterfront, Kingston wears a lot of hats: all at once it is Jamaica's busiest city, the commercial and political capital, and home to the seventh largest natural harbor in the world.  Tourists find this city to be bursting with activity and will never want for something to do.

Despite its size, a great deal of Kingston can be explored on foot. You can begin a sightseeing tour by the cruise ship terminal and see several museums, government buildings, a city park, and several shopping centers.  The main center of shopping is south of King Street where there are vendors set up as well as storefronts selling discounted goods.  For locally crafted goods, you won't want to miss the Victorian Crafts Market on the waterfront.  For some simple fun, there is a miniature golf course.  Kingston is also home to some of the best dining and nightlife on the island – this is a place where you could stay up all night and never experience a dull moment.


Jamaica Golf

Want to play some golf on vacation? There are a couple of golf courses in this area. The courses in the area are Caymanas Golf Club and Constant Spring Golf Club. For a detailed article concerning the course, including location, number of holes, and more all you have to do is click on the course name. For more about golfing throughout Jamaica visit this page.

Sailing and Boating

More details concerning local providers that will help you enjoy some time on the water can be found in the following chart:

Boating Opportunities In Kingston
Name Type Phone Location Island
Cool Runnings Cruises Boating and Day-Sailing Provider (876) 974-2446 3.7 mi. Southeast of Central Portmore Jamaica

If you want to learn about charter operators and local marinas click here.


Shopping in Kingston

If your group includes some foks who enjoy exploring new shops they might enjoy browsing a few of the area's 47 retail stores. To find out about opportunities for shopping in and around Kingston, follow this link.


Bob Marley Museum

Many visitors spend at least a day exploring the sights and sounds of Kingston. Among other sights, the area has 5 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to tourists. Assuming you enjoy natural surroundings might have fun visiting the area's waterfalls, outdoor parks, and botanical gardens. Those wanting to get more details concerning area sightseeing opportunities can do so by visiting this page.

Information concerning a firm that will show you the most interesting local sights can be seen here:

Sightseeing Services In And Around Kingston
Name Type Phone Location
El Sol Vida Fun Tours Jamaica Excursions and Sightseeing Service (877) 839-3924 2.3 mi. East-Northeast of Central Kingston
Jamaican Cultural Enterprises Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 374-6370 2.0 mi. North of Central Kingston
Lime Tree Farm Hiking Hiking Tour and Trip Operator (187) 644-6023 ext. 0 1.7 mi. South of Central Mahs Bank
Starlight Chalet & Health Spa Excursions Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 969-3070 9.0 mi. Northeast of Central Kingston
Travel Mania Tours & Services Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 988-5730 Portmore
Uwi Port Royal Marine Laboratory Nature Tourism Service (876) 927-1202 3.7 mi. Southeast of Central Portmore


Indulging in a trip to the spa might be one of the most memorable parts of your vacation. If you enjoy going to spas, you might be happy to discover there are several in the area. Readers can learn more about this topic can do so here.


Jamaica Pegasus

If you enjoy playing tennis you might want to make your reservations at a hotel that has a tennis court. However, there's only one property where you can play tennis in this area.

Other Activities

Information about a few other activities can be seen in the following table.

Other Activities In Kingston
Name Type Phone Location
Harbour View Stadium Sporting Event Venue -- Harbour View, Southeastern part of Kingston
Jamaica National Stadium Sporting Event Venue -- Central Kingston
Materna Wellness Centre Fitness Centers and Instructors -- Central Kingston
National Indoor Arena Sporting Event Venue -- Central Kingston
Spartan Health Club Fitness Centers and Instructors (876) 927-7575 Central Kingston

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