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

Like to golf? There are a couple of golf courses in this area. The courses in the area are Caymanas Golf Club and Constant Spring Golf Club. You can click on the course name to get additional information concerning the course, including the number of holes, location, and much more. Click this link to view our extended discussion of golfing throughout Jamaica.

Sailing and Boating

View the table just below for a listing of area firms that can help you get out on the water.

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'd like to find out about nearby marinas and charter operators visit this page.


Shopping in Kingston

If your group includes some folks who enjoy shopping they can explore a few of the area's 41 retail stores. Take advantage of this page if you want to discover more about shopping in and around Kingston.


Bob Marley Museum

Many visitors spend at least a day experiencing the culture, sights and sounds of Kingston. Area sights include 5 historic sites and various other attractions of interest to vacationers. Nature lovers might have fun visiting the area's waterfall, outdoor parks, and botanical gardens. Follow this link to check out our article about area sightseeing and attractions.

Information concerning a firm that can provide a guided tour of some of the most enjoyable sites can be found in the chart below.

Sightseeing Services In 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
Fi Wi Jamaica Experience Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 481-8082 Downtown Kingston
Jamaica Music Institute (JAMIN) Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 967-1123 1.4 mi. North of Downtown Kingston
Jamaican Cultural Enterprises Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 374-6370 2.0 mi. North of Central Kingston
Miracle Tours & Taxi Service Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 746-6407 1.2 mi. Northwest of Central Kingston
Prestige Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 940-6937 1.1 mi. Northeast of Downtown Kingston
Sun Venture Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (876) 929-5694 2.6 mi. Northeast of Central Kingston
Uwi Port Royal Marine Laboratory Nature Tourism Service (876) 927-1202 3.7 mi. Southeast of Central Portmore


Relaxing for a few hours in a spa just might be one of the highlights of your entire vacation. If you're ready for a spa experience, you'll be pleased to learn there are two in this area. Navigate to this extended discussion about spas in the area if you want to find out more information.


Jamaica Pegasus

If you want to play some tennis you might want to stay at a hotel with a tennis court. However, we're only aware of one property where you can play tennis in this area.

Other Activities

Check the chart below for more options. for information concerning one other option. for more options.

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
Ultimate Fitness Health Club Fitness Centers and Instructors (876) 925-1803 1.0 mi. North-Northeast of Central Kingston

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