Kingston Attractions

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No matter how you look at it, Kingston is impressive.  Set on a natural bay and backed by the flourishing Blue Mountains region, this busy city is easily with in reach of natural attractions that rival the most eco-centric destination and most of the beaches are exactly what you would hope for in a stretch of sand in the Caribbean.  The city itself is a bustling city that serves as the center of business, government, and culture, making it easy to find landmarks to visit, but fun is never far off with the numerous casinos within driving range. 

Beaches

Orange Bay Beach West

You'll find several beaches to choose from in and around the area. Just click on the name of each beach to get additional information about that part of the coast.

Maiden Cay Beach: To access Maiden Cay Beach, take Norman Manley Boulevard passed the Norman Manley International Airport into Port Royal. The beach is just off Foreshore Road.

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Another alternative worth considering is Brooks Pen Beach. Backed by a busy road, the white to grey sandy shore serves as a welcome reprieve from a cramped car. A handful of tropical trees dot the coast, which is constantly awash with bright blue waves.

Gunboat Beach: Gunboat Beach, although not a place to swim, has many different amenities that cater to the mainly local crowd who turn out on the weekends. Visitors can enjoy live music and entertainment, numerous food stands, and adequate changing rooms and restrooms. In addition, lots of security is always around for your safety and for additional information.

Fortunately, you'll be able to find plenty of other beaches in and around the area. Click here to find our guide to beaches for Kingston.

Landmark Attractions

Bob Marley Museum

A common landmark for vacationers is Bob Marley Museum. It is found in central Kingston. This museum is dedicated to the works of Marley, and of reggae music in general. Any music fan, reggae or otherwise, may want to make this musical pilgrimage site to priority.

If you are looking to do more sight-seeing, visit National Gallery of Jamaica. It is located in downtown Kingston. If you're looking for the largest public art gallery in the Caribbean, you're in the right place. With a focus on local and regional artists, there is much to see in this gallery.

Bank of Jamaica Money Museum: View the history of Jamaica as told through its driving force: money. From the first penny ever spent on the island, to the money of the day, the history of the island unfolds through the telling of how money influenced it all.

These examples are just a sample of what's available. For more information on other enjoyable places to visit in this area, read this page.

Natural Attractions

Hope Gardens

Struan Castle Garden is one of the better known natural attractions. <p>Struan Castle Garden is a special events venue that capitalizes on its beautiful botanical gardens surroundings to host weddings, parties, and other events. The gardens and trails, meanwhile, are open to the public.</p>

Emancipation Park is another attraction you might enjoy. <p>Emancipation Park opened in July 2002 to celebrate the journey that Jamaica has made as a nation from the dark days of slavery to today. Well manicured lawns and vibrant flora give this park a peaceful feel.</p>

Kingston includes plenty of other choices. If you need to find out more concerning natural attractions in Kingston, can learn more by following this link.

Casinos

Looking for a bit of action? Guests interested in testing their luck will have plenty of places to do so in this area.

Monte Carlo Gaming Lounge offers dining on-site, which provides added convenience before, during or after the gaming action. The on-site barroom features a beautiful 20-foot mahogany bar and a collection of wall mounted television screens so guests can watch international horse races and other sporting events.

Treasure Hunt Kingston is found within central Kingston. Treasure Hunt is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Whenever you're feeling lucky is the perfect time to stop by and play.

Acropolis Barbican has a wide array of games for patrons to play, including Blackjack and Roulette. Set in the Loshusan Mall in Kingston, Acropolis is a multi-style gaming facility where you can sit down as well as play a few table games. One thing Acropolis is particularly known for is their promotional nights where you can win extras like more game tokens or a free dinner.

Luckily, you'll be able to find additional choices. Click on this link to check out our extended discussion of gaming in Kingston.

 

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