Attractions in Kingston

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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. 


Orange Bay Beach West

You will find a large number of beaches to visit in and around the area. Just click on the name of the beach for a detailed review of that specific beach.

Maiden Cay Beach: Although Maiden Cay Beach isn't located in one of the most secluded parts of Jamaica, it is still a great place to enjoy the sun, sand, surf, and laid back atmosphere that the island is known for.

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A second place that beach-goers can consider 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: The area is found right next to the Norman Manley International Airport along the Norman Manley Hwy.

Kingston and the surrounding areas are home to plenty of additional beaches. If you're interested, you can find out more here.

Landmark Attractions

Bob Marley Museum

Many travelers choose to visit Bob Marley Museum. It is located 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.

Another landmark that often intrigues visitors is National Gallery of Jamaica. It is found within 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.

The area has a full range of places to see. Click on this link to read our page regarding other interesting landmarks in Kingston.

Natural Attractions

Hope Gardens

Struan Castle Garden is one of the outdoor tourist attractions that's enjoyed by many visitors. 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.

Emancipation Park is a second local attraction worth considering. 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.

Kingston is home to additional natural attractions. For a more comprehensive look at this topic, go to this article.


Looking for some action? Visitors wanting to test their luck will find lots of venues where they can do so in this area.

Monte Carlo Gaming Lounge has a restaurant, so you can eat before, during or after the gaming action. 10,000 square feet of space makes up the Monte Carlo Gaming Lounge. This locale is one of the most popular bars and casinos in Jamaica.

Treasure Hunt Kingston is located within central Kingston. The decor at Treasure Hunt is that of an Old English pub, giving it a fun and whimsical feel.

Acropolis Barbican offers a selection of games for patrons to enjoy, including Blackjack and Roulette. The ambiance at Acropolis is not especially refined, nor is it a big party spot. Guests are asked to come dressed in the very least in resort casual clothing.

These are just a sample of the options. Navigate to this extended discussion about gaming in Kingston if you want to find out some more facts.


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