Port Royal

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Immortalized by tales of British Navy-men and stories of pirates, Port Royal was the capital of early Jamaica and the stronghold of the British Empire in the New World. Originally in Spanish possession, the British were able to seize the area take control of this vital site in 1655.

Exhibits and Offerings

Port Royal is a pretty large area, and can be considered an entire historic district. Visitors can walk around this historic fortress and see many of the buildings that once house powerful men, experienced war fighters, and the people that helped shape the region's history.

Much of the area has been restored in its colonial image, and as you walk around you can get a feel of how the port would have looked three centuries ago.

Here at this attraction, you will have the chance to enjoy a dining area for its guests to use.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Port Royal may choose to book their trip in Port Royal, as those staying in this part of Jamaica will have the benefit of convenient access to the historical site throughout their trip. If you wish to book your stay within easy reach of this historical site, you'll find a reasonable number of lodging options close-by.

Hotels near Port Royal
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Grand Port Royal Hotel Hotel 0.4 mi. (9.0 km) NE
Jamaica Pegasus Resort 4.8 mi. (2.0 km) NNE
Match Resort Cottage Cottages 5.1 mi. (2.1 km) NE
Villa Lilletha Hotel 5.2 mi. (2.1 km) NE

Location and What's Nearby

Even though most guests will prefer having a meal on-site during their trip to this historical site, there are other options. If you work up an appetite during your visit to Port Royal, you should think about grabbing a bite at one of the nearest restaurants. Gloria's is a great eatery to eat on your way to your day at Port Royal, and offers convenient access to it. Gloria's is maybe around a quarter mile away from this site's location, so grab a table and enjoy a meal. Rodney's Arms and Autumn Garden Restaurant offer additional dining possibilities in the area where visitors will be able to experience the flavors of Jamaica, and munch on some tasty cuisine.


Contact Information

Location: Kingston, Jamaica


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