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.

Plenty of historic sites give their visitors more than just the opportunity peruse the property. Food and beverages are also sometimes provided for patrons at an extra cost. This attraction is one such example.

Staying Close

Port Royal is located in Port Royal, ensuring those visiting this area of Jamaica will have convenient access to the historical site throughout their trip. There is a sufficient number of hotels in the area around this facility.

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

Visitors to Port Royal will have access to at least a couple outdoor activity options like playing a few holes of golf and taking to the coast without having to look very hard. Guests interested in trying out their proficiency at the golf course, can do so at the closest golfing option, which is Caymanas Golf Club. If playing a few rounds of golf doesn't excite you, you might want to head over to Maiden Cay Beach, the most convenient beach to visit. Although you might find your options limited, a few additional similar beach and golf options can be reached from Port Royal. Since guests will also have access to the possibility of one indoor attraction, it will be an upbeat section of Jamaica to plan to visit. One of the more convenient attractions near Port Royal is Fort Charles, and you'll find it a short distance away.


Contact Information

Location: Kingston, Jamaica


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