Kingston Vacations & Travel Packages!
The capital and the largest city in Jamaica, Kingston is located on the southeastern coast of the Jamaica Island. Founded in 1692, the city is the center of trade in the country. Moreover, it is also the largest English-speaking city in the country.
It is a beautiful city, bounded by Blue Mountains, Red Hills, Long Mountain and the Kingston Harbor. Kingston can be separated in two halves, in which, downtown features historic buildings, street markets, and one of the greatest art museums in the Caribbean. In contrast, the uptown boasts the best hotels and restaurants of the city. Months from January to April experience a pleasant climate and low precipitation making it a great time to visit the city.
Places of Interest in Kingston
A noteworthy national monument, Devon House represents the cultural mixture of the island. This spectacular monument receives throngs of visitors each year who come here to explore its verdant 11-acre lawns and have a profound knowledge of the history of Jamaica.
Founded in 1518, Port Royal is situated at the mouth of the Kingston's Harbor. This region is served by cruise ships and has quite a lot of museums that showcase major archeological findings in the area which was once known as the richest region in the world and housed generations of pirates.
Featuring a superfluity of imperative artworks, National Gallery houses important art collection of the country. The art collection here encompasses work by artists such as Carl Abrahams, Cecil Baugh, and Edna Manley. This beautiful gallery specializes in Jamaican art dating from 1920 to present.
The Blue Mountains is the longest mountain range on the island and its highest point is around 7,402 feet in altitude. On reaching the peak, tourists can relish the first-rate views of both the north and south coasts of the country, and on clear sunny day, it is possible to enjoy the view of Cuba, located about 130 miles away from the mountain base. Birdwatchers, botanists, and hikers are attracted to the region, as are coffee buffs, as the Blue Mountains are abode to Jamaica’s popular Blue Mountain coffee, which is one of the best coffees around the world.