Jamaica is well known as the place where Bob Marley and reggae were born. Kingston is Jamaica’s capital, and both a dangerous and a beautiful place. It receives plenty of tourists every year, therefore it is packed with things to see and do. The capital of Jamaica is affluent in English speakers, so getting around is very easy. Read on to find out what are the top attractions Kingston has to offer.
Top 3 places to see
Bob Marley Museum
This museum is a place everyone should visit whether they are a fan or not. The tour lasts only one hour, therefore you will be out before you know it. The museum is filled with memorabilia, but with objects that belonged to Bob Marley as well.
National Gallery of Jamaica
This gallery is filled with works of art dating back to all periods of the Jamaican history. The National Visual Arts Exhibition is held here every year.
This beach is on an island off the coast of Port Royale. The island is reachable by fishermen boats. Another option is to have your hotel organize a ride there. You will recognize the beach as being a filming location for The Harder they Come.
Top 3 things to do
Shopping at Parade’s Coronation Market
This market is open only in the weekends, and people can find fruits and vegetables from across the island, conveniently in a single location. Various incidents caused the sellers to relocate, but they’re easy to find.
Taking a walk in the Royal Botanical Gardens at Hope
Hope Gardens, as this place is commonly referred to, is the largest botanical garden you can find in the English speaking Caribbean. The garden dates back to the end of the 19th century. Sadly many species of plants were destroyed by the repeated hurricanes.