Top 10 Things To Do Kingston
Visit the Bob Marley Museum.
The Bob Marley Museum was renovated this year in time for the reggae icon’s 70th birthday celebrations. The museum tour takes visitors inside of his former home and recording studio.
Go to Hope Gardens and Zoo.
Botanical gardens, and a recently renovated zoo, sits on an expansive property in Kingston. Enjoy bird feeding, strolling with an ice cream cone, picnicking, snapping pictures by the lily pond, and playing with the mischievous monkeys. Plan a visit here for an ideal trip suited for the entire family.
Chill out at Lime Cay.
A short boat ride out of Port Royal takes you to a small sand spit off the island’s coast that’s perfect for swimming and sunbathing.
Eat seafood at Gloria’s.
This longstanding seafood restaurant in Port Royal is a favorite with locals. Try the steamed fish with bammy, or the garlic lobster when in season.
Have cocktails at Regency Bar and Lounge.
Located at the award-winning Terra Nova Hotel, this lively cocktail bar also features live music and an expansive wine selection.
Splurge on duty-free shopping at Bijoux.
If you’re in the market for fine jewels, handcrafted leather items, unique Pandora charms, or an exquisite designer watch, then pop into the Bijoux store. It’s located on Knutsford Boulevard in New Kingston.
Have lunch at Usain Bolt’s Tracks and Records.
The city’s most famous dancehall and reggae entertainers can often be spotted inside this sports bar catching a game and a beer. Don’t be surprised if you see the legend himself inside, having lunch with Sean Paul or Shaggy.
Savor the jerk chicken from Scotchies.
Feeling disappointed that you’re far from the famous Scotchies Jerk Center? Breathe easy knowing that there’s now one located right in New Kingston.
Street Dance at Suzie’s.
Want to check out the city's dancehall scene? There’s a happening street dance every Monday night at Suzie’s on Constant Spring Road. It’s home to many local artists and a favorite for Kingston visitors.
Grab coffee at Cafe Blue.
What better place to sit and enjoy Blue Mountain Coffee than at a coffee shop in Blue Mountain? There’s nothing like it. Be sure to enjoy it with a decadent Cafe Blue treat.
- by Monique Solomon