Bob Marley Museum
The Bob Marley Museum takes visitors inside his former home and recording studio walking through the history of the legend’s musical journey with the chance to see certain artefacts as well as pick up some unique souvenirs.
Hope Gardens and Zoo
Botanical gardens and a recently renovated zoo sits on an expansive property in Kingston, offering an ideal excursion for the entire family. Enjoy bird feeding, strolling with an ice-cream cone, picnic-ing, snapping pictures by the Lilly pond and playing with the mischievous monkeys.
A short boat ride out of Port Royal takes you to a stunningly beautiful sandbar with vegetation and shade off the island’s coast, ideal for swimming and sunbathing.
Get Here: Head to Port Royal and turn right into the gateway for YNot right before the Marina Hotel.
Hint: Call Conrad before to make sure he is running the boat that day.
Tel: (876) 354 1269
Seafood at Gloria’s
This longstanding seafood restaurant in Port Royal is a favourite with locals. Try the steamed fish with bammy or the garlic lobster or conch when in season. There is a large two story location with cool breezes and a view of the beach. The original location is still there where die hards believe the true experience can be had as you are seated on the sidewalk itself for the delicious meal that awaits. Don’t go too hungry, it’s a meal worth waiting for but the wait is a part of the history of the eatery.
Tel: (876) 967 8066
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. Suggestion, try the Lobster mac ‘n’ cheese when lobster is in season.
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 in to the Bijoux store located on Knutsford Boulevard in New Kingston.
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 inside himself having lunch with Sean Paul or Shaggy.
Jerk from Chelsea
Right in the heart of the financial district is a decades old local favourite. Many a Jamaican will pick up a quick lunch here or get their delicious jerk pork in bulk for special occasions.
Street Dance at Suzie’s
Want to check out the local dancehall scene? There’s a happening street dance every Monday night at Suzie’s in Southdale Plaza on Constant Spring Road that’s home to many local artists and a favourite for Kingston visitors.
Get Here: 1 Southdale Plaza, Constant Spring Rd.
Coffee at Café Blue
Where else to sit and enjoy Blue Mountain Coffee than at a café in Blue Mountain? There’s nothing like it. Enjoy it with a decadent Cafe Blue treat.