Kingston, Jamaica Ė An Overview
Kingston, the capital of Jamaica is well-known for its rum, not to mention their hot Jamaican sun and music. Every night party night but donít stray too far from the well-known tourist areas because there are two very different sides to Kingston, the tourist side of it all known as New Kingston and old, downtown which can be dangerous if you run into the wrong people. Out of all the islands Columbus found, Jamaica was by far the most exotic with its Blue Mountains, rivers, waterfalls, luscious greenery and sandy white beaches. Kingston has lived through a terrible earthquake that tore it apart, and still theyíve managed to have their island be rated one of the best to look at. Most of the locals do speak a mixture English and Jamaican although there are a few other languages that may be overheard. As Kingston is home to many artists, music lovers and producers, this accounts for why there are so many different types of sounds going on throughout the island.
If you love music one of your first stops in Kingston should be the Bob Marley Museum, but call first to make sure it isnít booked. Other must sees in Kingston are the National Gallery for its collection of Jamaican artwork, and the vibrant Emancipation Park complete with such diverse things as a mini-golf course, and stately fountains! Kingston has thrived as a tourist city with many things to explore from partying, great food and lots of entertainment. If walking from your beachfront hotel isnít quite what you had in mind after a tough day on the water, then check out any local shuttle buses. When youíre done partying, go back to the hotel and think about what part of Kingston youíre going to explore tomorrow. .