Vacation Rentals in Kingston
As Jamaica’s center of urban living, Kingston is a buzzing and lively vacation rental destination with countless things to do and explore. Visit the Royal Botanical Gardens or play a round of golf at the oldest club in the western hemisphere. Discover the roots of Jamaica’s national music, Reggae, made famous by the late and great Bob Marley. Eat freshly caught fish and Jamaican delicacies with the locals at the nearby beaches. Time your visit for the Jamaican Carnival and experience the festivities that bring all of Jamaica together in celebration of music, art and dance. All of this excitement is easily accessible from the comfort of your Kingston vacation home.
Things to do in Kingston
Located only steps away from your Kingston vacation rental, you can take a stroll in the Royal Botanical Gardens and enjoy the beautiful landscaping and blooms. If you see a fruit truck man at the side of the road be sure to stop and buy some of the fresh, exotic local produce that Jamaica has to offer. Taste some local sweet treats such as guinep, ohtaheite apple and soursop. And definitely be sure to try a Jamaican breakfast favorite, ackee and saltfish with breadfruit. There are so many great flavors to sample, so make sure to bring some back to enjoy later in the comfort of your vacation home.
Golf, Cricket and History
Play a round of golf at The Manchester Golf Club and feel a part of history, as this spectacular club was established in 1868. Drink a cup of the famed Blue Mountain coffee at the club house or indulge in a glass of an aged Jamaican rum, distilled locally. Watch a cricket match during your Kingston vacation rental stay; it’s a national pastime and games can be quite lively. Drive to Port Royal, located just a few minutes outside the city, where you can learn about the history of pirates such as Henry Morgan and Bluebeard.
Music and Nightlife
While staying in a Kingston vacation rental tour the birthplace of reggae music, Trench Town, one of the island’s most famous inner city neighborhoods. If you prefer to be immersed in the colorful culture of this area there are many rental apartments and condos available. Music is a big part of the Jamaican culture and Kingston is the center of music, festivals, and nightlife. Don’t miss the reggae and dancehall music festivals, including “Sunsplash” and “Sting,” where many musicians perform and ‘battle’ on stage. And with a busy and exciting nightlife you’ll have your fill of fun parties, clubs and lively bars where you can dance the night away.
Fun and Sun near Kingston
A short ride southwest of your Kingston vacation rental is Hellshire, a black sand beach and weekend getaway for Kingston locals. Or you can drive out just past Fort Clarence to the fisherman’s beach at Naggo Head. At both locations you can take a refreshing dip in the ocean followed by a trip to the food stands, which sell "fry fish" and “festival,” a Jamaican delicacy made from corn meal. Take a short boat ride to Lime Cay Beach and have a cook-out and enjoy splashing and swimming in clear, pristine waters. There are also beach villa rentals available if you want to get out of the city for a few days.