For a true taste of Jamaican spirit, cut to its capital, Kingston, emboldening the island with distinct character and a booming soundtrack. Between the rugged peaks of the Blue Mountains and the soothing waters of the Caribbean lie the bustling streets where Jamaica’s cultural heart beats. Pick up the pulse around colourful art centres and raucous reggae shows before seeking out the shores of nearby beaches.

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Take in in the thrills of Jamaican history and culture in Kingston! For the city’s reggae roots, don’t miss the Bob Marley Museum in the musician’s former home. Set out to the Blue Mountains for epic hiking trails and breathtaking views, or plan a day trip to the beaches of Port Antonio. Plan your trip around the best hotels in Kingston, Jamaica with our bundles and packages!

KINGSTON TRAVEL GUIDE

Kingston
DESTINATION FACTS

LANGUAGES

Jamaican patois and English

WHAT TO EAT

Read all about delicious Jamaican food here.

WHAT TO BRING BACK

Bob Marley coffee (available at the Bob Marley Museum!), local art from the National Gallery of Jamaica’s gift shop, apparel featuring the colours of the Jamaican flag and records from the famous Rockers International Records & Shop.

FUN FACT

When Jamaican millionaire George Stiebel built Devon House in Kingston, he probably didn’t imagine it becoming one of Jamaica’s top historic landmarks, but also, according to National Geographic, one of the best places in the world to eat ice cream. Try a range of unique flavours at I Scream (including beer-flavoured), the Caribbean Victorian mansion’s ice cream parlour!

IMPORTANT INFO

For more information on all necessary travel documents, visa, taxes and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.
Jamaican Food Guide
BEST JAMAICAN FOOD