Welcome to Kingston, Blue Mountains & the Southeast Coast
Kingston is Jamaica's beating heart, its raw energy contrasting sharply with the languor of resorts and villages elsewhere on the island. This is a city on the up and up, with a positive, go-ahead vibe. It's the launchpad for some of the world’s most electrifying music, and sound systems still provide its essential soundtrack. The perfect mix of the undeniably local and refreshingly cosmopolitan, Kingston isn't to be missed.
Kingston is also the ideal base for exploring Jamaica’s southeast corner. There are beaches within easy striking distance of the capital, but the island’s story is really thrown into relief by the faded pirate glory of Port Royal and the grit of Spanish Town, while the majestic, forest-covered Blue Mountains allow you to escape into nature and hike old Maroon trails or taste a gourmet cup at a working coffee plantation.