Top ChoiceGallery in Kingston

National Gallery of Jamaica

National Gallery of Jamaica

The superlative collection of Jamaican art housed by the National Gallery is the finest on the island and should on no account be missed. As well as offering a distinctly Jamaican take on international artistic...

Top ChoiceMountain in Blue Mountains

Blue Mountain Peak

Blue Mountain Peak

Highest of the highlights, Blue Mountain Peak reaches 2256m above sea level, and no visit to the area should neglect a predawn hike to its summit for a sunrise view.

Top ChoiceLighthouse in Bath

Morant Point Lighthouse

Bath is the gateway to the Morant peninsula which juts into the Caribbean Sea. The 30m-tall, red-and-white-striped lighthouse marks Morant Point, the easternmost tip of Jamaica. Cast in London in sections that...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Kingston

Bob Marley Museum

Bob Marley Museum

The large, creaky, colonial-era wooden house on Hope Rd, where Bob Marley lived and recorded from 1975 until his death in 1981, is the city’s most-visited site. Today the house functions as combined tourist...

Top ChoiceArea in Kingston

Life Yard

An innovative art and permaculture scheme, Life Yard is regenerating an area of downtown Kingston once beset with gang problems. The program is centered on an urban farming project, and its Rastafari organizers...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Kingston

Devon House

Devon House

This beautiful colonial house was built in 1881 by George Stiebel, the first black millionaire in Jamaica. Antique lovers will enjoy the guided tour, highlights of which include some very ornate porcelain...

Top ChoiceMuseum in Kingston

Liberty Hall

At the end of a tree-lined courtyard, decorated with cheerful mosaics and a mural depicting Marcus Garvey, stands Liberty Hall, the headquarters of Garvey’s UNIA (Universal Negro Improvement Association) in the...

Top ChoiceFort in Port Royal

Fort Charles

Fort Charles

Jamaica’s latitude and longitude are measured from the flagstaff of Fort Charles, a weathered redoubt originally laid in 1655, and the only one of the town’s forts to survive the 1692 earthquake. Originally...

Square in Kingston

Parade

William Grant Park, more commonly known as ‘Parade,’ is the bustling heart of Downtown, and originally hosted a fortress erected in 1694 with guns pointing toward the harbor. The fort was replaced in 1870 by...

Square in Spanish Town

Parade

Spanish Town’s finest old buildings enfold this square (more formally known as Emancipation Sq).

National Park in Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains-John Crow National Park

The Blue Mountains-John Crow National Park protects 782 sq km and is managed by the Jamaica Conservation & Development Trust. The park includes the forest reserves of the Blue and John Crow Mountain Ranges...

Cultural Center in Kingston

Trench Town Culture Yard

Trench Town, which began life as a much-prized housing project erected by the British in the 1930s, is widely credited as the birthplace of ska, rocksteady and reggae. It has been immortalized in numerous reggae...

Wildlife Reserve in Milk River & May Pen

Alligator Hole Wildlife Reserve

This lovely government-owned wildlife reserve at the end of a very rough road is notable for its family of manatees that inhabit the clear water, and its crocodiles. They live amid dense reeds in jade-blue pools...

Cultural Center in Kingston

Tuff Gong Recording Studios

Tuff Gong is one of the Caribbean’s largest and most influential studios. It was Bob Marley's favorite place to record and is now run by his son Ziggy. Visitors are taken on a one-hour 'Making of the Music' tour...

Arts Center in Kingston

Alpha Boys School

Few have had an impact on modern Jamaican music like Alpha Boys School and its students. A nonprofit vocational school serving young men from the inner city, Alpha has been administered by the Religious Sisters...

Farm in Mavis Bank

Mavis Bank Coffee Factory

Established in 1923 and located 1km southwest of Mavis Bank, this is the largest coffee factory in Jamaica, producing Blue Mountain coffee sold under the Jablum label. You can tour the factory to see the coffee...

Market in Kingston

Coronation Market

This huge cast iron–framed hall hosts the biggest market in the English-speaking Caribbean. It holds a special place in Jamaican culture as both 'stomach' of the country and the old heart of Kingston's commerce;...

Gardens in Kingston

Hope Gardens

These 18-hectare gardens, replete with manicured grounds, exotic plants and beautiful flowers, date back to 1881, when the government established an experimental garden on the site of the former Hope Estate. The...

Farm in Newcastle

Craighton Coffee Estate

Just north of Newcastle, you can take a one-hour tour of the attractive 200-year-old Craighton Estate Great House and coffee plantation. During the tour, your knowledgeable guide explains to you the basics of...

Gardens in Section & Clydesdale

Cinchona Gardens

A dilapidated old house sits atop these 2.5-hectare gardens, fronted by lawns and exquisite floral beds. It's a little rundown, but the views are fabulous: to the north stand the peaks, but you can also peer down...