Kingston, Blue Mountains & the Southeast Coast attractions

Top Choice Gallery in Kingston

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 tren…
Top Choice Museum in Kingston

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 a tourist attraction, mus…
Top Choice Area in Kingston

Lifeyard

An innovative art and permaculture scheme, Lifeyard 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 have …
Top Choice Museum 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 (United Negro Improvement Association) in the 1930s. …
Top Choice Mountain in Blue Mountains

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 Choice Fort in Port Royal

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 washed b…
Top Choice Museum in Kingston

Devon House

This beautiful colonial house was built in 1881 by George Stiebel, the first black millionaire in Jamaica. Antique lovers will enjoy the visit, highlights of which include some very ornate porcelain chandeliers. Not…
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 Victori…
Square in Spanish Town

Parade

Spanish Town’s finest old buildings enfold this square (more formally known as Emancipation Sq).
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 music. It has been immortalized in numerous regg…