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…
Island in Port Royal

Lime Cay

The idyllic Lime Cay is one of half a dozen or so uninhabited, white sand–rimmed coral cays about 3km offshore from Port Royal. Immortalized in the final showdown of the movie The Harder They Come, it’s ideal for su…
Church in Port Royal

St Peter’s Church

Built in 1725 of red brick, this church is handsome within, despite its faux brick facade of cement. Note the floor paved with original black-and-white tiles, and the beautifully decorated wooden organ loft built in…
Historic Building in Port Royal

Old Gaol House

The only fully restored historical structure in town is the sturdy Old Gaol House, made of cut stone on Gaol Alley. It predates the 1692 earthquake, when it served as a women’s jail, and has since survived a host of…
Historic Building in Port Royal

Old Naval Hospital

Behind the old garrison wall off New St stands the dilapidated two-story Old Naval Hospital, built by Bowling Ironworks in Bradford, UK, shipped to Port Royal and reconstructed at this site in 1818. It's in a poor s…
Cemetery in Port Royal

Naval Cemetery

Less than 1km east of the dockyard and enclosed by a brick wall is the intriguing naval cemetery, where sailors lie buried beneath shady palms. The entrance is marked by an anchor in memory of the crew of HMS Goshaw…
Lighthouse in Port Royal

Plumb Point Lighthouse

Port Royal lighthouse.