Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Jamaica travel: Kingston

Kingston is not only the capital of Jamaica but also the largest cosmopolitan center in the whole of the Caribbean islands. The city is the arts and cultural hub of the island and promises many exciting sightseeing opportunities for the visitors. Also, if shopping is on the agenda, you couldn’t find a better place to find what you want for Kingston boasts numerous duty-free shops where you can buy everything from jewellery to paintings to souvenirs.

If you want to enjoy the best of services and hospitality, you can consider staying in Jamaica villas and cottages that cater to all group sizes and budgets. These private rentals score over hotels and all-inclusive resorts in that they are professionally managed, provide great services and offer more space and privacy than the other two options and that too at rates that are very affordable.

If you are in Kingston, you can start your sightseeing tour from Hope Road. Given the number of attractions found here, you could well name it Attractions Road. The main attraction here is the Marley Museum, a tribute to the king of reggae. You can browse through memorabilia, photos, and clippings that bring him to life.

Then there is the Devon House, a 19th century landmark commissioned by Jamaica’s first millionaire George Stiebel. You’ll find here many Caribbean antiques, including rich mahogany pieces. The courtyard has craft shops, restaurants, an internet cafĂ© and bakery. For the nature enthusiasts, the Hope botanical gardens and zoo is the ultimate destination where you’ll find the West Indies’ largest collection of plants and flowering trees. You can spend some time in the beautiful gardens.

The golf enthusiasts too won’t be disappointed for Kingston has two 18-hole golf courses, Constant Spring Golf Club and the Caymanas Golf Club, six miles west of Kingston.

Also as a closing note it is also worth a mention that if you are travelling with kids, you would do well to stay in family-friendly rentals such as Silver Sands villas that offer childcare facilities and also have a separate play area for kids. This will help you plan a flexible trip wherein you can participate in activities meant for adults safe in the knowledge that the children are secure, happy and occupied.

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