Jamaica’s diverse capital city Kingston is a positive melting pot of cultures, people and heritage. Channelling the “Spirit of All Right”, the city moves to its own rhythmic beat, bringing colour and life into the streets like in no other city on Earth.
Kingston is Jamaica at its most authentic, where you will find stunning baroque mansions only feet away from destitute slums, all baking together under the Caribbean sun in the shadow of the stunning Blue Mountains.
Jamaica’s complex past and its battle for independence and emancipation have left scars on this beautiful country, which is still as divided by class distinctions today as it was hundreds of years ago. The swanky uptown district of ‘New Kingston’, where the majority of the cities hotels and flash restaurants reside, is the hub of the city’s tourist industry, only 6 kilometres, yet worlds apart from downtown Kingston, with its shabby streets and ghetto living quarters.
With stunning beaches, ornate gardens and a wealth of historical sites to explore, to experience the multi-faceted character of Kingston is to experience the good vibes of Jamaica in its truest form.