10 Things To Do When You Find Yourself Marooned in Kingston, Jamaica
Here’s a guest post from my brother Steve Wilson who spends many days on the road travelling as part of Sean Paul’s management team, but Kingston is his first love when it comes to cities.
Here’s his list of 10 things to do when you find yourself marooned in Kingston, Jamaica
- Cafe Blue (the closest to Kingston)
- Eits Cafe (a bit higher up and great food too)
- Gap Cafe (the highest with amazing views)
- Serendipity Spa (get a massage and go sit in the waterfall afterward)
- Twyman’s Old Tavern Coffee Estate
- Craighton Estate (also offers a coffee tour)
- Strawberry Hill (the most exclusive spot and also a Chris Blackwell owned boutique hotel with an infinity pool to rival all others)
Strawberry Hill, Irish Town, Jamaica
3. This should be number 1 really.
Do yourself a favor : unlock your phone before you come & pick up a Digicel SIM card with a data package at the airport when you arrive. GPS works here, Waze, Yelp & Trip Advisor too.
4. Check out Dub club
- Watching the local kids diving off the pier on the waterfront – make sure to tip or buy them a drink… This is thirsty work!
- The Jewish Synagogue – complete with sand from the holy land, one of the oldest in the Western Hemisphere built by Spanish Jews
- The Gleaner – one of the oldest newspapers in the Western Hemisphere
- Coronation Market – a local guide is a must to guide you thru this maze of local produce (YardEdge note: JCE also does a food tour of Kingston)
- F&B Downtown – great sandwiches, coffee & lunch in a very Manhattan-comes-to-Kingston setting
- Institute of Jamaica – one of Jamaica’s most significant cultural, artistic and scientific organisations
- Jamaican Chinese food – a fusion sent from God
- Cook shops like Lorna’s, Fatty’s, Ziggy’s serve up a dizzying array of local favorites all day long such as the national dish ackee & salt fish, brown stewed chicken, run down, fried chicken, callaloo, soups & porridges (porridge is an art form in Jamaica and we make it from everything; peanuts, plantains, cornmeal, oats and even rice).
YardEdge note: Recommend checking the current status, pricing, opening hours, etc. of all of the above as these change.
For more info on some of the above spots check out on YardEdge: