Hotels in Kingston
About KingstonFounded by the British in the 17th century, Kingston became the capital of the Republic of Jamaica after the destruction of its former capital, Port Royal, by a strong earthquake that knocked down the city. The island of Jamaica obtained its independence in the middle of the 20th century and since then it has undergone many changes while maintaining its cultural independence and its peculiar roots.
Kingston, and Jamaica, known as the Capital of Reggae, have a strong African heritage, but a variety of ethnic groups and cultures is present all over the country, and represented especially in its capital. The climate of Jamaica makes it a suitable vacation destination at any time of the year, located in the heat of the Caribbean Sea like its neighbors, Cuba and the Dominican Republic, but with an infrastructure that remains under-developed.
Jamaicas tourist hotspots range from its immense sand beaches, to the agriculture of its countryside, and towns with an authentic Jamaican flavor. Kingston is both a modern and historical city, being the epicenter of the political and economic life of the country. Montego Bay is the main destination for beach-goers, and is a paradise equal to that of the Playa del Carmen de Riviera Maya, another luxury for beach-lovers. Negril is a suitable destination for families for its idyllic landscapes and various activities. Ocho Ríos is a natural paradise and a favorite destination for any traveler. Port Antonio is the world-wide banana capital, an indication of the strong presence of agriculture and rural tourism. And the South coast, one of the islands most untouched areas, is perfect for those wishing to explore the depths of the island. Jamaica evokes a combination of emotions, with its strongly rooted beach tourism and its status as a suitable destination for those who are tired of more typical Caribbean holidays: come here if you want to enlarge your list of vacation locations without leaving the warm Caribbean sun.
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