Port Royal was one of the richest and notorious cities in Jamaica. Privateers stayed in the place and pirates also frequented it. During the 17th century, it became the center of shipping commerce in the Caribbean. However, in 1692, an earthquake destroyed the lively city. More tragedies came including fires and tsunami. It was slowly revived after several years. There are now plans to make Port Royal Jamaica as a tourist attraction. If you are planning to travel in Jamaica, you may want to include Port Royal City on your list of places to see. There are several attractions in the city, as well as places nearby, which will make your stay enjoyable.
Port Royal Forts
Different forts were built in Port Royal including Fort Carlisle, Fort Charles, Fort Morgan, Fort Rupert and Fort Walker, which are all part of its rich history.
This gallery is located inside the Kingston Mall, which is not just a commercial but also a cultural center in the city. National Gallery is a premiere gallery exhibiting art works from various Jamaican artists, as well as artists from around the world. Some of these artists include Edna Manley, Carl Abrahams, Albert Huie, Cecil Baugh, Albert Artwell and Mallica “Kapo” Reynolds.
Fort Clarence Beach
The beach prides itself for its crystal clear waters, black sands and clean surroundings. There are food stalls around the area, where you can get your snacks if you get hungry. There are also picnic tables near the beach, where you can stay if you want to enjoy the beautiful view while pigging out. There are restrooms for your convenience, as well as hotels nearby where you can spend the night. Every weekend, concerts and various kinds of entertainments draw both visitors and locals to the beach.
Institute of Jamaica
Established in 1879, the institute was developed to promote, as well as preserve the culture of the country. Different arts and historical exhibits are organized here. If you want to relive the history and see artworks of Jamaica, this is one the best places to go to.
After a fun time at the beach and crazy nightlife in the city, you can enjoy a relaxing time at this park. This 7-acre area is a perfect place to get closer to nature. Its serene environment and wonderful view would take away all worries and negative vibes. It has different kinds of beautiful flowers and trees, which your eyes would admire.
This is the longest mountain range in the country, which includes the highest point in the island, the Blue Mountain Peak. There is a track to reach the peak, where you will see the north and south coast of the island. If you are into outdoor adventure, this is perfect for mountain climbing.
Trench Town Culture Yard Museum
This is where famous musician Bob Marley used to live and compose songs and is the birthplace of reggae. This 16-room yard was declared as a national heritage site in 2007. The museum displays images, documents, as well as artifacts on the history of Trench Town. If you are a Bob Marley fan, you wouldn’t want to miss the chance to see his old bedroom with his old bed, first guitar and even the shell of his camper van.
Beautiful natural scenery and peaceful environment combined with friendly people and luscious foods is what you can expect from Somerset Falls. Enjoy swimming on the clear river or the swimming pool and have fun with great music and entertainment during your stay. This is like tasting a piece of heaven on earth.
The Blue Hole
It’s a small lagoon but its beauty and cleanliness will be worth your visit. It is open to the public but there are no restaurants or other facilities around. You are completely one with nature in this place. It is also known as Blue Lagoon since this is where Brooke Shields’ movie “Blue Lagoon” was filmed. If you’ve seen the movie and you want to see the fantastic lagoon with your two eyes, then why not visit the area.
Putt N Play Amusement Park
Putt N Play Amusement Park is dubbed as the premiere amusement park in Jamaica. It is located near hotels so you wouldn’t have any problems with your accommodation. It is also near Emancipation Park, which is another great place to visit. If you have kids traveling with you, this is a place that they would enjoy. Some of the exciting rides that you could try are cup and saucer, scrambler, merry go round, pumpkin Ferris wheel, simulator, safari train and bumper cars.
Constant Spring Golf Club
Sport enthusiasts can go to Constant Spring Golf Club, which is one of the oldest golf clubs in the country. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, this is a great place to play golf. It has a relaxing ambiance and elegant view.