Kingston, Jamaica

Kingston, Jamaica

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Where to stay near Kingston, JM?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 212 vacation rentals near Kingston. From 116 apartments to 58 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Kingston for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Experience Jamaica in Kingston

Steel drums echo through rollicking Kingston, reggae rings in the jerk dives, and island life throbs just as it has done since the days Bob Marley rung the Tuff Gong with The Wailers. Even before that, in fact _ Port Royal was once infamous for swashbucklers and pirates, trodden by Henry Morgan and his chests of Spanish gold. These days, the capital of Jamaica is a great place to settle in Kingston vacation rentals and seek an intro to these Caribbean lands. The National Gallery, the Bob Marley Museum, craft bazaars, mango-stacking fruit stalls, rum joints, and more all await.

Reggae life in Kingston

If Kingston is known for one thing, it's as the global capital of reggae music. The colors of the Rasta dash the marketplaces and the streets. The Caribbean shacks ring with the twang of bass guitars and the clang of steel drums. You can take lessons in the off-beats of that national music in the workshops of Downtown, or just opt for a jaunt through the happening music joints of New Kingston. And it's not just music, either _ jerk chicken and curries of ackee and saltfish also promise a bout of taste-bud-tingling flavors. Like reggaeton in the mouth.

Tracing Bob Marley and more in Kingston

There's no more hallowed institution in Kingston than the Bob Marley Museum. Hour-long tours of the spot, where the revered national musician himself once lived, reveal the old recording studios of Tuff Gong, and shrines to the school of reggae to boot. Afterwards, the National Gallery of Jamaica is the place to go to find Taino treasures and islander artwork, while the old pirate haunts of Port Royal are riddled with 17th-century forts and haunting tales of Calico Jack, Henry Morgan, and Charles Vane.

Hot all year round in Kingston

Jamaica stays balmy and hot the whole year, with mercury levels oscillating between the 70s and 90s. The hottest months of all come with the summer, from May to August, while visiting in fall until November can mean contending with the tropical storms of the Atlantic Hurricane Belt. Cue the cooler, drier days that dominate between December and March, which is when most people will be seeking their Kingston vacation rentals between the reggae bars and pirate forts.

Blue Mountains beckon in Kingston

Kingston vacation rentals are a ticket to the undeveloped South Coast of Jamaica. More rocky and rugged than its compadre around Montego Bay in the north, it's got yellow-sand beaches and high cliffs. You can go there, or you can look for somewhere to stay on the fringes of the beautiful Blue Mountains. Rising to 2,200 meters with Blue Mountain Peak, they are home to the acclaimed Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park. Lush jungles scented by the nearby coffee plantations hide waterfalls and rare birds up there. The hiking is the best in Jamaica.