About Kingston, Jamaica


Let's have a look around into background of Kingston, Jamaica
  • Region: Saint Andrew
  • Country: Jamaica
  • Latitude: 18
  • Longitude: -76.8
  • Time zone: America/Jamaica
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -5 hours

Weather in Kingston, Jamaica

  • Climate: Tropical wet-and-dry climate
  • Best Time to Visit: November to mid-December

Location

Kingston is the capital and largest city of Jamaica, located on the southeastern coast of the island. It faces a natural harbour protected by the Palisadoes, a long sand spit which connects the town of Port Royal and the Norman Manley International Airport to the rest of the island. In the Americas, Kingston is the largest predominantly English-speaking city south of the United States. Kingston Parish had a population of 96,052, and St. Andrew Parish had a population of 555,828 in 2001.

Distance from Kingston, Jamaica center to Airport

Airport: Norman Manley International Airport

Driving Distance: 13 miles / 21 km

Driving Time: 17 minutes

Languages: English

Modes of transport

Airport: Norman Manley International Airport

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – 10% – 15 % of the Bill.

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: TIP $1-$25
  • Housekeeper: TIP $1-$25
  • Concierge: Between TIP $1-$25

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: 10% – 15 % of the Bill.

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Half Way Tree,
  • Mavis Bank,
  • Portmore

Emergency Contact Numbers in Kingston, Jamaica city

Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 110,119

Airport: Norman Manley International Airport (+1 876-924-8452)

Hospital:  University Hospital of the West Indies ( +1 876-927-1621)

Events

Let’s step into extensive list of To Dos in Kingston, Jamaica.

  • Courtyard by Marriott
  • Running Events Limited
  • The Oasis

Tourist Attractions

  • Holy Trinity Cathedral
  • Emancipation Park
  • National Heroes Park

Theatre & Concerts

  • Little Theatre
  • Palace Cineplex
  • Center Stage Theatre

Visit Top Restaurants in Kingston, Jamaica

  • Devon House Bakery
  • Tastee Patties
  • Devon House I-Scream

Top Shopping Centers in Kingston, Jamaica

  • Essential Medical Services
  • Half Way Tree Mall
  • Sovereign Centre

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • National Museum
  • The Art Centre Limited
  • The Gardens

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Devon House Bakery - pastry
  • Tastee Patties – Patties
  • Devon House I-Scream - Ice cream

Sports Club

  • Tennis Jamaica - Tennis
  • Arnette Garden Football Club - Football
  • Fit Farm Fitness Club - Gym

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: 180.00 J$
  • Taxi:  500.00 J$
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): 79,000.00 J$
  • Cheap meal: 550.00 J$
  • Gasoline: 123.57 J$
  • 3 course meal: 5,000.00 J$
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