Christar Villas

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

99A-101 Hope Road, Kingston, Jamaica, 6, Caribbean
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  • Couples50
  • Solo100
  • Business50

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Forum Posts

a guide

by Rosea2006

all i need is a guide from airport to the bus terminal in Kingston...any suggestions???

Re: a guide

by Odinnthor

Pedmar is correct. No problem getting into Jah Town from the airport. You may know that the airport is on a peninsula and if you get a chance, visit Port Royal at the end of the peninsula. Interesting history of Jamaica's early pirate days.

Sounds like you are not spending any time in Kingston. That is a shame as if you have not been to Kingston, - you really have not been to Jamaica. It is the heart ans soul of the island. Bad press has highly exaggerated the supposed dangers in Jah Town, but it is no worse than any other main city, anywhere. So much to experience there. Take a look:

http://www.seejamaicacheaply.com/attractions_kingston.html

http://www.destination360.com/caribbean/jamaica/kingston

http://www.bobmarley-foundation.com/museum.html

http://www.jamaicatravelandculture.com/destinations/kingston/bob_marley_museum.htm

Travel Tips for Kingston

Kingston is not a Tourist Destination

by jtothaizzl

Kingston, in my opinion, is NOT a tourist destination at all.
It's a city, and it is not for toursits.
Don't get me wrong, it is cool, but if you are looking to vacation in Jamaica, do not consider Kingston.

Pocking Smot

by morgr

When you think of Jamaica, the images you are likely to conjur up are of white beaches, crystal clear blue waters, and rastas smoking pot. While it is often used very openly, it's not as commonplace as you might think. From what I could tell, rural people tend to smoke more then city people.

Invariably you will be offered 'ganja' as the locals call it, and in the resort towns much harder drugs such as meth and coke as well. Remember these are all, including marijuana, HIGHLY ILLEGAL in Jamaica, and unlike here in Canada, if caught you will be severely punished (unless you can bribe your way out of it, wich I'm sure is quite possible). If you want to smoke, do so discretely.

Local Market

by redmon5

There is a market accross from Tivoli Gardens that you should visit. Make sure you go during the day as this is a rough neighborhood and some parts are very dirty. Have your driver take you. This market gives you an idea of what everyday life is like for a lot of Jamaicans.

Okay, I had mixed feelings...

by hajin

Okay, I had mixed feelings about whether or not I should put this in the Tourist Trap section or the must see, but in deference to the great man himself, opted for the more positive placement...The Bob Marley Museum. The legend lived here, worked here, his silver, gold and platinum records are here, his old bicycle is here, that famous denim shirt he wore all the time is here, and even the bullet holes are in the walls when some political gangsters tried to kill him. But is the spirit of Marley and what his music 'speaks' here? Very little of it, let me tell you. At a whopping $400 Jamaican dollars, the museum has some interesting things and a pretty good 20 minute video at the end, but is purely for the tourists and that is VERY VERY clear. True Marley fans will either be in heaven or feel nauseated by the place...I was caught in between. It was all very interesting, but they were reallllly trying to cash in on his legacy.
There are only two things they allow you to take pictures of...there's a statue and the front gate. After you're done snapping that, they ask that you leave your cameras in your car or at the gatehouse. If they catch you taking other shots on the tour, they'll confiscate your film. Don't ask me why, I have no idea...

The National Gallery of...

by hajin

The National Gallery of Jamaica located in downtown Kingston makes it onto few must see...usually people stop sightseeing in this rough capital city after Devon House and the Bob Marley Museum. The National Gallery is a gem though. I believe it houses the largest collection of Caribbean art in the West Indies (not hard to believe) and it really is a beautiful and interesting collection. There's a lovely collection of works by Edna Manley, wife of Norman Manley. While I was there, they also had a special exhibition of contemporary Caribbean art which was very interesting as well.
At only 50 Jamaican dollars, it was a steal (that's about $1.25 US)

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Address: 99A-101 Hope Road, Kingston, Jamaica, 6, Caribbean