Kingston is the largest English speaking city in the Caribbean and has been the capital of Jamaica since 1872. The city emerged after the devastation of the previous capital, Port Royal, in the earthquake of 1692. Tell-tale signs of the city’s rich history can be seen in the diverse architecture that abounds. Along with being the seat of the government, Kingston is also home to a number of schools and universities.

With its active business districts, and entertainment spots, bustling markets and throbbing clubs, Kingston is a hub of excitement. From annual fashion shows such as Caribbean Fashion Week, to weekly dance events, live musicals and dramatic performances, Kingston has more than enough activities to cater to the most discerning city dweller.
Formerly known as Liguanea, St. Andrew was one of the first parishes established by law in 1867. The parish boasts some of the top high schools and was the domicile of Jamaica’s first black millionaire, George Stiebel. His residence, Devon House, was built in the late 19th Century, and is now restored and open to the public for tours.

Kingston & St. Andrew Attractions:

  • Architecture of Old Kingston: the Kingston Parish Church, St. Andrew Parish Church, and the Devon House
  • The historic 17th Century pirate lair of Port Royal (once known as the “wickedest city on earth”) featuring the Fort Charles Museum and the Giddy House
  • The Little Theatre, home of the Pantomime and other local productions
  • The historic Ward Theatre, built in 1912 in downtown
  • Kingston, with beautiful architecture and near perfect acoustical construction is a symbol of Jamaica’s cultural heritage
  • The Hope Botanical Gardens, Jamaica’s largest botanical garden
  • Hiking in the majestic Blue Mountains New Kingston’s Hip Strip, featuring trendy cafés and clubs
  • Emancipation Park, an oasis in Kingston’s business district
  • Bob Marley Museum, the reggae icon’s former residence and recording studio
  • Mico University College Museum
  • University of the West Indies at the historic Mona Estate
  • National Gallery of Art
  • Institute of Jamaica
  • Rockfort Mineral Bath
  • Constant Spring Golf Course
  • Lime Cay, a glorious sun spot off Kingston’s shore

Shopping in Kingston


Alexxya 876-906-7315
Allure Gift Lines Ltd 876-929-4713
Anne Martin 876-960-3134
Bath Plus Ltd 876-906-0236
Body Accents 876-926-1726
Changes 876-929-2009
Collectibles 876-960-2138
Electro-World 876-926-5851
Enigma 876-754-6505
Go West 876-929-3633
Juneplum 876-908-7586
Locker Room Sports Ltd 876-754-353
Nature’s Plate 876-754-7561
OSC (One Stop Computers Ltd) 876-960-4286
Quantum Concepts Ltd 876-906-8246
Simpson Cecil Jewellers 876-926-4861
Sophie’s Unique Touch Beauty Salon 876-906-7930
Spicey Couture 876-754-7927
Swiss Stores Ltd 876-926-4861
Tajmahal The 876-968-1170
Touch Of Gold 876-754-3110

American Jewellery Co Ltd 876-929-5065
Answers For Children 876-968-1108
Answers Gift & Home Cen 876-929-4031
Babybop Kids 876-908-2229
HP Store The 876-906-5779
Lee’s Fifth Ave Ltd 876-926-8280
Lee’s Fifth Ave Shoes 876-960-1883
Lee’s Linen & Things 876-960-5580
Monarch Pharmacy 876-926-7289
Puma Jamaica 876-754-5000
Puzzles 876-754-6111
Royal PC & Electronics Ltd 876-906-7810
Royale Jewellers Ltd 876-908-4301
Tropical Jewellers 876-926-1227
Watts New Ltd 876-906-4174

Appliance & TV Depot 876-960-8862
CMP Home & Ofc Ltd 876-906-2483
Donmojo Designs 876-754-6060
F M B Distbrs Ltd 876-968-4817
Fundamentals 876-926-9636
Giscombe’s Sports
Jamaica Gold Buyers Ltd 876-906-7890
Kabella’s 876-906-7058
Kake World 876-920-3570
Kraft Jewellers Ltd 876-929-1445
Leder Mode Ltd 876-960-5367
Penny’s For Fabrics 876-929-7114
Premier Optical Ltd 876-906-3363
Ragtime 876-929-3562
Sammy’s Shoe Store 876-906-1014
Save-Mart Family Cen Appliance Electronics & Gifts 876-926-4985
Shadeed’s Educational &
General Supplies Ltd
Shelly’s Restaurant 876-929-0041
Smart Woman 876-929-5617
Total Care Medical Centre 876-754-0904
Trimmings World 876-920-2408

Brooklyn Supermarket 876-926-4147
Carby’s Discount Centre 876-968-4192
Carby’s Souvenir Discount Cen
& Craft Village
Cellular Technology Ltd 876-754-5296
First Caribbean Bank 876-926-3056
Harriott Derrick 876-926-7412
Island Grill 876-926-2807
Jewel Box The 876-926-4917
Jewellery Collection 876-926-0648
Kitchen Baking & Accessories 876-926-4147
Manhattan Fashions 876-926-1606
Manhattan House 876-906-1606
Manhattan Shoes 876-906-1824
Western Sports Ltd 876-929-7400
Wilson Victor L 876-926-7587
Ziggy’s Restaurant & Catering 876-926-8545