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Historic, artistic, thrilling, relaxing – choose your own favourite from a list of words that describe this buzzy city...
Kingston is the capital of the Caribbean island of Jamaica. It is the commercial, governmental and financial hub and is also the location of the culturally important Institute of Jamaica, which houses the Institute of Art.
You’ll also find a mesmerising list of places to visit around the city. Often at the top of the list is the Bob Marley Museum, which hosts a vast collection of music memorabilia and many of the great man’s personal belongings. Nearby, the stylish architecture of Devon House is also a popular attraction.
The lure of year-round sunshine draws in tourists from all around the world. If based in Kingston, a car is a necessity for travelling to attractions such as those dedicated to famous Jamaicans, the coastal regions and areas of natural beauty.
Serving Kingston is Norman Manley Airport (KIN). A second international airport, Sangster International (MBJ), is in Montego Bay. Leaving Norman Manley Airport, the journey will take you past the Rockfort on Windward Road, an ancient ruin that once protected the harbour at Kingston.
Most Kingston car rental companies are based at the airport, with a few pick-up points downtown. Pre-booking your Kingston car rental is often the best way to grab a bargain. TravelSupermarket can quickly and effectively compare prices and give you a selection of deals to suit your needs and your pocket.
UK visitors will be pleased to learn that Jamaicans drive on the left.
Set off in the footsteps of explorers, adventurers and pirates and behold what this Caribbean gem has to offer...
Places of interest easily reached by car from Kingston include Trench Town, where Bob Marley was raised. Spanish Town is the former capital of Jamaica and is just 13 miles from Kingston. Old Harbour is a historical town in the south of island with its own square and bay.
Ideal for day trippers and just a short car journey away is Castleton, home to a botanical garden. Hope Botanical Gardens is also a popular attraction which houses many rare species. Bog Walk Gorge follows the path of the Rio Cobra. The town of Bath is famous for a mineral spring which emits both hot and cold water and is claimed to have healing properties.
Port Royale is a must for history buffs. This former pirate stronghold was known in the 17th century as the “richest and wickedest city in the world”. Although almost destroyed by an earthquake in 1692, many historical sights remain there, including dozens of pirate ships in the bay that sank during the quake.
Of course, many visitors to Jamaica want to spend time on the beach, and with Kingston car hire you can escape the city and travel to any number of sandy coves or head to Lime Cay beach by taking a boat from Port Royal.
When you rent a car, Kingston and the rest of Jamaica are a treasure just waiting to be discovered. To find the best price on car hire in Kingston, use the TravelSupermarket search tool.