Kingston, located on the southeast coast of the island, is Jamaica's capital city and the largest English-speaking city in the Caribbean. Jamaica's capital since 1872 and established some 200 years before, Kingston holds wonderful surprises for visitors. A city sprawling between the Blue Mountains and a large natural harbor, its nearly one million citizens run the Jamaican government and business.

Kingston is quite a sophisticated focal point for the entire Caribbean. Beaches are west of town and rest on off-shore cays. Hotels range from top international city standard to privately operated inns. Kingston showcases Jamaican history and hosts the University of the West Indies. It also has designer boutiques, live theater, dance, sporting games, a wide variety of restaurants, discos and reggae concerts. By the way, blue marlin fishing here is legendary.

Built around the seventh largest natural harbour in the world, Kingston is known for its wealth of art and cultural activities, and is renowned as "The Home of Reggae." Many think this old seaport is the most beautiful part of the island. Its Victorian charm is embedded in high mountains. lush vegetation, and perfect beach coves between rocky headlands. No wonder there is a long history of travelers like Errol Flynn - who came to visit and stayed.

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