Jamaica is the largest island in the English-speaking Caribbean and has a population of nearly three million. Jamaica is also home to one of the highest peaks in the Caribbean, the 7,402-foot Blue Mountain Peak, and 120 rivers, more than 200 species of orchids, and one Usain Bolt — the fastest human on Earth.
If you’re the type of traveler who feels more secure holing up in an all-inclusive, then you’ll likely head to Jamaica’s picturesque, heavily touristed beach towns of Montego Bay, Negril, or Ocho Rios. But a trip to Kingston shows all that makes Jamaica a Caribbean hub for arts, culture, and cuisine. The city of around 1.3 million people is set against the lush backdrop of the Blue Mountains, and with its bevy of boutique lodgings, fun festivals, and dancehall clubs, Kingston beckons you to explore. One thing is for certain — you won’t be bored.