Travelers that choose to stay at Skylark are looking to do more than just laze about in the sun all day. They look to immerse themselves into the rich culture our island holds. For some, that might mean a Kingston, Jamaica, overnight trip during their vacation. The capital of our island boasts stunning mountain views and a plethora of museums and learning opportunities. Discover even more things to do and see when you access a copy of our carefully-curated Vacation Guide!
An Insider’s Look at Kingston, Jamaica
If you have time during your stay at Skylark Negril Beach Resort, we highly recommend making the four-hour journey to Kingston. The city itself is split in two. Downtown, you’ll find the cultural side of the city. Here, you can explore museums, historic buildings, street markets, and more. On the Uptown side, the city’s energy heightens amongst tall buildings, renowned restaurants, and the famous Emancipation Park.
3 of the Top Stops You Need to Make on a Kingston, Jamaica, Overnight Trip
1. The Bob Marley Museum
When you think of the epitome of Jamaican culture, one man’s name probably comes to mind: Bob Marley. Explore the legacy he left when you visit the Bob Marley Museum. Situated on the site of this iconic singer’s home he purchased in 1975, visitors can tour the original rooms that have been kept just as he left them. See authentic mementos and keepsakes that will give you an inside look at this legend’s life, such as the items in his personal recording studio, his favorite clothing, and a variety of records. Plus, there are countless hidden gems inside; one of our favorites is the 3-dimensional hologram of Bob from the One Love Peace Concert! For the more adventurous, a visit to the Trenchtown Culture Yard, Bob’s first home, is also the birthplace of reggae music.
2. The National Gallery of Jamaica
The National Gallery of Jamaica is a must-see for art enthusiasts going on a Kingston, Jamaica, overnight trip. Its comprehensive collection of early, modern, and contemporary art highlights the artistic side of the Jamaican culture. Many of the pieces here are held in its permanent gallery, but there are rotating exhibits by young and emerging artists of the Caribbean. Visitors can enjoy guided tours and lectures, or you can opt to take in the essence of each piece on your own.
3. Port Royal & Lime Cay
Visit Port Royal and lunch on fish at Gloria’s. Take the walking tour of what was once the largest city in the Caribbean and the wickedest city in the world. Learn of its pirate history of the area and the earthquake that wiped it out. Combine your Port Royal trip with a boat ride out to the best beach in the Kingston, the pristine deserted island of Lime Cay. Be sure to pack a few red stripes and water for the island excursion.
Book Your Island Getaway Today
You can easily enjoy both the beaches of Negril and the cultural mecca of a Kingston, Jamaica, overnight trip when you book your getaway at the Skylark Negril Beach Resort. Our resort is situated on the white sands of Seven Mile Beach, and we have made the effort to be authentically Jamaican. Guests can divide their time having fun in the sun, exploring the secrets our island holds, and immersing themselves in the community with activities like touring the schools the Rockhouse Foundation has built. Browse our accommodations to start getting started on planning your stay. We look forward to hosting you!