Where do you find kids places in Jamaica?

Looking for some really cool kids places to hang out? It all depends on how much time you have. Let me tell you, I grew up on this island and I'm still exploring new places all the time.

There is a lot to learn about Jamaica while you're having fun, whether you are vacationing or you live on the island. There are lots of wonderful and exciting places with brimming history.

In Kingston, which is the capital of Jamaica, and on the southeast of the island, visit the harbor front. This harbor is the seventh largest natural harbor in the world.

There is a park where you can relax and watch the ships and other vessels coming in. This harbor is very deep so the vessels get really close to the shore. Up close these ships look so humongous.

boats in the blue sea

Kingston harbor the seventh largest natural harbor in the world. It is ten miles long and two miles wide.

About Port Royal

Visit Port Royal, it's a 20 minute drive from Kingston. Did you know that Port Royal was once the richest, most evil and corrupt city in the world?

It was, when it was run by the buccaneers. They were the Port Royal Privateers. The buccaneers were led first by Edward Mansfield when he died in 1666, Henry Morgan took over.

These Pirates were very brave men. They were notorious and brutal. They got great satisfaction from torturing and killing their captives. But all that came to an end on June 7th 1692, when Port Royal was destroyed by an earthquake. Two thirds of the city sunk beneath the sea.

What’s left of this once very rich city became a quiet little village. It’s now a historical site. On any given day you can find tourists and locals alike, mesmerized and in awe dew to the stories of this once great city.

This house better known as "the giddy house" is an historic building it is at a 35 degree angle, one of the which was left after the 1692 earthquake.

deep blue sea

Port Royal the sleepy village as it is today.

The Hope Gardens

Another kids place is the beautiful Hope Botanical garden formally called the “Hope Gardens.” This 200 acres of gardens will give you calmness and serenity of the mind. Oh, especially after learning about the history of Port Royal.

Hope gardens has the largest botanical gardens in the Caribbean. The enormous ground includes amusement parks especially for kids. Also there are fountains, a lily pond, green houses, a cactus garden, a zoo with lots of wild life and many more attractions.

Almost daily, bus loads of students from around Jamaica go there on school trips. I can still remember my first trip to the Hope Gardens back in the fourth grade. Never had I seen such big and beautiful gardens before, with all the animals and different species of birds. I cherish that memory, it was awesome.

The beautiful and exotic Hope Botanical Gardens

Other places around Jamaica that will captivate you are:

  • The Blue Mountains
  • Devon House
  • Green Grotto
  • Harmony Hill
  • The Martha Brae River
  • The Small World Kids Club

These and many more kids places here in Jamaica, beautiful and intriguing.

Fun places for kids in beautiful Jamaica

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