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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 26, 2015
Transportation  (2 Answers)

Can a get a bus from NMIA to new Kingston around 600pm

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 10, 2014
where can I buy cigars in kingston, Jamaica?  (2 Answers)

The only place I found so far was at the airport, but you could only buy if you were a passenger (had a boarding pass).

I am not looking for Cuban cigars (if I did find autherntic ones, I wouldnt be against it).

I know Jamaica has had a reputation for their tobacco.. I havent found any cigar stores after searching many forums/maps/directories yet.

I am staying here for another 10 days and would love to smoke a few...

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 20, 2014
Live in Kingston

I have the opportunity to move from the States and work Kingston for a few years. I am a single parent and have some concerns about safety for myself and my children. Is this even something I should consider? Thanks!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 09, 2014
Caribbean Islands to Kingston  (4 Answers)

Are there certain Caribbean Islands that are easier to travel from to Kingston? Either flight or ferry.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 05, 2010
Driving from Manley airport to Ocho Rios  (7 Answers)

Hello all,
I'm renting a car and driving from the Manley airport in Kingston to Ocho Rios. I've noticed on the map that the road I need to take from the airport (A4) goes through Kingston. It then hooks up with the A1 that I take to Spanish Town before I head north to Ocho Rios. My question: Am I going through downtown Kingston or is there a highway bypass around the city? My wife is quite nervous about driving through Kingston (and so am I... a little).

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 09, 2010
a guide  (1 Answer)

all i need is a guide from airport to the bus terminal in Kingston...any suggestions???

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 01, 2008
living in Kingston for a month  (3 Answers)

Hi everyone,
a friend and me will do an internship in Kingston next march. And now we're looking for an accommodation for one month. An hotel would be very exspensiv for so a long time. Has anybody an idea where we can find a furnished apartment or a flat share or something else where we can live for a month?
Thanks very much! Sophie

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 17, 2007
Reggae  (1 Answer)

I'm planning on spending a week in kingston in July. I'm a huge reggae fan and was wondering if any locals could point me in the right direction for live music? I want to hear roots music...and none of that 'dancehall' Any ideas?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 06, 2007
Cuba to Jamaica  (1 Answer)

Hey all, I am looking for a flight from Cuba to Jamaica and the only airline I can find that does it is Air Jamaica (except charter flights which are not an option). Does anyone know any other airline that I can research? Also, the Air Jamaica website doesn't allow me to check into flights out of Cuba online for some reason. Any help/advice appreciated. (note: I can leave from any destination in Cuba and arrive at any in Jamaica)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 21, 2007
Drive, Taxi, Ferry???


My husband and I are traveling to Jamaica soon and we will be staying in Port Royal. We will be going back and forth to Kingston and were wondering the best way to get there. Should we hire a car and drive? Or catch a ferry? Or use taxis to get there and travel within Kingston as well? Any idea how much a taxi will cost us.

Thanks in advance for your help,


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 05, 2006
I'm searching for a ferry to leave Kingston  (4 Answers)

I'll be in Jamaica for a month, and leaving in the middle of August. I will then be moving to Rincon, Puerto Rico (near Aguadilla airport). I would like to find a ferry service to get between these locations. I am also curious about whether it would be worthwhile to bring my bicycle to Jamaica or have it shipped to Puerto Rico once I get there - it's my favorite way to get around.
Any suggestions would be great.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 09, 2005
hotel in Kingston near airport  (1 Answer)

Hi Everyone-
I am traveling to Cuba in a few weeks and have a lay over in Kingston on the way. My flight gets in very late at night so I wanted to book a hotel in advance. Does anyone have a recommendation for an inexpensive hotel, close to the airport, that will also arrange tranfers? Thanks so much!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 28, 2005
flight to Saint Lucia  (2 Answers)

We're planning our next holiday to the West Indies (to take in some cricket). Can anyone tell us how to get to St Lucia from Kingston. I have tried Air Jamaica, Air Jamaica express, LIAT and BWIA and none of these sites indicate flights.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 29, 2005
A few questions about Kingston  (4 Answers)

first of all I like to stay in small and modest yet safe and clean accomodations. Hostels would be fine and if a personal room is available would be preferable to anything else, but where ever it is I need a decent place to stay.... Any suggestions??

How safe is Kingstion?

How safe is buying or smoking pot?

Is driving very difficult? I want to hike the Blue Mountains and a car would be prefered transport. What about a guide for the hike? Is that necessary?

Record shops? Is there a market like part of town or day of the week?

Thank you very much, and any info would be greatly appreciated. I'm probably going to go in 3 weeks or so, but have to reservations for anything yet. Can travel on the fly or do I need to make reservations for any accomodations?

Thanks again
Reno, NV, USA

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 29, 2004
Finally going  (2 Answers)

I'm finally going to Kingston next Sunday. My sister Kate got better. She just had an inflammation in her back. My mother and I will go to Kingston wih three other people. We'll be there on a mission trip until March 13. This is my first mission trip, so I don't know how well it would mix with a VT meeting. I know two things, however. We'll be working at an orphanage called My Father's House, and if there can be a VT meeting it'll be my first one.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 17, 2003
jamaican money  (1 Answer)

I hope to be visiting Jamaica in the near future, but I want some money exchanged now. How difficult is it to get some for my math class ? How is the economy in Jamaica at this point ?

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