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Exploring Kingston, Jamaica: Your Ultimate Car Hire Guide

Kingston, the vibrant capital of Jamaica, is a fusion of music, history, culture, and natural beauty. Nestled between the Blue Mountains and the world's seventh-largest natural harbor, the city offers a unique blend of urban and natural attractions. Hiring a car is an excellent way to uncover the myriad experiences that Kingston holds.

Driving in Kingston: Crucial Tips

  • Driving Customs: Jamaicans drive on the left side of the road. While Kingstonians are friendly, their driving style might seem a bit aggressive to newcomers. Always remain alert and expect the unexpected.

  • Road Conditions: Roads in Kingston are generally in decent condition, but potholes can appear unexpectedly. Side streets can be narrow and congested, especially during rush hours.

  • Parking: Kingston has both street parking and dedicated parking lots. Always lock your vehicle and avoid leaving valuables in plain sight.

Optimal Car Choices

  • City Drives: For navigating Kingston's bustling streets, a compact car is ideal. It's easier to maneuver and park.

  • Mountain Adventures: If you plan to explore the Blue Mountains, consider a SUV or a vehicle with good ground clearance.

Must-Visit Spots & Suggested Routes

  • Bob Marley Museum: Located on Hope Road, this museum is a tribute to the legendary reggae musician and offers insights into his life and music.

  • Emancipation Park: A peaceful oasis in New Kingston, it's a great spot to relax and soak in the local culture.

  • Blue Mountains: Just a short drive from Kingston, these mountains offer hiking, bird-watching, and the chance to visit coffee plantations.

  • Port Royal: Once called "the wickedest city on Earth", it's a short drive from downtown Kingston and offers a peek into the pirate history of the Caribbean.

First Time in Kingston? Recommendations for You

  • Local Cuisine: Dive into the flavors of Jamaica with dishes like ackee and saltfish, jerk chicken, and patties. Don't miss out on sipping some Blue Mountain coffee.

  • Reggae Vibes: From street musicians to nightclubs, immerse yourself in the city's pulsating reggae rhythms.

  • Safety First: Like any major city, some areas of Kingston are safer than others. Do your research, avoid isolated areas after dark, and always trust your instincts.

Why Hire a Car in Kingston?

Having your own vehicle allows you to move at your own pace, explore off-the-beaten-path gems, and truly immerse yourself in the local culture. Whether it's the coastal charm of Port Royal or the lofty peaks of the Blue Mountains, Kingston's treasures become easily accessible with a car.

Kingston, with its rich tapestry of history, music, and landscapes, promises a memorable experience. By hiring a car, you hold the key to unlocking a journey filled with discovery, adventure, and authentic Jamaican vibes.


Current Rental Rates in Kingston

Suzuki Swift

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 49.94 EUR/day
Suzuki Swift

7 Days rental at 349.59 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 55.42 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 388.00 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Tiida

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 56.52 EUR/day
Nissan Tiida

7 Days rental at 395.69 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Kingston: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Kingston is the largest city in Jamaica and its capital.
  • In fact it’s the largest English speaking city south of the United States.
  • It was the home of Bob Marley, the father of reggae.
  • It was founded in 1692 by refugees from the earthquake that destroyed the city of Port Royal.
  • Kingston hosts the largest botanical garden in the Caribbean at Hope Park.

 

Kingston - Popular Destinations

Best car rental companies in Kingston

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No.1: ISLAND,
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No.2: BUDGET,
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Kingston car hire information

  • 8.2/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Island Car Rentals
  • € 349.58
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 49.94
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 6
    Most Popular Type:
    Compact
  • 3
    Most popular model:
    Mitsubishi Pajero
  • 23
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day in Kingston

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