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Port Royal, Kingston

Categories: Marinas, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
Explore the port that was once home to privateers and pirates from around the world at Port Royal. In colonial times, the port was used by English and Dutch privateers who were employed by their home countries to challenge the Spanish Empire. These privateers later turned to piracy after letters of marque stopped being issued. Today you can explore the port and old forts of the town, go fishing off the pier, and enter the slanted Giddy House--an amunitions bunker that's tilted after an earthquake in 1907. Plan to visit Port Royal and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Kingston attractions using our Kingston trip generator.
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  • I first visited here when I was 13 years old and it was such an exciting feeling...30 years later and I was still excited. 
  • The legacy of the age of the pirates is not really alive in Jamaica My impression is that this is not the history of the majority of Jamaicans : their forefathers grew up on the plantations If you wan...  read more »
  • The drive is beautiful and scenic. If you like taking pictures, please take your cameras. The restaurant is good with a great sea view. My husband and I enjoy lunch in this area. If you enjoy savoring...  read more »
  • I when there twice when is was a child. I still want to go there now. The Giddy house is a must see
  • And that day will be remembered as the day you almost caught Captain Jack Sparrow! Ahoy.
  • Port Royal is my home town,I love it going back to live,with my family.
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