Kingston, Jamaica with Sean Paul
Kingston, Jamaica with Sean PaulSean Paul
Kingston and Sean Paul need no introduction. This city impresses with its gorgeous natural setting as well as its exhilarating cacophony of noise, sprawl and its locals' hustle. Hailing from Kingston itself, this hustle is clearly within Sean, who's strongly established himself worldwide with iconic songs guaranteed to be played at any (worthwhile) summer party. Sean says himself, this guide comes with "an honorable mention to the Jamaican Govt for decriminalizing Ganja here so you can now go into dispensaries like Jacana (http://www.jacana.life/) , Itopia (https://www.itopialife.com/) & Kaya (http://www.kayaherbhouse.com/) and buy quality Jamaican herbs!"
In line with our focus on the history and roots of Carnival this week, we go back to one of the places where this treasured tradition first started - Kingston - with Sean's top spots across the island.
In this Guide
“The nearest beach to where I live in Kingston. Hands down the best fried fish in the entire world. Try the festival too...it's like a local combination of a donut and a dumpling.”More Info
“It's where I learnt to swim and was possibly even conceived (laughs). I still go there to train every week...I play water polo and do laps. You pay a small fee and you can come and train. There's also a diving pool there if you're daredevil enough to jump off the high one.”More Info
“You can't come to Kingston and not pay homage to the Great Bob Marley. It's his old house that they turned into a museum and there is a studio there. All of Bobs kids still come and play football or record here.”More Info
“Start the week off with the wickedest double... one street dance ends at around 1am and everyone walks across the road to the other one. We have dances every night of the week but these two start it off RIGHT! Best place to hear the newest Dutty Rock Productions and catch the latest dance moves from dancers with creative names like Gabbidon, Energy, PrettiPretti, Kool Kid, Cyaa Tired & the Get There Squad. It's held in the parking lot outside Susie's bakery and coffee bar.”More Info
“Jamaica's best strip clubs... 3 locations to pick from (Kingston, Ocho Rios & Montego bay) but Kingston is the original and best, that's where my label Dutty Rock hosts a weekly event called "Full Cup Thursdays" with CopperShaun & the Coppershot sound system... it's an awesome vibe you have to see to believe.”More Info
“The historical city of the pirates and home of Sir Henry Morgan. This place is where the whole "Pirates of the Caribbean" story comes from... there was a massive earthquake and 3/4 of the city sank into the sea. They say its cuz the city was so wicked, but now its a quiet town where you can eat great seafood and catch a boat out to the cays.”More Info
“As I said before, head out to Port Royal and take a cooler with you... jump on a motorized canoe and take the 20 mins boat ride out to here and just chill.”More Info