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Port Royal

Palisadoes, Kingston, Jamaica
+1 876-668-7484
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Old pirate haunt, notorious in its day for residents' sticky fingers and loose morals, now being renovated into a major tourist attraction.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“giddy house” (60 reviews)
“fort charles” (35 reviews)
“seafood” (17 reviews)
LOCATION
Palisadoes, Kingston, Jamaica
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+1 876-668-7484
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"giddy house"
in 60 reviews
"fort charles"
in 35 reviews
"seafood"
in 17 reviews
"fishing boats"
in 4 reviews
"coast guard"
in 3 reviews
"great earthquake"
in 3 reviews
"interesting history"
in 8 reviews
"naval hospital"
in 3 reviews
"nice place to visit"
in 7 reviews
"curry dish"
in 3 reviews
"walk around"
in 7 reviews
"interesting place"
in 3 reviews
"historical sites"
in 3 reviews
"tour guide was very knowledgeable"
in 3 reviews
"jamaican history"
in 7 reviews
"west indies"
in 3 reviews
"pirates"
in 58 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Fort Charles for a history tour and we had dinner at Gloria's. But it would have been quite the party place a hundred years ago before the first earthquake reduced the community from over 65 acres to about 25 acres. Pirate legends abound...More

Thank CyndyandByron
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When we first arrived and found out that there was a fee to enter the Fort initially we were thinking "tourist trap" but once inside it was well worth the drive to get there from Runaway Bay and the entrance fee! We had a very...More

Thank Margaret M
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Port Royal is a nice town to visit, one of the best fishing villages. Known for the famous Gloria's restaurant that serves all different kinds of seafood dishes, reasonable prices, friendly staff and good food.

Thank latoyah354
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Port Royal is a most history town in Jamaica that was distroyed by a major earthquake, come and learm what actually happend and if you can find the gold buried under the sea, when the half of Port Royal sand to the bottom of the...More

Thank David C
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Port Royal is chock full of stories -from mild to outrageous ones, Giddy House is a nice portion of the incredible happenings. If you are into interesting stories, have a visit. It's located in one of the safest places in Jamaica. One of Kingston's treasures.

Thank scommock
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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Interesting place. It is ruins of an old town that was sunk during an earthquake. Some interesting history. There are some houses still intact as well as some of the old fort. There is a bar where you can grab a drink. Nice view of...More

Thank Marilyn R
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Was nice enough. Felt like a long drive to get there, but wasnt feeling great so that probably had an impact. Interesting to see the pirate town.

Thank prestj
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Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

We were on a trip to Kingston and a visit to Port Royal was the first stop of our trip. We were given entry tickets and left to wander around within Fort Charles before being given a guided tour of the fort and grounds. The...More

Thank Michael W
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

A great deal of history mixed with the undeniable smell and visual ifcraw sewer running through open drains. Not for the faint hearted but it is what it is...I found the people friendly and engaging and the way they have to live confronting.

Thank TinaMalone27
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Giddy House earned its name from just that. You get giddy trying to walk upright as one side of the house is buried in sand. They said this happened after a great earthquake in Port Royal. PR is city once named the wickedest city on...More

Thank Christine J
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susan g
28 July 2018|
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Response from Globewanderer79 | Reviewed this property |
Gloria's is about 5 minutes away. You can go to Port Royal without paying a fee. But there is a fee if you wanted to go to the museum.
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Sharpshooters
23 June 2016|
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Response from AdrianWhitehead | Reviewed this property |
They gave us a guided tour around - it would a challenge with a wheel chair as there are many steps and a sandy area as part of the walk
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