My wife and I are planning a trip in February or March. We realize Kingston has a gritty reputation, but are surprised that so many tourists seem to come to Jamaica, flop on a beach - which is probably something they could do at home, and more cheaply - and ignore the capital, and what I assume is a key essence of Jamaica. Or am I the naive, deluded one?
We envisage spending half our 8-10 days or so in Negril (she is a beach bum, I am not but am stoked to see the Peter Tosh mausoleum), and then half in Kingston which could also double as a base for excursions to Ocho Rios - which also seems to get whacked by the experts here - the Marley Mausoleum, Johnny Cash house, Firefly, etc. People also seem to rave about Port Antonio, so maybe that too. We are very quick, efficient explorers.
Anyway, if this looks really stupid please tell me.