Port Royal Jamaica - Then And Now

by Denise Salmon
(Jamaica)

Port Royal Jamaica

Port Royal Jamaica

Port Royal Jamaica
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Located at the mouth of the Kingston Harbor in southeastern Jamaica, Port Royal, once known as the "the wickedest and most sinful city in the world", was also the center of wealth and commerce during the later half of the 17th century.


As a city, it was known for it's extravagant display of wealth and loose morals. Sir Henry Morgan was a famous Buccaneer who invested a lot of his wealth there as it was a base for pirates from all over the world.

It was destroyed by a devastating earthquake in 1692, after that there was a tsunami.

Fires and hurricanes later added to the damage over the years - there was even another earthquake in 1907!

However Port Royal is now a lively fishing town, where delicious fried fish, festival, fish and bammie and fish soup are sold.

Plans are also being made to use it as a designated attraction for tourists considering its rich heritage; major archeological discoveries have been made there.

As a result of the unsuccessful rebuilding efforts, Kingston took over as the main city on the island. British soldiers had even built a Naval Base there just before the other earthquake in 1907 but it was destroyed by it.

The Morgan's Harbor Hotel and Marina is found in this historical town. Its suites depict memorable Georgian style as the historic appeal has been preserved.

A full sized marina can be found there with moorings for visiting yachts. Sumptuous seafood is served at the restaurants.

It is also a wonderful venue for weddings, banquets, retreats and is now a place where you can simply relax.

A round trip boat transfer to Lime Cay aboard the Sir Henry Morgan l boat can be arranged from any hotel in Kingston.

The beach on the tiny island (Lime Cay ), not far from the coast and amazingly beautiful. Visitors can swim in the Crystal clear water and relax on the white sand.

There is a museum that house, and display, some of the treasures which were found under the sea.

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