You asked and I answered. I came up with 18 romantic date ideas to do in Kingston. Don’t worry, if you’re not dating these dates can easily be transformed into fun activities for friends, family or just yourself.
Hopefully, after this, you’ll have a steady list of things to do for a few months.
1. Attend long story short
Long Story Short is a Jamaican monthly storytelling showcase/live music experience. This event is staged every last Thursday from 8 pm-10 pm at Di Lot, 33 Constant Spring Road. Take your lover out for a night of laughter and live entertainment with this date idea.
The Long story short show features eight storytellers sharing a true story about themselves under the theme of the night in 5 mins or less. Attendees are also treated to one musical guest per show for a fulsome evening of uniquely Jamaican experience.
2. Attend a reggae concert
Are you both big fans of reggae music and culture? Every year the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport does a great job of creating a catalogue of exciting reggae events you can enjoy. See some of Jamaica’s best performers in action for a minimal cost or for free all month long. Download the reggae month app for a complete list of all the events occurring within the month and their details.
3. Go go-karting
Now for date ideas for the thrill-seeking couple! Looking for something fun to do with your date? Try Zoom Karting in Kingston. Zoom Karting gives everyone the opportunity to rent and drive a professional Go-Kart and drive with pro racers every Sunday at the Palisadoes Go-Kart Track from 1 pm to 5:30 pm.
Get brunch and head there for a few spins around the track and thank me later. The cost to kart with the pros is about JMD $2000 per person.
4. Paint and sip
I had my first paint-and-sip experience last Christmas and it was better than expected. My painting skills weren’t nearly as bad as I thought they would be.
Painting skills aside it was quiet and fun with a group of friends and the general group of painters was small enough to feel cozy and familiar.
All in all the paint-and-sip experience could be a good first date idea after a good dinner.
5. Watch a movie
Watching a movie is a staple and a classic. You can’t go wrong watching the latest movie in a genre you both enjoy. It sparks conversation and you’ll get further insight into your partner’s personality.
If you’re going to enjoy a popular movie, get to the cinemas early, get your food if you’re into that and pick your seats. Otherwise, if you’re late or even one time the concession lines may be too long and you won’t get the best pick of seats. Going to the movies is still a big pastime for many Jamaicans so be prepared.
6. Eat out
A personal favourite of mine. For me, a date just isn’t complete without food. Find a good restaurant and feast like a king. not sure where to choose you can find out my top picks in my Foodscapades category. For more information on where to dine, you can use any of my foodscapades reviews or check out these new recommendations.
7. Have a picnic
Plan a romantic picnic in the gardens. A bottle of wine, sandwiches and pastries you both can enjoy. A simple, private date where you can spend quality time talking and watching the clouds. If you’re fond of nature and reside in Kingston the Hope Botanical gardens is always a good option for a picnic.
8. Take a museum tour
There’s the Bob Marley Museum and there’s the National Gallery of Jamaica or even the Money Museum at the Bank of Jamaica. Get to know a bit of Jamaica’s history or art when you take a tour of any of Kingston’s museums.
More interested in art? You could make a date of the Kingston Art Walk in Downtown Kingston.
9. Make it to the blue mountain peak
For the love of nature and adventure take the trek to the beautiful Blue Mountain Peak. You’re bound to learn a lot about your partner or friends in the process.
10. Take a mineral bath
Heal your body with a dip in the Rockfort Mineral Bath in Kington. Get the back massage you need where the water spouts. Relax and unwind but don’t get too relaxed as the recommended duration of your swim is 1 hour. At the Mineral Bath, there’s the main pool area as well as 11 smaller private pools of varying sizes.
The mineral bath holds a pretty special place in my heart. I have so many childhood memories from going swimming there every summer. So I definitely recommend it.
11. Visit the lime cay
Lime Cay is situated fifteen minutes away from Port Royal just off the coast of the island. It’s said to have one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. It’s a popular spot for Kingstonians on a Sunday afternoon but on a regular day, you and your date could be all alone.
Related: Best Places To Go For a First Date
12. See a play
See authentic Jamaican art and talent on display in a local production. it’s the perfect weekday or weekend entertainment fit for a date or for a family outing. Kingston’s main play stages are Centerstage and Pantry Play House.
13. Visit Kingston night market
Date ideas can be unconventional. Don’t be afraid to explore your common personal interests. Set a shopping date. Do you both enjoy Jamaican culture and products shop Jamaican brands at the Kingston Night Market at Hillcrest Avenue.
14. Stargaze at a lookout point
Are you and your partner night owls? Make the trek to any of Kingston’s lookout points for a picturesque view of the city with this date idea. Escape the heat and wear something cozy. Although the city view is totally encapsulating peel your eyes and glance up at the stars for another amazing view. See if you can name a few constellations or invent a few of your own.
15. Watch the sunset at Palisados
Pack some snacks and head out to the strip at Palisados and watch the sunset. This date idea is all about romance. Sit in the car and talk as the sun descends.
16. Watch the planes land at Kingston Harbour
Slow things down with another date where you do nothing but talk and watch things. The world is busy take time to slow down and smell the roses or in this case watch the planes land.
There you have it, all my date ideas in Kingston revealed. Comment below your favourite date ideas. If I missed a good date suggestion do not hesitate to leave it in the comments.
17. Make pottery
If you’re looking for a unique and creative date idea in Kingston, Jamaica, why not try your hand at making pottery at Sanaa Studios? Sanaa Studios is a charming pottery studio located in the heart of Kingston, offering visitors the opportunity to learn how to create their own handmade pottery. Not only is this a great way to spend time together, but it’s also a chance to get creative and try something new. The experienced instructors at Sanaa Studios will guide you through the process, helping you create your own beautiful and functional pottery pieces that you can take home as a reminder of your special date. Making pottery at Sanaa Studios is a great way for couples to connect, have fun, and create something meaningful together.
18. Try archery
Test out your aim at Archery Jamaica on Mountain View Avenue in Kingston. This exciting date idea will only cost $1500 per person for a fun and challenging experience for couples. Classes are held on Saturdays from 10 am to 11 am and from 11 am to 12 pm.
The instructors at Archery Jamaica are knowledgeable and experienced, providing couples with a safe and supportive environment to learn the basics of archery. Couples can work together to develop their skills, learn new techniques, and hit targets. Try something new, challenge yourself, and have a fun and memorable date at Archery Jamaica.
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