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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.
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Palisadoes, Kingston, Jamaica
+1 876-668-7484
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Reviewed today

It was one restaurant there, the rest of the area look like a shanty town. not very appealing. food was alright, service on the slow side.

Thank df13427
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked up to the park and only paid a small entrance fee. The park was much bigger than I expected and had some great information as well as pictures to explain the history of the Port. Had a great time here.

Thank Olivia N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son like most children of his age will at some point or another be taken on this tour by their school. Fun and exciting for a day trip from school. For adults not so much. It's a place with alot of potential that needs...More

Thank Nicole D
Reviewed 28 July 2018

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
Reviewed 17 July 2018

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
Reviewed 16 July 2018

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
Reviewed 10 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
Reviewed 25 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
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
Reviewed 28 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.

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susan g
29 July 2018|
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Response from PaulaF40 | Reviewed this property |
Yea Gloria’s is very close . Tourists usually pay $10 for Port Royal.
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24 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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