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Strip malls and hotels line this busy street.
As featured in 3 Days in Montego Bay
Gloucester Avenue, Montego Bay, Jamaica
+1 876-952-4777
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took a cab from our hotel to the Hip Strip for a bit of souvenir shopping. Slightly worried after reading the reviews. Can honestly say we never experienced anything untoward. Of course shop owners tried to get you into their shop to look. But...More

Thank Laura H H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We ventured out of the rdcb hotel to do some shopping. First of all our hotel told us to have a taxi which we did 10 dollars and we only went just down the road. Con as we were new to mobay we fell for...More

Thank pat d
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Too much traffic, loud, dirty, everybody making to make a buck from you. Repetitive shops, pressure selling, same touristy trash. You might welleet someone who will befriend you and become your auto-chaperone and expect $$ for the privilege of accompanying you. Keep well away.

1  Thank pah2369
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pros: endless shopping Endless resturants and things to do if you have the money Cons: I hate that they bombard you and try to get you to spend your money with them before giving you a chance to really look around. DON'T LET PEOPLE TAKE...More

2  Thank Nubiangoddess95
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been visiting the Hip Strip for many years and only go to 1 shop there. Tropical Treasures is the BEST! No high pressure sales tactics, reasonable prices, and a clean environment. Sam the owner will treat you like family. He remembers us from previous years...More

2  Thank Jan T
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Least enjoyable part of the trip. We went hoping to get tee shirts and gifts at discount prices. I don’t feel that the prices were much lower than what we could have gotten at the airport or gift shop and was very uncomfortable with the...More

1  Thank mtussing
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Four of us went out to look around the Hip Strip. It was nothing I need to do again soon. There are just store front shops mostly using aggressive sales tactics to try to get you to buy from them. These store fronts had the...More

2  Thank amwys4
Reviewed 11 July 2018

DO NOT STEP FOOT IN THIS SHOP. The shop is Indian owned however there are many owned by locals. The owner appears very nice and makes you feel as though you have been given a good deal. He is a fraudster. The price agreed was...More

1  Thank Michaela R
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

So far we only visited one shop on hip strip, (Tropical Yreasures) because we'd seen several good reviews on it. The reviews were right and sammie was awesome. No pressure in the store and the prices were so good we felt no need to barter....More

1  Thank Kristin L
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Wanted to do some shopping. Taken to one of the gift shops. As soon as you get off the bus, the sales people swarm you. Stuff is very overpriced. Barter and go cheap!

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13 September 2017|
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Response from mly11599 | Reviewed this property |
A few shops had CDs but not LPs.
21 March 2017|
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Response from ndennifer | Reviewed this property |
They will sell in USD and convert to JMD. Its a tourist shopping area.
29 December 2016|
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Response from Lynda H | Reviewed this property |
No, it is not legal as of yet.