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5 days ago
“Average ”
Oct 5, 2018
“Haggle ”
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 5 days ago via mobile

Lots of shops with the same things you can buy. It's a shame that the Jamaican people do not own more business in this area after all it is there island. Nothing special here a tourist area not real Jamaica.

Thank Daleyjackson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great time we had when we visited Montego Bay. Our hotel which was the Royal Decameron Cornwall Beach was located right on the Hip Strip and there was every kind of shops available to the left and to the right. Its convenient, genious...More

1  Thank 710charmainel
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Do not pay the mark price, usually too high and if you start to walk away they will reduce it. Have to be strong willed or you will come away with things you don't want and certainly not worth the price.

1  Thank eabdullie
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

1st time to montego bay. Aside from Doc's cave beach and Margaritavilla (very pricey), it's pretty much the same shops over and over. The vendors are a little aggressive, but stop if you politely decline. We just didn't find a lot to really see in...More

Thank nalawyer
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

We stayed at Iberostar in Montego Bay which is about 10 minutes away from The Hip Strip. I looked up things in the area that were must-sees and The Hip Strip came up as one of them. This was one of the things I wanted...More

4  Thank Nicole R
Reviewed 23 September 2018

We had an apartment here for two weeks. I was completely stoned the whole time having first scored at the airport seconds after the plane landed. Our apartment was opposite Doctors Sands. You just had to cross the road to get to the beach. Crossing...More

1  Thank scorchio127
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

The Hip Strip is full of activity all the time. Tons of shops, reataurants and things to do. Very busy place so keep watch on your wallet! Tons of shops to go in and get souvenirs .

Thank Tami K
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

I probably didn't see it all, and it may have gotten better, but I didn't enjoy it at all. Street too busy and narrow. Shop owners too pushy!! Most have the same items. Just not my scene. There was one nice owner who wasn't pushy....More

Thank Sondra S
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Beware of the scammers. Only some shops are safe and make sure to bargain for every items. Even though they have price tag on it just bargain and you will get the best price if not just walk away. Everything is marked up so just...More

1  Thank Mruga P
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Hip Strip is the place to go for souvenirs very friendly people. Great bargains. Each store carries just about the same thing so each store you eventually will get a good bargain from one of those stores. I received a great bargain on Sterling Silver...More

1  Thank Wanda G
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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.