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5 days ago
“Average ”
Oct 5, 2018
“Haggle ”
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Strip malls and hotels line this busy street.
As featured in 3 Days in Montego Bay
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Gloucester Avenue, Montego Bay, Jamaica
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+1 876-952-4777
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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!

Thank C_Hubert215
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Few shops selling the same tourist rubbish and a few bars. This place was absolutely awful and the lowest point of a 14 day Western Caribbean cruise.

1  Thank Wayne D
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

It is a good name and there is plenty of vendors, places to eat and shop but is really nothing special. We went on a Friday night and was surprised how not busy it was.

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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Good deals if you can barter, The hip strip is a long street so take plenty of water. We got some cracking deals for gifts for the family back home.

1  Thank Jane A
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

A busy strip of stores, restaurants, hotels, etc. all geared for the tourist. The hawkers and peddlars, and locals getting in your face trying to get you to take their taxi, buy their ganga, or whatevers, really add the charm. It can be off-putting to...More

2  Thank Chris R
Reviewed 8 June 2018

We went here from a cruise ship, and this was one of the stops, I was not impressed and I don't like to haggle for trinkets. I found the Montego Bay area to be a big disapointment even most of the people were rude I...More

6  Thank jazzituptreme
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

A must visit for all your Jamaican souvenirs. Look for a store named Seasons. The proprietor name is Harry. He is helpful and friendly and offers good bargains.

2  Thank andrews28025
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

The Hip Strip is great for shoppping but i have to say go to the craft markets dont be afraid the Jamaican people are lovely we went twice to the craft markets thsts where the real Jamaican people are we got lovely hand crafted gifts...More

1  Thank Hev T
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

We took a taxi from our resort & were dropped off at the Banana Bay Gift Shop which is not far from Margeritaville. From the minute we got out of the taxi we were pestered by Shop keepers and locals. The traders were telling us...More

1  Thank Michael W
Reviewed 12 May 2018

As many other posters have commented - be ready for very aggressive offerings of everything from cashews, to carved phallic pipes, to a wide range of drugs. We stopped by Usain Bolt's restaurant, which was a nice sports bar, and did a small shopping at...More

3  Thank Sarah G
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mhairirobertson02
13 September 2017|
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Response from mly11599 | Reviewed this property |
A few shops had CDs but not LPs.
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Steve-and-Nikki
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.
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29 December 2016|
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Response from Lynda H | Reviewed this property |
No, it is not legal as of yet.
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