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2 weeks ago
“It was ok”
11 Feb 2019
“Nice shops, restaurants/bars, beach access but aggressive locals ”
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 3 days ago via mobile

Tons of souvenirshops selling basically the same products. Nothing much to see at all. Not really any nice restaurants or cafés.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank utnora231
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was told this is where to go to buy cheaper t-shirts and gifts... All stores carry most of the same stuff, the people are pushy, and NOT OWNED BY JAMAICANS !!! a bottle of aloe was 11 $ compared to 14 at the resort...not worth...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank darlene g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took a tour bus to go shopping here. Yes it had every souvenir we were looking for but....oh my gosh! The strip isn’t very big and the congestion of people and your buses was overwhelming.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Norman R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All kinds of gifts, good food of different types; Doctor's Cave Beach and Margarittaville are fun places. Be sure to visit Priceless Gift Shop and ask for Keisha aka Chilly Pepper to help you find your perfect gifts!

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank kathleenpforr32
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We toured up and down the strip twice on day trips on our vacation.We found it to be safe and in true fashion it is the barter system of buying things.Vendors rely on you going into their stores to see what they have and if...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank vac201616
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Love the hip strip! Went back for a second time on our recent vacation!! Montego Bay is amazing! Any of the all inclusive resorts. Shopping is a must on the hip strip!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank michelle_kobe
Reviewed 11 February 2019

Busy, hagglers trying to get you into their shops for cheap t shirts and crafts. If you want to take something home to friends, go, but don't pay asking price.

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank David W
Reviewed 11 February 2019 via mobile

I enjoyed hip strip for the food and access to doctors cave beach. It is difficult to find parking and it is a very busy street. I always had to park near deadend beach and then walk towards the middle of the street. There are...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank ttbarlow11
Reviewed 8 February 2019 via mobile

I think the hip strip is over rated. There wasn't much to see or do. We lived on the hip strip and hardly did anything there, just went to sleep. The shops are overpriced, they're targeting tourists. They sell shorts, bathing suits, local artifacts, towel,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank asandab2013
Reviewed 22 January 2019 via mobile

Very busy area. Stay focused, driving in opposite side of the road. Look around. Locals can be a little intimidating, hounding for sales. Lots of shops and unique items. Can definitely bargain prices.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank loisc505
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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.
20 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.
28 December 2016|
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Response from Lynda H | Reviewed this property |
No, it is not legal as of yet.