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“Beware”

St. James Place Shopping Centre
Ranked #40 of 74 things to do in Montego Bay
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Spring Grove, Illinois
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Beware”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

The vendors all want to sell you something and can be quite rude if you politely say "no thanks." Welcome to Jamaica.

Visited April 2014
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English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“banana bay store”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

beware of this store, why, because if you use your credit card make sure you watch and check it before you leave, they seem to have a habit of adding on extra dollars, it happen to myself and a friend, we did not check our receipt until we where on the bus back to the hotel. Also it was the first store I was in to have one of there sales people tell me it was usual to tip the person serving you, it never happen in any other store I was in. So on my next to Jamaica I will not be shopping in that store.

Visited February 2014
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17 Thank ollie390
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Orefield, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Beautiful Shops”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

I am a big shopper, then again what woman isn't. They had some of the greatest shops for clothing and accessories. i had a hard time leaving a store and not buying anything. Would definitely take more time and shop there again.

Visited July 2013
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9 Thank Princess04348
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Granbury, Texas
Level Contributor
365 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 385 helpful votes
“Don't get caught downtown and miss the real Montego Bay!”
Reviewed 17 November 2010

We fell for the "one day shuttle fee - $15 - all over Montego Bay". Don't. We were dumped into a very congested area downtown with shops owned by Indians, not natives. The shuttle took 35 minutes to pick us up (supposed to be waits between 10-15 minutes). We had them take us as far as the line went - Margaritaville. Still congested there so we just set out walking on the main street. We were thrilled to find St. James Place Shopping Centre. This is where we met the true native people of the island. Don't let the name fool you and don't miss Kash 'N Karry! We found the nicest embroidered shirts on the island - 5 for $20. We were able to pick up an authentic Jamaican soccer jersey - $25. We spent over an hour here getting to know the store owner, Raj, and his helper, Joy, while enjoying Red Stipe beer. When we explained our frustration at not getting to see the true Montego Bay, he hooked us up with cabdriver Dave who we then procurred for the rest of our day there. Dave took us around the square, filling us in on Jamaican's Day of Emancipation and other historical facts. He showed us their courthouse, the oldest church there, around the City and then took us up to the highest point in Montego Bay to a lovely hillside hotel originally built by slaves. This old plantation had many stories to tell. We were welcome to take lots of photos and even met the owner and her family. Dave took us back to the pier to board our cruise ship. All of this started because we walked out of the main traffic and into the St. James Place Shopping Centre! Thank you, Raj, Joy and Dave for saving our day in Montego Bay! We appreciated your hospitality!

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