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Hip Strip

Gloucester Avenue, Montego Bay, Jamaica
+1 876-952-4777
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Strip malls and hotels line this busy street.
  • Excellent15%
  • Very good17%
  • Average41%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible9%
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Gloucester Avenue, Montego Bay, Jamaica
+1 876-952-4777
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

We had a day stay here on our cruise in MoBay and we did not want to spend lots of time travelling to and from tourist locations so we decided to grab a cab and head to Hip Street. The area is of course a...More

Thank Coach_Dizzy
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We had our hotel drop us off here as a means to get to the Old Fort Craft market. I noticed that you could actually get to several Montego Bay attractions from the Hip Strip, but that's another story... Anyway when we were trying to...More

Thank Kyle W
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Been here before in 2004. Then there was a big effort to make it tourist friendly by having pairs of policemen every 100 yards or so watching for trouble. It felt very intimidating. This time we arrived on a cruise ship for a week's stay....More

1  Thank supabuilda
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We didn't venture very far down the Strip, so perhaps my observations are not representative, but what we saw was very typical cheap tourist stuff, trinkets and t-shirts, beach cover-ups, stuff we have seen all over the Caribbean. Got tired of it after a few...More

1  Thank CLArelis
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Can skip the hip strip and go straight into town which is much more colourful and interesting, and gives you a flavour of the real Jamaica.

Thank TTT-789
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We spent two days in Montego Bay while waiting for our cruise to Cuba. The "hip-strip" was a few blocks of souvenir shops and really not a "must-do" destination . It is worth a look if you want a keepsake or two but otherwise there...More

Thank boodleman
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Are you in the mood for lots of tacky souvenir stores that offer all of the same crappy trinkets? Then be sure to visit the Hip Strip - you'll find everything you need! There are a couple of decent restaurants, but nothing spectacular. Find something...More

Thank ofdaleys
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Local hangout and where you see beautiful sunsets and interesting people. Better to go with someone who is from there. Cars parked along the strip, some bars and restaurants. Not a lot to do but visit with people you know. Very nice people, loud music,...More

Thank Lisa O
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Skip this trip. Nothing to see, no deals, just Jamaican dollar stores that are owned by east Indians and have a few Jamaicans working them. It's very strange. Nothing unique or "Jamaican" in these stores unless it comes from China. Save the trip and just...More

Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We thought we would enjoy some shopping, lunch, and various drinking establishments. We started at Margaritaville with a couple cocktails then ventured forth. I knew what to expect from the vendors, but the shops lacked anything authentic. Other than Marguerite's, directly next door, there was...More

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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.
21 November 2016|
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Response from phred209 | Reviewed this property |
very safe. we found very nice jewelry at reasonable price. we prefer jamica over the north shore of dr.