Hip Strip

Hip Strip, Montego Bay: Address, Phone Number, Hip Strip Reviews: 3/5

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WanderlustGita
State College, PA70 contributions
Nov. 2021
We stopped here as part of a city tour, where our taxi driver told us all sorts of interesting things about Jamaica, and the local sites of Montego Bay, such as they are. The Hip Strip is pretty much a tourist trap, with lots of souvenir shops which are generally overpriced, and a bit rundown. Has some colorful restaurants and bars as well, which look like they could be fun for the younger crowd in the evening, though when we were there an eight o'clock curfew for cover was still in affect. Fun to visit as part of a larger tour, for an hour or two, but wouldn't go out of my way to visit otherwise.
Written 3 December 2021
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BuddyZach
Fairfax, VA9 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Solo
Tourist trap with higher than they deserve to be prices. But it’s convenient and has lots of selection. There’s a Starbucks, an ATM that provides US or Jamaican dollars, a post office, a casino, and a bunch of restaurant options.
Written 19 November 2021
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Carena J
4 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Couples
We had a blast! Margaritaville had great food and drinks! Casino, shops, dispensaries, FUN! We went 3 times! Check it out
Written 8 October 2021
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Carol E
Montpelier, VT12 contributions
Jun. 2021
Our flight was delayed by a couple of hours so we decided to visit the Hip Strip while we waited for our plane. In hindsight, we should probably have just stayed at the airport. There is nothing special about this run-down street of souvenir shops and fast food restaurants. The vendors were very pushy and all the souvenirs were basically the same.
Written 20 July 2021
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MIKA D
6 contributions
May 2021
I stayed at a hotel that is Jamaican owned and operated and this property sits on the hip strip and across from a famous beach. The hhip strip is lively and buzzing when in full swing. It's only worth visiting when there aren't any restrictions during the week. On the wknds you could hit or miss a new curfew that would require the area to close earlier than normal. There are beaches, all kinds of smoke and party accessories a party animal could dream of. Bars and clubs and lots of local hotels. This is a great spot for the budget friendly pocket that just wanna have fun.
Written 21 June 2021
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Alicia Corona
Gilbert, AZ6 contributions
Jun. 2021
We decided to go to the hip strip to do some shopping. We took a taxi from SRC and we learned about Jamaica on our drive and then we were taken to the hip strip and did some souvenir shopping. It was a great experience, we felt safe and got some great deals!
Written 18 June 2021
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ANTHONY HDZ
10 contributions
Jan. 2021
You can't even walk around feeling safe since there's dope sellers pretty much outside every store and they're not the nicest..the will aggresively try to convice you to either buy all kinds of drugs or *female* services...be respectful and take your time to properly say "NO" or they will become aggresive and even threathen you...unfortunately I learned that the hard way..

The stores are average, if you search really really good you may find somenthing cool to buy. But pretty much everything is just "Made in China" crazy overpriced merchandise. We only bought 3 key rings for $10
Written 25 January 2021
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Lori S
Edwardsville, IL179 contributions
Sep. 2019
Very busy area. I like to look around but not when people are literally grabbing your arm to drag you into shops. You can't take two steps without a vendor nagging you for business. Evidently it's a hot spot for bouncy brownies... Jamaica would be tolerable if it weren't for the pushy vendors. I feel for the people trying to make a living but I'm not going to buy a bunch of stuff I don't have a use for.
Written 29 August 2020
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Susan I
Leesburg, FL37 contributions
Feb. 2020
WE spent 3 days and nights on the Hip Strip. It was quite an experience! Our hotel room was clean, thr grounds immaculate tho dated. Service everywhere we went was stellar. Forget the resorts! Go whwere the locals are! Each & every shop keeper was friendly and courteous even when we didn't buy anything! It was amazing!
Written 23 February 2020
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AndyHumphrey
Southampton, UK26 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Couples
This was on our way to jimmy Buffetts place( a must). The strip is made up of lots of shops full of rubbish. They tried to sell me rum in 3 shops. Telling me it was cheap, at only 100 us dollars. Well I bought it for 30 dollars else where. Always trying to say 50 percent off in our shop. Well until you get to pay..avoid like the plague...
Written 22 February 2020
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