Shopping in Montego Bay

Photo credit: © Carlos Ruiz Badilla
 

Your shopping experience in Montego Bay is likely to be one of the most diverse you'll encounter on the island.  Strip malls, craft fairs, vendors on the beach, and stand along boutiques downtown are all part of the shopping landscape, and each has a slightly different feel.

Craft markets are extremely popular in Montego Bay, with at least one going on somewhere each day with over 100 vendors at almost all times.  Here, you'll find a great selection of Jamaican crafts and souvenirs, but you need to be prepared for the aggressive nature of the vendors.  Bargaining is recommended here and at any stands you encounter on the beach. 

The main shopping areas outside of craft markets is the City Centre where most of the duty free shops are, Montego Freeport, a collection of shops near the pier, and the Holiday Village Shopping Center.  Other malls exist throughout town, and you'll find that most resorts have at least a small souvenir shop for guests.  

Gifts and Souvenirs

The table below lists more information about 4 gift and souvenir shops in Montego Bay.

Gifts and Souvenirs In Montego Bay
Name Type Phone Location
Queenie's Gift Shop Gift and Souvenir Shops (876) 979-7913 Downtown Montego Bay
Ringo's Haberdashery & Gift Center Gift and Souvenir Shops (876) 952-3492 Downtown Montego Bay
Royal Shop Montego Duty Free Store (876) 953-3504 Downtown Montego Bay
Weekenders Gift Shop Gift and Souvenir Shops (876) 952-7657 Downtown Montego Bay

Specialty Shops

One of the area's interesting specialty retailers is Tropicana Jewelers Montego. This shopping venue is located in Rose Hall, in eastern Montego Bay. For watches and jewelry, guests can choose from Patek Philippe, Chanel, Bulgari, Chopard, Marco Bicego and David Yurman. Brands like Underwood, Visconti, Chopard and Bvlgari are available for pens and accessories. If you would like to call before making reservations, do so at (876) 953-2242.

A handful of the specialty shops in or near Montego Bay are listed below.

Specialty Shops Around Montego Bay
Name Type Phone Location
Harbour Street Craft Market Handicraft Dealers -- Downtown Montego Bay
Joan's Flowers & Gifts Florist (876) 749-1944 Downtown Montego Bay
Real Deal Jewellers Jewelry Store (876) 749-6902 Downtown Montego Bay
Saba Art Gallery & Frames Art Gallery (876) 940-1011 Downtown Montego Bay
Swiss Stores Montego Bay Jewelry Store (876) 953-9274 Rose Hall, 7.5 mi. East-Northeast of Central Montego Bay
Tropicana Jewelers Montego Jewelry Store (876) 953-2242 Rose Hall, 7.2 mi. East-Northeast of Central Montego Bay

Food and Grocery

Hungry? Hi-Lo Food Stores is located in Montego Bay. Hi-Lo Food Stores is the place to get all of your grocery and household needs. With locations all over Jamaica, you know that they are a trust worthy company. They're located on Orange St.

Look through the following chart for more information about your options.

Food and Grocery Stores In Montego Bay
Name Type Phone Location
Captain's Bakery Bakery -- Downtown Montego Bay
Hi-Lo Food Stores Grocery Store (876) 952-2641 1.5 mi. South of Downtown Montego Bay
Hi-Lo Supermarket Grocery Store -- 1.5 mi. South of Downtown Montego Bay
Queen's Supermarket Grocery Store (876) 952-3557 Downtown Montego Bay
Salmon Bakery Bakery (876) 952-2579 Downtown Montego Bay
Shoppers Mini Mart Grocery Store 979-1571-2 Downtown Montego Bay
St. James Bakery Bakery (876) 952-2215 Downtown Montego Bay
Superplus Food Stores Grocery Store (876) 940-4969 Downtown Montego Bay
Time & Patience Bakery Bakery (876) 979-0796 Downtown Montego Bay

Other Retail

The chart below offers some key facts regarding 15 of the other shopping locations in the area.

Other Types of Shopping In Montego Bay
Name Type Phone Location
Bay City Super Market Shopping Center -- Downtown Montego Bay
Bay Court Pharmacy Drug Store (876) 940-2725 Downtown Montego Bay
Baywest Shopping Plaza Shopping Center -- Downtown Montego Bay
Blue Diamond Shopping Mall Shopping Center (876) 953-9020 ext. 2 3.5 mi. Northeast of Central Montego Bay
Charles Gordon Market Shopping Center -- 0.6 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Montego Bay
City Centre Plaza Montego Bay Shopping Center -- Downtown Montego Bay
Cornwall Garden Center Garden Center/Nursery (876) 952-6481 1.0 mi. Southeast of Downtown Montego Bay
Fairview Shopping Center Shopping Center -- 1.4 mi. South of Downtown Montego Bay
Fontana Pharmacy Drug Store (876) 952-3866 1.4 mi. South of Downtown Montego Bay
Loj Shopping Mall Shopping Center -- Downtown Montego Bay
Mega Mart Shopping Center -- 1.0 mi. South of Downtown Montego Bay
Payless Bargain Center Shopping Center (876) 971-0017 Downtown Montego Bay
Smart Books & Stationeries Book Store (876) 971-9639 Downtown Montego Bay
Whitter Village Shopping Center -- 3.5 mi. Northeast of Central Montego Bay
Zack's Pharmacy Drug Store (876) 979-2870 Downtown Montego Bay
 

Help us improve! We welcome your corrections and suggestions.