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.
Many gift and souvenir shops located in Montego Bay can be seen in the chart below.
|Gift and Souvenir Shops||(876) 979-7913||Downtown Montego Bay|
|Gift and Souvenir Shops||(876) 953-6660||Downtown Montego Bay|
|Gift and Souvenir Shops||(876) 952-3492||Downtown Montego Bay|
|Duty Free Store||(876) 953-3504||Downtown Montego Bay|
|Gift and Souvenir Shops||(876) 957-4438||3.5 mi. South West of Central Montego Bay|
|Gift and Souvenir Shops||(876) 971-9349||Downtown Montego Bay|
|Gift and Souvenir Shops||(876) 971-6913||Downtown Montego Bay|
|Duty Free Store||(876) 952-2291||Downtown Montego Bay|
|Gift and Souvenir Shops||(876) 952-7657||Downtown Montego Bay|
|Gift and Souvenir Shops||(876) 952-0966||Downtown Montego Bay|
One of the area's more popular specialty retailers is Gallery of West Indian Art. They are situated in Montego Bay. The Gallery of West Indian Art was founded by Liz DeLisser over four decades ago, after becoming discouraged with the lack of artwork from the West Indies available in Jamaica. Since it originally opened, this shop has expanded to encompass two retail outlets in Montego Bay, as well as branches throughout the Caribbean. You will find them at 11 Fairfield Road .
Another good option is The Tobacco Store, which is located 3.4 mi. (5.5 km) away from Gallery of West Indian Art. The Tobacco Store sells cigars and cigarettes from Jamaica, Cuba, Europe, and the United States at low prices, certainly making it worth stocking up. In addition, they also sell gift items that relate to smoking like lighters, blunt wraps, and pipes. If you want to call before making reservations, you can do so at (876) 979-1070.
The table just below shows some details concerning the 10 specialty shops in or near Montego Bay.
|Gallery of West Indian Art||Art Gallery||(876) 952-4547||1.7 mi. Southeast of Downtown Montego Bay|
|Handicraft Dealers||--||Downtown Montego Bay|
|Jewelry Store||(876) 971-7496||Downtown Montego Bay|
|Florist||(876) 749-1944||Downtown Montego Bay|
|Jewelry Store||(876) 749-6902||Downtown Montego Bay|
|Art Gallery||(876) 940-1011||Downtown Montego Bay|
|Surfing Gear Store||(876) 971-7406||Downtown Montego Bay|
|Jewelry Store||(876) 953-9274||Rose Hall, 7.5 mi. East-Northeast of Central Montego Bay|
|The Tobacco Store||Tobacconist and Cigar Shop||(876) 979-1070||2.0 mi. North of Downtown Montego Bay|
|Jewelry Store||(876) 953-2242||Montego Bay|
Looking for some clothing? You might want to try Pablo Palair Fashion -- it's located within downtown Montego Bay. The line of clothing at Pablo Palair utilizes mostly linen and cotton for comfort and style. Clothing is both casual and formal, so you can walk in and make a purchase for any occasion without a problem. They're at 2 Barnett Street.
Review the table just below for a listing of apparel shops located in this area.
|Boutique||(876) 953-3429||Rose Hall, 5.7 mi. Northeast of Central Montego Bay|
|Pablo Palair Fashion||Clothing Store||(876) 979-1255||Downtown Montego Bay|
|Shoe Store||--||Downtown Montego Bay|
|Boutique||(876) 953-3556||Downtown Montego Bay|
|Clothing Store||(876) 971-2988||Downtown Montego Bay|
|Clothing Store||(876) 940-5525||Downtown Montego Bay|
|Clothing Store||(876) 952-2099||Downtown Montego Bay|
View the following chart for more information about your options.
|Bakery||--||Downtown Montego Bay|
|Grocery Store||--||1.5 mi. South of Downtown Montego Bay|
|Grocery Store||(876) 952-3313||Downtown Montego Bay|
|Grocery Store||(876) 952-3557||Downtown Montego Bay|
|Grocery Store||(876) 979-1513||Downtown Montego Bay|
|Bakery||(876) 952-2579||Downtown Montego Bay|
|Grocery Store||979-1571-2||Downtown Montego Bay|
|Grocery Store||(876) 952-2668||Downtown Montego Bay|
|Bakery||(876) 952-2215||Downtown Montego Bay|
|Grocery Store||(876) 979-3127||Downtown Montego Bay|
|Grocery Store||(876) 940-4969||Downtown Montego Bay|
|Bakery||(876) 979-0796||Downtown Montego Bay|
|Grocery Store||(876) 979-9437||Downtown Montego Bay|
|Grocery Store||(876) 952-5705||Downtown Montego Bay|
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