Shopping in Montego Bay

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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

If you're hoping to find some souvenirs you might want to check out Ahhh...Treasures, which is located in southeastern Montego Bay. They are open Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. If you're looking for something specific, try calling them at (876) 578-2582.

A second place to consider is V R Gifts & Souvenirs, which is located five and a half miles (eight and a half kilometers) to the northwest of Ahhh...Treasures. They are open Monday through Saturday between 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. If you are looking to call before you go, do so at (876) 684-9030.

A third option is Weekenders Gift Shop. For those looking to find a shop that offers a wide variety of Jamaica-themed souvenir items, Weekenders Gift Shop is the place to stop. They offer a wide variety of locally made items as well as other wonderful keepsakes to bring home. They're located on Gloucester Avenue.

View this table if you want more information.

Gifts and Souvenirs In Montego Bay
Name Type Phone Location
Ahhh...Treasures Gift and Souvenir Shops (876) 578-2582 5.0 mi. Southeast of Central Montego Bay
Aquasol Gift Shop Gift and Souvenir Shops (876) 940-3808 0.5 mi. Northwest of Downtown Montego Bay
Island Perfume & Gift Shop Gift and Souvenir Shops (876) 952-2756 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
V R Gifts & Souvenirs Gift and Souvenir Shops (876) 684-9030 1.6 mi. South West of Downtown Montego Bay
Weekenders Gift Shop Gift and Souvenir Shops (876) 620-5567 1.0 mi. North of Downtown Montego Bay

Specialty Shops

One of the more popular speciality shops in the area is Gallery of West Indian Art. This store is located within central Montego Bay. The gallery is open on Monday and Friday between 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. They're at 11 Fairfield Road .

Another good option is Saba Art Gallery & Frames, which is located two miles (three kilometers) to the northeast of Gallery of West Indian Art. The paintings displayed nearly cover the walls, providing many works for visitors to view. The artists featured here work with mediums such as oil, acrylic, watercolor, pen, and ink. If you are looking for something specific and want to call before you go, do so at (876) 940-1011.

Ahhh Ras Natango Gallery: You can visit for a wonderful array of paintings that celebrate the beautiful flora of Jamaica as well as it's people. If you are looking for a Jamaican keepsake, this is a great place to look. Guests can reach them at (876) 578-2582.

Several of the specialty shops located in or near Montego Bay are summarized down below.

Specialty Shops Around Montego Bay
Name Type Phone Location
Ahhh Ras Natango Gallery Art Gallery (876) 578-2582 5.0 mi. Southeast of Central Montego Bay
Gallery of West Indian Art Art Gallery (876) 952-4547 1.1 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Montego Bay
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 1.9 mi. East of 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

Want to check out some local food offerings? 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 are situated on Orange St.

Glance through the following table to learn more.

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

Review the table just below for information about some other shopping venues.

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
 

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