Shopping in Ocho Rios

Photo credit: © Ricardo Mangual
 

Ocho Rios is known for its aggressive sales tactics which can be slightly off-putting for many travelers, but its huge variety of products which are deeply discounted and often duty free.  If you're up for a little haggling and are willing to shop with cash on hand, you will have a great time shopping here.

Downtown there are a few shopping centers and malls with well-known businesses selling duty-free goods like jewelry, clothing, china, crystal, and other housewares.  You shouldn't have to do much bargaining here.  It is at the merchant markets, such as at the Native Craft Market near Dunn's River Falls, where the owners of vendor carts will try and push you into buying their products.  The craft market is the best place to get local coffee and any number of handmade goods. 

Gifts and Souvenirs

Some of the gift and souvenir shops in Ocho Rios are listed in the following table.

Gifts and Souvenirs In Ocho Rios
Name Type Phone Location
Mohan's Duty Free Shop Duty Free Store (876) 974-9574 Downtown Ocho Rios
Native Gift Shop Gift and Souvenir Shops (876) 974-4972 Ocho Rios
Palace Gift Shop Gift and Souvenir Shops (876) 974-7165 Ocho Rios

Specialty Shops

One of the area's more interesting speciality shops is Harmony Hall. They are located in Tower Isle, in eastern Ocho Rios. Jamaica's leading artists and craftsmen have a home at Harmony Hall. The building, which was a 19th century Methodist manse, came into Annabella Proudlock's possession in 1980 and she worked with a group of friends to create the perfect locale to display some of the most beautiful pieces of artwork. If you want to call ahead, do so at (876) 975-4222.

Another good option is Clonmel Potters Gallery, which is located 7.5 mi. (12.1 km) from Harmony Hall. Owners Belva and Donald are also the artists who create pottery using a number of materials, including earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain from local materials. Each item produced by them is one of a kind, non-toxic, and dishwasher and microwave safe. They are located at 84 Lady Musgrave Road.

Gem Palace: For over three decades, the Sujanani brothers have worked together creating a line of hand crafted bangles beloved by the people of Kingston. Recently, they expanded their creations and now Gem Palace is a jewelry store that offers so much more. The property can be found at 47 Main Street.

Several of the specialty shops in and around Ocho Rios are summarized below.

Specialty Shops Around Ocho Rios
Name Type Phone Location
Clonmel Potters Gallery Art Gallery (876) 992-4495 10.0 mi. Southeast of Central Ocho Rios
Colors Duty Free Jewellers Jewelry Store (876) 974-1734 Downtown Ocho Rios
Diamond Collections Jewelry Store (876) 974-0671 Ocho Rios
Diamonds Forever Jewelry Store (876) 974-7185 Downtown Ocho Rios
Diamonds International Jewelry Store -- 1.5 mi. East of Downtown Ocho Rios
Gem Palace Jewelry Store (876) 974-2735 Ocho Rios
Harmony Hall Art Gallery (876) 975-4222 Tower Isle, 3.6 mi. East of Central Ocho Rios
House Of Diamonds Jewelry Store (876) 795-2921 Downtown Ocho Rios
Jewellery Affair Jewelry Store (876) 795-0161 Ocho Rios
Taj Jewellery Factory Jewelry Store (876) 795-2062 Ocho Rios

Clothing and Apparel

Looking for clothing? Perhaps you would enjoy Fancy Feet -- it's found in central Ocho Rios. Outfit yourself for success, with a selection of designer duds that'll make you look hot from head to toe. Fancy Feet is the place to handle all of your clothing and footwear needs. Visitors will be able to find them at 1 James Avenue.

Be sure to look through the table below for more information about your options.

Clothing and Apparel In Ocho Rios
Name Phone Location
Fancy Feet (876) 974-0529 1.1 mi. East of Downtown Ocho Rios
Ian's Footwear (876) 795-0840 Ocho Rios

Food and Grocery

Need to pick up some food supplies? Book & Nutrition Center is located in Ocho Rios. The shop is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you want to call ahead, you can do so at (876) 924-5227.

You might want to look through this table for more information.

Food and Grocery Stores Around Ocho Rios
Name Type Phone Location
Book & Nutrition Center Nutrition and Body Care Store (876) 924-5227 Ocho Rios
Chuck's Bakery Bakery (876) 972-2466 St. Ann's Bay, 7.9 mi. West of Central Ocho Rios
General Food Supermarket Grocery Store (876) 974-2510 St. Ann's Bay, 7.9 mi. West of Central Ocho Rios
Liu's Rexo Supermarket Grocery Store (876) 974-2328 Ocho Rios
Rexo Supermarket Grocery Store (876) 974-5579 Ocho Rios
Sheila's Homemade Pastries Bakery (876) 795-0687 Ocho Rios
Square One Supermarket Grocery Store (876) 972-2189 St. Ann's Bay, 7.9 mi. West of Central Ocho Rios
 

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