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“Very busy”
Review of Hip Strip

Hip Strip
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Montego Bay Sightseeing and Shopping Tour
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Private Half-Day Montego Bay Tour from Falmouth
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Day Trip to Doctor's Cave Beach, Margaritaville and Hip-Strip Shopping from...
Ranked #14 of 74 things to do in Montego Bay
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Owner description: Strip malls and hotels line this busy street.
Toronto, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Very busy”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

There was not much there for me. All the stores sell the same things. It was hot. All I got there was two bottles of water.

Visited October 2013
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Leesburg, Florida
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Hip Strip”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

Safe place to shop and party if you want. You don't have to buy anything you don't want and haggle if you do buy.

Visited September 2013
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Monroe, Iowa, United States
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A great place!!”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

You can't go wrong here! Sam is wonderful! You can purchase souvenirs at a reasonable price from a no pressure place. We returned to his shop every day during our visit. He was always very accommodating! There is nothing negative about a visit here!

Visited September 2013
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Texas
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Hipstrip not so hip”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

We were one of a few tourists at the time looking to window shop and get some food (during the day). the shops all sell the same stuff - cheaper quality goods, some even made in China (shot glasses, t-shirts, coffee, sauces, etc). If you're looking for this kind of stuff, you'll be in heaven, but don't expect much more.
It was hard to find a good restaurant that sold authentic food of any kind. There were a couple of chains along the road, and we did end up finding a little jerk chicken nook in the wall that was really good.
There was a public beach that we walked (littered with tons of trash and broken glass), Doctor's Cave (for a fee) and a nice public park. Jewish Cemetary wasn't much of anything to see.

In a nutshell, this is something to see when in Montego Bay, but for a short time only unless you plan at staying here and taking advantage of Doctor's Cave or Margaritaville or the clubs. If you don't want a resort, this area would be a good jumping point to see other areas of Jamaica.

Visited September 2013
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jamaica
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60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“the 'hip strip' of Montego bay!”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

Gloucester avenue is a great strip for tourists as it has all that you need, from shopping, restaurants, clubs, supermarkets, post office, public and private beach, bars, courier services, bank and so much more. Staying at any one of the Hotels along this strip means you are minutes from the airport and minutes from downtown and acsessible to everthing in Montego Bay!

Visited August 2013
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