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“The HIP strip is no longer so HIP!!!”
Review of Hip Strip

Hip Strip
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$42.22*
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Day Trip to Doctor's Cave Beach, Margaritaville and Hip-Strip Shopping from...
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$65.00*
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Montego Bay Sightseeing and Shopping Tour
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$55.00*
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Private Half-Day Montego Bay Tour
Ranked #17 of 74 things to do in Montego Bay
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Owner description: Strip malls and hotels line this busy street.
Reviewed April 4, 2014

It is a place to go and see but don't expect to much. Everywhere you go you will get asked "do you want any "brownies" or drugs"? The guys are nice but annoying! It is a small area that is quite busy and noisy until about 6PM then the street gets rolled up and there is nobody walking the strip.....

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Reviewed April 1, 2014

I just didn't think there was much here. I was looking for restaurants and bars and there just weren't very many of either. It seems to be pretty much shut down by eight p.m. You have Margaritaville a a few local bars, but that is about it.

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Reviewed March 27, 2014

We took a cab from Riu to here for $40.00 return. Ask for Adam. Drove by Doctors Cave Beach it looked lovely. We shopped mostly at Smile something where the prices were the best. We were offered free beer, rum or water. Went to Margaritaville and had a beer. We did not realize we would have taken a booze Cruz for the same price. Did not take advantage of the water sports at Margaritaville as we did have our swim suits with us but it looked like great fun. Read the prices before you order. Can be pricey.

2  Thank Potato35
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Reviewed March 15, 2014

We have stayed in the Doctor's Cave Beach Hotel for three years in a row. We go for our anniversary and we love it there. There are several beaches you can visit and it does cost money to get in and for the various items for rent; i.e. lounge chairs, umbrellas, and lidos (floating air mattresses). $30.00 for two of us for a couple of hours, so we're not much for the beach. But our hotel had a pool, so that was great! There are a lot of shops and restaurants on the "Hip Strip" and as other people have stated, lots of local people trying to sell their wares. But, a simple "no thank you" and keep on walking is all we ever do, if we're not interested. We always buy a few things and try to buy from as many different shops as we can. But, there are a lot of them and you can't always buy from them all. Make sure to bargain with them, we always do! Have never had any issues with safety at all on the Hip Strip. Lots to see!

1  Thank Marie F
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Reviewed March 14, 2014

locals can be pushy, They all sell the same products so you have to know how to negotiate prices with them.

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