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“Safe, well-patrolled, touristy.”
Review of Hip Strip

Hip Strip
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$42.22*
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Day Trip to Doctor's Cave Beach, Margaritaville...
Ranked #50 of 81 things to do in Montego Bay
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Owner description: Strip malls and hotels line this busy street.
Reviewed April 14, 2009

Jamaica in general, and the "Hip Strip" in particular, have a reputation for being overrun with hustlers. Just returned a week ago, I did not find that to be the case at all. We got hassled by hustlers far more downtown than we ever did on Gloucester Ave. There were tourist police about every 50 meters or so, maybe less. They patrol not only in the commercial section of the street, but in the parks and near the public beach as well. The only hustlers were legitimate business people, taxi drivers, shop keepers, etc., constantly asking for your business, but it's no big deal, they're just making a living. In our four days there only once were we offered drugs. For Jamaica, that's astounding.

I found it all a little too touristy, for the most part there was nothing in the Hip Strip stores I wanted to buy. Stay away from Spice World Market on the north end of the street; the owners are a couple of ethnic Indians who will miss no opportunity to try to rip you off.

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Lagrange Ga
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Reviewed July 29, 2004

Great Shopping! None of the straw market hassle. Try it

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Melbourne,fl.
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Reviewed October 17, 2003

I'm just in love with this Islsnd. I was introduced to Jamaica at a early age , but did not go there until I was in my 20's. One of the first places I was taken to was the pelican Grill, which is on the gloucester Ave. Which is now called the hip strip. You can find alot to do down on the hip strip. Margaritaville for the young at heart. and across the street you can gamble and listen to a live band or stand outside on the outside upstairs landings and look up and down the hipstrip. you can go down a little further and there is the hurrican club. and if you don't want to be right on the strip , you can go to pier1 where they have good food and a good night life if you like reggae. But way else would you be there if you don't go dance to the beat. To me the hipstip is one of Jamaica's places to see when you are there,you are for sure to find some thing to do. Llittleles

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