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Hip Strip

Gloucester Avenue, Montego Bay, Jamaica
+1 876-952-4777
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Strip malls and hotels line this busy street.
  • Excellent15%
  • Very good17%
  • Average41%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible9%
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Gloucester Avenue, Montego Bay, Jamaica
+1 876-952-4777
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

New to hipstrip was a Starbucks store right next door to Doctors Cave beach. I was so happy to see it there and the view from inside is awesome! Staff was super friendly and eager to please

Thank Carrie B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was terrible. It was just before 10am. There are loads of people calling to you and making it uncomfortable to walk down the strip. We only went in shops were we weren’t bothered on the street. Very run down and really not worth visiting....More

Thank Linda Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hipstrip is a vendorstreet with giftshops, all selling the same stuff. Too bad theres nothing nice to buy. The vendors are annoying. It's not worth it.

Thank Tutetrotter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The villa we rented came with a guy that was both driver and body guard and I was glad I had him sort of lurking behind me, because some of the shop keepers were super aggressive and I felt a little unsafe a few times....More

Thank Teresa W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While it was very interesting on the Hip Strip, you need to stay together and know that the people who work this strip are very aggressive. They want you in their shop and they want you to buy!

Thank Bridgett B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took a taxi to the Hip Strip from our resort on 11/16/17. Our driver parked outside one of the stores (Banana Bay) and waited there while we shopped. It’s “permit parking only” on the street so if the store owner allows the driver to...More

1  Thank BobbyG1977
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not sure where "hip" strip got its name; someone trying to do some fancy advertising that stuck but, except for Margaritaville, a good coffee shop, the Pork Pit, Doctor's Cave, and several vendors, there isn't much at all going on here (a new Starbucks is...More

Thank Jim0001MontebelloCA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great deals ...vendors very pushy there though ....loved the beach down there ...cheaper prices than the gift shop at the resort ...

Thank Dlangille
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to encourage the locals. This street most store are owned by indian or chinese. Weird. I prefer to deal with artists directly..

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always a very busy hectic mainly locals, not too much for tourists, some American style fast food like KFC, and Burger King, tons of traffic and not good if you are personally driving, better to take a local bus or taxi for a drop off.

Thank tammyBaltimore_Md
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13 September 2017|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Not sure I've never seen that sort of stuff on the hip strip?
20 March 2017|
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Response from ndennifer | Reviewed this property |
They will sell in USD and convert to JMD. Its a tourist shopping area.
28 December 2016|
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Response from Lynda H | Reviewed this property |
No, it is not legal as of yet.