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Montego Bay City Tour and Shopping Trip

Duration: Half Day

montego bay city tour and shopping trip

Explore Jamaica’s second city and see the island’s vibrancy and true colours in its full splendour. Montego Bay is Jamaica’s tourism capital by excellence and offers visitors with a colourful mix of culture; sun kissed white sands and a rich and interesting history. An eclectic city full of life and flair that will enchant you on this full day excursion to its hip city centre!

Jamaica’s largest airport is here at Montego Bay so it’s no wonder that much of the island’s commercial activity is centred around this vibrant city. We begin our tour with a drive by the city’s most popular tourist destination at Dr Cave Club; the most amazing beach resort in the island! This bathing club has a history that dates back as far as to the year 1906 when Dr Alexander James McCatty generously donated this beach property to the public. The club’s name is owed to the fact that the beach could be accessed through a cave. This cave however was destroyed by a hurricane in 1932 and no longer exists. More than just a beach, Dr Cave is a living legend located right at the middle of Montego Bay’s “Hip Strip”. As part of our trip we will also be driving along this so-called Hip Strip or Gloucester Avenue which is a trendy section with the city’s widest variety of art galleries, cafes and shops.

For a little brush with more of Montego Bay’s history we make a brief stop at the Sam Sharpe Square, right at Montego Bay’s centre.  This centric square was named after the city’s leader of the 1832 Christmas rebellion against the unfair law that only allowed slaves to meet in church. The sculptures and picture in this central square are dedicated to this national hero and this square is a popular meeting point for all Montego citizens.

Our last drive will be through Montego Bay’s Freeport just before we make a shopping stop at the City Centre. This Freeport is located on a beautiful, man-made peninsula that juts into the bay.  Here at the Bay Free Zone you will see a great number of Montegonians manufacturing various items such as t-shirts and sportswear, all for export.

And now will be time for you to get into action and engage in some passionate haggling at the local Crafts Market. We will be taking to Montego Bay’s largest Craft Market at Harbour Street.  This happens to be the city’s main market and is a true kaleidoscope of colour and lively sounds. Each vendor sells their own wares from a stall and all booths and stalls are brightly painted in different eye-catching colours. Here you will find a wide array of authentic handmade Jamaican items and crafts. The selection includes wooden and straw woods, t-shirts, towels, flags, tropical beachwear and all other kinds of souvenirs. You must be prepared for some serious haggling though because the Jamaicans are well known for their assertiveness at making a sale. The good news is they are open to negotiation which means that you can end up leaving with many great bargains!

For your final shopping experience we take you to the City Centre where all the major in-bond stores and duty free shops are situated. Here you will find a wide variety of shops offering world-class quality merchandise, including fine jewellery, an array of crystals, leather goods, perfumes gold pieces and boutique clothing. After a long day of city exploring and walking this is the best way to feel refreshed and recharge your energies with a little retail therapy!

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