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Address: Harbour Street, Montego Bay, Jamaica
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This street is best known for its open-air craft market, where t-shirts,...

This street is best known for its open-air craft market, where t-shirts, beads and handmade crafts are sold.

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If you are familiar with Jamaica and what to expect [ie the bartering and constant selling] then this is an ok place to visit. We got dragged to the craft market which is tucked... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 July 2014
foodie8317
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Orlando, Florida

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Formal hotel tour didn't go into the Harbour Street Craft Market, (disappointed). So I used a locally licensed taxi driver (he had a Red plated vehicle, which means he is legit!) not associated with the hotel for this. Dane was great, very friendly, professional and reasonably priced. Good driver (I would never drive in Jamaica, OMG!) He wasn't pushy, knew... More 

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Davenport, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

I honestly do not mind people trying to sell me stuff. I know what I want and if I want something I will buy it, so not a big deal. I am also very good at saying NO and meaning it. So, now the drugs. OMG! I got a freaking contact high standing in a store, like weed is literally... More 

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3 Thank Cher C
Montego Bay, Jamaica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

On Harbour Street, we have the shops that offer a very wide variety of souvenirs, crafts and clothes. There is also a restaurant and a cambio.

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1 Thank wgordon2015
Independence, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

If you are looking for some nice handmade local crafts, then this is the area you'll want to visit!!

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1 Thank Andrew G
Crewe, UK
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2015

We got off a cruise ship and were looking for something to do as we weren't getting any excursions. We thought this was the best option as the taxi we cheap to get to it and it was described as Hip Street. The taxi turned out to be a rip off and was a shared bus where they would take... More 

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2 Thank Greaty44
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2014

Market is made up of small tents of people selling crafts! It is constant! People trying to get you to shop in, their shops! People trying to braid your hair... Can be a bit overwhelming!

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2 Thank Angela H
Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

If you are familiar with Jamaica and what to expect [ie the bartering and constant selling] then this is an ok place to visit. We got dragged to the craft market which is tucked away from the main street. On the way there a cop stopped us and told us not to go and then 5 minutes later told us... More 

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6 Thank foodie8317
Fort Worth, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

The Harbor Street Market was a little more than we were trying to get in to. We went on a day that there was no cruise ship, so we were literally the only customers there. Because of this, we had 5 people swarming us the whole time. Luckily the taxi driver stayed with us and ran crowd control. The hardest... More 

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Port Orange, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2013

My wife and family love to shop. So we will put up with some annoyances to get the best deals. Yes the Jamaicans on Harbor street will try to get you to buy everything they have. Yes they will follow you down the street, just be polite and don't be afraid to say no. If you know that's the way... More 

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Pensacola FL
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

I wrote a glowing review of Harbour Street last year. We just got back from Montego Bay a few days ago and things have spiraled downhill rapidly. We hired a taxi driver, a wonderful local Jamaican man, who drove us to all of our favorite destinations in the city. He, along with other Jamaicans, warned us of the very dangerous... More 

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