If you’re looking for shopping and nightlife action in Montego Bay, then you can’t miss the Hip Strip. The stretch of Gloucester Avenue between Aqua Sol Theme Park and the airport is the main hub of tourist activity, with thumping music, tasty rum drinks and shopping of all stripes. Whether you’re looking for a Red Stripe t-shirt or high-end duty-free shops, you can find it here, and all just steps from popular beach hangouts like Doctor’s Cave Beach and Cornwall Beach. Street vendors are plentiful and pushy, so don’t hesitate to haggle. While there, Margaritaville is a must-visit to order a drink at the double-level bar, play on the giant water trampolines, or take a ride on the 120-foot water-slide into the warm Caribbean. And the strip really heats up after the sun goes down at spots like Blue Beat Jazz Lounge, with serves martinis alongside live jazz and blues overlooking the ocean.
The Hip Strip runs along Gloucester Avenue from Aqua Sol Theme Park to Sangster International Airport. This area of Montego Bay is safer than downtown of the city proper, however it’s a good idea to stay wary and stick to crowded areas.