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Hip Strip

Cocktails © Sarah Ackerman
Cocktails © Sarah Ackerman

The 'Hip Strip' is undoubtedly Montego Bay's liveliest area, jam packed with sun-seeking visitors from dawn till dusk, and full of wonderful local eateries and relaxed bars where reggae music is the only thing stored in the jukebox. Tourists looking to let loose and have a real rum-fuelled party should check out the surprisingly wild nightclubs of the area.

Craft-sellers, vendors, uncommonly aggressive ladies of the night, and hopeful ganja-dealers abound, so visitors should be mindful of their possessions. However, strolling along the strip and experiencing the vibe, warts and all, is essential on a trip to Montego Bay. This is the perfect place to trawl for souvenirs, enjoy a few cocktails, and meet the locals, many of whom are friendly and willing to dispense advice about what you should see and do in Jamaica.

Address: Gloucester Avenue