Shopping the Local Jamaican Culture
Arts and craft shopping can be an enriching and memorable cultural experience while vacationing in Montego Bay.
Stroll through the craft markets in Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and Negril for an array of hand-crafted souvenirs and local favorites. Hand woven hats and bags, decorated clothing, jewelry, wood carvings, and local food and spices are just a few of the many items available. Visit the Old Fort Craft Park on Gloucester Avenue or the Crafts Market near Harbour Street in downtown Montego Bay. Negotiating for the best price is expected.
Find a wide selection of brand name items, such as jewelry, watches, perfumes, crystal, figurines and more. Shop in Montego Bay’s duty free section (20 minutes from Silent Waters Villa) or Freeport (where the cruise ships dock – 15 minutes from Silent Waters Villa). Also, shop for duty free items at Taj Mahal, located in the Half Moon Shopping Village, and at the Holiday Inn Shopping Arcade both within 30 minutes of Silent Waters Villa.
Jamaica’s leading pharmacy chain offers a state of the art dispensary, full line of over the counter products, personal care products, cosmetics, film, batteries, books and magazines, arts and crafts, toys, souvenirs and much more. Located in the Fairview Shopping Centre, Montego Bay. Tel: (876) 952-3866 or visit Fontana Pharmacy.
Bohios Jamaica Limited
Bohios Jamaica Limited offers fine home furnishings and accessories for “inspiring unique homes.” The owner, Ms. Christine Gourzong is an architect and she believes in providing superior customer service with high quality products in an elegant retail destination. Here you will find everything and more for your home. Located in the Fairview Shopping Centre, Montego Bay. Tel: (876) 979-8767
Gallery of West Indian Art
Founded many years ago by Ms. Liz de Lisser, an Englishwoman who moved to Jamaica with her husband in the 1950’s, the gallery offers an array of Jamaican, Cuban and Haitian Art. Oils and watercolors, Haitian primitives, colorful woodcarvings, alabaster, and tables and chairs are just a few of the many treasures found here. Ms. Lisser still runs the gallery with the help of two of her three grown daughters. Located at 11 Fairfield Road, Catherine Hall, just west of Montego Bay near the Westgate Shopping Centre (15 minutes from Silent Waters Villa). Tel: (876) 952-4547 or visit Gallery of West Indian Art.
Wood Carvings at Tryall Club Golf Course
Less traditional Jamaican cedar woodcarvings of animals and figures, fish, salad bowls and a variety of baskets of very high quality are available. Located on the River just east of the entrance to the Golf Club (15 minutes from Silent Waters Villa). Tel: (876) 956-5660
The Shoppes at Rose Hall
Experience luxury shopping at Montego Bay’s ‘Elegant Corridor’ where 30 of the island’s top retailers can be found. The open-air plaza also offers Jamaica’s most exclusive duty free retailers, including Bijoux, Jewels & Time, The Royal Shop, Casa de Oro, Tropicana, Swiss Stores and many more. Located in the Rose Hall suburb of Montego Bay – about 35 minutes from Silent Waters Villa.