Shopping in Jamaica
From ben’ down market to barefoot luxury
From unique crafts to luxury goods and designer apparel, shopping in Jamaica is a unique cultural immersion that will stay with you long after you've returned home. With its vibrant markets and charming stores, you'll be able to find everything from handmade souvenirs to luxury items. So don't miss out on the chance to discover Jamaica's best shopping spots.
Jamaica has a rich tradition of artisanal handicraft. Locally sourced materials such as bamboo, mahogany, sisal, and other natural fibres, are masterfully crafted into works of art that evoke all the spirit and colour of the island and its culture. Woven mats, baskets or ‘bankra’, pottery, and beautiful intuitive art can be found at craft markets all over the island or peeking out from roadside stalls. The Craft Cottage in Kingston showcases the creativity and craftsmanship of local artisans alongside charming keepsakes. You’ll be captivated by their intricate wood carvings, vibrant paintings, and handcrafted jewelry. Visit the Pineapple Craft Market in Ocho Rios or Rutland Point in Negril for a treasure trove of souvenirs including traditional straw hats and unique pottery. Embrace the opportunity to meet and support local artisans and take home a piece of Jamaica.
For the seasoned traveller seeking a luxury shopping experience, Main Street Rose Hall in Montego Bay is a must-visit to indulge in some retail therapy at an array of duty-free shoppes and luxury boutiques. Whether you're in the mood for high-end fashion, exquisite jewellery, premium spirits, or renowned international brands, it’s all right at your fingertips. Stop in at The Collective, an artfully curated designer marketplace showcasing 100% Jamaican-made premium quality items that range from apparel, home décor, tableware, gourmet sauces and spices, and authentic wellness products. Don’t leave Main Street without visiting the unique walk-in humidor for a first-class collection of authentic Jamaican and Cuban hand rolled cigars.
Shop Like a Jamaican
For an authentic and immersive shopping experience, venture to Half-Way-Tree in Kingston. The bustling town centre is home to strip malls and small merchants, where you can find everything from clothing to electronics. If you’re a diehard foodie, take a guided tour of Coronation Market for fresh produce or the Kingston Craft Market, both located near the Jamaica Conference Centre and Victoria Pier in Downtown Kingston. Convenient and delicious, streetside eateries and restaurants are always nearby so you can fuel up for your next shopping adventure.
Before you bid Jamaica farewell, make a pit stop at Things Jamaican or any of the shoppes located at Devon House in Kingston. Before you board, grab a list minute gift from local shoppes in our international airports. Explore the wide selection of local products, including the renowned Blue Mountain coffee, local sauces, jams, aromatic spices, and vibrant Jamaica-branded clothing.
Find the perfect piece to remind you of Jamaica…until next time.