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Tinkerbellgirl0425 February 1st, 2007 09:41 AM

Ocho Rios Jamaica strawmarkert
Hi I was wandering does anyone know where the strawmarket is in ocho rios jamica and which is the best way to get there. Any ideas other than the straw market to do in jamcia. We are going to honeymooning we are young 22 and 23. any ideas please let me know

danacline February 1st, 2007 10:08 AM

I'm not sure what you mean by a straw market, but there's a large craft market at the top of Dunns River Falls. Be careful - they're rather anxious to get you into their stalls, to the point of grabbing you.

In terms of things to do, we've done Dunns River Falls, the White River inner tubing, and my son did the jungle zip line. They were all fun...


Tinkerbellgirl0425 February 1st, 2007 03:48 PM

Thank you for the info.

Fern February 1st, 2007 08:32 PM

Hi TBG0425,

Almost anywhere in Jamaica you'll find "aggressive" vendors! Unless you're interested in what they're selling, just say "no thank you" and keep moving.

There is a shopping plaza in Ocho Rios where you won't find "aggressive" vendors, but it's like shopping at home :) .

If the "aggressiveness" doesn't bother you :) , you can find lots of interesting souvenirs in Jamaica and the people are very friendly!

Tinkerbellgirl0425 February 2nd, 2007 09:25 AM

thank you i apperciate everything

liv2? February 2nd, 2007 09:56 AM

When we were there in 04, there was a straw market downtown, very easy walking distance from the ship. Very aggresive and pushy. We also got hounded by the locals on the street for taxi and tour services.
The stuff in the straw markets were your typical crafts, bags and such.

robandliz February 2nd, 2007 12:59 PM

Straw Market
Yes The Straw Market Downtown It Is jus A Short Walk

Tinkerbellgirl0425 February 2nd, 2007 04:30 PM

Great thank you for all your help

BigMike'nSparky February 4th, 2007 02:07 AM

Pay by cash or travelers cheques there. A few years ago in Ocho Rios we went to the market close to the cruise ship terminal. We tried to pay for a souvenir $40 value with visa. Card was swiped but they said it wouldn't work. Then gave them Amex which worked. Got my Visa bill with a $40 purchase and my Amex with a $400 purchase. Luckily both reversed the charges when I protested. They checked & found there was fraud. Be careful when you use credit cards there. I am now.

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