10 Best Art Galleries, Outdoor Markets, and Souvenier Shops in Jamaica



From all the shops and stores on the island of Jamaica, 10Best narrows the options to those places with best values, variety, and quality items including several duty-free destinations and markets with numerous vendors. We deliver a carefully vetted selection to let you explore Jamaica shopping on your own. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of Jamaica that you just can't miss.

Handmade crafts like wood carvings, jewelery, and straw bags and hats can be found in several outdoor markets like the Old Fort Craft Market (housed in a 17th Century building), and Island Village in Ocho Rios. Souvenirs shops abound that sell Jamaican rum, spices, Blue Mountain coffee, t-shirts, and Bob Marley memorabilia. Try Things Jamaican, the Taj Mahal, or Half-Moon Shopping Center for that special item to take home with you.

For art lovers, several galleries are housed in a unique setting such as the Devon House gallery in a historic mansion and Ahhh Ras Natango, a cliff-side gallery with stunning views and spectacular gardens.

If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our best shopping list for Jamaica. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten.




Founded by Bob Marley in 1965, Tuff Gong includes a recording studio, mastering room, stamper room, pressing plant, cassette plant, wholesale record shop, gift shop, booking agency, as well as offices for Rita Marley Music and Ghetto Youths...  Read More


Half Moon Shopping Village


Just a 15-minute drive from MoBay, Half Moon Shopping Village provides shoppers with the fullest array of wares they are likely to find in the city. The Village has more than 25 shops offering everything from local crafts and jewelry to designer...  Read More


Old Fort Craft Park

Housed in a 17th-Century stone structure that once held artillery, The Old Fort Craft Park now brings together between 180 and 200 vendors to offer shoppers a diverse assortment of handicrafts. You can witness vendors making jewelery right on...  Read More




Spread over five acres along the cruise port in Ocho Rios, this shopping center has around 30 duty-free shops selling souvenirs, clothing, sunglasses, Blue Mountain coffee, sauces, books, and Bob Marley memorabilia. It's beachfront location is...  Read More


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Taj Mahal's


A massive shopping center in Ocho Rios, Taj Mahal's tagline, "We can make your dreams come true," certainly holds some validity with shoppers who don't want to overspend while on vacation. The duty-free chain of stores offers watches by Seiko,...  Read More




The Gallery of West Indian Art is an excellent choice if you're shopping for an original piece of Haitian, Jamaican, or Cuban art. The gallery includes paintings, hand-turned pottery, tables, chairs, and a variety of hand-carved animals. The...  Read More




The Devon House Heritage Site is a 127-year-old mansion and a symbol of the cultural diversity. Built by Jamaica's first black millionaire, the 11-acre property provides a stress-free escape from Kingston and an enviable shopping experience....  Read More


Harmony Hall


With a location just four miles from Ocho Rios, this is a unique shopping experience near the cruise port. Harmony Hall celebrates Jamaican culture in the historical setting of a once massive 19th century sugar plantation. Today, visitors can...  Read More


Skip the magnets, ash trays, and snow globes and bring home souvenirs that your family and friends will appreciate. As the name suggests, Things Jamaican chain of stores represents all things inspired from the Jamaican culture and traditions....  Read More




Before (or after) touring the gardens, soak in the stunning cliff-side view with cold Red Stripe or order a perfectly-prepared homemade Jamaican dish of fresh seafood or chicken. The gardens tour is like take a friendly stroll through a friend's...  Read More


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