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We missed all the resort sponsored shopping trips into Ocho Rios, Couples Ocho Rios is several miles from downtown Ocho Rios and we didn't want to pay $30 round trip to get into town via taxi so we wandered across the street from the resort to the craft market. It's pretty small as craft markets go, only a handful of vendors.

What to buy: The market had most of the usual Jamaican souvenir items-beaded jewelry, carved wood figures, tshirts, baskets/purses, knit hats and dolls-but just a smaller selection than the larger markets. We bought a couple of tshirts for nieces and nephews and a clever wooden lobster for my husband's knick knack collection.

What to pay: Bargaining is expected in Jamaica, we started at $45 and got down to $30, I'm sure we still overpaid but I was OK with the prices and the prices were better than what I saw at the airport.

Address: across from Couples Ocho Rios
Directions: Craft markets are everywhere in Jamaica
Theme: Local Craft

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 9, 2005
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