Things to Do in Montego Bay: The Hip Strip

Located on the coast of Montego Bay and just steps away from S Hotel Jamaica, the Hip Strip offers a feast for the senses. The emerald-blue oceans are only rivaled by the colorful restaurants and shops that line the Jamaican streets. Immerse yourself in the Caribbean culture by dining at one of the many restaurants or taking in the sounds of reggae at a dance club. Whether you’re searching for electric nightlife or a calming day at the beach, the Hip Strip provides an eclectic destination for your Jamaica travels.

Long Walks on the Beach

For travelers who want to bask in the scenic beauty of Jamaica, visit Doctor’s Cave Beach. There is an entrance fee if you go through the main entrance. However, S Hotel is the only resort that includes access and a dedicated area of the beach for its guests. Known as one of the best beach spots on the island, Doctor’s Cave Beach is a destination you won’t want to miss. You’ll get to enjoy powdery white sands, crystal-clear waters and even a snow cone stand for your quintessential beach vacation. It also features an ocean trampoline for the adventurous.

While Doctor’s Cave Beach is a must-see, it can also become packed with tourists. If you’d like to beat the crowds, Cornwall Beach is off-the-beaten-path and nestled between Doctor’s Cave Beach and the Royal Decameron Hotel.  Dead End Beach is next to the Sangster International Airport and showcases serene settings for your beach getaway, providing a calmer atmosphere — and entrance is completely free.

Sip, Sip, Hooray!

There’s no shortage of nightlife, dining, and entertainment on the Hip Strip. Start off your adventure at the famous Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville. Get a taste of authentic Caribbean cuisine, such as the Jerk BBQ pork tacos and sip on some of their signature margaritas. Snap your photo on the Sunset Patio and enjoy live reggae every Sunday night from 8-10pm. For a little more action, show your moves at their nightclub, take a ride on their 120-foot water slide or bounce on their exhilarating water trampoline.

For more mouthwatering cuisine, check out The Pork Pit for some traditional jerk pork and chicken. Marguerites offers fine dining on the water with the Blue Beat Ultra Lounge right next door, perfect for those who want to hit up a nightclub after dinner. Pier One is also close by and offers a great place for drinks and dancing. If you’re in the mood for more of a laidback vibe, try out The Pelican Grill for tantalizing BBQ, seafood, and a truly local experience.

Adrenaline Seekers

The Hip Strip also provides a wealth of daytime fun. AquaSol Theme Park is perfect for vacationing families. Inspire new memories as you race go karts, jet ski or parasail. There is a small admission fee for the park but some activities are included, while other activities have à la carte prices. Also, you can stay here for lunch and try out the grilled seafood and jerk chicken at the beachside bar and grill.

If you’re ready to see stingrays and sea turtles, there are plenty of options for watersports in the bay. Try out scuba diving or deep-sea fishing. There are even options for night diving. Land dwellers can get their thrills at one of the many zip line courses scattered throughout the Hip Strip and the city of Montego Bay.

Retail Therapy

Wind down your journey on the Hip Strip with some much-needed retail therapy. One of the unique factors of the Hip Strip is the colorful vendors and shops that line the street. The Craft Market is filled with a variety of artisan stands and is great for buying souvenirs. St. James Place Shopping Centre, which boasts mesmerizing views of Montego Bay, is another great option for your shopping excursion.

From emerald beaches to unforgettable nightlife, the Hip Strip suits all types of travelers. The S Hotel Jamaica offers a prime location in the center of the Hip Strip. Our hotel overlooks the pristine ocean and is within walking distance of Doctor’s Cave Beach, Cornwall Beach, and Margaritaville. Learn more about our chic rooms and suites as well as our gorgeous pool deck area and unparalleled dining.

Located on the coast of Montego Bay and just steps away from S Hotel Jamaica, the Hip Strip offers a feast for the senses. The emerald-blue oceans are only rivaled by the colorful restaurants and shops that line the Jamaican streets. Immerse yourself in the Caribbean culture by dining at one of the many restaurants or taking in the sounds of reggae at a dance club. Whether you’re searching for electric nightlife or a calming day at the beach, the Hip Strip provides an eclectic destination for your Jamaica travels.