1. Papine Market
This bustling market situated in the heart of Papine comes alive on Saturday, the traditional market day in Jamaica. The array of items for sale forms a kaleidoscope of colours. Jamaican fruits such as mangoes in many different shades, naseberries, and ripe bananas add not only colours but also smells that can soothe a weary soul. Vegetables too are always on display, red and green peppers, carrots and radishes. There is also a frenzy of activity outside the market with sellers hawking their wares. Metropolitan Parks and Markets operates the market.
Address: Papine Sqaure Kingston 6 Jamaica, West Indies
Opening hours: 6:30am-8pm Mon-Sat
Telephone: +1 876 754 5941
2. Montego Bay Craft Market
The city's main craft market is a kaleidoscope of color. The colours that dominate are yellow, blue, purple and green. You cannot miss it. Purchase a wide range of straw and wooden souvenirs. The selection also includes T-shirts, hats, dolls and other novelties. Each brightly coloured little wooden shop is stocked with authentic Jamaican craft items. The lilt of the Jamaican accent adds a musical touch as vendors try to get tourist to take a look and purchase a little piece of Jamaica to take back home.
Address: Gloucester Avenue (across from the LOJ Complex) Montego Bay, St. James Jamaica, West Indies
Opening hours: 8am-7pm daily
Telephone: +1 876 952 4425 (Jamaica Tourist Board)
Neighbourhood: Montego Bay