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A Pleasant (albeit Rainy) Day in Falmouth, Jamaica

A Pleasant (albeit Rainy) Day in Falmouth, Jamaica


By avatar  Stacy
Posted On 05/02/2018 17:38:37
Trip Date 12/14/2017  

Destinations | Cruise | Walking | Falmouth | Jamaica | Liberty of the Seas | Shopping | Caribbean



As we didn't find a shore excursion that peaked our excitement, we planned to join our friends, Terry and Dwayne, on a morning port shopping expedition followed by a taxi ride to a nearby beach where we'd spend our afternoon.


Welcome to Falmouth, Jamaica

Welcome to Falmouth, Jamaica

If you enjoy shopping for bargains of all kinds and your Western Caribbean cruise docks in Falmouth, Jamaica, get off of your cruise ship - even if only for an hour or two!


Shopping at the Port of Falmouth, Jamaica

Upon our arrival in Falmouth, the weather was cloudy, so we were happy with our decision - spending our morning shopping would allow time for the clouds to move away so that we could enjoy afternoon sunshine on the beach.


Falmouth - Before the Hustle & Bustle of Cruise Ship Passengers!

Falmouth - Before the Hustle & Bustle of Cruise Ship Passengers!

We were all quite pleased with our shopping experience at the port shops in Falmouth as the area felt safe and the vendors were all very pleasant (even when we didn't make a purchase) - unlike our shopping experience at the International Pier Mall in Cozumel. There was a good variety of shops plus a covered market in the port area including jewelry, duty free (perfume, liquor, cigarettes, etc.), sunglasses, gifts (wood carved animals and furniture, woven straw baskets, etc.) and apparel (t-shirts, dresses, hats, etc.). Although Scott and I had really just planned to browse, based on the willingness of nearly all of the vendors to bargain, I unexpectedly ended up buying two dresses. Our friends, who had planned on making some purchases, found even more than they anticipated as well including some beautiful carved wood pieces. (The only negative as compared to our shopping experience in Cozumel was the lack of free internet.)


Shopping in Falmouth

Shopping in Falmouth

In addition to the retail shopping, the port was home to several restaurants including Dairy Queen, Quiznos, Nathan's Famous and Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville and was also the launching point for a trolley tour of the historic town.


Posing with Margaritaville's Treasure Chest

Posing with Margaritaville's Treasure Chest

Periodically throughout our stay, we enjoyed the street dancing and rhythms provided by the locals.


Listening to the Local Beat!

Listening to the Local Beat!

The on and off rain showers made us rethink our plan to spend the afternoon at the beach ... in other words, the rain kept us shopping into the early afternoon when we finally decided to return to our ship for some lunch and to to enjoy some relaxation in a hot tub before retreating to our cabins to review our purchases. Although the high winds prevented Rhythm Explosion, the band providing poolside music on our ship, from playing, we still enjoyed watching the sunset as we sailed away!


Sunset Sail-away from Falmouth, Jamaica

Sunset Sail-away from Falmouth, Jamaica

The warm and friendly people of Jamaica truly made our day an enjoyable one - even with the intermittent rain showers!


Cozumel, Mexico

If your Western Caribbean cruise includes a port of call in Cozumel, Mexico, check out our post titled "No Snorkeling with Starfish for Us in Cozumel!" for some ideas for your day.

Jamaican Ports

What's your favorite way to spend a day in a Jamaican port?




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Port of Historic Falmouth, Falmouth, Jamaica


A Pleasant (albeit Rainy) Day in Falmouth, Jamaica



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Created On 05/02/2018 14:12:17  
Updated On 10/22/2018 01:00:57
Scheduled On 05/02/2018 17:38:37
Posted On 05/02/2018 17:38:37
Last Editor Stacy
Location  Port of Historic Falmouth, Falmouth, Jamaica
LinkId  PortShoppingFalmouth
StoryId  1525284737940





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