We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Center of Town Near Cruise Ship Pier, Falmouth, Jamaica

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 35 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 5
  • 14
    Very good
  • 8
  • 4
  • 1

Filled with straw market activities on days the cruise ship are on. You can arrange island trips near the square. Use Cambio instead of banks to exchange money, lines move very... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
Palm Bay, Florida
Add Photo Write a Review

35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 32: English reviews
Palm Bay, Florida
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Filled with straw market activities on days the cruise ship are on. You can arrange island trips near the square. Use Cambio instead of banks to exchange money, lines move very slow in banks. After the bank fees, the rate is similar to other locations, so no need to wait in lines. Make sure you barter for prices of items... More 

Thank tada48
Level Contributor
19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Lots of nice shops, mostly jewelry but a bit pricey .If you go through the guarded gates the shops are much cheaper. We met a local travel guide named Jeff on the other side and he took us all around the town, showed us the churches and the grade school. The local kids were so cute they sang their national... More 

Thank Diane S
Level Contributor
25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Center of town, where the roads are being changed to allow more foot traffic. great place to people watch or buy a souvenir or a quick snack.

Thank 77SolY
Palm Bay, Florida
Level Contributor
946 reviews
477 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

This beautiful port opened in March 2011. Carnival spent about $180 million and own the shops here. Great history in the numerous posted signs. Outside the gates you should go with a group of people - not by yourself.

Thank Ronald G
Germantown, MD
Level Contributor
220 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Outside the Celebrity and Royal Caribbean cruise ship shopping area, through the gate were some vendor stalls where you can get great prices from the local ladies (Joyce's tables are located straight back and to the left side outside the gate and she gave a great deal on several pieces of jewelry; some of which her son and sister made)... More 

Thank GodLovesYou
Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
351 reviews
157 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

This is the second port stop of our RC 7 night Western Caribbean Cruise that also includes Cozumel and Labadee. The port was sandwich by Allure of the Seas and Independence of the Seas cruise ships. They look like magnificent towering ships encasing the port. Because of the size of the ships it was a sight to behold. The area... More 

Thank Hanabanna23
Level Contributor
1,666 reviews
545 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Imagine a poet town slowly falling apart with people selling stuff and offering you various vices the minute you enter the square. Dirty and awkward and a little frightening.

Thank Alzor S
Herndon, Virginia
Level Contributor
193 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Convenient place to shop right off cruise ship and staff friendly in the shops. Decent prices and some cool things to suit most people's needs. Had them engrave a Jimmy Buffett love bird painted wooden statue which was neat. You can negotiate in the open market.

Thank findwine
Fort Collins, Colorado
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We stopped here to shop on our way back to the Royal Caribbean cruiseship we were on for this trip. All the shops are right outside the port check in for the ships, so it is quick and easy, before our after your excursions. The shop keepers are friendly and helpful and not at all pushy or "sketchy" like we... More 

Thank ProMommie
Bradford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 September 2016

A nice place to sit and relax and see Jamaicans and tourist mix. Plenty of hustle and bustle especially in the evening.Plenty of things to look at, and as tourism grows we hope that locals will also benefit too.

1 Thank 123PETER348

Travellers who viewed Water Square also viewed

Falmouth, Trelawny Parish
Falmouth, Trelawny Parish

Been to Water Square? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Water Square and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Albany, Georgia
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Water Square staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?