Montego Bay Sangster Airport Duty Free

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About Montego Bay Sangster Airport (MBJ)

IATA/ICAO Code:
MBJ/MKJS
Address:
Sangster International Airport Montego Bay, Jamaica
City: Montego Bay
Country:
Jamaica
Phone:
+1 876-952-3124
Website: http://www.mbjairport.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MBJAIRPORT
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mbjairport
Arrivals: Montego Bay Sangster Airport (MBJ) Arrivals
Departures: Montego Bay Sangster Airport (MBJ) Departures
Latitude/Longitude
18.50370026, -77.91339874
Map: Click to view airport map
Reviews:
Montego Bay Sangster Airport Duty Free
3.3 rating based on 12,345 ratings
Overall rating: 3.3 out of 5 based on 8 reviews.
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Montego Bay Sangster Airport (IATA: MBJ, ICAO: MKJS), is an airport serving the Montego Bay area in Jamaica. Scroll down or click here to see what Montego Bay Sangster Airport shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities we have in our Duty Free Information 2022 Database. Currently in our database we have information on 25 shops, 1 cafes, and 12 restaurants at Montego Bay Sangster Airport. If you believe this data is out of date or incorrect in any way, please contact us and we will get our team of researchers to correct our data.

Sangster International Airport (IATA: MBJ, ICAO: MKJS) is an international airport located 3 mi (4.8 km) east of Montego Bay, Jamaica. The airport is capable of handling nine million passengers per year. It serves as the most popular airport for tourists visiting the north coast of Jamaica. The airport is named after former Jamaican Prime Minister Sir Donald Sangster.

Sangster is run by a consortium called MBJ Airports Limited. Leading partner of the consortium is Abertis. Another partner is Vancouver Airport Services (2% stake) Sangster was privatised and turned over by Airports Authority of Jamaica to the consortium in 2003.

How far away is Montego Bay Sangster Airport from from the centre of Montego Bay?

It takes approximately 12 mins to drive the 4.0 mi (6.4 kilometres) between the centre of Montego Bay and Montego Bay Sangster Airport, making it accessible enough to facilitate and accommodate any travel plans. Make sure you arrive in time to take the opportunity to explore the duty-free shopping opportunities located inside MBJ airport, where you can purchase exclusive perfumes and colognes, cigarattes, alcohol, food items, confectionery, and souvenirs from Jamaica.

What are the parking options at Montego Bay Sangster Airport?

External parking options are available. Don't forget that you can also opt to leave your car at home, thanks to the many public transportation alternatives that can take you to and from Montego Bay Sangster Airport.

Frequently Asked Questions

Duty free shopping is when you can purchase goods that have had the duty/tax (usually taxes like import, VAT, and sales tax) waivered by the government, therefore reducing the prices that you would normally expect to pay in a standard shop or website. Duty free shops are usually found at airports or sea terminals, but you can also sometimes purchase duty free goods during international flights or on cruises.

Anyone travelling internationally (between two different countries) is eligible to purchase duty free items.

The term 'duty' refers to the tax that you pay if you bring a product from one country to another. i.e. if you bought some perfume in the United Kingdom, and then flew to Germany you might have to pay tax in both countries. Most governments do not charge the duty on products bought when you are leaving that country, which means that the customer doesn't have to pay the tax twice. This usually only applies when you are leaving the country, i.e. it is for export purposes only.

As the price for items bought in duty free shops often have the duty taken off the RRP, it can make them a lot cheaper than if you bought the goods in a normal shop. However, there are usually limits on how much you can buy on your trip, and these limits will vary from country to country, and also vary from item to item (i.e. there will be different limits on alcohol and cigarettes).

The most popular items in duty free shops are usually the products that are most heavily taxed, i.e. alcohol, perfumes, and tobacco. Duty free inventories will vary from country to country, and also from airport to airport. In larger airports, you may even find different prices in the numerous shops - remember it's always best to shop around! Make sure you check our database to see all the shops at each airport, and then you can invesigate the prices at each one.

Sadly, you can't just turn up at a duty free shop with several empty suitcases and fill them up with goodies! Restrictions will be in place, and these can vary from country to country. You will only be allowed to buy certain amounts of different types of products. Tobacco, alcohol, and perfumes are usually the products that are most likely to be subject to the stricter allowances. Make sure you check whilst purchasing, or else you run the risk of your items being confiscated upon arrival at your destination's customs.

No. Duty free is only available to travellers who are flying from one country to another country.

Yes. Many duty free shops will allow you to pre-order any purchases online before your journey. You will need your boarding pass and passport when you pick the items up from the airport shop.

What is there to do upon arrival at Montego Bay Sangster Airport?

Once you arrive at the airport, you have the option to fuel up for your journey ahead by grabbing a bite to eat at any of the 13 available restaurants and cafes, or why not head straight for the duty-free shopping opportunities at the 25 different shops around Montego Bay Sangster Airport? Get a last-minute gift for a loved one, or spoil yourself with a well-deserved souvenir from your trip.

Montego Bay Sangster Airport shops, restaurants, and facilities

Shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities at Montego Bay Sangster Airport include:

Air Margaritaville
  • Gate 13
Air Margaritaville
  • Gate 1
Auntie Annes
  • Gate 3
Auntie Annes
  • Gate 13
Bijoux
  • (876) 952-6718
  • Frist Floor
Burger King
Caribbean Hub
  • (876) 940-6137
  • First Floor
Casa De Xaymaca
  • (876) 979-9592
  • First Floor
Chulani Jewelers
  • (876) 952-2377
  • Frist Floor
Cinnabon
  • Frist Floor
Coffee & Spice
  • (876) 952-5985
  • Frist Floor
Cool Gear
  • (876) 684-1723
  • Frist Floor
CoolKidz Stuff
  • (876) 940-3894
  • Frist Floor
Dairy Queen
  • (876) 952-0849
  • Gate 6
Domino's Pizza
  • (876) 952-0849
  • Frist Floor
Flight of Fantasy
  • First Floor
Flights of Fantasy
  • (876) 684-1718
  • Frist Floor
Harley Davidson
  • (876) 940-3756
  • Frist Floor
Havaianas
  • (876) 880-1466
  • Frist Floor
Island Deli
  • (876) 952-4111
  • Frist Floor
Island Leisure Sports
  • (876) 926-1330-4
  • Frist Floor
Jamaica Bobsled
  • (876) 684-1715
  • Gate 8
Jamaican Heritage
  • Frist Floor
Jamaican Pirates
  • (876) 774-8883
  • Frist Floor
Nathan's
  • Frist Floor
Not Just Books
  • (876) 971-6703
  • Frist Floor
Quiznos
  • Frist Floor
Relay
  • Frist Floor
Secure Wrap
  • (305) 870-9720
  • First Floor
Sharkeez
  • (876) 564-0210
  • Frist Floor
Souvenir Xpress
  • (876) 953-0009
  • First Floor
Sunshine Liquors
  • (876) 979-1132
  • Frist Floor
Tads International
  • (876) 940-2862
  • Frist Floor
The Tobacco Store
  • (876) 979-1070
  • Frist Floor
Things Jamaican
  • (876) 971-0775
  • Frist Floor
Tortuga Rum Company
  • (876) 979-0723
  • Frist Floor
Tuff Gong Trading
  • (876) 953-4409
  • Frist Floor
Wendy's
  • (876) 940-6354
  • Frist Floor
Montego Bay Sangster Airport Reviews

★★★☆☆
The modifacation and new bildings are great 4 Star
- Derrick Hind

★☆☆☆☆
I've never seen something like this. Almost 2 hours in line to get checked-in. Huge mess, wrong seats assigned.
- Jan Witowski

★★★★★
Went over duty day and stayed overnight at Hilton Rose Hill resort.
- Jonathan Marohnic

★★★★★
Departure lounge looks more like a shopping mall..
- Admin_Grande

★★☆☆☆
Arrived in the old part of the airport, felt like I was walking through a college dorm or an old apartment building. Customs was absolutely a mess, pulled from a line to stand in another line only to re-join the line I was already in. Over an hour to clear customs & never got my passport stamped or photo visa thing collected? Completely disorganized. Departure hall was much nicer and the duty free shopping was excellent.
- Ryan O'Reilly

★★★★★
This is barely a 3 star airport, UNLESS you use Club Mobay. Travel agent suggested using the Club Mobay Arrivals and Departure service and so glad we did. Been to MBJ 4 times now and each time the immigrationh hall was packed with literally hundreds of people, and customs wasn't much better, after you get your luggage. But with Club Mobay, you're met by a Club Mobay Rep almost as soon as you get off the plane and you bypass all the cattle lines and go straight to a dedicated counter. Never had anymore than 3 people ahead of us each time and once there was no one ahead of us. Same going through customs. You wait off to the side with your baggage while the Rep takes your passport and immigration papers and she just walks up to a customs officer, even if they're servicing another passenger, and the officer stamps your passport. She comes back and takes you through an separate opening and your good to go. You don't even speak to a customs officer! Then you go to their lounge for free food and drink and you can even get a shower if you want. Their departure service is no different when it comes to skipping lines and getting fast tracked through security, but the lounge is amazing and 10 times better than the arrivals lounge. I know this might sound like an ad for Club Mobay, but no, I don't work for them. It's just a tip on how to turn a mediocre airport into one that you absolutely love to go to. If you've used Club Mobay, you'll understand, if not, just check Trip Advisor and you'll see what I mean.
- Max Webster

★★★☆☆
Checkin is a nightmare. Why easy, when complicated works as well? Waited 1,5 hours, had to do nonsens manual paperwork at the desk. Like writing an additional tag for the suitcase, because own tags are not enough? Food and retail service behind security are very good and variegated.
- Meinolf

★★★☆☆
Extremely extensive Food/drinks after passing the security check. Also the duty free shop is overprized.
- Marc Nowak
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