Cariloha Opens First Store of 2015 in Falmouth, Jamaica


Cariloha this week announced the opening of its second retail store on the island of Jamaica in the port city of Falmouth, 18 miles east of Montego Bay on Jamaica’s north coast. The 800-square-foot store is located on the cruise ship pier in the central shopping area near its sister brand, Del Sol, which is a separate retailer selling clothing and accessories that change colors with sunlight.

Cariloha has been rapidly expanding its international and domestic presence for the past seven years now with 18 corporately owned and 33 independently owned stores in 14 countries. Cariloha stores are found in Mexico, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Barbados, Aruba, Curacao, Honduras, St. Maarten, Bahamas, Antigua, Bonaire, Jamaica and various cities throughout the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii.

Additional Cariloha store openings are planned throughout 2015 in Destin, Florida, Whaler’s Village, Maui, and many more. The majority of the Cariloha brick-and-mortar stores are independently owned and are operated by licensed, contracted partners of Cariloha, LLC.

Cariloha Falmouth store owner, Deepu Lakhwani, who also owns and operates the Del Sol and Cariloha stores in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, first discovered Cariloha several years while operating other businesses in Jamaica. Having offices and permanent residences in Jamaica for several years now, the Lakhwani family deeply understands the market and clientele of this Western Caribbean port.

“Falmouth boasts a beautiful, colorful port shopping complex by the cruise terminal,” said Justin Moore, Cariloha Regional Sales Director. “The buildings are constructed in Georgian style, a nod to the town’s rich heritage, with two attractive plazas, Falmouth Square and Trelawny Square, which form focus points for the numerous shops. Being the only deep water port on the island, Falmouth will receive more than 200 cruise ship visits this year from all the major cruise lines.”

Cariloha’s bamboo apparel, bedding, fitness wear and bath goods contain several unique properties that attract customers to its bamboo fabrics. Bamboo is twice as soft to the touch as exclusively cotton fabrics and keeps you up to 3 degrees cooler. It naturally repels odor, wicks away moisture and is hypoallergenic, which comes in handy on a hot day in Jamaica.

Here are the Top 6 Things to Do in Falmouth, Jamaica (recommended by Trip Advisor)

1. Glistening Waters Luminous Lagoon
2. Jacob Taylor Beach, Fishing Village, Craft Market
3. Red Stripe Beach
4. The River Bumpkin Farm
5. Reggae Walk of Fame and Museum
6. Water Square

Beside being able to shop at the Cariloha Bamboo store, what adventures, beaches or restaurants do you recommend in Falmouth, Jamaica?