From a previous trip to Cozumel, I knew I was going to find a place in the immediate port area (inside the fenced in zone) with $2 beers and enjoy while my wife shopped her heart out. That part of my Cozumel trip was over way too soon.
Falmouth was our third stop and I was very interested to see how things were going. The port still has a lot of construction going on. In a couple of years, this is going to be one great place to stop. Not that it's terrible now, but it's clear there's a lot of room for development of this area as a cruise port. By the scale of the building project in progress, it's going to be huge. The merchants are a little aggressive here (it is Jamaica after all) and in some areas only a little ways into town, my wife and I were not too comfortable with the high ratio of locals to cruise passengers and felt very much gawked at. The stuff was overpriced for the most part compared with say, Ocho Rios, but there were some good deals to be had and we came away with more purchases from this port than any of the others and really liked what we got.
The area immediately where the ships dock is going to be great once it's finished. The local dancers and stilt walkers who operated here were fantastic. I can see in future wanting to stay in this area for the whole stop and feel the great atmosphere. It was pretty cool this time and I know it will improve. I really wish the people of Falmouth well. They'll figure things out I'm sure and be a 5+.