Caribbean Tourism

Shopping

Shopping - St Thomas

Charlotte Amalie is packed with duty free shops & shoppers of all description. If you want to shop seriously, then this is the cheapest island of the three and has the largest selection. Nevertheless it is a good idea to have done your research at home and know what you want to buy. NB The prices you see on the shelves of supermarkets and what you are...

Shopping - St John

Scattered around Cruz Bay and concentrated in Wharfside Village and Mongoose Junction are shops selling souvenirs, arts and crafts and jewellery. Right in the Park is Sparkey’s, selling newspapers, paperbacks, film, cold drinks, gifts. The St John Drug Center Inc, open 7 days a week. For groceries: Starfish Market and Marina Market in Cruz Bay, Joe’s...

Shopping - St Croix

St Croix Leap (Life and Environmental Arts Project, PO Box 245, Frederiksted, T7720421), on Route 76, the Paved Rain Forest Rd, is a non-profit woodworking centre, from which the artefacts may be bought direct. They take orders for custom made work and will ship finished work, anything from totem poles to salad servers in a variety of woods. Many Hands, Pan...

Shopping

The USVI are a free port and tourist related items are duty-free. Shops are usually shut on Sunday unless there is a cruise ship in harbour. There are several local rums in white or gold: Cruzan (guided tours of the distillery, on St Croix, Monday-Friday 0900-1130, 1300-1615, but phone in advance, T6922280; US$3 adults, US$1 children), Old St Croix and...