Did you know... Shopping in St. Thomas is a sight-seeing tour in itself! Quaint shops are tucked in historic buildings made of cut coral, molasses mortar, and Danish bricks brought as ballast on the trading ships of the 1700 and 1800s! Interesting shaded courtyards in these restored buildings house shopping arcades. Exploring is fun - there is treasure at every turn!
Each U.S. resident, including children, can take home $1600 worth of duty free goods bought in the US Virgin Islands. When returning to the US you will be required to fill out a separate customs form for these items.
You may be asked to show your receipts so it is important to keep a good record of what you buy. This duty-free allowance is double the $800 limit from other islands. You may also take 5 cartons of cigarettes and 5 litres of liquor back as long as one of the bottles is a product made in the Virgin Islands such as Cruzan Rum.
Havensight Shopping Mall
Right on the Cruise
Ship Dock, a convenient, less crowded way to go shopping for the
duty free purchases that you may be looking for. All of the
major retailers have well stocked stores with the same
merchandise and prices as downtown. And if you make a purchase
in a Havensight Merchants' Association Member store, your
purchases will be 100% guaranteed! Look for the Association logo
on the doors of the member merchants. Plenty of Parking!
St. Thomas' prestigious
shopping area located within walking distance from Havensight
Mall. Enjoy upscale shops, plenty of parking and nice places to
eat. Complimentary luggage check at their Welcome Center 10-5
Tuesday-Saturday. Pick up special offer and discount
This may be one of the more famous
shopping districts in the Caribbean. Main Street, starting off
at Post Office Square, is lined on both sides of the streets
with retailers of every type, all offering duty free bargains.
Suggest parking in the Fort Parking lot.
The newest addition to St Thomas'
shopping districts has a nice assortment of retailers from
jewelry stores to cameras and electronics, linens, local arts
and crafts. Lots of parking. Check for hours by calling