Shop Talk

The United States Virgin Islands have the best duty free shopping in the Caribbean… maybe in the world!

Duty-Free Allowance

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.

Downtown – Charlotte Amalie

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.

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!

Yacht Haven Grande

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 9am until 5pm Monday, through Fri- day. Pick up special offer and discount information.

Crown Bay Center

The newest addition to St Thomas’ shopping districts has a nice assortment of retailers from jewelry stores to cameras and elec- tronics, linens, local arts and crafts. Lots of parking. Check for hours by calling 340-774-2132.
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Little Switzerland

Defining Luxury Across the Caribbean for 60 years, Little Switzerland is one of the world’s most trusted duty-free retailers with a reputation for luxury and service. Thirty-three stores across the Caribbean offer an unprecedented showcase of the most desired collections of respected names in fine jewelry and time pieces at duty-free and tax free values . Shopping at Little Switzerland is a must when visiting the Caribbean. Be sure to ask about Little Switzerland’s preferred credit with no interest options available on the spot for an effortless duty-free shopping experience. –>

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