Caribbean Duty Free Shopping: The USVI raised its duty-free allowance to $1,600 per person. Family members traveling together can make a joint declaration that increases the amount of their allowance. Gifts valued $100 or less can be mailed (no more than one package per day) & do not need to be declared in the exemption. US visitors are allowed to return with six bottles of liquor if one of the bottles was produced locally. Duty of 6% is charged for purchases totaling more than $1,600.
It's just easier... to go shopping in the US Virgin IslandsShopping is one of the best reasons to 'take a break' from the beach and explore the local shops in our charming Caribbean towns. St. Thomas has some of the most famous 'duty free' shopping in the world both 'Downtown' in historic Charlotte Amalie and at the 'Havensight Cruise Ship Pier' - with many 'branch locations' at major resorts. Described as 'The best shopping port in the world' - experienced shoppers will find prices that are often 40% less expensive than the same items on the US mainland or Puerto Rico. Look for the 'Tommy Starfish' preferred retailer logo that identifies stores as members of the US Virgin Islands Hotel & Tourism Association! Shopping in Downtown Charlotte Amalie is a special treat as you discover the charming streets (called Gades), alleys and passages that run through the historic warehouse district that used to store exotic spices, rum and molasses. Today, they feature some of the most famous boutiques in the world along with art galleries, bargain liquor, jewelry, watches and local Caribbean arts & crafts. St. John has quaint shops in Cruz Bay and at many resorts. On St. Croix - you'll want to visit Christiansted explore shops along the King's Alley Boardwalk and surrounding lanes. In Frederiksted shop along Strand Street after visiting historic Fort Frederik. Many of the larger hotels and resorts offer a 'shopping shuttle' or can arrange a taxi or car rental for you day of shopping.
Featured Hotel for Shopping in Downtown Charlotte Amalie
800-227-3697 Serving over 3 million customers since 1954 in five locations, Cardow offers the largest selection of Diamonds and fine jewelry in the Caribbean at 40 to 60% below US retail prices. Visit Cardow at www.cardow.com or call 1-800-227-3697 for your free catalogue.
Tommy Starfish MerchantsAfter you've gone shopping at Cardow Jewelers, browse through the shops and boutiques that display the Tommy Starfish Preferred Retailer logo. You'll find great duty free shopping and friendly Caribbean service.
866-478-4782 Established since 1986, Ballerina Jewelers is one of the most recommended and reputed Diamond Jewelry companies in the islands attested by thousands of satisfied customers.
- All purchases are guaranteed and come with appraisals.
- For your convenience, two U.S. service centers.
- Toll free St. Maarten 1-866-478-4782, U.S. Direct 1-213-291-8247.
- Toll free St. Thomas 1-800-722-4455 Direct 1-340-776-3701.
800-227-3697 St. Thomasâ€™ #1 Jeweler! Serving over 3 million customers since 1954 in five locations, Cardow offers the largest selection of Diamonds and fine jewelry in the Caribbean at 40 to 60% below US retail prices. Visit Cardow at www.cardow.com or call 1-800-227-3697 for your free catalogue.
Other Shopping on St. Thomas
St. Thomasâ€™ #1 Jeweler!Serving over 3 million customers since 1954 in five locations, Cardow offers the largest selection of Diamonds and fine jewelry in the Caribbean at 40 to 60% below US retail prices. Visit Cardow at www.cardow.com or call 1-800-227-3697 for your free catalogue.
340-775-1555 Coral Worldâ€™s two attractive gift shops are known for excellent selection and prices. Go Fish offers a wide range of souvenirs, jewelry, attractive sportswear, and Caribbean art. We are sure you will find something special to carry home for yourself or friends and family. If you rather not carry your purchases home, we would be happy to ship them for you. Go Fish is accessible from outside the park gates as well as from inside the park. Go Fish is open the same hours as the park. Currents is a highly acclaimed shop for kidsâ€™ stuff, including clothing, books, games, beach toys, and marvelous plush animals. Currents is located at the rear of the park opposite the mangroves on your way to the Marine Gardens. Currents usually closes at 4:00 pm.
340-779-2155 Virgin Islands Ecotours offers a unique Caribbean Gift Shop filled with a variety of amusing t-shirts, souvenirs, books, hats, sunglasses, bags, and more! Whether you are looking for a gift for a friend or a souvenir to remember your visit to the beautiful Caribbean, we have something thatâ€™s right for you! Reservations