Of the islands in the US Virgin Islands chain, St. Thomas reigns supreme when it comes to shopping. From the duty free possibilities to the abundance of shops, tourists descend upon the major towns to sweep up luxury goods at discounted rates, or pick up a few locally crafted souvenirs which will remind them of their getaway.
As you make your way from shop to shop, be on the lookout for jewelry (emeralds especially), perfume, china, crystal, and pottery, clothing, watches, wood carvings, alcohol, electronics, and Haitian art. There is a lot to consider, but the deals are so good you won't want to miss out.
The best shopping can generally be found in Charlotte Amalie on Main Street, Back Street, and along Waterfront Highway. Cruise ship passengers are especially known to frequent the Havensight Mall. One thing you should be aware of is that it is illegal for craft vendors to sell their wares outside of Vendors Plaza. So, if you're looking for a truly authentic gift, head to the plaza which is located at the corer of Tolbod Gade an Veterans Drive from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Generally, you'll find operating hours to be from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. If you arrive via cruise ship on Sunday, be warned that most shops will be closed by 1:00 p.m., so your best bet is to get in your shopping first and your sightseeing after.
If you enjoy shopping for gifts you should think about visiting Natural Livity Store, which is located in downtown Charlotte Amalie. Browse island style clothing and accessories while sipping on a drink from the juice bar at Natural Livity. This spot also offers free WiFi, encouraging guests to stay awhile. They're at 9A Norre Gade Street.
A second option is Captain's Corner Downtown, which is found a quarter mile (a half kilometer) of Natural Livity Store. Much of what is sold at Captain's Corner is nautically themed, or tropical in some way, and many of their items are exclusive to the shop. This includes local crafts like shell jewelry and wood carvings. They're on Main Street.
A third place to consider is Duty Free St. Thomas. Duty Free St. Thomas is a department store and houses the products of several different companies that sell everything from jewelry to art. You will find a variety of jewelry from the Swarovski Company, unique watches from Swatch, and one of a kind art from the Print Gallery. You'll be able to find them at 37 Main Street.
The following table lists more details on 20 of the gift and souvenir shops located on St. Thomas.
|Gift and Souvenir Shops||(340) 774-8880||0.9 mi. Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|Gift and Souvenir Shops||(340) 776-4544||0.9 mi. Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|Boolchand's Havensight||Gift and Souvenir Shops||(340) 776-0302||0.9 mi. Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|Boolchand's Main Street||Gift and Souvenir Shops||(340) 776-0794||Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|Captain's Corner Downtown||Gift and Souvenir Shops||(340) 774-8435||Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|Captain's Corner Havensight||Duty Free Store||(340) 774-7959||0.9 mi. Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|Captain's Corner Mountain Top||Gift and Souvenir Shops||(340) 777-4708||1.4 mi. Northwest of Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|Gift and Souvenir Shops||(340) 774-4166||0.9 mi. Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|Gift and Souvenir Shops||(340) 777-9499||0.9 mi. Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|Gift and Souvenir Shops||(340) 776-1822||0.9 mi. Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|Duty Free St. Thomas||Duty Free Store||(340) 776-2303||Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|Get Charmed Airport||Gift and Souvenir Shops||(340) 775-6381||2.9 mi. West of Central Charlotte Amalie|
|Get Charmed Main Street||Gift and Souvenir Shops||(340) 344-6186||Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|Gift and Souvenir Shops||(340) 776-5481||The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie|
|Natural Livity Store||Gift and Souvenir Shops||(340) 715-1992||Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|Gift and Souvenir Shops||(340) 776-5030||0.9 mi. Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|Gift and Souvenir Shops||(340) 774-6767||0.9 mi. Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|Sunglasses Shop||(340) 774-9030||Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|Gift and Souvenir Shops||(340) 777-9494||The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie|
|Gift and Souvenir Shops||(340) 775-1111||East End|
One of the more interesting specialty retailers in the area is St. Thomas Diving Club. This store is found in Bolongo Bay, St. Thomas. The St. Thomas Diving Club is the one stop for all things involving diving. You will be able to rent and buy equipment, go on trips, meet fellow divers, and take numerous certification courses that you will need to fully experience scuba diving. They're located at 7147 Bolongo Bay.
A second option is Tillett Garden Arts and Crafts Gallery, which is found 2.1 mi. (3.4 km) away from St. Thomas Diving Club. Local artists, mainly those working in the studios, sell their works at the on-site galleries. You can get prints for as low as $20 and originals are available as well. You'll be able to find them at 4126 Anna's Retreat Main Road.
Aqua Action Dive and Water Sports Center: One of the local dive resorts which trains divers through their Instructor certification, this PADI 5-Star center focuses on developing the next generation of scuba dive trainers. If you have questions and want to call before you go, do so at (340) 775-6258.
The following table lists some key facts concerning the specialty shops located on St. Thomas.
|Admiralty Dive Center||Dive Shop||(340) 777-9802||0.3 mi. West of Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|Aqua Action Dive and Water Sports Center||Dive Shop||(340) 775-6258||East End|
|Bambini Fine Arts Gallery||Art Gallery||(340) 514-1200||Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|Blue Island Divers||Dive Shop||(340) 774-2001||The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie|
|Camille Pissarro Gallery||Art Gallery||(340) 774-4621||Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|Coki Beach Dive Club||Dive Shop||(340) 775-4220||East End|
|DYNASTY DAZZLERS||Jewelry Store||(340) 774-2222||Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|Dive In!||Dive Shop||(340) 777-5255||0.6 mi. North of Central Red Hook|
|Gallery St. Thomas||Art Gallery||(340) 777-6363||Charlotte Amalie|
|Jewels Crown Bay||Jewelry Store||(340) 777-4222 ext. 10040||1.6 mi. West-Southwest of Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|Jewels Ritz Carlton||Jewelry Store||(340) 777-4222 ext. 10050||0.7 mi. Southeast of Central Red Hook|
|Jonna White Gallery||Art Gallery||(340) 774-1201||Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|Liberty Jewelers||Jewelry Store||(888) GEMS-WE-R||Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|Luncinda O'Connell Studio||Art Gallery||(340) 514-2432||The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie|
|Mango Tango Art Gallery||Art Gallery||(340) 777-3060||1.0 mi. Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|Renaissance Jewelers||Jewelry Store||(340) 774-4510||Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|St. Thomas Diving Club||Dive Shop||(340) 776-2381||2.1 mi. South-Southwest of Central Anna's Retreat|
|Tillett Garden Arts and Crafts Gallery||Art Gallery||(340) 775-1929||Anna's Retreat|
|Trident Jewels||Jewelry Store||(340) 776-7152||Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|West Indian Treasure Company||Jewelry Store||(340) 776-1234||0.3 mi. Northeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
Hoping to find some new clothing during your vacation? Consider dropping by Essentric Shoe St. Thomas -- it's located in Charlotte Amalie. Stop by and browse their selection any time from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You'll be able to find them at 5406 Store Tvaer Gade.
Another place to consider is Mr. Tablecloth -- which is located 0.3 mi. (0.5 km) to the west of Essentric Shoe St. Thomas. With over thirty years of experience, the original Mr. Tablecloth has been making wonderful cloths, gowns, jackets, and other items of their own design made out of a special fabric. They specialize in customized orders and provide the highest of quality to everyone. They're at 6 Main Street.
Another clothing store is. This Sunglass Hut is open daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm, except for Sunday when it closes at 2:00pm. Guests will find them at 37 Main Street.
The chart just below lists more details regarding the apparel shops located on St. Thomas.
|Women's Clothing and Accessories Store||(340) 775-8921||0.8 mi. East-Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|Shoe Store||(340) 714-7220||The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie|
|Shoe Store||(340) 776-0300||0.9 mi. Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|Boutique||(340) 774-9122||The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie|
|Boutique||(340) 779-1595||Red Hook|
|Boutique||(340) 774-8018||The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie|
|Essentric Shoe St. Thomas||Shoe Store||(340) 774-7800||Charlotte Amalie|
|Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store||(340) 715-0012||Red Hook|
|Women's Clothing and Accessories Store||--||Anna's Retreat|
|Women's Clothing and Accessories Store||(340) 774-2060||The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie|
|Clothing Accessory and Handbag Store||(340) 779-6262||St. Thomas|
|Mr. Tablecloth||Clothing Store||(340) 774-4343||Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|Women's Clothing and Accessories Store||(340) 775-2533||Anna's Retreat|
|Women's Clothing and Accessories Store||(340) 777-7027||Anna's Retreat|
|Boutique||(340) 776-1760||0.9 mi. Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|Boutique||(340) 775-6285||0.6 mi. South of Central Red Hook|
|Sunglasses Shop||(340) 774-9030||Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|Boutique||(340) 777-1189||Charlotte Amalie|
|T-Shirt Shop||(340) 774-7788||The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie|
|Boutique||(3||The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie|
Want to check out some local food offerings? Belgian Chocolate Factory is found within downtown Charlotte Amalie. The Belgian Chocolate Factory houses some delicious treats that people of all ages will be after. From creamy truffles to sweet chocolate covered strawberries, you will be able to find all kinds of chocolate here. Guests will be able to find them at 37 Main Street.
Another option is Laline Drake's Passage, which is found a few hundred yards (a quarter kilometer) from Belgian Chocolate Factory. Look your best with the products and gifts from Laline Body Store. You will find everything from moisturizers to lipstick on the shelves at Laline. Visitors will find them on Main Street.
Laline Crown Bay: While exploring the Crown Bay area, stop by and take a look at the locally owned shop where you'll find something to give yourself a make over. Laline specializes in make-up, perfumes, and lotions that will have you looking refreshed. You'll be able to find them on Subbase Road.
Glance through the following table to learn more.
|Bakery||(340) 776-5145||The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie|
|Grocery Store||(340) 777-4442||The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie|
|Belgian Chocolate Factory||Confectionery and Nut Store||(340) 777-5247||Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|Bakery||(340) 774-4143||The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie|
|Grocery Store||(340) 692-2660||East End|
|Grocery Store||(340) 777-4194||The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie|
|Cost-U-Less St. Thomas||Grocery Store||(340) 777-3545||The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie|
|Bakery||(340) 776-1414||The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie|
|Bakery||(340) 776-3868||St. Thomas|
|Bakery||(340) 775-0455||St. Thomas|
|Bakery||(340) 775-5083||Anna's Retreat|
|Laline Crown Bay||Nutrition and Body Care Store||(888) 525-4637||1.6 mi. West-Southwest of Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|Laline Drake's Passage||Nutrition and Body Care Store||(340) 775-1382||Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|Moe's Fresh Market||Grocery Store||(340) 693-0254||0.9 mi. East of Central Anna's Retreat|
|Bakery||(340) 776-0663||The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie|
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