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're looking for some gifts or souvenirs you might enjoy visiting Natural Livity Store, which is located within downtown Charlotte Amalie. Stop by the Natural Livity Shop and pick up some vibrant Caribbean clothing and gifts. This store is more festive than it is serious, and the items here make a wonderful gift or keep sake to remember the tropical and vibrant feeling of the island. You'll find them at 9A Norre Gade Street.
Another place to consider is Captain's Corner Downtown, which is located a quarter mile (a half kilometer) of Natural Livity Store. As you're touring downtown Charlotte Amalie, you'll want to make a stop into Captain's Corner to pick up a souvenir or two. Known for their island-style gifts and t-shirts, and for having the best prices on duty free liquor and cigars, this is your one stop souvenir shop. They are located on Main Street.
Still another option 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. Visitors will be able to find them at 37 Main Street.
Many of the gift and souvenir shops on St. Thomas are shown here:
|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||Central St. Thomas|
|Get Charmed Main Street||Gift and Souvenir Shops||(340) 344-6186||Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|Sunglasses Shop||--||Downtown 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 area's more interesting speciality shops is St. Thomas Diving Club. This venue is found within Bolongo Bay, St. Thomas. Jump in the water and dive with the local diving experts at the St. Thomas Diving Club. Voted the best dive operator for 2010, 2011, and 2012, you can be sure you will be diving at the best spots in the area with the St. Thomas Diving Club. Find them at 7147 Bolongo Bay.
A second option is Tillett Garden Arts and Crafts Gallery, which is found two miles (three and a half kilometers) to the north-northeast of 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. Visitors can 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'd like to call in advance, you can do so at (340) 775-6258.
The table right below enables you to learn more information on the 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||--||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|
|Fish Face||Art Gallery||(340) 775-5129||Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|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) 436-7937||Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|Mango Tango Art Gallery||Art Gallery||(340) 777-3060||1.0 mi. Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|Okidanokh Goldcraft||Jewelry Store||(340) 775-3060||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|
|West Indian Treasure Company||Jewelry Store||(340) 776-1234||0.3 mi. Northeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
Looking for clothing? You might enjoy a visit to Olga Gloves -- which is located within downtown Charlotte Amalie. Olga Gloves features gloves for ladies, gentlemen, teens, and youth. They also offer accessories such as hand bags, wallets, belts, and roller brief cases. Customers can reach them at (340) 776-4340.
Another shop to consider is Essentric Shoe St. Thomas -- which is found 0.4 mi. (0.6 km) to the east of Olga Gloves. Stop by and browse their selection any time from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. They're located at 5406 Store Tvaer Gade.
A third clothing shop to consider is Mr. Tablecloth. The store sells clothing and cloths that are made out of a micro-fiber that is stain resistant and wrinkle resistance, meaning you will rarely have to wash and will never need to iron it. The material is both strong and comfortable, which is why they make more than just tablecloths, but also clothing. Visitors will find them at 6 Main Street.
The following chart has some key facts regarding the 20 apparel shops located on St. Thomas.
|Women's Clothing and Accessories Store||(340) 775-8921||0.8 mi. East-Southeast of Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|CLASSIC USVI||Clothing Store||(904) 410-8390||Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store||--||Downtown 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|
|Sunglasses Shop||--||Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|Clothing Accessory and Handbag Store||(340) 779-6262||St. Thomas|
|Mr. Tablecloth||Clothing Store||(340) 774-4343||Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|Olga Gloves||Boutique||(340) 776-4340||Downtown Charlotte Amalie|
|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|
Looking for some food? Belgian Chocolate Factory is found in downtown Charlotte Amalie. Indulge in the sweet treasure of Belgian chocolate from the Belgian Chocolate Factory. You will be able to find everything chocolate related here, so if you or someone you know is a chocoholic, this is the place to be. They are situated at 37 Main Street.
Another option is Laline Drake's Passage, which is located 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. You'll be able to 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 will find them on Subbase Road.
Take a moment to read the chart below for more information about your options.
|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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