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“Shopper's Heaven in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas” 5 of 5 stars
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“Shopper's Heaven in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2005

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, capital city of the U.S. Virgin Islands, is one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean. The picturesque harbor is dotted with sailboats. Charlotte Amalie is a shoppers paradise. Literally hundreds of little shops grace the downtown area. Bargains galore can be found here including jewelry, linens, china, crystal, clothing, watches and perfumes. One of the more unique and best places we found to shop was Vendor's Plaza. We found very good prices on souveniers of all types, especially locally made items, T-shirts, tropical print shirts, skirts, etc. There are two cruise ship docks at Charlotte Amalie. Havensight Shopping Center, located at the main cruise ship dock, houses over 50 shops. There is a free shuttle you can take to tour this area. The main shopping at Charlotte Amalie where the greatest density of stores is located is along the harbor. This area is known as Dronningens Cade or Main Street. Just parallel to Main Street is Back Street and the Waterfront. In between these main strips are side streets and alleys filled with literally dozens and dozens of shops. The U.S. government allows U.S. citizens $1,200 worth of duty-free items per person. Omni Linens is one place where we picked up absolutely beautiful handmade table cloths, colorful place mats and other unique items. We had an absolutely fantastic time here and highly recommend this port of call.

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Saskatchewan, Canada
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“Amazing place with wonderful people!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2005

My husband and I just returned from a 12 day trip to the US Virgin Islands and St. Thomas in particular. All I can say is that this is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been.

Charlotte Amalie is clean, friendly, full of great shopping and also of quiet little spots to stop and catch your breath and take in the amazing views. The wide variety of restaurants that were in close proximity to the shopping served fantastic food for far less money than I had anticipated. The Greenhouse, down on Waterfront (Veterans Drive) had a great menu with lots of unique local and common foods. The dancing in the little Latin disco's was great fun and the drinks were quite reasonably priced.

Coki Beach was amazing and the scores of fish that we saw were beautiful. For novice snorkelers, Coki was a great place to see a tonne of fish and the beach was GORGEOUS!! It was clean, not crowded, and was constantly serviced by the most attentive waiters.

I wouldn't hestitate to recommend Charlotte Amalie to anyone for a wonderful vacation spot. My only complaint is that we didn't have enough time to see everything. Next time, we plan to spend at least a week there!

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