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Address: North side of Main St. | at Strand Gade, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
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Formerly a slave-trading market, this open-air fruit and vegetable market...

Formerly a slave-trading market, this open-air fruit and vegetable market is a great place to stop and sample the fresh produce, especially the local specialty - genips.

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Called in here when walking along the promenade from the cruise terminal. Quite a busy small market and worth a look when you are passing.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Johnlobster
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a joke just one block with no much to see some souvenirs to take back home if you're on a cruise other than that it's worthless.

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Called in here when walking along the promenade from the cruise terminal. Quite a busy small market and worth a look when you are passing.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

go in the morning to avoid crowds. mementos of the visit abound. Get there via the water taxi from the hotel.

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Hamilton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located on the street side of Emancipation Square the flea market is a group of open air stalls with vendors selling the ubiquitous t-shirts, clothing and souvenirs. Be careful of the quality as the of the shirts as they have been known to shrink. You can haggle with the vendors. This is a good location to catch a taxi ride... More 

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Prince George, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Market with things you'd probably end up not keeping for long. Souvenirs are typical of what you'd find in most Caribbean and Bahamian markets. The area surrounding the market though had some nice places to eat such as jen's island Cafe. There were also some shops. Visited in May 2015.

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Merritt Island
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a collection of local merchants peddling their wares, including designer knock-offs. While there are some cute things to look at (jewelry, articles of clothing, etc.), there are no prices on anything, and one gets the feeling the merchant is sizing you up to see what he or she can get out of you. I guess haggling is expected,... More 

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Waterford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place to get your standard St. Thomas take home gifts. It's open every day and easy to get there whether you are driving a car or walking from a ship.

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Apex, NC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing special here, just the regular touristy items sold at every port stop in the Caribbean. T-shirts, knock-off purses, jewelry and the like. Very pushy too as is the norm.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very few things here are original or local. Most of the vendors sell the same variety of items. Many of the items are poor quality

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We purchased a few items that were souvenirs to bring home. The market had lots of vendors selling items such as silver jewelry, t shirt, hats backpacks. We ended up buying a hand made reversible doll. the vendr that sold this to us also gave our daughter a woven bracelet for free as a thank you. Good bargains, nice people!

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