Planning to shop in St. Thomas? May we suggest bringing a spare suitcase?
No visitor to the U. S. Virgin Islands returns home without indulging in a little shopping. Who can resist the best duty-free shopping in the Caribbean? With an allowance of $1,600—double that of other Caribbean islands—U.S. residents, including children, can enjoy the shopping experience without thought of duty or taxes.
You may send gifts to friends and relatives (excluding tobacco and alcohol), but no more than one package per day to the same address—up to $100 in value. These items need not be declared.
You will need to complete a customs form for these items and may be asked to produce receipts, so it’s important to keep a good record of what you bought. Perfume, jewelry, tobacco, cameras, crystal, china and electronics are available for 30-60% off U.S. prices. If you’d like to take advantage of our great prices on liquor, take back up to six bottles, as long as one is made in the Virgin Islands (such as Cruzan Rum).
St. Thomas – St. John Chamber of Commerce