USVI IS A DUTY-FREE SHOPPING MECCA

Visitors have long flocked to our shores, many of them heading for the luxury stores on St. Thomas’ Main Street. U.S. citizens can bring home up to $1,600 worth of merchandise duty-free, with diamond and gold jewelry, watches, perfumes, and alcohol and tobacco products among the most sought-after items. But don’t stop there. Browse through gift shops, art galleries and bookstores on all three islands for local artwork, resort wear, locally made jewelry, T-shirts and other souvenirs of your vacation in America’s Caribbean Paradise.

Art galleries and boutiques

St. Thomas

Our stunning natural surroundings have long inspired artists. Find paintings of island subjects by local artists. Beautiful, intricate designs grace functional objects and home accessories. You’ll also discover works that include ceramics, art glass and much more at galleries throughout our islands.

Shirts and resort wear

St. Croix

Pick up a unique T-shirt and wear the sunny memories of your unforgettable vacation. Or opt for a colorful, tropical-style shirt, linen suit or stylish bathing suit found at one of our many resort wear stores.

Local jewelry

St. Croix

Looking for a unique gift to take back home for someone? Two styles of Virgin Islands-specific jewelry make wonderful gifts, or a little something for yourself. Find hook bracelets (a shimmery symbol of love) and jewelry inspired by ancient petroglyph art at stores on all three islands.

Independent bookstores

Dig into works by local authors and others to learn about our islands’ storied history and culture. We have no chain stores here, just locally owned shops that focus on Caribbean subjects, but also carry popular summer reads sure to last your entire trip.

Duty-free shopping

St. Thomas

Main Street in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, is the epicenter of our high-end stores. Shop for exquisite jewelry and watches made with superb craftsmanship and designed with everything from silver and gold to precious stones. You can find the sparkly stuff, as well as top-tier alcohol and tobacco, on all three islands.

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