Who can resist the best duty-free shopping in the Caribbean? With an allowance of $1,600—double that of other islands—U.S. residents, including children, can enjoy shopping without 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 your purchases, 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 six bottles, as long as one is made in the Virgin Islands, such as Cruzan Rum.
Popular shopping areas on St. John include the unique shops of Mongoose Junction www.mongoosejunctionstjohn.com and Wharfside Village www.wharfsidevillage.com on St. John and quaint local shops in Coral Bay that feature handmade jewelry, silkscreened fabrics and works of arts to resurrect memories of your great vacation.