Category: Shopping

The US Virgin Islands is outside the U.S. Custom Zone. A special exemption of $1,600 for each person traveling to this U.S. Territory is allowed. Family members traveling together may combine total purchases. Many items are individually exempt.

Since the tradewinds brought the Schooner and Clipper Ships of old, St. Thomas has been a duty free port. Other Caribbean Islands have only recently endorsed the duty-free concept. As a result, Virgin Island Merchants offer lower prices and more varied product offerings. The centuries old warehouses stretch the downtown waterfront to Dronnigens Gade (Main Street). They once held Molasses, Lumber, Rum, and Spices awaiting export and Trade goods such as manufactored items, ceramics, gold, and gems brought from around the world. You won’t find much Molasses or Lumber downtown, but all the rest… and products unimaginable to Captains and Chandlers of old. The warehouses are now tastefully converted and restored to house retail stores with products and prices to satisfy the most demanding clients.


Founded in 1954, Cardow Jewelers has earned the distinction for having the largest selection of fine, high quality jewelry in the Caribbean as noted in Conde Nast travel magazine. Customers voted Cardow as the number one jeweler in the U.S. Read more…


Little Switzerland is proud to be an authorized retailer for Tag Heuer, David Yurman, Breitling, Roberto Coin, Tiffany, Movado, Omega, John Hardy, Chopard, Cartier and more. For all of the brand names we carry in-store, we believe you deserve the best Read more…


St. Thomas is undoubtedly one of the world’s foremost cruise destinations for good reason. It’s an island that truly offers something for everyone. From shopping and sightseeing to sports and recreation, the island is a unique vacationer’s paradise that caters Read more…


Boolchand’s is a dynamic retail organization well established in the Caribbean region. Their main focus is to serve the tourist industry with brand name products in different lifestyle sectors such as photography, electronic and personal computer equipment; fashion apparel for Read more…


Frommer’s Review   Bernard K. Passman is the world’s leading sculptor of black coral art and jewelry. He’s famous for his Can Can Girl and his four statues of Charlie Chaplin. On Grand Cayman, he learned to fashion exquisite treasures from black Read more…


Frommer’s Review   Replacing the Colombian Emeralds shop, here is another fine jewelry store carrying just about the same products, including emeralds, sapphires, tanzanite, and fine watches.


Entering Artistic Jewelers is like stepping into a jewel box with a world of creativity and originality, Artistic Jewelers is known for their stunning hand-made pieces in Yellow, White gold and Platinum jewelry. With superb service in mind and fine Read more…


Frommer’s Review   One of St. Thomas’s most famous outlets occupies a big warehouse at Havensight, across from the West Indian Company docks, where cruise ship passengers disembark. Inside is a huge storehouse of liquor and wine. The quarters have Read more…


Dynasty Dazzlers is a second generation family owned and operated business that has served millions of satisfied customers for over three decades. This family owned business operates exclusively on the island of St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Read more…


We have a fine selection of Geneve, Movado, Raymond Weil, Citizen and Seiko. We also carry a large selection of loose diamonds, ranging from a 1/4 carat to 10 carats. We can custom design any mounting based on the size Read more…