St. Thomas Local Customs

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  • Local Customs
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  • Caribean Lobster!
    Caribean Lobster!
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St. Thomas Local Customs

  • Miss Hattie's Hot Sauce

    Miss Hattie's Hot Sauce is a local Caribbean hot sauce sold throughout the island. The Hot sauces come in two varieties: red and yellow. The red sauce is super hot and the yellow is milder with a touch of mustard. The sauces come in different sizes and in combo packs. They make a nice gift for people back home who like a little spice to their food.

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  • Caribbean Drinks

    When you visit the Caribbean you must try a Rum drink. The Caribbean is famous for producing many varieties of Rum. Cruzan Rum is the best known rum for the Virgin Islands and is produced on St. Croix.Some of the popular drinks:Seamoss is a popular drink made of seaweed that is boiled until it dissolves and then mixed with milk and spices. Mauby is...

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  • Proper Attire

    When wandering the streets, sightseeing or shopping it is considered rude if you are not properly dressed. Dressing appropriately means wearing "clothes" not swim attire when roaming about , in restaurants or in shops. The locals feel it is rude and vulgar to show that level of skin if not at the beach and I agree with them.

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  • Duty Free Shopping

    The US Virgin Islands has a duty free allowance of $1,600 per person. Duty of 6% is charged for purchased totaling over $1,600. When buying liquor you are allowed six bottles (one of the bottles has to be produced locally).

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  • Caribbean Food

    When in St. Thomas make sure to sample some of the delicious Caribbean cuisine. Ask the locals where they eat to find a great place. We took advice from some locals and wound up eating some delicious Caribbean food for lunch.Definitely try the Caribbean Lobster. It is out of this world and very sweet. It is a must try for Lobster lovers!

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  • Support the local economy

    Right on Sapphire Beach, there was a local that sold coconuts every morning for a very cheap price. Make sure you drink the milk, and eat the coconut !!

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  • Friendliness

    Going to the USVI in one way is exactly like being in the Northeast US--people are not super-friendly at first. You must keep this in mind and be very nice to people from the outset--that way they are more likely to be friendly to you. This is particularly true on St. Thomas where the cruise ships dock. You have to understand that these people deal...

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  • Jun 12, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    Thought the citizens of St. Thomas were rude. Will not go back. If ya dislike tourists, don't hold your hand out for their wallets.

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