St. Thomas Tourist Traps

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St. Thomas Tourist Traps

  • Shopping

    There is tons of shopping in St. Thomas. There are plenty of jewelry, liquor and duty free shopping to be had. There are also several clothing stores and souvenir shops. Make sure to know the prices of items you are looking to purchase before you go shopping. Be a savvy shopper and make sure you are getting a deal. Stick to shops that are...

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  • Magen's Bay

    Maybe I went there on an off day, but Magen's Bay was by far, the worst thing I spent my money on while I was in St. Thomas ($20 taxi round trip per person + $4 admission fee). We left our resort around 9am and arrived around 9:20. Now I know that Magen's Bay has been rated as one of the top ten beaches... why, I'm not sure. My mother visited there...

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  • Haggle

    don't buy anything from the street people until you get it half off. Also don't buy the iron on t-shirts as they come off on one washing....buy the embroidaried ones. This is a good place to get jewelry though.

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  • Downtown shopping area

    This area is soooo crowded that you have a hard time breathing. People are jammed while walking and standing in front of the stores to look for purchases. Inside the stores even gets more packed. It is not my type of venue.I first traveled here 30 years ago and even then it was crowded on the main shopping street. Stay away unless off season, or...

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  • The whole island is a tourist trap

    That being said, my impression of the island is very sour after living there for 18 months. I experienced discrimination for the first time in my life with restaurants the refused to serve "my kind". If your cruise ship stops here, stay on board, or get off for a bit get the cheap liquor and smokes and get back on. An Alternative? Any other island...

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  • Bluebeard's Castle

    If you are a historical traveler, you will definitely be disappointed if you purposely decide to spend extra money on your trip to St. Thomas specifically to learn more about pirate history. We were sad to see that this castle was more like a single lookout tower, and did not have much historical reference to whom the castle was named. All in all,...

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  • the bloody cruise ships

    I hate to sound down on the island, but St. Thomas itself is a tourist trap, the island has pretty much given in to being the bastard child of the cruise ship industry. By design there are hundreds of shops within walking distance of the cruise ship pier and no less than three cruise ships dock in Charlotte-Amalie each day, some days this number...

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  • Charlotte Amalie - Avoid when cruise...

    The atmosphere for the entire Charlotte Amalie area changes when multiple cruise ships dock for the afternoon. If you have your choice of staying at the hotel when this happens do your self a favor, stay at the hotel or got to the beach to work on your tan. Best to do your shopping when the crowds are reasonable. If you like people watching you...

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