U. S. Virgin Islands Tourist Traps

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U. S. Virgin Islands Tourist Traps

  • The Atlantis Submarine

    In Charlotte Amalie you can also book a trip on the Atlantis Submarine. They decent to 80 feet and you will see corals and lots of fish. Personally, I did not care about this too much. Save your money and go on a nice snorkeling trip in St John. It is more fun and you will get more for your money. The Atlantis Submarine tour takes about 2 hours and...

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  • Havensight Mall

    Most anyone who's been to Charlotte Amalie on a land-based trip will agree, the mall at Havensight by the cruisehip docks is a complete rip-off, but it's a great way to keep the cruisers occupied!Still, hundreds of them every day at certain times will flood the town of Charlotte Amalie proper anyway, so it's best to get hold of one of the tourist...

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  • DUTY FREE SHOPPING

    To my opinionated way of thinking, most duty-free shopping is a scam, but if it keeps a lot of you cruise ship types off the precious beaches, I'm all for it!I still recall one visit to the Island Beachcomber beach bar (one of my favorite hangouts, a friendly mellow spot) when a couple of women from New Jersey were there for 4 nights running,...

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  • Havensight Mall

    Havensight Mall and other shopping centres around the cruise ship dock are reputed to be quite tacky indeed. They're designed to capture tourist dollars as soon as travelers disembark from the cruise ships and almost all the stores are duplicates of those in the far more atmospheric historic centre of Charlotte Amalie. Traffic in this area can be...

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  • The Not So Great House

    Described as an old plantation house with beautiful gardens and a great view. The view is nice so bring your camera.However the view is nice where ever you go in the islands and you don't need to pay the spendy fees to get some nice shots of the ocean. The house itself is not the original.the original was blown away by a Hurricane many many years...

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  • A typical island scam is to...

    A typical island scam is to rent the visitor a condo for a few months, collecting the first and last months's rent in advance. If the unwitting tenant has rented during the winter high season, he or she will often find themselves evicted on the least pretext just after making the final rent payment, e.g., that for the next-to-the-last month of the...

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  • Eunice's Restaurant- purports...

    Eunice's Restaurant- purports itself as native food. It's actually frighteningly bad food with even worse service. Unless you're into eating fish guts and pushing rice aside only to find some eyeballs staring back at you, I'd avoid this place.

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  • Taxis will shake you to death...

    Taxis will shake you to death - roads are bumpy - you will spend a fortune in taxi fees if you stay there long. If you take the tour by van or motor-surrey be advised you will not be given very much time to make photos or to examine various sites. If you can, rent a car or negotiate with a driver to take you on a private tour - check with the...

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