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St. Thomas has forever held a lofty reputation among cruise ship passengers for its duty free shops and one of a kind art galleries and specialty boutiques . Since cruise ship passengers are some of the most avid shoppers to visit the island, it makes perfect sense that some of the best shopping is located in and around the cruise ports.
Around the West Indian Company dock visitors will find the expansive outdoor Havensight Mall, just steps off the ship and offering a comprehensive array of stores that stock everything from luxuries to necessities and inexpensive trinkets. In addition to at least a dozen jewelry shops, you'll find quality electronics and gadgets, beauty and health supplies and beach and surf gear.
Just a short walk from Havensight is a more upscale mall, Yacht Haven Grande, where shoppers can find elegant women’s fashions, shop for clothes for the kids or stop for lunch or just a cup of good, strong joe.
In downtown Charlotte Amalie, which is equidistant between the two cruise ship ports, jewels and gems are king – about 100 stores tempt travelers with all manner of baubles and bling. But there are also a fair number of specialty shops, such as the fascinating SOS Antiques, which specializes in nautical items.