The best places to go shopping in the US Virgin Islands include malls and shopping centres, as well as boutiques and farmers’ markets across all 3 main islands. The island group frequently welcomes travellers from all across the globe, many looking for luxury goods or a unique shopping experience. It thoroughly delivers with its mix of high-end and exclusive brands alongside internationally recognised labels.

    If you always enjoy a spot of shopping when you’re travelling, mark these great places where you can indulge in a bit of retail therapy while visiting the US Virgin Islands.


    Havensight Mall

    Duty-free shopping just steps from the dock

    • Shoppers
    • Families
    • Photo

    Havensight Mall sits right near St Thomas’s cruise ship dock, and since St Thomas is a hugely popular cruising destination, this mall gets its fair share of travellers. You’ll find a range of local retailers offering duty-free shopping here, without having to stray far from your cruise ship. Shop for souvenirs, jewellery, liquor and tobacco, the latest gadgets, perfumes, cosmetics and more. There are even a few international restaurants as well as a butterfly garden.

    If you’re not a cruise ship passenger and you’re sticking to exploring the rest of the island, you can also go to this particular mall to rent a vehicle or a scooter to get you around St Thomas.

    Location: St Thomas, St Thomas 00802, US Virgin Islands

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +1 340-777-5313


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    Crown Bay Center

    A place where you can celebrate as you shop

    • Shoppers
    • Families
    • Luxury

    Crown Bay Center is a mall in Charlotte Amalie West that boasts a Carnivalesque atmosphere with entertainment, live music, dancing and more. All these are offered alongside the typical amenities you'd expect from a high-end mall, including luxurious shops and dining.

    You’ll find local boutiques offering a range of souvenirs and jewellery, as well as swimwear, sunglasses, sandals, and other Caribbean vacation-appropriate attire. There’s also a bank, in case you need to exchange some of your currency for US dollars. Crown Bay Center also features a cruise lounge – this shopping centre isn’t too far from the docks.

    Location: 161-A Subbase, Charlotte Amalie West St Thomas, VI 00802, US Virgin Islands

    Open: Daily from 8.30 am to 5 pm

    Phone: +1 340-774-2132


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    Mountain Top Duty-Free

    Shopping with a view in St Thomas

    • Shoppers
    • Couples
    • Families
    • Photo

    Mountain Top Duty-Free is a duty-free shop in St Thomas that’s known for its amazing ocean views and its in-store bar. The bar itself serves up some amazing banana daiquiris. You can stop by and shop and also grab yourself a cocktail – kick back on the observation deck as you take in the panorama.

    As for what you can expect to find as you browse, the shop touts that it offers the largest duty-free gift shop in the Caribbean, offering a mix of souvenirs, Virgin Islands rum, apparel, accessories, and more.

    Location: St Thomas 00802, US Virgin Islands

    Open: Daily from 9 am to 5 pm

    Phone: +1 340-774-2400


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    Mall of Saint Croix

    Check out this updated mall’s enhanced offerings

    • Shoppers

    Mall of Saint Croix is a shopping spot conveniently located along the main road of Frederiksted. It proudly bears the largest of the US Virgin Islands in its name. Though St Croix isn’t as heavily visited by international travellers as St Thomas, it is worth a visit and this mall answers to the shopping needs of both visitors and locals.

    The expansive centre features not only varied shops but also an array of offices, restaurants and event venues, together with lots of open-air spaces. The mall is within reach of several popular St Croix attractions such as the Cruzan Rum Distillery just a 5-minute drive east.

    Location: 1 Estate Cane, Frederiksted, St Croix 00840, US Virgin Islands

    Open: Monday–Friday from 8 am to 5 pm (closed at weekends)

    Phone: +1 340-692-5700


    Main Street, Charlotte Amalie

    A primary thoroughfare on St Thomas

    • Shoppers

    Main Street in Charlotte Amalie puts this St Thomas town on the map with some of the most luxurious and high-end shops in the US Virgin Islands. Along its length, you’ll discover designer clothing, jewellery, spirits, cosmetics and other items on display – all duty-free.

    As you shop, you’ll also enjoy all the sights and sounds of St Thomas’s main thoroughfare, as you mingle with travellers and locals alike. With that being said, it’s worth noting that Charlotte Amalie’s Main Street can become fairly crowded, so be prepared for a little hustle and bustle.

    Location: Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas 00802, US Virgin Islands


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    Mongoose Junction

    A full day of shopping on the smallest of the US Virgin Islands

    • Food
    • Shoppers
    • Photo
    • Luxury

    Mongoose Junction is a popular shopping centre on the smallest US Virgin Island of St John. What this island lacks in size, it makes up for in style – evident at this popular shopping centre just a few blocks away from the Cruz Bay Ferry Dock.

    This upscale shopping area is filled with not just unique boutiques but also restaurants, tourist attractions and activities. Shop for souvenirs, jewellery, artwork, home decor and more, before stopping by one of the modest choice of restaurants serving everything from Caribbean coffees to fresh seafood.

    Location: North Shore Road, Cruz Bay, St John 00830, US Virgin Islands


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    Market Square East

    Shop from local vendors at this historic spot

    Market Square on St Thomas was historically one of the busiest slave markets in the Caribbean. Today, it’s where you’ll find local vendors from around the island hawking their wares, from produce to fresh food, seafood to sauces.

    Look for the square’s cast-iron bungalow as that’s where the vendors are located. Want to avoid the crowds? Stay away from the square on a Saturday, as it’s when the place is busiest, both in terms of the number of vendors and visitors.

    Location: 4406 Weymouth Rhymer Hwy, St Thomas, 00802, US Virgin Islands

    Phone: +1 340-774-0220


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    Bordeaux Farmers' Market

    A weekly Rastafarian market in Charlotte Amalie

    The Bordeaux Farmers’ Market is a Sunday market that welcomes visitors with its large community of Rastafarian farmers, as well as live music and cultural demonstrations. Travellers often flock to the market just to get a taste of the local scene, but you can also find plenty to shop for, including arts, crafts, souvenirs and ready-to-eat food.

    If you’re renting a homestay during your time on St Thomas, you might want to pick up some organic produce from Bordeaux Farmers’ Market for whipping up a quick dinner at a later time.

    Location: #2 John Brewers Bay UVI Cooperative Extension Service, Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas, 00802, US Virgin Islands

    Open: Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm

    Phone: +1 954-526-5604


    Yacht Haven Grande Marina

    International brands and an array of watering holes by the waterfront

    • Shoppers
    • Couples
    • Photo
    • Luxury

    Yacht Haven Grande is primarily a marina, but the shops you’ll find in its 120,000-square-ft, duty-free village rival any that you’ll come across elsewhere on St Thomas. You can shop for souvenirs, clothing, health and wellness products and more around the centre.

    This is where you’ll also be most likely to find recognisable, international brands such as The Sunglass Hut and White House Black Market. Beyond shopping, the centre also offers salons and spas, as well as a plethora of restaurants and bars – all on the waterfront.

    Location: 5304 Yacht Haven Grande, Suite 100, St Thomas, 00802, US Virgin Islands

    Open: Daily from 7.30 am to 6 pm

    Phone: +1 340-774-9500


    Tillett Gardens

    A 1-of-a-kind artists’ haven in St Thomas

    • Food
    • Shoppers
    • Nightlife

    Tillett Gardens is one of the most unique spots to shop on St Thomas. It is also one of the only places throughout the US Virgin Islands that offers late-evening shopping.

    Branded as “an old-world retreat from the stresses of life, centred around arts and crafts,” Tillett Gardens brings local artists and craftspeople together to a singular spot. It’s where visitors can then easily shop for their works, as they enjoy the garden setting and offerings from the onsite restaurants. The expansive gardens even host a theatre and a health centre, all for a full laidback day in an artistic environment.

    Location: 4126 Annas Retreat, St Thomas 00802, US Virgin Islands

    Open: Daily from 11 am to 11 pm

    Holly Riddle | Contributing Writer

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