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U. S. Virgin Islands Tourist Traps: 8 reviews and 3 photos

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by catalysta

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, bragging each night about the jewelry they'd bought that day, and complaining about the heat in Charlotte Amalie.
They were dripping with sweat & all manner of gems, waggling their fat fingers at the rest of us poor benighted beach bums. Not ONE DAY of their vacation was spent doing much other than shopping.

Unique Suggestions: Heck, they could've stayed home to shop the discount malls of Paramus for that.

Fun Alternatives: Me? Given a choice between a few hours of shopping in CA vs. a few more hours in that clear blue Caribbean Sea, you can guess where I'll be!

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 29, 2005
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