Back Street

Charlotte Amalie

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Back Street

Running parallel to the Main Street and the waterfront, Back Street is a showcase of impressive West Indian architecture. The buildings now house over 100 jewellery stores, fine dining restaurants and luxury boutiques.


Stunning beaches and endless blue skies aside, St Thomas is known for its shopping scene. Remember, that you can buy souvenirs, local art, jewellery and whatever your heart desires duty free. Both cruise ports — Havensight and Crown Bay — have their own malls. The selection of products and services is superb. You could do all your shopping right there if you don’t feel like making the trip downtown. Let a gondola take you from Havensight up to Paradise Point, where the sprawling views of the bay are the perfect backdrop for some souvenir shopping. Try the chocolate-flavoured piña colada called the Bushwacker! Another place to shop with a view is the famed Mountain Top on St. Peter Mountain. Grab a Banana Daiquiri (which was invented right here!) and browse beachwear, sandals, jewellery and other Caribbean delights.