Royal Dane Mall

Charlotte Amalie

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Royal Dane Mall

A small pedestrian alleyway called the Royal Dane Mall is studded with small boutiques. Browse artisanal souvenirs and eclectic trinkets. The famous Gladys’ Cafe is perfect for breakfast or lunch. Back in the Danish colonial times, this part of the city was filled with cane sugar warehouses. Some of the buildings now house boutiques, cafes and restaurants.


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.