St. Thomas is a shopper's (particularly jewelry) haven. It rained most of the morning but I braved the weather. I had been there last year so I was still shopped out but I still did the usual walk up and down the streets to see if there was something new that I missed on my last trip (there wasn't). If you travel to the Caribbean during the hurricane season (6/1 to 11/1, bring a windbreaker with hood, a baseball cap and a small umbrella). I walked all the way down to the end of shopping area and there were some locals selling homemade food. I bought a simple beef patty for $2 that was fantastic. St. Thomas is a good place to get liquor as AH Riis has everything you can imagine. I also went to some smaller liquor stores and sometimes their prices were less and sometimes more. It is only a dollar or two difference so I don't waste my time shopping around. I do try and buy rum in each port I go to making sure the rum is actually produced in that country. I was surprised that about 25% of the shops were closed during my visit because June is considered low season. However, there are more than enough stores to keep you busy while the ship is in port, especially if you make a purchase, as buying anything takes a while because of the time it takes to bargain (I absolutely hate that). Rule of thumb: if the item is $4K, you can get it for $700 to $1K. I always use the 75% off rule for purchases, especially the larger ones.