Get spot to shop but be aware that cigarettes are not made in USA they are Swiss $17.95 a carton Cash. . Alcohol is a great bargain here Crown Regal $14.95 litre. Beware of jewelry be sure you know prices before you go. Ship docks at the pier away from town, you take a $6 round trip boat to main pier in town. There are also beaches that you can rent Umbrella and chairs with beer or coke for $25 for day.There are water sports up and down this beach.The waters are so beautiful in St Maaten from aqua blue to deep blue not be missed. Such a beautiful island.
The ship docks in Crown bay and you take a taxi downtown for $5 ea way.
Shopping is prime thing in St Thomas. Cigarettes here are $26 a carton made in USA. Alcohol is a good buy here you can bring back 6 bottles from US Virgin Islands. But you have to pack in suitcase unless you drive.