Shopping Charlotte Amalie
in St. Thomas (USVI) Cruise Port

 

Top Shops in Charlotte Amalie for Cruise Travelers
 - Main Street and Beyond, Where, What and Open Hours

By: Editor-in-Chief | Date: February 12, 2018

Downtown Charlotte Amalie is where all shopping tours and excursions will take the cruise ship passenger. This is where the onboard shopping guide will be perusing, marketing, promoting, offering deals, bargains, and freebies. In the Main Street - aka Dronningens Gade - the cruise traveler will find all the top brands and most famous shops in St Thomas.

Main Street, Alleys, and Passages

Between the Main Street and the Waterfront, the two main thoroughfares of Charlotte Amalie, there are a number of passages and alleys that the cruise traveler shouldn't miss, in particular, the A.H.Riise Mall, the Palm Passage, and the Hibiscus Alley. These are quaint pedestrian malls worth the walk. Above all, explore beyond whatever recommendations you may find being promoted.

Photo of Palm Passage in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas US VI.

Palm Passage

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The shops and boutiques listed and reviewed below are the some of the better-known names that are not included in the Editor's High-End Picks. Click Here to Discover the High-End Stores in St Thomas.

Charlotte Amalie Shops - A to Z

Ammolite Gallery

Promoted as the largest Korite Ammolite Boutique in the World, the cruise ship passenger will find an impressive collection of this rare and exotic gemstone. Rings, earrings, bracelets, and pendants are set in silver, 14 and 18 karat gold and also in platinum.

Photo of Ammolite Gallery in the main street of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas US VI

Ammolite Gallery - Charlotte Amalie

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WHEREEast Side of Main Street
What: Ammolite set jewelery
Address:46 Norre Gad
Open:Monday to Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: only if ships in port.
Website:NA

Artistic Jewelers

Owned by brothers Pash and Max Daswani, Artistic Jewelers has both originally crafted and designed jewelry by names like Alwand Vahan, Bunz, Charriol, Barry Kronen, Honora, Claude Thibaudeau. It has an extensive collection of loose diamonds that the cruise ship passenger can set back home or choose to mount from the in-house collection.

Photo of Artistic in the main street of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas US VI

Artistic - Charlotte Amalie

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WHEREMain Street
What:Loose diamonds and other gemstones. Mountings and designed jewelry. Designer Time Pieces.
Address:5332 Dronningens Gade
Open:Monday to Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: only if ships in port.
Website:www.artistic-jewelers.com
Phone:340 776 3299

NOTES: Look out for the Special Offers

Belgian Chocolate Factory

Handmade with finest ingredients, the chocolate at this unique store in St. Thomas is famous. Over 50 varieties of chocolate are available in all shapes. The hand-rolled truffles and the sugar-free chocolate are to die for.

Photo of Belgian Chocolate Factory shop in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas US VI.

Belgian Chocolate Factory

Photo: Management

WHEREAt the entrance of the Hibiscus Alley
What:Chocolate Galore
Address:5093 Dronningens Gade
Open:Monday to Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm | Sunday: when ships in port.
Website:www.thebelgianchocolatefactory.com
Phone:(340) 777-5247T

Boolchand's

If the cruise ship passenger is looking for a new photographic equipment Boolchand's is undoubtedly one of the best places to go. Established in the Caribbean since 1930, Boolchand's has expanded products and you will also find Watches, Jewelry and Footwear.

Photo of Boolchands shop in the Main street of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas US VI

Boolchand's - Charlotte Amalie

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WHEREMain Street
What:Photo and Video Cameras, Electronics, Tablets and Computers, Watches and Fine Jewelry
Brands:Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Bose, Samsung, and Sony. Pandora, Citizen, Guess, Movado, Fossil, and Swatch. Crocs and Havaianas.
Address:5121 Dronningens Gade
Open:Monday to Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: only if ships in port.
Website:www.boolchand.com
Phone:340 774 8027

NOTES: Boolchand's also has a shop in the Havensight Mall

Cardow

Established in St. Thomas since the 1960's, Cardow has a vast collection of loose gemstones, fine jewelry and their own Cardow brand watches. Most jewelry is designed and manufactured by Cardow.

Photo of Cardow shop in the main street of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas US VI

Cardow - Charlotte Amalie

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WHEREMain Street
What:Original Designed Jewelry and Timepieces
Address:5195 Dronningens Gade
Open:Monday to Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: only if ships in port.
Website:www.cardow.com
Phone:(340) 776-1140

NOTES: Cardow also has a shop in the Crown Bay Dock.

Caribana

Caribana is a typical souvenir shop with all a cruise ship traveler may want to get as a gift: tee shirts, bathing suits, local hot sauces, hats, bags, postcards, perfume, cosmetics and the inevitable rum cake. It also has a nice selection of liquors and wines.

Photo of Caribana shop in the main street of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas US VI.

Caribana - Charlotte Amalie

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WHEREMain Street
What:Souvenirs, Gifts, Liquors.
Open:Monday to Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm | Sunday: only if ships in port.
Website:NA
Phone:340 774 3075

NOTES: Caribana also has a shop in the Havensight Mall.

Cariloha, DelSol, Tanzanite International

Next to each other, these 3 shops are unique to the Caribbean. Cariloha offers a wide range of Bamboo Clothes (cool and anti-bacterial). Del Sol specializes in color change items: clothing, nail polish, swim-wear, toys and accessories. Tanzanite International is the premier retailer of this rare and intriguing violet/blue gemstone from Tanzania.

Photo of Cariloha, DelSol, Tanzanite in the main street of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas US VI

Cariloha, DelSol, Tanzanite - Charlotte Amalie

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WHEREEast of the Main Street, next to Emancipation Gardens
What:Clothing, Jewelry
Address:Grand Galleria - 43-46 Norre Gade
Open:Monday to Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm | Sunday: only if ships in port.
Phone:(340) 774-2500

NOTES: Cariloha, Del Sol and Tanzanite also have shops in the Havensight Mall and in Crown Bay.

Colombian Emeralds

Although sometimes poorly rated for their lack of after-sales and customer service, Colombian Emeralds is the top specialist for this famous green gemstone in St. Thomas. Besides emeralds the cruise ship passenger will also find jewelry brands like Charriol, Damiani, Lauren G Adams or Quattour; and watches like Shinola, TagHeur, Philip Stein, Bulova, Raymond Weil.

Photo of Colombian Emeralds shop in the main street of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas US VI

Colombian Emeralds - Charlotte Amalie

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WHEREMain Street
What:Emeralds, Watches
Open:Monday to Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm | Sunday: only if ships in port.
Website:www.colombianemeralds.com
Phone:340 777 5400

NOTES: Be aware of 'complaints' you may read on Trip Advisor: there are more positives than negatives.

Diamonds International Jewelry

The largest duty-free jewelers in the Caribbean, Diamonds International has 3 locations in Charlotte Amalie and is impossible to miss. It has a very large selection of diamonds, offering the possibility of upgrades, but also all other gemstones. The cruise passenger can select a stone, choose a mounting and pick it up before sailing. Crown of Light, Hearts On Fire and Forevermark are three of the many collections on offer.

Photo of Diamonds International Jewelry shop in the main street of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas US VI

Diamonds International - Charlotte Amalie

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WHEREDowntown
What:Diamonds
Address:Main Street | A.H. Riise | Norre Gade
Open:Monday to Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: only if ships in port.
Website:www.diamondsinternational.com
Phone:340 776 5570

NOTES: Diamonds International also has shops in the Havensight Mall and Crown Bay.

Diamonds International Watches

The shop dedicated exclusively to watches and timepieces. It has a large selection of designer watches and the most well-known brands like Hamilton, Movado, Philip Stein, Audemars Piguet, Girard-Perregaux, Corum, Ernst Benz, Zenith, and Longines.

Photo of Diamonds International Watches in the main street of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas US VI

Diamonds International Watches

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WHEREMain Street
What:Watches and Time Pieces
Open:Monday to Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm | Sunday: only if ships in port.
Website:www.diamondsinternational.com
Phone:340 776 5570

Effy

Effy has become ubiquitous in the Caribbean with its inspired and impressive designs. Family owned and New York based, Effy jewelry includes a lifetime warranty and US based customer service center. Amongst other brands, the cruise ship passengers should look for DiVersa, an original changeable jewelry.

Photo of Effy shops in the main street of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas US VI

Effy - Charlotte Amalie

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WHEREMain Street
What:Originally Designed Jewelry
Address:5179 Dronningens Gade
Open:Monday to Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: only if ships in port.
Website:www.effyjewelry.com
Phone:340 776 3339

NOTES: Effy has another shop at the Crown Bay Center

Jewels

Besides being one of the best shops to look for Swiss timepieces, it has a boutique exclusively dedicated to David Yurman. The display cases include excellent designer collections and luxury brands like Patek Philippe, Omega, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Chopard, John Hardy, Roberto Coin, Marco Bicego or Mikimoto.

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Jewels - Charlotte Amalie

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WHEREMain Street
What:Jewelry and Watches
Address:38 Dronningens Gade
Open:Monday to Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm | Sunday: only if ships in port.
Website:NA
Phone:877 800 9998

NOTES: Jewels has shops in the Havensight Mall and Crown Bay

Kay's Jewelry

Branded as “Luxury with a Family Touch” this family-owned shop has been established in St. Thomas for over 30 years. Kay's is well known for exotic stones such as Alexandrite, Paraiba Tourmaline and Ammolite, and its excellent selection of colored diamonds (yellow, blue, green, café, and black), emeralds, rubies and sapphires. Piaget, Philip Stein, Tissot, Rado, Seiko and Citizen are some of the watch brands on display.

Photo of Kay's Jewelry shop in the main street of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas US VI

Kay's Jewelry - Charlotte Amalie

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WHEREMain Street
What:Exotic Gemstones and Watches
Address:38A Dronningens Gade
Open:Monday to Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm | Sunday: only if ships in port.
Website:kaysfinejewelry.com
Phone:340 714 7304

Little Switzerland

One of the top shops in the Caribbean with over 25 stores in the islands, it showcases a diversity of collections of jewelry, watches and accessories. Its in-store brand boutiques include the Tiffany Boutique and Breitling Boutique but you will also find designer brands like Tag Heuer, David Yurman, Roberto Coin, Tiffany, Movado, John Hardy, Chopard or Cartier.

Photo of Little Switzerland shop in the main street of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas US VI

Little Switzerland - Charlotte Amalie

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WHEREMain Street
What:Jewelry, watches and accessories
Address:5 Dronningens Gade
Open:Monday to Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm | Sunday: only if ships in port.
Website:www.littleswitzerland.com
Phone:248-809-5560

NOTES: Little Switzerland also has shops in the Havensight Mall and Crown Bay Center.

Milano Diamond Gallery

Milano promotes itself as offering affordable, big-look, diamonds. But it also displays exclusives like the Unity Collection and features Le Vian Chocolate Diamonds, Dancing Diamonds and the Emeryl Jewelstone. The cruise ship passenger will also find the Mark Henry boutique displaying unique designs with Alexandrite - the phenomenal GIA certified changing color gemstone.

Photo of Milano shop in the main street of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas US VI

Milano - Charlotte Amalie

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WHEREMain Street
What:Jewelry - Diamonds, Alexandrite.
Open:Monday to Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm | Sunday: only if ships in port.

NOTES: Milano Diamond Gallery also has shops in the Crown Bay Center and the Havensight Mall.

Royal Caribbean

With five locations in St. Thomas - 2 in Charlotte Amalie - this is one of the best shops to look for cameras and electronics - SLR, point and shoot, binoculars by all the top brands. The Watch and Jewelry sections have exquisite collections. The cruise ship traveler will also find great gifts.

Photo of Royal Caribbean in the main street of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas US VI

Royal Caribbean - Charlotte Amalie

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WHEREMain Street
What:Cameras, electronics and watches; Jewelry and gifts.
Open:Monday to Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm | Sunday: when cruise ships in port.
Website:www.royalcaribbeanvi.com
Phone:340-776-4110

NOTES: Royal Caribbean also has shops in the Havensight Mall, Crown Bay and Yacht Haven.

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