Posted June 7, 2010 by Jaclyn Liechti
Like many Caribbean islands, St. Thomas has plenty of beautiful scenery, relaxing beaches, and exciting water sports. But not every island can lay claim to the historical attractions and world class shopping. You can choose your own adventure here, whether you prefer to sunbathe by the sea or tour Blackbeard's Castle. In fact, why not do both?
Yacht Haven Grande: If you're looking to rub elbows with the rich and famous without spending a dime, Yacht Haven Grande is the place to be. The haven is a marina for megayachts in the Caribbean, but you don't have to own a ship to mix and mingle. It was also voted "Best Shopping" for the last two years, and it's easy to see why: High-end designers such as Coach, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton have all set up shop here. You don't have to spend anything to window-shop, but if you decide to splurge a little, don't worry: U.S. citizens can purchase up to $1,600 worth of goods duty free.
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