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Old April 7th, 2008, 03:19 PM
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Default St. Thomas & St. Marten

Is there good shopping close to the ports? I'd like to be able to shop & Shop without taking a tour. Will that be possible?
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Old April 7th, 2008, 03:22 PM
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I don't shop but in ST Martin there were many just off the ship and bars. In St Thomas there were as well.
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In St. Thomas if you dock at Havensight there is a mall right there, if you want to take a taxi into downtown Charlotte-Amalie there is good shopping there also.
St. Maarten - you dock on the dutch side, walk to the water taxi, its like $7 for an all day fare and it puts you downtown, if you want to shop the french side you will need to take a taxi
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In St. Maarten, it is about a 10 to 15 minute walk to the downtown area and beach from the ship. Lots of good shopping, and I find the prices better than in St. Thomas.
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In my opinion that St. Maartin is a better port for shopping, St. Thomas a better port for beaches.
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