Of all the USVI, St. Thomas leads in shopping opportunities. Some bargain hunters say that Charlotte Amalie offers the best buys in all the Caribbean. It helps that each U.S. citizen, if returning directly back to the states, is allowed $1,600 duty free allowance. As always, know what items cost back home and bargain. Typically, the best buys may be on jewelry, china, crystal, perfume and alcohol. Shops and shoppers pack Charlotte Amalie’s streets. Havensight Mall near the cruise ship dock has branches of many of the downtown shops.