Puerto Rico & the Virgin Islands

Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix are US Commonwealths which means the natives on these islands are considered US citizens.  It also means that if you are a US citizen traveling to these areas, many of your US "perks" (insurance, cell service, etc. - be sure to check your carriers) are available as well.  

These Caribbean islands allow US citizens higher customs limits so you may consider one of these stops for high ticket items like jewelry, etc.  

If you are visiting St. Thomas, it is well worth a tour to neighboring St. John - the "nature island"! Sadly, St. Croix (where I used to live) is no longer that great of a place to visit.

3 Answers

I agree about St John--it's breathtaking, It looks just like it does on House Hunter's International. It's well worth the ferry ride over.

All are some of our preferred islands to visit. I rarely buy "high end" jewelry anymore (old enough I have all I need). But I enjoy shopping none the less. These islands have many activities besides shopping and I feel safe in them. The only one we haven't visited is St. Croix, but who knows what the future may bring.

St John is beautiful and not to be missed.


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