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Address: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

Running parallel to the waterfront, Back Street, or Vimmelskaft Gade, is a...

Running parallel to the waterfront, Back Street, or Vimmelskaft Gade, is a bustling shopping area.

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Just a Street

This "site" is just a street that run parallel to Main Street and is filled with old buildings and just a handful of shops that are away from all the jewelry shops. Doesn't take... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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1,593 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 561 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This "site" is just a street that run parallel to Main Street and is filled with old buildings and just a handful of shops that are away from all the jewelry shops. Doesn't take more than a second to see it.

Thank jehenson81
Norcross, Georgia
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We took a flavors of st thomas food tour and had no idea where the heck we were going. LOL but we went down this street and it was cool. you have to look beyond the shops and see the architecture behind it. very old buildings and very pretty if you can see past the signage and 100 jewlery stores.

1 Thank Gtm0
Apex, NC
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94 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Stores of jewelry, souvenirs and junk plus every store owner trying to get you in there. Make sure you don't walk in the street as the cars and taxis are not looking where they are going.

Thank mom2kids09
Muskegon, Michigan
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298 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is just that, the back street. It is the street behind the buildings along the waterfront. In between the two streets are countless shops and stores, some of which connect from both streets and many of which you can only get to from one street or the other. However, there are additional shops on the other side of the... More 

Thank Allen B
Ottawa, Canada
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344 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

It is more shops and stores, mostly local in old buildings. It would be much better if you were not constantly harassed by business people to "come in and take a look". The first few I gave pleasant responses to, it became less pleasant as it went on.

1 Thank Richy_Bobby
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Look at the stock photo for this site. Most of it looks like this. Narrow street, don't try walking it. Wasn't impressed.

Thank Diane A
Tavares, Florida
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821 reviews
542 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,061 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

You think the vendors on Main Street are aggressive, wait until you get to Back Street. I understand that they're trying to make a living but I'm just not that desperate of a shopper. I was site seeing! Best to stay on Front Street and then work your way in. Avoid this area at all cost unless you're a serious... More 

3 Thank FlaHarlock
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

The food here is usually phenomenal, if you're looking for local west indie food this is the right place be. But today the food AND service was terrible. I ordered conch with veg and cabbage, the conch was chewy and there was more onions than conch. The veg looked like something I could have done at home, there were more... More 

1 Thank TheFashionista
Bridgeton, New Jersey
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515 reviews
286 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016

The downtown area of Charlotte Amalie is not just tourist shopping. There is also much history. Old buildings have been saved and turned into local use such as restaurants. Back Street is one such area. The area houses one of the best local restaurants, Cuzzin's. You can find all things local to eat there. Another West Indian restaurant, Trenchtown Rock,... More 

Thank CyndyandByron
Glenwood, Iowa
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4 reviews
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Great atmosphere, good drinks & WIFI. Also this little bar was ran by friends of one of our travelers, she attended college with them in the Midwest. Service & food was good too.

Thank carolrD533EC

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