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SLAND FLAVORS Over the years, the spices and textures of the East Indies, Africa and Europe have blended to create the distinct flavors of the United States Virgin Islands. From conch patés to wahoo to the sour sop ice cream, the food here is as unique as the islands themselves. It’s just one more way you can explore the islands on your vacation.
REASURE HUNTING In the 1500s, pirates might have looked for hidden bounty around the U.S. Virgin Islands. Today, however, treasure hunters will have more luck in the islands’ many shopping centers. Because it’s a duty-free destination, bargain seekers come for the great deals. Gems, watches, cameras, crystal, china, fabrics, liquor and other items can all be found at up to 40% off mainland prices.
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These prices have earned the USVI the reputation as “The Shopping Mecca of the Caribbean.” 17
Published on May 7, 2011