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Tourist Trap

Nice expensive shopping options. This place is definitely a tourist trap. Yes it is tax free. But... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
Michael F
more local

seemingly not as many of the cruise ship passengers make it to Back Street as many vendors were... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
Nick D
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Calgary, Canada
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Running parallel to the waterfront, Back Street, or Vimmelskaft Gade, is a bustling shopping area.
  • Excellent14%
  • Very good12%
  • Average44%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible12%
11 Apr 2018
“Tourist Trap”
8 Apr 2018
“more local”
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Nice expensive shopping options. This place is definitely a tourist trap. Yes it is tax free. But your in the virgin islands. Plenty of other things to do and spend your time.

Thank Michael F
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

seemingly not as many of the cruise ship passengers make it to Back Street as many vendors were scouring the other streets trying to entreat shoppers to their area. It's nice area to walk with many more non-international brand stores.

Thank Nick D
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

Similar to Main Street. Lined with restaurants and shops. Visit Cuzzin local restaurant. It is located on Back Street.

Thank B89156
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

by,listening to our taxi driver we would have missed out on the skyride excursion which was the highlight of our very first trip into town,dont sit around at your resorts 'people',get out and see what all the towns has to offer you.

Thank Ruth R
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Reviewed 30 March 2017 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
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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...More

1  Thank Gtm0
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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
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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...More

Thank Allen B
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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...More

1  Thank Richy_Bobby
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Reviewed 13 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
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