Posted February 11th, 2006, 04:32 PM
The first time we visited, we didn't have time for shopping. We did the island tour, stingray city, and then ate a late lunch at Rackham's and then scooted back to the tender line. We did a little shopping at a store next to Captain Marvin's. They had Xmas ornaments, shirts...things like that.
This last time we were there for a week, so we had time to shop and explore the island. There are all sorts of shops in the port area. You can find jewelry, upscale clothing, t-shirts, and about any type of souvenir you could want. There's also rum cakes (to the right of the port area). If you are pinched for time, Breezes restaurant, which is right across the street from the port (in the building that has "Landmark" on the top floor) had a nice selection of rum cakes, and local sauces.
One night we sat on the balcony at Breezes, and the couple next to us watched their tender line as they enjoyed their drinks. When it was short...they scooted across the street and jumped on the last tender. I'm not that brave...but they didn't miss the ship.