Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands
Ka-ching! Shopping is the sport of choice in the Caribbean's most popular port and generous duty-free allowances keep the cash registers humming. Waterfront warehouses that once stored molasses, rum, and spices have been transformed into modern retail emporiums, offering bargains on everything from precious gems to china, linens, and perfumes. View-seeking visitors without an urge to splurge can ride the Paradise Point Tramway, which ascends an emerald hill behind the harbor in a mere seven minutes. Magen's Bay Beach is favored for its calm, turquoise waters and mile-long ribbon of white sand.