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Address: Turn north off lower Main St. onto General Gade, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

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Historic, Colorful but Mostly Unsafe

Many of the first residents of Charlotte Amalie during the late 1700 and early 1800’s were freed Black people who settled in this part of the city, now called Savan, located west... read more

2 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 March 2015
Steve1362
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Avon, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

There are historical buildings here which are crumbling. Beautiful buildings -walked passed stunning church in service. Sadly the reputation of this place is not good. Shame more is not done to restore and preseve the buildings and sort the social issues. Otherwise fascinating. Not for night time though and more than two streets of main street might be being brave.... More 

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Tavares, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

My wife was not happy that I dragged her here on her vacation. It wasn't that bad. Very colorful, historic houses and businesses. I've seen way worse in New Jersey. Don't think I'd venture out here in the dark, but during the day it's not so scary. Unless you're curious about hoods like I am, there's probably no reason to... More 

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Avon, Ohio
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2015

Many of the first residents of Charlotte Amalie during the late 1700 and early 1800’s were freed Black people who settled in this part of the city, now called Savan, located west and north of the current tourist friendly shopping and historic area. Starting west of Market Square on Main Street, this area is generally unsafe for tourists, especially at... More 

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10 Thank Steve1362
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

Don't go there. There is nothing attractive in this area. There is alot of small bars and people are normally out on the streets late at night

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12 Thank Yalc13
Austin, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

I grew up in savan and the only reason a tourist would need to go through there is if they are going to solberg the danish chalet or the harbor view hotel. There is an alternate route through the back way. Outside of that there is no reason for a tourist to go into that area. You should not go... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

I was born and raised in St. Thomas and Savan is a place that local people would not even go to unless they 1. live there or visiting someone, or 2. want to get in trouble. Savan, known previously as the "Savannah," is far from friendly and flourishing. This area is filled with high crime and anyone going here, regardless... More 

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25 Thank wbbntsh
St. Thomas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

Savan is definitely not for Tourists. It's towards the western end of Main Street. You are likely to have a bad experience if you wander into that part of town.. So simply stay away..

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10 Thank Mucki W
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Filled with history? Perhaps. But this is NOT a place to visit. Tourists are definitely not welcome, and the locals avoid it. Don't go here. Just don't.

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11 Thank StThomasGuy
St. Thomas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

This is probably one of the worst areas on St. Thomas....lots of crime, nothing worth seeing...all in all a scary place.

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