Many destinations in the Caribbean are third world countries. Tourism is usually their main source of income for the economy. It’s many locals’ livelihood. So when you arrive to their port, they will often be very aggressive in their approach to gain your business. This, for me, was very overwhelming when I first started cruising. I’ve since learned a few tricks for navigating local sellers.
1. Don’t be afraid to bargain.
I have never been very good at it. If they say it costs $20, I didn’t question it.