That is the real shame of it. The locals don't realize that they are making people not want to visit which is what helps keep them poor. Maybe its just a vicious circle. They are poor so they practically mug you trying to get you to buy crap and that makes people not want to visit which in turn makes them poor.
I agree it is a beautiful place, but I'm with Dave and Cruz... no need to get off the ship
Carnival Cruise Lines:
Fantasy 90, Celebration 95, Victory 05, Conquest 05, Spirit 6/06, Freedom 6/08, Holiday 7/08, Victory 6/09, Valor 9/09, Dream 6/10, Splendor 8/10,Conquest 8/11,Magic 11/11,Triumph 4/12,Spirit 7/12,Freedom 11/12, Triumph 2/13 - The fire cruise
NCL Dream October 2006, RCCL Mariner OTS June 2007