Shopping in Cruz Bay

St. John's main town is Cruz Bay, the hub of transportation, entertainment, dining, and yes, shopping.  While what is available here may not compare to the busier shopping districts on St. Thomas or even St. Croix, there are a lot of great opportunities if you know where to look.

Mongoose Junction is a favored shopping area, for more than its aesthetic appeal.  Here, you'll find a good variety of handcrafted goods, jewelry, accessories, swim wear, and clothing, all sold in a clean, friendly, and clam environment.  Another great shopping area is the Wharfside Village where clothes and jewelry are top sellers, and just up the street is where you'll find some of the best souvenir shops on the island. 

Typical operating hours for all of the shops here are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day of the week.  Saturday tends to be the best shopping day, because there are often more vendors out in stands on the street, music lilts through the air, and the vibe is just an all around fun one.   

Gifts and Souvenirs

If you're hoping to find some souvenirs you might want to visit Sugar Birds, which is located in downtown Cruz Bay. Stop in this colorful gift shop complete with tropical themes and beach motifs. The souvenirs here are sure to remind you of your time on the island, and also make great gifts for those who you left at home. Call them at (340) 776-6909.

A second possibility is Friends of the Park Store, which is located less than a hundred yards (less than a hundred meters) of Sugar Birds. The Friends of the Park Store offers crafts, books, artwork, jewelry and a great selection of children's gifts. This store is your best stop for gifts that support a sustainable environment. They're located on N Shore Rd.

A third option is St. John Spice. St. John Spice sells a variety of cooking supplies that are specific to the St John cuisine, as well as general Caribbean Cuisine. You will find all the spices and jerk rubs and sauces that give the food that unique kick. Guests will find them on Prince and Strand Streets.

Many of the gift and souvenir shops in Cruz Bay are provided here:

Gifts and Souvenirs In Cruz Bay
Name Type Phone Location
Friends of the Park Store Gift and Souvenir Shops (340) 779-8700 Downtown Cruz Bay
Hot Look Sunglasses Sunglasses Shop (340) 777-3978 Downtown Cruz Bay
Island Fancy Gift and Souvenir Shops (340) 776-6940 Downtown Cruz Bay
Now and Zen Gift and Souvenir Shops (340) 714-1088 Downtown Cruz Bay
Pink Papaya Gift and Souvenir Shops (340) 779-4110 Downtown Cruz Bay
Portico Gifts, Souvenirs, and Handicrafts (340) 776-9600 0.2 mi. Northeast of Downtown Cruz Bay
Sparky's Cruz Bay Gift and Souvenir Shops (340) 776-6284 Downtown Cruz Bay
St. John Brewtique Gift and Souvenir Shops (340) 715-7775 0.2 mi. Northeast of Downtown Cruz Bay
St. John Spice Gift and Souvenir Shops (340) 693-7046 Downtown Cruz Bay
Sugar Birds Gift and Souvenir Shops (340) 776-6909 Downtown Cruz Bay

Specialty Shops

One of the popular specialty retailers in this area is Bajo El Sol. This venue is found within downtown Cruz Bay. They are open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm and Sunday from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. They are open on all holidays except Christmas. Guests will find them at 528 18-3, Mongoose Junction.

Another good option is Best of Both Worlds, which is found less than a hundred yards (less than a hundred meters) from Bajo El Sol. You will be able to purchase the artwork that you see here, though many people choose to simply walk around the shop. Displayed pieces are all done by award winning artists who create such items as sculptures, glass work, and functional art that serve as reminders of the beautiful paradise that is the Caribbean. They're located on North Shore Road.

Donald Schnell Studio: There are also hand blown glass, ceramic and stained glass pieces that were carefully selected to complement the original creations in the studio. Life on St. John moves at a relaxed temp, so guests should take their time visiting the studio. Visitors can find them at 27 Southside Road.

Be sure to look through the following chart if you want more information.

Specialty Shops In Cruz Bay
Name Type Phone Location
Bajo El Sol Art Gallery (340) 693-7070 Downtown Cruz Bay
Bamboo Studio Jewelry Store (340) 776-0669 Downtown Cruz Bay
Best of Both Worlds Art Gallery (340) 693-7005 Downtown Cruz Bay
Caravan Gallery Jewelry Store (340) 779-4566 Downtown Cruz Bay
Caribbean Treasures II Jewelry Store (340) 776-6465 Downtown Cruz Bay
Coconut Coast Studios Art Gallery (340) 776-6944 0.3 mi. West of Downtown Cruz Bay
Donald Schnell Studio Art Gallery (800) 253-7170 Downtown Cruz Bay
Freebird Creations Jewelry Store (340) 693-8625 Downtown Cruz Bay
Into the Blue Jewelry Store (340) 777-1489 Downtown Cruz Bay
Little Switzerland Mongoose Junction Jewelry Store (248) 809-5560 ext. 10040 Downtown Cruz Bay
R&I Patton Goldsmithing Goldsmithing Shop (800) 626-3445 Downtown Cruz Bay
St. John Experience Gallery Art Gallery (340) 690-4852 Downtown Cruz Bay
V.I.be Collection Jewelry Store (340) 777-1489 Downtown Cruz Bay
Verace St. John Jewelry Store (340) 693-7599 Downtown Cruz Bay

Clothing and Apparel

Interested in shopping for clothing? You might enjoy a visit to Made on St. John -- which is located within downtown Cruz Bay. Screen printed designs for men, women, and children at Made on St. John tend to have a nautical and tropical theme to them. Many of their clothing is considered to be sustainable and eco-friendly, so you can feel confident shopping here. If you would like to call ahead, you can do so at (340) 776-6638.

A second shop to consider is Bamboula -- which is found just a few steps away from Made on St. John. For a selection of unique, ethnically themed accessories, clothing, and other home goods, stop by the Bamboula Boutique and check out the diverse selection of products for sale. You will be able to find a range of items that are made in the spirit of Haiti and Africa, while adapted to a Caribbean zest. If you want to call before you go, you can do so at (340) 693-8699.

A third option for clothing is Turquoise Turtle. They sell dresses, hats, sarongs, jewelry, sandals and more., They have classic, boutique and designer and attire; they also have hook bracelets made by local artisans. They're located at 4B Wharfside Village Shopping Complex.

Take a moment to look through the following chart if you want more information.

Clothing and Apparel In Cruz Bay
Name Type Phone Location
Bamboula Boutique (340) 693-8699 Downtown Cruz Bay
Big Planet General Clothing Store (340) 776-6638 Downtown Cruz Bay
Bougainvillea General Clothing Store (340) 693-7190 Downtown Cruz Bay
Cruz Bay Clothing Company General Clothing Store (340) 693-8686 Downtown Cruz Bay
Fabric Mill Boutique (340) 776-6194 Downtown Cruz Bay
Hot Look Sunglasses Sunglasses Shop (340) 777-3978 Downtown Cruz Bay
Just BEach! Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store (340) 776-6256 Downtown Cruz Bay
Love City Beach Shop Women's Clothing and Accessories Store (340) 776-4202 Downtown Cruz Bay
Made on St. John T-Shirt Shop (340) 776-6638 Downtown Cruz Bay
St. John Beach Bum Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store (340) 777-4286 Downtown Cruz Bay
Turquoise Turtle Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store (340) 714-2696 Downtown Cruz Bay

Food and Grocery

Want to check out some local food offerings? Island Cork is located in downtown Cruz Bay. They are open Monday though Saturday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm and Sunday by appointment. You can call them at (340) 228-2090.

Another possibility is Baked in the Sun, which is located a quarter mile (a half kilometer) from Island Cork. For breakfast they have coffee, pastries, sandwiches, burritos, bagels, butter croissants, muffins and danish. For lunch, they have various sandwiches, like veggie burgers, curry chicken, the Italian, turkey club on croissant, St John Cuban and Monterey chicken. You can call them at (340) 693-8786.

Starfish Market: The Starfish Market sells fresh fruit and vegetables, meats, dairy, and all the normal grocery store wares. In addition, the market also contains a fully operational deli, so you can pick up fresh sandwiches and freshly cut lunch meats. For customers who want to call before you go, you can do so at (340) 779-4949.

You might want to look through the following table to learn more.

Food and Grocery Stores In Cruz Bay
Name Type Phone Location
Baked in the Sun Bakery (340) 693-8786 Downtown Cruz Bay
Fish Trap Seafood Market Fish and Seafood Market (340) 639-9994 Downtown Cruz Bay
Island Cork Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (340) 228-2090 Downtown Cruz Bay
Nature's Nook Fruit and Vegetable Market -- Downtown Cruz Bay
Pine Peace Grocery Store (340) 693-8725 0.4 mi. Southeast of Downtown Cruz Bay
Rolling Pin Bakery (340) 779-4775 Downtown Cruz Bay
St. John Market Groceries Grocery Store (340) 776-5322 0.3 mi. Southeast of Downtown Cruz Bay
Starfish Market Grocery Store (340) 779-4949 0.3 mi. Southeast of Downtown Cruz Bay
 

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