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 looking for some souvenirs or gifts you might want to visit St. John Spice, which is found within downtown Cruz Bay. If you are looking for Caribbean flavor and the tastes of St. John, then St. John Spice is the right place. At St. John Spice you will find all of the cooking needs of anyone looking to recreate the local cuisines. You will be able to find them on Prince and Strand Streets.

Another possibility is Pink Papaya, which is found a short distance away of St. John Spice. The Pink Papaya sells a variety of items that make perfect gifts and souvenirs. They have in stock local art work and crafts, small plates perfect for decorated tables as well as large plates perfect for hanging on the wall. They are located on King Street.

Another place you might enjoy is Sugar Birds. At Sugar Birds, you will be able to find an assortment of gifts that all revolve around the tropical life at St. John. The more popular products include the many photographs and cards, candles, books, and the small hand made ornaments and toys that line the shelves. They're located on North Shore Road.

Many gift and souvenir shops located in Cruz Bay are summarized directly below.

Gifts and Souvenirs In Cruz Bay
Name Type Phone Location
Island Fancy Gallery 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
Shade Sunglasses Shop (340) 776-6638 Downtown Cruz Bay
Sparky's Cruz Bay Gift and Souvenir Shops (340) 776-6284 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 area's more popular speciality shops is Bajo El Sol. This store is situated in downtown Cruz Bay. Feel free to walk around the three room that make up the gallery. You will spot paintings, sculptures, pottery, jewelry, and other artistic styles like glass blowing. They're located on North Shore Road.

Another good option is Best of Both Worlds, which is located just next door to 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 are situated on North Shore Road.

Freebird Creations: Freebird Creations is much bigger than it may appear to be from outside. This local shop ships their products across the world from their online store. They can be found on Prince Street and Strand Street.

Many of the specialty shops in Cruz Bay are provided in the following table.

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 Jewelry Jewelry Store (340) 779-4566 Downtown Cruz Bay
Caribbean Castings Jewelry Store (340) 693-8520 Downtown Cruz Bay
Caribbean Treasures Jewelry Store (340) 776-6465 Cruz Bay
Coconut Coast Studios Art Gallery (340) 776-6944 Cruz Bay
El Dorado Jewelry Store (340) 774-2221 Cruz Bay
Freebird Creations Jewelry Store (340) 693-8625 Downtown Cruz Bay
Gold Corner Jewelers Jewelry Store (340) 776-1676 Cruz Bay
Into the Blue Jewelry Store (340) 777-1489 Downtown Cruz Bay
Jewels Mongoose Junction Jewelry Store (340) 777-4222 ext. 10040 Downtown Cruz Bay
Kro-gu Jewelers Jewelry Store (340) 714-1111 Downtown Cruz Bay
Little Europe Jewelers Jewelry Store (340) 776-8045 Cruz Bay
Little Switzerland at Westin Jewelry Store (248) 809-5560 ext. 10150 0.8 mi. Southeast of Downtown Cruz Bay
R&I Patton Goldsmithing Jewelry Store (340) 776-6548 Downtown Cruz Bay
St. Johnimals Pet and Aquarium Supply Store (340) 777-9588 Downtown Cruz Bay Collection Jewelry Store (340) 777-1489 Downtown Cruz Bay
Verace St. John Jewelry Store (340) 693-7599 Downtown Cruz Bay
Wicker Wood & Shell Art Gallery (340) 776-6909 Cruz Bay

Clothing and Apparel

Looking for some clothing? Consider dropping by Made on St. John -- it's 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. The property is located on North Shore Road.

Another shop to consider is Just BEach! -- which is located within a quick walk from Made on St. John. Just BEach! embodies a fun, beahy vibe and sells a variety of beach goods that include T-shirts, cover ups, sandals, bathing suits, beach toys, sunscreen, and much more. They are situated on North Shore Road.

A third option for clothing is Bamboula. Bamboula has for sale a selection of themed clothing, art, decorations, and musical instruments. Whether you're shopping for something to wear, home decor, or novelty items, you'll have a great time browsing the treasures at Bamboula. Visitors can find them on North Shore Road.

The following chart lists more details on the apparel shops located in Cruz Bay.

Clothing and Apparel In Cruz Bay
Name Type Phone Location
212 Boutique Boutique (340) 776-4204 Downtown Cruz Bay
Bamboula Boutique (340) 693-8699 Downtown Cruz Bay
Big Planet Wharfside 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 Cruz Bay
Fabric Mill Boutique (340) 776-6194 Downtown Cruz Bay
Green Island Breeze General Clothing Store (340) 776-3006 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
Sea Leather Clothing Accessory and Handbag Store (340) 777-6850 Downtown Cruz Bay
Shade Sunglasses Shop (340) 776-6638 Downtown Cruz Bay
St. John Beach Bum Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store (340) 777-4286 Downtown Cruz Bay
St. John Editions General Clothing Store (340) 693-8444 Cruz Bay
Turquoise Turtle Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store -- Downtown Cruz Bay

Food and Grocery

Looking for some food? Starfish Market is found in the heart of Cruz Bay. 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. If you would like to call ahead, you can do so at (340) 779-4949.

Glance through the chart below for more information about your options.

Food and Grocery Stores In Cruz Bay
Name Type Phone Location
Baked in the Sun Bakery (340) 693-8786 Downtown Cruz Bay
C&D Bakery Bakery (340) 776-6675 Downtown Cruz Bay
Fish Trap Seafood Market Fish and Seafood Market (340) 776-0580 Downtown Cruz Bay
Nature's Nook Fruit and Vegetable Market -- Downtown Cruz Bay
Nest & Co Nutrition and Body Care Store (340) 715-2552 Downtown Cruz Bay
Pine Peace Grocery Store (340) 693-8725 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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