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 enjoy shopping for souvenirs or gifts you should consider visiting Sugar Birds, which is located within downtown Cruz Bay. 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. If you want to call ahead, do so at (340) 776-6909.

A second place to consider is Friends of the Park Store, which is located less than a hundred yards (less than a hundred meters) of Sugar Birds. You can buy a multitude of souvenirs and gifts at this store. Also available are locally grown and harvested jams, hot sauces, jellies and honey. Guests will find them on N Shore Rd.

A third shop you might enjoy is St. John Spice. 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. They are located on Prince and Strand Streets.

Check out this table if you want more information.

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 more popular speciality shops in the area is Bajo El Sol. They are found 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. If you would like to call ahead of time, do so at (340) 693-7070.

Another option is Best of Both Worlds, which is located within a quick walk from Bajo El Sol. They are open daily from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. They are 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. You will find them at 27 Southside Road.

Lots of the specialty shops in Cruz Bay are summarized in the following chart.

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
Kro-gu Jewelers Jewelry Store (340) 714-1111 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 Collection Jewelry Store (340) 777-1489 Downtown Cruz Bay
Verace St. John Jewelry Store (340) 693-7599 Downtown Cruz Bay

Clothing and Apparel

Want to shop for some clothing? Perhaps you would enjoy 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. To talk to them, call (340) 776-6638.

Another option is Bamboula -- which is located just a few steps away from Made on St. John. 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. If you would like to call before making reservations, do so at (340) 693-8699.

A third apparel shop you might want to visit is Turquoise Turtle. They are open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. They're located at 4B Wharfside Village Shopping Complex.

Look through the following table 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
Sea Leather Clothing Accessory and Handbag Store (340) 626-2419 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

Looking for some food? Island Cork is situated in downtown Cruz Bay. Island Cork is quickly becoming the meeting place for wine lovers on St John. They are happy to introduce world class wine selections to seasoned connoisseurs and novices alike. For customers who want to call before booking a room, you can do so at (340) 228-2090.

Another option is Baked in the Sun, which is found a few hundred yards (a quarter 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. If you're looking to call before booking a room, you can do so at (340) 693-8786.

Starfish Market: Just because you are on vacation does not mean you are not allowed to cook yourself! At the Starfish Market you will find plenty of fresh groceries, snacks,and all the ingredients you will need for a home cooked meal. You can contact them at (340) 779-4949.

Check the table just 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
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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