Shopping in Cruz Bay

Photo credit: © Caravan Gallery
 

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 Landing where clothes and jewelry are top sellers, although some of the businesses closed after hurricanes Irma and Maria.  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 consider heading to Island Fancy, which is located in downtown Cruz Bay. This store is colorful and creative. It is full of fun tropical gifts, local arts, charming souvenirs and Caribbean crafts. If you're looking to call ahead, do so at (340) 776-6940.

A second possibility is Sugar Birds, which is located within a quick walk from Island Fancy. They are open daily from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. During the slow season, they are closed on Sundays. If you want to call before booking a room, you can do so at (340) 776-6909.

A third place to consider is St. John Brewtique. Some of their beers offered are Island Summer Ale, Tropical Mango Pale Ale, Island Hoppin' IPA, Pale Tourist Pale Ale, Liquid Sunshine, VI Massive Series and Amber Ale. You can contact them at (340) 715-7775.

Many gift and souvenir shops in Cruz Bay are shown down below.

Gifts and Souvenirs In Cruz Bay
Name Type Phone Location
Hot Look Sunglasses Sunglasses Shop (340) 777-3978 Downtown Cruz Bay
Island Fancy Gift and Souvenir Shops (340) 776-6940 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
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 interesting speciality shops in the area is St. John Experience Gallery. They are located in downtown Cruz Bay. St. John Experience Gallery offers you photographs taken at hundreds of different locations around the island from a multitude of view points. These pictures are of extremely high resolution and will look as if you have an open window overlooking the ocean hanging on your wall. Customers can reach them at (340) 690-4852.

Another good option is Bajo El Sol, which is located less than a hundred yards (less than a hundred meters) from St. John Experience Gallery. Bajo El Sol has taken it upon themselves to re-vamp their gallery by opening up the rooms. This allows for a seated audience to enjoy performances held on small stages, while still exhibiting local art on the walls. Throughout different months of the year, Bajo El Sol has different themes in which the displayed art is curated. You'll find them at 528 18-3, Mongoose Junction.

Caravan Gallery: Caravan Gallery has made a name for itself in affordable and fine jewelry, and unique artifacts from around the world for nearly 30 years. Pieces found at their Mongoose Junction location include the original St. John Hook bracelet and the best selection of Larimar, the Gemstone of the Caribbean. To talk to them, call (340) 779-4566.

Take some time to look through this table to learn more.

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
Caravan Gallery Jewelry Store (340) 779-4566 Downtown Cruz Bay
Coconut Coast Studios Art Gallery (340) 776-6944 0.3 mi. West of Downtown Cruz Bay
Freebird Creations Jewelry Store (340) 693-8625 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
Wharfside Watersports Rentals Watersports Equipment Shop (340) 474-0474 Downtown Cruz Bay

Clothing and Apparel

Interested in shopping for clothing? You might enjoy a visit to Made on St. John -- which is located in downtown Cruz Bay. Screen printed designs for men, women, and children at Made on St. John tend to have a nautical and tropical theme. Much of their clothing is considered sustainable and eco-friendly, allowing you to shop confidently. If you want to know more, call them at (340) 776-6638.

Another place to consider is St. John Beach Bum -- which is found a short distance from Made on St. John. They are open daily from 8:30 am to 8:00 pm. Visitors can contact them at (340) 777-4286.

Another clothing shop you might enjoy is Hot Look Sunglasses. During the peak season, they are open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. During the slow season, they are open Monday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. You can call them at (340) 777-3978.

Lots of apparel shops located in Cruz Bay are provided in the chart below.

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
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

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. Guests can reach them at (340) 228-2090.

A second option is Starfish Market, which is found within a mile to the southeast of Island Cork. 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 are looking for something specific and want to call ahead, do so at (340) 779-4949.

St. John Market Groceries: They are open daily until 10 pm. They're located on South Shore Road.

Take a minute to read the following table to learn more.

Food and Grocery Stores In Cruz Bay
Name Type Phone Location
Island Cork Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (340) 228-2090 Downtown Cruz Bay
Nature's Nook Fruit and Vegetable Market -- 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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