Wharfside Village

Photo credit: © Sharon Johnson

One of the most unique shopping experiences in the Virgin Islands is on St. John at Wharfside Village Shopping Center -- not because of the shops inside or the always friendly service, but the view. The shopping center looks out on the water, and you can catch glimpses of the comings and goings of the boats as you pass between shops.

Set at the base of the ferry dock on Cruz Bay, Wharfside Village is a collection of buildings colored in bright blues, greens, and reds, with terra cotta roofs, tiled walkways, colonial-style shutters, and bouganvilleas overflowing throughout. Within the shops you'll find a varied collection of clothing, jewelry, home goods, leather products, crystal, fragrances, souvenirs, and more.

Some of the most beautiful jewelry on St John can be found in Wharfside Village at Bamboo Studio, Into the Blue or Verace St. John. If you're looking for gifts to bring back home, try Now and Zen. Another fun experience is Parrot Club, a gambling arcade that will be sure to entertain you for hours.

If you've worked up an appetite from all your shopping and fun, you can grab a bite to eat at one of the amazing restaurants in Wharfside Village. Stop in at Joe's Rum Hut, High Tide, D'e Coal Pot or Vista Mare.

Whatever you end up doing, it's easy to have a full day of fun at Wharfside Village.

Getting There

Located in the heart of downtown Cruz Bay, Wharfside Village welcomes local residents and travelers who are exploring and browsing shops in this neighborhood or nearby. However, even if you aren't staying very close, you are free to stop by.

What's Nearby

In case you don't find what you are looking for at Wharfside Village, you will be able to find a variety of more miscellaneous retail stores close by. Be sure to check out the table below to get a feel for a few examples of other shops within reach of Wharfside Village,

Other Shopping Nearby
Name Type Distance Direction
Mongoose Junction Shopping Center 0.3 mi. Northeast
St. John Spice Gift and Souvenir Shops 0.0 mi. Northeast
Friends of the Park Store Gift and Souvenir Shops 0.3 mi. Northeast
Best of Both Worlds Art Gallery 0.3 mi. Northeast
Sugar Birds Gift and Souvenir Shops 0.3 mi. Northeast

Other than shopping, you'll find various interesting attractions you could visit while you are in downtown Cruz Bay. If checking out a historical site interests you, allow yourself time to experience Cruz Bay Battery. Or, if you would rather check out a museum, consider Ivan Jadan Museum. When it's time to eat, there are a variety of places where you can eat nearby.

Credit Cards Accepted

Wharfside Village accepts major credit cards.

Contact Information

Location: Strand Street, downtown Cruz Bay, St. John

Website: http://www.stjohnusvi.com/shpwhrf.html


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