Wharfside Landing

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

Set near the center of downtown Cruz Bay, Wharfside Landing happily welcomes local customers and vacationers who are exploring and shopping in this neighborhood. However, even if you aren't staying very close, you should consider stopping by.

What's Nearby

There also happens to be a variety of alternative miscellaneous retail stores close by that may have what you need. Be sure to read the table below to see some examples of other retailers within reach of Wharfside Landing,

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

Once you're finished shopping, you can find various local landmarks you might have fun visiting while you are in downtown Cruz Bay. If a historical site sounds fun, allow yourself time to experience Cruz Bay Battery. Or, if you would rather visit a museum, the right match for you might instead be Ivan Jadan Museum. When it's time to eat, there are a good selection of places where you can eat nearby.

Credit Cards Accepted

Wharfside Landing accepts all major credit cards.

Contact Information

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

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

 

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