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 or D'e Coal Pot.

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

Getting There

Wharfside Landing is located near the middle of downtown Cruz Bay.

What's Nearby

In case you can't see what you're looking for at Wharfside Landing, there are a variety of other miscellaneous retail stores close by. Be sure to read the table below to find out more about some examples of additional shops within reach of this location.

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
Island Fancy Gift and Souvenir Shops 0.3 mi. Northeast
Sugar Birds Gift and Souvenir Shops 0.3 mi. Northeast

Outside of shopping, you can find a variety of landmarks that you could enjoy while you're in downtown Cruz Bay. If checking out a historical site sounds interesting, go ahead and linger at Cruz Bay Battery. Or, if you would rather check out a museum, then you may want to consider Ivan Jadan Museum. There are also a good availability of places where you can eat nearby.

Credit Cards Accepted

Wharfside Landing accepts most major credit cards.

Contact Information

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

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

 

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