St. Croix benefits from duty-free shopping and rates on many goods that are discounted between 30 and 60 percent, making it a great destination for not only souvenir shopping, but those who would like to stock up on every day items at lower prices than they would find back home.
It is in Christiansted and Frederiksted where you'll find the best and most unique shopping to be available. In Christiansted is where you'll have the best luck, with many shops available along Boardwalk, King Street, and Company Street. For fresh local produce, hit the stands along the Christiansted Bi-pass. In Frederiksted, along the waterfront is where you'll have the greatest chance at finding goods. There are other places to shop throughout the rest of the island, of course, but these spots clearly cater to locals.
In both towns, the goods are similar, if easier to find in Christiansted, and include perfume, clothing, jewelry, alcohol, and artwork. The locally made products you'll want to be on the lookout for are hand-painted shirts, crucian bracelets, crucian rum, and pottery.
Although each shop can open and close as it chooses to do, the overall theme is that they are open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, although some in Christiansted remain open later into the evening. It is rare to see a shop open on a Sunday.
If you're looking for some gifts or souvenirs you might enjoy a visit to Estate Whim Museum Store, which is located in Frederiksted Southeast, in western St. Croix. The Estate Whim Museum Store sell a variety of traditional gifts that are perfect keepsakes of your trip to the Virgin Islands. The majority of crafts are a product of West Indian Culture, though they do also branch out into modern Caribbean culture as well. They're located at 52 Estate Whim.
A second possibility is Adorn, which is located 11.7 mi. (18.8 km) from Estate Whim Museum Store. The merchandise ranges the gamut from scented candles to inflatable "big balls of love." The selection includes watercolors from Gina Fedderson's Isola Bella line, as well as Ridgway's collection of leather pochettes and clutches. Visitors can find them at 41AB Queen Cross Street, Suite 2.
A third place to consider is. Baci Duty Free carries a large selection of duty free items that includes precious stones and jewelry, including necklaces set with with colonial and ancient coins. You'll be able to find them at 1235 Queen Cross Street .
Many of the gift and souvenir shops on St. Croix are displayed here:
|Adorn||(340) 227-1343||Downtown Christiansted|
|(340) 778-8114||St. Croix|
|(340) 773-5040||Downtown Christiansted|
|(340) 773-3648||Downtown Christiansted|
|(340) 778-6234||Epworth, Central St. Croix|
|Estate Whim Museum Store||(340) 772-0598||1.4 mi. South-Southeast of Central Frederiksted|
|(340) 713-9254||0.5 mi. East-Southeast of Downtown Christiansted|
|(340) 718-7257||Central St. Croix|
One of the more interesting speciality shops in this area is Cane Bay East. This venue is located in downtown Christiansted. This St. Croix dive center has the skills and expertise to handle all of your dive and training needs, plus a love for the sport that is evident with each excursion. If you're looking for something specific, call them at (340) 718-9913.
Another good option is Cane Bay Frederiksted, which is found 11.9 mi. (19.2 km) to the west of Cane Bay East. Owner Hal Rosbach opened the first Cane Bay Dive Center back in 1990, and with the help of an expert staff and word-of-mouth recommendations, this operation has grown to have three stand-alone locations and one resort location around the island. They are situated at 1 Strand Street.
N2 The Blue: Hauntingly beautiful and life changing is how most describe scuba diving on St. Croix. N2 the Blue is the premier dive center on the island, just steps away from the shore, ready to get their guests trained up and out in the water to see everything from colorful coral reef to algae covered shipwrecks. If you would like to call before making reservations, do so at (340) 772-3483.
Review the chart below for more information about your options.
|Art Gallery||(340) 778-9115||St. Croix|
|Cane Bay Dive Shop||Dive Shop||(340) 773-4663||0.2 mi. South of Central Cane Bay|
|Cane Bay East||Dive Shop||(340) 718-9913||Downtown Christiansted|
|Cane Bay Frederiksted||Dive Shop||(340) 772-0715||0.2 mi. Northwest of Central Frederiksted|
|Art Gallery||(340) 773-4443||Christiansted|
|Crucian Gold||Jewelry Store||(340) 773-5241||Downtown Christiansted|
|Maria Henle Studio||Art Gallery||(340) 718-0372||Downtown Christiansted|
|Art Gallery||(340) 332-4556||Downtown Christiansted|
|Mitchell Larsen Studio||Art Gallery||(888) 307-8183||Downtown Christiansted|
|N2 The Blue||Dive Shop||(340) 772-3483||0.2 mi. North of Central Frederiksted|
|Nelthropp & Low Diamonds & Fine Jewelry||Jewelry Store||(340) 773-0365||Downtown Christiansted|
|Panache Jewelers||Jewelry Store||(340) 719-6624||0.2 mi. South West of Downtown Christiansted|
|Art Gallery||(340) 773-0404||2.7 mi. South West of Central downtown Christiansted|
|Royal Jewelers Queen Street||Jewelry Store||(340) 719-3345||0.2 mi. Southeast of Downtown Christiansted|
|Royal Jewelers Strand Street||Jewelry Store||(888) 248-8006||Downtown Christiansted|
|Silver Angel Christiansted||Jewelry Store||(340) 719-5533||Downtown Christiansted|
|Sonya's||Jewelry Store||(340) 778-8605||Downtown Christiansted|
|St. Croix Ultimate Bluewater Adventure||Dive Shop||(340) 773-5994||Downtown Christiansted|
|True Blue Art Studio||Art Gallery||--||0.2 mi. South West of Downtown Christiansted|
|ib designs||Jewelry Store||(340) 773-4322||Downtown Christiansted|
Hoping to find some new clothing during your vacation? You might want to visit Scuboutique -- which is found within downtown Christiansted. They sell SCUBAPRO masks and snorkels along with Tommy Bahama menswear and Jams World for women. They also have an extensive line of high quality T-shirts with anything from funny themes to Dive themes. They are located at 1104 Strand Street.
Another shop to consider is Violette Boutique -- which is located about a hundred yards (a couple hundred meters) from Scuboutique. Offering much more than just the latest fashions, Violette brings customers a certain ambiance that makes them want to shop here time and again. Anyone looking to explore the island and travel in style will want to stop by Violette Boutique, if only just for a look. Guests will find them at 38 Strand Street.
A third apparel shop you might enjoy is Island Tribe. Island Tribe is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. They're at 57 Company Street .
Take a minute to read the following table to see apparel shops that can be found in this area.
|Women's Clothing and Accessories Store||(340) 713-1424||Epworth, Central St. Croix|
|Clothing Store||--||0.5 mi. East of Downtown Christiansted|
|Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store||(340) 773-4482||Christiansted|
|General Clothing Store||(340) 718-2222||1.0 mi. West of Downtown Christiansted|
|Women's Clothing and Accessories Store||(340) 773-7888||Downtown Christiansted|
|Island Tribe||Women's Clothing and Accessories Store||(340) 719-0936||Downtown Christiansted|
|Boutique||(340) 719-2705||Downtown Christiansted|
|Women's Clothing and Accessories Store||(340) 713-0726||1.0 mi. South-Southwest of Central Allandale|
|Men's Clothing Store||(340) 778-2795||Sion Farm, Central St. Croix|
|Shoe Store||(340) 773-6622||1.0 mi. South-Southwest of Central Allandale|
|Women's Clothing and Accessories Store||(340) 778-1699||Epworth, Central St. Croix|
|T-Shirt Shop||(340) 719-5833||St. Croix|
|General Clothing Store||(340) 713-0400||1.0 mi. South-Southwest of Central Allandale|
|Boutique||(340) 778-4740||1.0 mi. South-Southwest of Central Allandale|
|Scuboutique||Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store||(877) 567-1367||Downtown Christiansted|
|Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store||(340) 773-5994||Frederiksted, Western part of St. Croix|
|Boutique||(340) 719-7429||Downtown Christiansted|
|Boutique||(340) 719-5633||Downtown Christiansted|
|Women's Clothing and Accessories Store||(340) 778-6955||Epworth, Central St. Croix|
|Violette Boutique||Boutique||(800) 544-5912||Downtown Christiansted|
Hungry?is found within Christiansted, in central St. Croix. If you are looking to buy some groceries or some local ingredients, the one stop place is the Seaside Market and Deli. Here you will be able to pick up everything from your milk and eggs to specialty cuts of meat and fish. The property is situated at 1 Estate Mountain.
A second option is, which is located 3.3 mi. (5.4 km) away from Seaside Market and Deil. You can pick up every item on your grocery list at Food Town, right in the middle of St. Croix. This supermarket maintains a selection of quality meats, dairy, cereals, and all other kinds of food products that you need on a daily basis. You'll find them at 4-G & 4-F La Grande Princesse.
: Whether you are looking for a drink for a party, or a quality liquor to enjoy a cigar with, Royal Liquors can provide you with all your alcohol needs. They are located on Strand Street.
Review the following table for more information about your options.
|Grocery Store||(340) 772-4100||Christiansted|
|Grocery Store||(340) 718-9990||Sion Farm, Central St. Croix|
|Grocery Store||(340) 772-0072||Frederiksted|
|Grocery Store||(340) 713-8100||Christiansted|
|Grocery Store||(340) 719-4700||Christiansted|
|Grocery Store||(340) 778-7863||St. Croix|
|Bakery||(340) 772-2465||St. Croix|
|Grocery Store||(340) 719-1870||Sion Farm, Central St. Croix|
|Grocery Store||(340) 778-6240||1.2 mi. East of Central Allandale|
|Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store||(340) 773-8185||Downtown Christiansted|
|Grocery Store||(340) 773-7172||Sion Farm, Central St. Croix|
|Grocery Store||(340) 719-9393||0.7 mi. East of Downtown Christiansted|
|Grocery Store||(340) 778-5547||Sion Farm, Central St. Croix|
|Bakery||(340) 778-2625||St. Croix|
|Convenience Store||(340) 773-8382||1.0 mi. West-Northwest of Central Cotton Valley|
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