Shopping on St. Croix

Photo credit: © David Campbell
 

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.

Gifts and Souvenirs

If you're hoping to find some souvenirs consider heading to Estate Whim Museum Store, which is located in Frederiksted Southeast, in western St. Croix. The store is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Visitors can find them at 52 Estate Whim.

Another possibility is Adorn, which is located 11.7 mi. (18.8 km) to the east-northeast of Estate Whim Museum Store. Adorn is a home accessories and gift shopping adventure, with a carefully curated selection of intriguing and unusual items, including some you won't find anywhere else in the world. The property can be found at 41AB Queen Cross Street, Suite 2.

A third place to consider is Baci Duty Free. Take advantage of the duty-free prices in the Virgin Islands and stop by Baci for a selection of quality items at low prices. Find them at 1235 Queen Cross Street .

The table just below lists more details concerning 5 of the gift and souvenir shops located on St. Croix.

Gifts and Souvenirs On St. Croix
Name Type Phone Location
Adorn Gift and Souvenir Shops (340) 227-1343 Downtown Christiansted
Anything in a Basket Gift and Souvenir Shops (340) 778-8114 St. Croix
Baci Duty Free Duty Free Store (340) 773-5040 Downtown Christiansted
Estate Whim Museum Store Gift and Souvenir Shops (340) 772-0598 1.4 mi. South-Southeast of Central Frederiksted
Nano Souvenir Shop Gift and Souvenir Shops (340) 773-8487 Christiansted

Specialty Shops

One of the interesting specialty retailers in this area is Cane Bay East. They're situated 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. To contact them, call (340) 718-9913.

Another good option is Cane Bay Frederiksted, which is located 11.9 mi. (19.2 km) from 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. You will find them at 1 Strand Street.

St. Croix Ultimate Bluewater Adventure: SCUBA can take you all around St. Croix to some of the best diving spots in the entire Caribbean. You will be able to dive reefs, caves, and shipwrecks, all while guided by a local expert. Guests can find them at 1104 Strand Street.

The table directly below provides you with a few details regarding the 18 specialty shops located on St. Croix.

Specialty Shops On St. Croix
Name Type Phone Location
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
Crucian Gold Jewelry Store (340) 773-5241 Downtown Christiansted
James Family Florist Florist (340) 718-8663 Christiansted
MVP Gear Sporting Goods Store (340) 778-4327 1.0 mi. South-Southwest of Central Allandale
Maria Henle Studio Art Gallery (340) 718-0372 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
Natural Jewel Jewelry Store (340) 773-3845 Christiansted
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
Perfection Gift Store Jewelry Store (340) 778-4653 Sion Farm, Central St. Croix
Sonya's Jewelry Store (340) 778-8605 Downtown Christiansted
St. Croix Ultimate Bluewater Adventure Dive Shop (340) 773-5994 Downtown Christiansted
Tropical Bracelet Factory Outlet Jewelry Store -- Downtown Christiansted
Wild Orchid Gifts Florist (340) 778-8046 Christiansted
ib designs Jewelry Store (340) 773-4322 Downtown Christiansted

Clothing and Apparel

Hoping to find some new clothing during your vacation? You might want to visit Violette Boutique -- it's located in downtown Christiansted. Violettee Boutique does brings the latest in fashion to a number of watches, jewelry, and other accessories like handbags and luggage. Additionally, you will be able to browse from a selection of internationally known perfumes and colognes, all available at duty-free prices. The property is located at 38 Strand Street.

Another shop to consider is Scuboutique -- which is located about a hundred yards (a couple hundred meters) from Violette Boutique. Offering high quality merchandise that adds to the vacation experience, Scubaoutique sells high quality brands and products that their shoppers can rely on for their in-water experiences along with clothing that will make you feel great while on the beach or at a restaurant. Visitors will find them at 1104 Strand Street.

A selection of the apparel shops on St. Croix are displayed below.

Clothing and Apparel On St. Croix
Name Type Phone Location
Centipede The Outdoor Store Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store (340) 773-4482 Christiansted
Naji's Shoe Store Shoe Store (340) 773-6622 1.0 mi. South-Southwest of Central Allandale
Scuboutique Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store (877) 567-1367 Downtown Christiansted
Scuboutique Frederiksted Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store (340) 773-5994 Frederiksted, Western part of St. Croix
Terry's Children Wear Children's and Infants' Clothing and Accessory Store (340) 778-5538 Epworth, Central St. Croix
Violette Boutique Boutique (800) 544-5912 Downtown Christiansted

Food and Grocery

Hungry? Ziggy's Island Market is located within Frankfield, St. Croix. Gas and convenience store items are sold here. In addition, there is a kitchen and tavern on-site. Visitors will find them at 5088 Estate Solitude.

A second possibility is Seaside Market and Deli, which is located four miles (six and a half kilometers) to the west of Ziggy's Island Market. They are open daily between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. Guests will be able to find them at 2001 Mt Welcome Rd..

Food Town Supermarket: 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. Guests will find them at 4-G & 4-F La Grande Princesse.

Look through the chart below to learn more.

Food and Grocery Stores On St. Croix
Name Type Phone Location
Food Town Supermarket Grocery Store (340) 718-9990 Sion Farm, Central St. Croix
Plaza Extra Centerline East Grocery Store (340) 719-1870 Sion Farm, Central St. Croix
Plaza Extra Centerline West Grocery Store (340) 778-6240 1.2 mi. East of Central Allandale
Pueblo Supermarket Golden Rock Grocery Store (340) 718-0118 1.0 mi. West of Downtown Christiansted
Pueblo Supermarket Villa La Reine Grocery Store (340) 778-2311 Central St. Croix
Seaside Market and Deli Grocery Store (340) 719-9393 0.7 mi. East of Downtown Christiansted
Thomas Bakery Bakery (340) 778-2625 St. Croix
Ziggy's Island Market Convenience Store (340) 773-8382 4.8 mi. East of Central downtown Christiansted
 

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