Shopping on St. John

St. John may not be the type of island you visit specifically for the shopping – let's face it, it is slightly out of the way – but that doesn't mean you won't be able to find gifts, souvenirs, and other goods.  The duty and tax free prices are an added bonus that encourages visitors to get our there and do some shopping.

Top goods include perfume, handmade jewelry, crystal, china, Cruzan Rum, tobacco, pottery, silk screened fabrics, and electronics.  It is easiest to find them in Cruz Bay, especially at Mongoose Junction and Wharfside Landing, but there are a few shops in Coral Bay to be on the lookout for as well. 

Typical operating hours for stores on St. John are from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day of the week, though some spots will open an hour earlier or stay open an hour later.   It is also common for shops to close entirely on the weekends during the low season of tourism. 

Gifts and Souvenirs

If you're hoping to find some gifts you should think about visiting Friends of the Park Store, which is found within downtown Cruz Bay. You can buy a multitude of souvenirs and gifts at this store. Also available are locally grown and harvested jams, hot sauces, jellies and honey. They're on N Shore Rd.

Another place to consider is St. John Spice, which is located a short distance of Friends of the Park Store. This spot is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. You can find them on Prince and Strand Streets.

A third place to consider is Sugar Birds. At Sugar Birds, you will be able to find an assortment of gifts that all revolve around the tropical life at St. John. The more popular products include the many photographs and cards, candles, books, and the small hand made ornaments and toys that line the shelves. If you want to be sure they're open , call them at (340) 776-6909.

You can look through this table to learn more.

Gifts and Souvenirs On St. John
Name Type Phone Location
Friends of the Park Store Gift and Souvenir Shops (340) 779-8700 Downtown Cruz Bay
Hot Look Sunglasses Sunglasses Shop (340) 777-3978 Downtown Cruz Bay
Island Fancy Gift and Souvenir Shops (340) 776-6940 Downtown Cruz Bay
Jolly Dog Gift and Souvenir Shops (802) 489-2901 0.1 mi. Northeast of Central Coral Bay
Now and Zen Gift and Souvenir Shops (340) 714-1088 Downtown Cruz Bay
Pink Papaya Gift and Souvenir Shops (340) 779-4110 Downtown Cruz Bay
Portico Gifts, Souvenirs, and Handicrafts (340) 776-9600 0.2 mi. Northeast of Downtown Cruz Bay
Sparky's Cruz Bay Gift and Souvenir Shops (340) 776-6284 Downtown Cruz Bay
St. John Brewtique Gift and Souvenir Shops (340) 715-7775 0.2 mi. Northeast of Downtown Cruz Bay
St. John Spice Gift and Souvenir Shops (340) 693-7046 Downtown Cruz Bay
Sugar Birds Gift and Souvenir Shops (340) 776-6909 Downtown Cruz Bay
Trunk Bay Gift Shop Gift and Souvenir Shops (340) 693-8570 St. John

Specialty Shops

One of the more interesting specialty retailers in the area is Bajo El Sol. They are found within downtown Cruz Bay. Interested in a unique experience where different forms of art are combined in one place where you can experience them together? Then Bajo El Sol is the place for you! Visitors can find them at 528 18-3, Mongoose Junction.

Another option is Best of Both Worlds, which is found less than a hundred yards (less than a hundred meters) from Bajo El Sol. You will be able to purchase the artwork that you see here, though many people choose to simply walk around the shop. Displayed pieces are all done by award winning artists who create such items as sculptures, glass work, and functional art that serve as reminders of the beautiful paradise that is the Caribbean. They're located on North Shore Road.

Donald Schnell Studio: The Donald Schnell Studio creates ceramics from lights to water fountains to plants to wind chimes to dinnerware, the studio has a variety of unique and enticing pieces. The ceramics in the studio use coral sand and melted glass to capture the feel of the islands. They're at 27 Southside Road.

The table right below enables you to get some key facts regarding the 16 specialty shops located on St. John.

Specialty Shops On St. John
Name Type Phone Location
Bajo El Sol Art Gallery (340) 693-7070 Downtown Cruz Bay
Bamboo Studio Jewelry Store (340) 776-0669 Downtown Cruz Bay
Best of Both Worlds Art Gallery (340) 693-7005 Downtown Cruz Bay
Caravan Gallery Jewelry Store (340) 779-4566 Downtown Cruz Bay
Caribbean Treasures II Jewelry Store (340) 776-6465 Downtown Cruz Bay
Coconut Coast Studios Art Gallery (340) 776-6944 0.3 mi. West of Downtown Cruz Bay
Donald Schnell Studio Art Gallery (800) 253-7170 Downtown Cruz Bay
Freebird Creations Jewelry Store (340) 693-8625 Downtown Cruz Bay
Full Moon Art Gallery Art Gallery (340) 774-9033 Coral Bay, Central St. John
Into the Blue Jewelry Store (340) 777-1489 Downtown Cruz Bay
Jan's Creations by the Sea Jewelry Store (340) 643-1719 Coral Bay, Central St. John
Little Switzerland Mongoose Junction Jewelry Store (248) 809-5560 ext. 10040 Downtown Cruz Bay
R&I Patton Goldsmithing Goldsmithing Shop (800) 626-3445 Downtown Cruz Bay
St. John Experience Gallery Art Gallery (340) 690-4852 Downtown Cruz Bay Collection Jewelry Store (340) 777-1489 Downtown Cruz Bay
Verace St. John Jewelry Store (340) 693-7599 Downtown Cruz Bay

Clothing and Apparel

Hoping to find some new clothing during your vacation? You might want to try Made on St. John -- it's located within downtown Cruz Bay. Operating hours November through May are from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Visitors can reach them at (340) 776-6638.

Another shop to consider is Bamboula -- which is found within a quick walk from Made on St. John. Bamboula has for sale a selection of themed clothing, art, decorations, and musical instruments. Whether you're shopping for something to wear, home decor, or novelty items, you'll have a great time browsing the treasures at Bamboula. To reach them, call (340) 693-8699.

A third option for clothing is Mermaid Cove. Mermaid Cove is open 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You can contact them at (340) 228-4977.

The following chart lists a few details regarding the 13 apparel shops located on St. John.

Clothing and Apparel On St. John
Name Type Phone Location
Bamboula Boutique (340) 693-8699 Downtown Cruz Bay
Big Planet General Clothing Store (340) 776-6638 Downtown Cruz Bay
Bougainvillea General Clothing Store (340) 693-7190 Downtown Cruz Bay
Cruz Bay Clothing Company General Clothing Store (340) 693-8686 Downtown Cruz Bay
Fabric Mill Boutique (340) 776-6194 Downtown Cruz Bay
Hot Look Sunglasses Sunglasses Shop (340) 777-3978 Downtown Cruz Bay
Just BEach! Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store (340) 776-6256 Downtown Cruz Bay
Love City Beach Shop Women's Clothing and Accessories Store (340) 776-4202 Downtown Cruz Bay
Made on St. John T-Shirt Shop (340) 776-6638 Downtown Cruz Bay
Mermaid Cove Boutique (340) 228-4977 Coral Bay, Central St. John
St. John Beach Bum Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store (340) 777-4286 Downtown Cruz Bay
The Dancing Rooster Clothing Store -- Coral Bay, Central St. John
Turquoise Turtle Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store (340) 714-2696 Downtown Cruz Bay

Food and Grocery

Looking for some food? Island Cork is situated in downtown Cruz Bay. Island Cork, known as the popular meeting place for wine lovers, has now moved locations and upped their game. Once located at Mongoose Junction, you can now find them at the Wharfside Village Shopping Center. To contact them, call (340) 228-2090.

Another option is Baked in the Sun, which is found a quarter mile (a half kilometer) from Island Cork. They are open Monday through Friday from 6;00 am to 3:00 pm and Saturday from 6:00 am to 2:00 pm. They are closed Sunday. If you have questions, call them at (340) 693-8786.

Starfish Market: The Starfish Market sells fresh fruit and vegetables, meats, dairy, and all the normal grocery store wares. In addition, the market also contains a fully operational deli, so you can pick up fresh sandwiches and freshly cut lunch meats. If you want to call before booking a room, you can do so at (340) 779-4949.

View this table for more information about your options.

Food and Grocery Stores On St. John
Name Type Phone Location
Baked in the Sun Bakery (340) 693-8786 Downtown Cruz Bay
Fish Trap Seafood Market Fish and Seafood Market (340) 639-9994 Downtown Cruz Bay
Island Cork Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (340) 228-2090 Downtown Cruz Bay
Nature's Nook Fruit and Vegetable Market -- Downtown Cruz Bay
Pine Peace Grocery Store (340) 693-8725 0.4 mi. Southeast of Downtown Cruz Bay
Rolling Pin Bakery (340) 779-4775 Downtown Cruz Bay
St. John Market Groceries Grocery Store (340) 776-5322 0.3 mi. Southeast of Downtown Cruz Bay
Starfish Market Grocery Store (340) 779-4949 0.3 mi. Southeast of Downtown Cruz Bay
Super Save Supermarket Grocery Store (340) 772-3030 Coral Bay

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