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, 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 enjoy shopping for gifts you should think about visiting St. John Spice, which is located in downtown Cruz Bay. If you are looking for Caribbean flavor and the tastes of St. John, then St. John Spice is the right place. At St. John Spice you will find all of the cooking needs of anyone looking to recreate the local cuisines. Visitors will be able to find them on Prince and Strand Streets.

A second place to consider is Pink Papaya, which is located a short distance away of St. John Spice. The Pink Papaya sells a variety of items that make perfect gifts and souvenirs. They have in stock local art work and crafts, small plates perfect for decorated tables as well as large plates perfect for hanging on the wall. Find them on King Street.

Still another option is Sugar Birds. Stop in this colorful gift shop complete with tropical themes and beach motifs. The souvenirs here are sure to remind you of your time on the island, and also make great gifts for those who you left at home. The property is situated on North Shore Road.

Be sure to look at the following chart to see gift and souvenir shops in this area.

Gifts and Souvenirs On St. John
Name Type Phone Location
Island Fancy Gallery Gift and Souvenir Shops (340) 776-6940 Downtown Cruz Bay
Jolly Dog Gift and Souvenir Shops (340) 693-5900 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
Shade Sunglasses Shop (340) 776-6638 Downtown Cruz Bay
Sparky's Cruz Bay Gift and Souvenir Shops (340) 776-6284 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 this area is Bajo El Sol. This store is found in downtown Cruz Bay. Explore Bajo El Sol, a small art gallery that features the work of local artists. All the artists have different strengths and different passions, creating a wonderful mix of styles and techniques. You'll find them on North Shore Road.

A second option is Best of Both Worlds, which is found just next door to Bajo El Sol. Browse a selection of artwork from around the Virgin Islands and the Caribbean at the Best of Both Worlds Art Gallery. This gallery serves at a foal point for local and international artists and buyers, and has become a great place to shop for art, or simply to walk through. They are located on North Shore Road.

Freebird Creations: Freebird Creations is much bigger than it may appear to be from outside. This local shop ships their products across the world from their online store. They are located on Prince Street and Strand Street.

The chart below has more details on the 20 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 Jewelry Jewelry Store (340) 779-4566 Downtown Cruz Bay
Caribbean Castings Jewelry Store (340) 693-8520 Downtown Cruz Bay
Caribbean Treasures Jewelry Store (340) 776-6465 Cruz Bay
Coconut Coast Studios Art Gallery (340) 776-6944 Cruz Bay
El Dorado Jewelry Store (340) 774-2221 Cruz Bay
Freebird Creations Jewelry Store (340) 693-8625 Downtown Cruz Bay
Gold Corner Jewelers Jewelry Store (340) 776-1676 Cruz Bay
Into the Blue Jewelry Store (340) 777-1489 Downtown Cruz Bay
Jewels Mongoose Junction Jewelry Store (340) 777-4222 ext. 10040 Downtown Cruz Bay
Kro-gu Jewelers Jewelry Store (340) 714-1111 Downtown Cruz Bay
Little Europe Jewelers Jewelry Store (340) 776-8045 Cruz Bay
Little Switzerland at Westin Jewelry Store (248) 809-5560 ext. 10150 0.8 mi. Southeast of Downtown Cruz Bay
R&I Patton Goldsmithing Jewelry Store (340) 776-6548 Downtown Cruz Bay
St. Johnimals Pet and Aquarium Supply Store (340) 777-9588 Downtown Cruz Bay Collection Jewelry Store (340) 777-1489 Downtown Cruz Bay
Verace St. John Jewelry Store (340) 693-7599 Downtown Cruz Bay
Wicker Wood & Shell Art Gallery (340) 776-6909 Cruz Bay

Clothing and Apparel

Interested in shopping for clothing? You might want to try Made on St. John -- it's situated in downtown Cruz Bay. Offering locally made apparel that has been designed and screen printed on the island of St. John, this shop which is located in one of the most popular shopping centers on the island has quiet the apt name: Made on St. John. They are situated on North Shore Road.

Another place to consider is Just BEach! -- which is found within a quick walk from Made on St. John. Just BEach! embodies a fun, beahy vibe and sells a variety of beach goods that include T-shirts, cover ups, sandals, bathing suits, beach toys, sunscreen, and much more. Guests will find them on North Shore Road.

A third option for clothing is Bamboula. For a selection of unique, ethnically themed accessories, clothing, and other home goods, stop by the Bamboula Boutique and check out the diverse selection of products for sale. You will be able to find a range of items that are made in the spirit of Haiti and Africa, while adapted to a Caribbean zest. Visitors will be able to find them on North Shore Road.

Be sure to look through the chart below for more information.

Clothing and Apparel On St. John
Name Type Phone Location
212 Boutique Boutique (340) 776-4204 Downtown Cruz Bay
Bamboula Boutique (340) 693-8699 Downtown Cruz Bay
Big Planet Wharfside 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 Cruz Bay
Fabric Mill Boutique (340) 776-6194 Downtown Cruz Bay
Green Island Breeze General Clothing Store (340) 776-3006 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
Sea Leather Clothing Accessory and Handbag Store (340) 777-6850 Downtown Cruz Bay
Shade Sunglasses Shop (340) 776-6638 Downtown Cruz Bay
St. John Beach Bum Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store (340) 777-4286 Downtown Cruz Bay
St. John Editions General Clothing Store (340) 693-8444 Cruz Bay
Turquoise Turtle Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store -- Downtown Cruz Bay

Food and Grocery

Got the munchies? Starfish Market is found within Cruz Bay, in western St. John. Just because you are on vacation does not mean you are not allowed to cook yourself! At the Starfish Market you will find plenty of fresh groceries, snacks,and all the ingredients you will need for a home cooked meal. If you want to call before you go, do so at (340) 779-4949.

Take a minute to read the following table to learn more.

Food and Grocery Stores On St. John
Name Type Phone Location
Baked in the Sun Bakery (340) 693-8786 Downtown Cruz Bay
C&D Bakery Bakery (340) 776-6675 Downtown Cruz Bay
Fish Trap Seafood Market Fish and Seafood Market (340) 776-0580 Downtown Cruz Bay
Nature's Nook Fruit and Vegetable Market -- Downtown Cruz Bay
Nest & Co Nutrition and Body Care Store (340) 715-2552 Downtown Cruz Bay
Pine Peace Grocery Store (340) 693-8725 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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