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 Village, 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 or souvenirs consider heading to Friends of the Park Store, which is located 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 are located on N Shore Rd.

A second option is St. John Spice, which is located a short distance of Friends of the Park Store. 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 can find them on Prince and Strand Streets.

A third place to consider 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. If you have questions and want to call before you go, you can do so at (340) 776-6909.

Many gift and souvenir shops located on St. John are shown in the table below.

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 (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
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 area's interesting specialty retailers is Bajo El Sol. This store is located in downtown Cruz Bay. They are open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm and Sunday from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. They are open on all holidays except Christmas. If you have questions, call them at (340) 693-7070.

A second option is Best of Both Worlds, which is located within a quick walk from Bajo El Sol. They are open daily from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. You will find them on North Shore Road.

Donald Schnell Studio: There are also hand blown glass, ceramic and stained glass pieces that were carefully selected to complement the original creations in the studio. Life on St. John moves at a relaxed temp, so guests should take their time visiting the studio. They're located at 27 Southside Road.

The chart just below shows more information about the specialty shops 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
Into the Blue Jewelry Store (340) 777-1489 Downtown Cruz Bay
Kro-gu Jewelers Jewelry Store (340) 714-1111 Downtown Cruz Bay
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 Collection Jewelry Store (340) 777-1489 Downtown Cruz Bay
Verace St. John Jewelry Store (340) 693-7599 Downtown Cruz Bay

Clothing and Apparel

Want to shop for some clothing? You might enjoy a visit to Made on St. John -- which is situated in downtown Cruz Bay. Screen printed designs for men, women, and children at Made on St. John tend to have a nautical and tropical theme to them. Many of their clothing is considered to be sustainable and eco-friendly, so you can feel confident shopping here. You can contact them at (340) 776-6638.

Another good option is Bamboula -- which is located just next door to 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 talk to them, call (340) 693-8699.

A third apparel shop you might enjoy is Turquoise Turtle. They are open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm and Sunday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. Find them at 4B Wharfside Village Shopping Complex.

Take a look at the following table to learn more.

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
Sea Leather Clothing Accessory and Handbag Store (340) 626-2419 Downtown Cruz Bay
St. John Beach Bum Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store (340) 777-4286 Downtown Cruz Bay
Turquoise Turtle Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store (340) 714-2696 Downtown Cruz Bay

Food and Grocery

Got the munchies? Island Cork is located in downtown Cruz Bay. They are open Monday though Saturday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm and Sunday by appointment. Visitors can contact them at (340) 228-2090.

A second place to consider is Baked in the Sun, which is located a few hundred yards (a quarter 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. Visitors can reach them at (340) 693-8786.

Starfish Market: 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.

View the table below if you want more information.

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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