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.
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.
|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|
|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|
|Gift and Souvenir Shops||(340) 693-8570||St. John|
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.
|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|
|V.I.be Collection||Jewelry Store||(340) 777-1489||Downtown Cruz Bay|
|Verace St. John||Jewelry Store||(340) 693-7599||Downtown Cruz Bay|
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.
|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|
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.
|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|
|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|
|Grocery Store||(340) 772-3030||Coral Bay|
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