While St. Thomas is world-renowned for its duty-free shopping, the shopping on St. John is also world-class, without the hustle and bustle. Small eclectic shops feature objets d’art, jewelry, and clothing from around the world. There are numerous galleries and practicing artists on the island. The low-key approach belies the level of sophistication you will find.

Be sure to spend some time at Mongoose Junction, not only for its shops, but to see the impressive hand laid stone walls that house them. Mongoose Junction has over 20 shops, galleries, businesses and eating establishments, many of which have been owned and operated by the same people for over 20 years.

Wharfside Landing is right on the beach in Cruz Bay with jewelry stores and three restaurant/bars that are on the waterside with good views of Cruz Bay harbor. There’s also a funky beach bar that often offers live music on the weekends.

Lemon Tree Mall has a boutique shop and a gift shop, and is anchored by The Lime Inn, a favorite lunch spot for the locals.

The Marketplace is home to Starfish Market - gourmet foods, a pharmacy, a hardware store, as well as other shops and services. It is open and airy, and has good parking. Starfish Market is St. John's version of a "supermarket."

Shopping at Mongoose Junction