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Must stop

Always a great stop when visiting St John USVI. So much to offer for any age or group size. From... read more

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Cruz Bay, St. John
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A Nice Break from the Beach

Mongoose Junction provides a nice break from beach time whether you need to eat, shop, or escape... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2018
Sandy, Utah
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Mongoose Junction is St John's premier shopping and dining destination, with a collection of fashionable shops and restaurants in a unique architectural and tropical setting unmatched in the entire Caribbean. Visitors consider us one of St. John's...more
North Shore Road, 00830, St. John
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a great stop when visiting St John USVI. So much to offer for any age or group size. From shops to restaurants and every thing in between.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

Mongoose Junction provides a nice break from beach time whether you need to eat, shop, or escape the weather- sunshine or rain. It’s a nicely appointed shopping area that is a convenient stop on your way to Trunk Bay, Cinammon Bay or any of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 11, 2018

Mongoose Junction is a must to stop by (more than once) while you are on St. John. There is a nice combination of stores and restaurants to appeal to you, your better half, and the rest of the family. Other than Skinny Legs, Big Planet...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank swilson317
Michael B, Guest Relations Manager at Mongoose Junction, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2018

Thanks! We're so glad you enjoyed!

Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to stop for a bite to eat or do a little shopping before or after your trip to the beach. All the shops are open and it is great to support these businesses post-hurricane! There are several restaurants from which...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

Love Mongoose. So easy to walk around, find a lunch or beer spot in the shade, or browse thru the stores. Ambiance, friendliness, smiles and happy people.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed February 7, 2018

We always stop here on our trips to St. John. It is a small but neat shopping area with steps that take you up and down different layers as if climbing around a tree house. There is an art gallery, shops, restaurants, the deli, a...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

Nice area to walk and shop in all the boutiques. We had lunch at North Shore and it was great. Bought some t-shirts and ball caps as souvenirs from several of the stores, but there are jewelry and boutique type stores as well. Everyone was...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank tasangalli
Reviewed July 27, 2017

Mongoose junction has it all. Great t-shirts at Big Planet, great food and drink at the tap room, great ice cream at scoops, and many other shops and bars/restaurants as well. very nicely arranged, ample parking, and definitely a must stop for all of your...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 25, 2017

This shopping center is a real gem. Best of all, it has parking which is wonderful since there isn't much in Cruz bay. We loved this place and spent a lot of time here on way to beaches. The ice cream place was good and...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank LisaBF4898FD
Michael B, Front Office Manager at Mongoose Junction, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2017

So glad you enjoyed... we do have some great free parking monitored many hours-- if you don't see a spot in front, there is much more around back. Thanks for the positive review.

Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

Loved the ferry ride over, even in the rain. Once there, it poured! However, there were enough shops and places to eat to enjoy our stay. If weather was better, would have visited more of the beaches here.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Krista R
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June 9, 2015|
Response from Brandiebb |
Depends on the season (high/low) and time of day. We go in the summer and can usually get a close spot nearby for lunch, however when we went for dinner, we had to park further out. We haven't been during high season so I'm... More
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Atlanta, GA
trip report (5 Replies)
What an amazing trip! Thank you to everyone who contributed to the St. John forums. I researched our trip for a year, regulary read the forums, took notes, and the result was a vacation few people dream of! This was our 15th anniversary trip, and St. John did not disappoint. I will write a more detailed report in the future but a few things to note...Every beach is like a postcard. Our favorite beach was Salomon. Best find: the Deli Grotto in Mongoose Junction. This is an upscale deli with...More
December 30, 2006|
Response fromsebasco|
Can't wait to read the full report, we leave in 19 days :)
Trip Report- First Time in STJ (12 Replies)
I'm going to apologize in advance for what I am sure will be a very long trip report. Brevity is not my strength! We also just returned from our first trip to St. John and love, love, loved it! I could talk about our trip for hours! Traveling party- My husband and myself (both in late 20s), our 11 month old daughter, my mom, husband's parents and a family friend. None of us had ever been to STJ. My only experience in the Caribbean was on a cruise to Cozumel several years ago (not...More
June 19, 2013|
Response fromTim W|
Wonderful trip report. Very descriptive and so happy you enjoyed the snorkeling. Have fun planning your next trip to the rock.
David B
Houston, Texas
Where can you buy fresh fish? (4 Replies)
We are regular visitors and will be there in a few days. Is there anywhere we can buy fresh fish to take back to our place? I don't think I have ever seen the fish market open near the Fish Trap. One time we saw someone selling fish on the side of the road going to Mongoose Junction. But only once. Any suggestions besides the grocery store?
October 24, 2016|
Response fromGreg S|
I have seen gentlemen with large coolers selling fresh fish just past the dumpsters in Coral Bay on a few occasions.