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“Bamboula is a great stop!”
Review of Mongoose Junction

Mongoose Junction
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$129.99*
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St John Day Trip from St Thomas: Island Sightseeing and Snorkeling at Trunk Bay
Ranked #3 of 32 Shopping in St. John
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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 favorite attractions after our National Park and beaches. Just a few minutes stroll from the St John Ferry Dock, you will find Mongoose Junction to be as varied and unique as St John itself, with shopping, restaurants, bars, clothing and other professional services for every style, age and taste.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
McDonald, PA
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Bamboula is a great stop!”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you're looking for unique gifts for taking home - this is the spot! This store offers locally made merchandise that isn't found in other stores and the prices aren't bad either.

Visited July 2014
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Columbia, Maryland
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice one of a kind shops”
Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed shops with one of a kind items. Loved Bamboula! and Made In St. John! Also enjoyed listening to live reggae band called Invisions that played at Virgin Fire.

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank WinterSantiago
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St. John
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fabulous - Inspired -Family”
Reviewed July 9, 2014

Mongoose Junction is a destination in its self, yes the beaches of St. John are not to be missed.
but if you are savvy enough you will leave sometime for Mongoose Junction Shopping, as a non shopper, R&I Gold Smith Like a museum, and yes you can browse, wonderful sales people, ok I did buy , but this is truly Made Here Inspired artful pieces next up PORTICO , I loved the hand printed linen collection Whimsy TShirts, The OCEAN GRILL for what I can only say "best meal ever"and I mean ever, what as fantastic place!

Visited July 2014
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St. John
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3 reviews
“Fun, nice mix of shops, food & drink”
Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Spent a week at St John, spent most of time at the beaches, but the quaint shops and friendly people at Mongoose was a nice break, except one shop the BAMBOULA - purchased several trinkets on 3 separate occasions, twice a nice young lady helped and had very pleasant conversation, the 3rd visit the lady (with closely cut haircut to scalp) practically made me feel like I was a burden to converse with, when I inquired about buying sea shell rings in quantity if there was a price break her condescending reply was "we are retail store not a bargaining store" - well that made me not want to purchase anything else, I went several other shops and found 'buy 2 at this price, 3 at that price' etc., I've been on plenty of islands and several other countries, never have I been made to feel that I had to work at spending my money, overall the Mongoose is fun, with lots of shade and friendly people, just not at the Bamboula :) oh and the Sun Dog has excellent food!

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Thank CCNAZ
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Northern Minnesota, USA
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146 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Nice place to explore”
Reviewed April 12, 2014

This is a nice place to explore when you need a break from the sun. Lots of shops with some locally made items and many places have a decent happy hour.

Visited March 2014
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Thank L S
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