For any one who enjoys shopping, visiting the arts and crafts studios and stores on St. John will be a high point of your trip. St. John attracts creative designers who produce all kinds of products, with a large range of prices- although many are high-end. The main shopping areas
can be visited in one jam-packed day or in two relaxed days with lunches at charming restaurants in the shopping areas.

Mongoose Junction Stroll through winding lanes with native stonework and tropical garden setting. Enjoy watching local artists create paintings, wonderful jewelry, and more. At Best of Both Worlds about one hundred artists and artisans sell their work. You will also find sophisticated duty free
shops with products from around the world: gifts, jewelry, clothing, authentic artifacts, and more. Be sure to have lunch, dinner, or at least a tropcal drink at Ocean Grill, outdoor dining at it's best. Dinner is also available at Paradiso Restuarant, and lunches at Sun Dog Cafe are a favorite. Every Wednesday night Sun Dog has dinner and free local music jam. There are some incredible musicians living right on little St. John!

Wharfside Village This beach front shopping mall has a variety of tourist shops, locally made products, jewelry, stores with outdoor supplies for water sports, and even a spice factory. It also has relaxing restaurants.

The The Marketplace is just down the South Shore Road from Cruz Bay, and has every service from a gym and excellent drugstore to a bookstore and supermarket (St. John style, of course!). There is even a hardware store if you need it. More good news - shopping for watches, jewelry, cameras, perfume, china, liquor, and more is duty-free in the U.S. VIrgin Islands. U.S. travelers are allowed to return with $1,600 worth of duty free purchases. You can also mail duty-free gifts of up to $100 per gift (no liquor or cigarettes) to friends and families. Liquor is one of the best deals available and is typically 60% less than US prices - be sure to try the Virgin Island's Cruzan Rum.