Given the tiny size of Cruz Bay and the St. John Island , it is shocking how much shopping can be done on this geographical dot.  A comprehensive list of all Cruz Bay's business can be found here .

The Cruz Bay consumer hub appears to be Mongoose Junction, located not far from the island’s National Park Visitor’s Center.  Art(isan) purchases can be made at one of a few stores here, including the Bajo El Sol Gallery & Studio, the Canvas Factory, the Donald Schnell studio (specialty is pottery) and the Clothing Studio (hand-painted cloth).  One can also find numerous clothing and jewelry stores and creative gift shops, all specializing in the decorative and the handcrafted.  

Another shopping hotspot is the Wharfside Village, home of the Cruz Bay Clothing Company, along with other jewelry shops with pseudo-native names like Freebird Creations and Dreams & Dragonflies.

Just a short walk up King Street from the Cruz Bay Dock and Wharfside Village is the Pink Papaya, voted "tBest Gift Shop in the Virgin Islands," and carrying not-your-average Caribbean-inpsired gifs, home decor,  and reasonably priced original artwork.Pink Papaya is located in the Lemon Tree Mall, right next to the popular Lime Inn restaurant. Downtown Cruz Bay presents watersport service companies, a fishtrap market, more art and clothing retail, a flowershop and a newsstand.

The Lumberyard Complex of practical shops includes dental, nail, and hair services as well as a wireless center and other electronics supplies stores; the Marketplace in Cruz Bay contains a gym, a bookstore, and dozens of other stores.