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Mongoose Junction, A St. John Shopping “Must”

two women window shop outside a boutique at mongoose junction in st john

Written by Coconut Post

Whether you’re in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands as a visitor, a local — or always in spirit — Coconut Post keeps you posted on fun-filled news ’n views. Published monthly by Flamboyan On The Bay Resort & Villas, we’re focused on sharing our people, places, and fun things happening in paradise.

June, 2022

the exterior of Brewtique the boutique selling items from St. John Brewers

Above: Situated directly below The Tap Room in Mongoose Junction, St. John Brewers “Brewtique” carries fun-to-wear signature apparel as well as great gifts.

Top of the page: Mongoose Junction is located across the street from Cruz Bay National Park dock.

So much more than a shopping center in the tropics, Mongoose Junction is a one-of-a-kind “find” in paradise. When it comes to everything from shopping, browsing and dining — to discovering unique art galleries in a storied setting — Mongoose Junction in Cruz Bay is an absolute “must-see” on St. John.

Designed and built 45 years ago by Glen Speer, the visionary local contractor and architect assembled a crew of skilled craftsmen and native stonemasons who successfully brought this glorious complex to life. 

The multi-level stone and mahogany complex reflects the style of 19th-century Danish plantations — incorporating local stone, brick, and coral —  landscaped with lush, tropical plants. How grand!

Whether you are in the mood to explore boutiques, enjoy a leisurely meal, grab a quick bite or enjoy taste treats on-the-go, your choices at Mongoose Junction are plentiful.

Some of the “not-to-be-missed” enterprises within Mongoose Junction include Baja El Sol Gallery, Caravan Gallery, Bamboula, The Tap Room, Greengo’s Caribbean Cantina, North Shore Deli, and Sun Dog Cafe. And true to its name, St. John Scoops offers tasty ice cream delights. 

the exterior of Mongoose Junctions built of stone with red rod iron banisters on the second floor
Bamboula a boutique in Mongoose Junctions displays bright, colorful clothing and accessories along with musical instruments and decorations for the home

One of the earliest “settlers” in Mongoose Junction, Bamboula is a magical boutique featuring fashions, jewelry, accessories and intriguing gifts for men and women. 

Established in 1991 by Radha Speer, Caravan Gallery reflects the owner’s passion for collecting inspirational treasures and jewelry from India, Turkey, Bali, Thailand and beyond. 

By the way, if you are interested in acquiring your very own slice of Paradise, you’re in luck. Island Paradise Realtors is located in Mongoose Junction, as well. This award-winning business has been featured on several national TV programs. Why not stop by to check out island homes, businesses and vacation villas available for sale? 

Any way you look at it, strolling through Mongoose Junction surely is a memorable experience.

Want to know more about visiting St. John during your stay at Flamboyan? Click here to read our post, “Destination St. John – Getting There is a Breeze.”

Check out Getting Around to learn how to grab a taxi or rent a car.

Once you’ve arrived on St. John click HERE for easy directions to Mongoose Junction using Google Maps.


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