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.
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.”
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