With a unique and storied history, Mongoose Junction is the premiere shopping and dining destination in the Virgin Islands. The magnificent stone and mahogany shopping center was designed and built by local architect Glen Speer and his crew of fine craftsmen and native stonemasons. The design, inspired by the Danish plantations of the 1800s, incorporates local stone, brick, and coral, and is landscapred with lush tropical plants.
Amid the beauty of the courtyards, explore a wide range of shops and galleries featuring the island’s finest jewelry, art and gift items, and apparel.
Amenities abound; visit the wine shop, chat with the real estate agents, take in the local fine art, arrange a boat trip, enjoy the architecture, savor an ice cream cone and more, all in one convenient location.
Unwind over a meal – start with a casual breakfast at the deli, then lunch in a breezy open-air courtyard. Enjoy fine dining in an elegant tropical garden. After dark, the sounds of live local music drift out of our restaurants almost every night of the week. Any time of day, it’s a beautiful place to be.
Visit Mongoose Junction in beautiful Cruz Bay and explore St. John’s second-most visited tourist attraction, only behind St. John’s famous National Parks.
The Market Place
Located in the heart of Cruz Bay on the island of St. John, USVI, The Marketplace is a sanctuary of retail shops, galleries, and food and dining options. The Marketplace is home to Starfish Market, St. John’s largest and best grocery supermarket. As well as St. John Hardware, Chelsea Drug Store and much more!
With parking for over 100 cars and over 40 retail stores, full service restaurants and professional and office facilities serving the St. John community, there is something for everyone whether you are visiting the island or a local resident.
Palm Plaza Shopping Center
Palm Plaza Shopping Center was purchased in November, 2013 with the plan to modernize the dated center and attract new tenants. After roughly one year of renovations and another six months needed to add a new lower level for rental storage spaces, they are proud to say, “We are open for business.” Cross Island Builders, a local member of the Cross Island Companies, has been leading the way to rejuvenate the building for the community retail market. Palm Plaza is conveniently located in Chocolate Hole adjacent to the Westin Resort with over eight major retail spaces and parking for all.
One of the most unique shopping experiences in the Virgin Islands is on St. John at Wharfside Village Shopping Center — not because of the shops inside or the always friendly service, but the view. The shopping center looks out on the water, and you can catch glimpses of the comings and goings of the boats as you pass between shops.