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Mongoose Junction

There’s no reason to wait when it comes to booking your ideal tropical getaway. The island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands provides the ultimate vacation destination when it comes to flavor, color, scenery, and captivating wildlife too! Enjoy the pristine views that are an inevitable result of the combination of white sand beaches, emerald palm trees, lush forest, and waterfalls. Whether you prefer to spend time lounging on the sand and under the sun or crave encounters with culture and art, St. John has a little something for everyone. For those travelers with a heart for exploring the best of creative stops during vacation, Mongoose Junction promises to be a hot spot on any St. John itinerary.

A Stylish Excursion at Mongoose Junction

When it comes to entertainment, dining, and shopping in island style, there’s no place better to do it all than Mongoose Junction. Situated near Cruz Bay, Mongoose Junction on St. John finds itself in a vibrant and exciting neighborhood, making it the ideal place to swing by for travelers looking to indulge in some shopping and savory delights. Mongoose Junction is an eclectic collection of galleries, shops, and restaurants that are housed within a gorgeous stone and mahogany framework. The architecture of this area is as impressive as the goods held inside. Meticulously designed by Glen Speer, this oasis of shopping and dining speaks to a style that has graced St. John since the 1800s. To complete the dazzling look of Mongoose Junction, guests here will enjoy an array of flowers and foliage strategically placed to provide balance and beauty.  

A Great Place to Start Your Island Adventure

If you’ve just arrived in St. John, be sure to begin your adventures at Mongoose Junction. This bustling center is filled with tour providers who are happy to help give advice and help you book excursions for the remainder of your trip. Once the planning is done, take time to unwind in one of the many lush courtyards with something savory in hand. Once your energy is restored, plan on spending a few hours browsing the many souvenir shops, jewelry stores and fun locales featuring island-specific apparel. Live music is common at Mongoose Junction on St. John when the sun sets each and every night. When you’re hoping to end your evening on a sweet note, take advantage of the many ice cream shops that dot this area too!

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St. John is an amazing destination and your experience here is made that much more memorable when you book into a gorgeous vacation rental with Cimmaron St. John. Our team of professionals is dedicated to making sure each of our guests enjoys a customized, comfortable and luxurious experience from the moment they arrive. Contact our office today for more information and to begin planning!

Why You Need to Celebrate the Holidays at Mongoose Junction

Mongoose Junction is the premier place to go shopping on St. John. The beautiful, historic architecture and local galleries, restaurants, and stores within the shopping center are all reasons to visit. During your stay with CimmaronStJohn, find some truly one-of-a-kind souvenirs and gifts to bring back home at Mongoose Junction. You might find some great outfits to wear during vacation or island art to hang up back at your house. There are plenty of other trinkets and artistic creations to pack in your suitcase and keep as memories. You will also discover some delicious food at Mongoose Junction. Choose from a variety of eateries to crave your shop ‘til you drop hunger. Also, be sure to visit Mongoose Junction around the holidays, when they offer some fantastic, fun events!

Find out more about all of the great shops, restaurants, and galleries near your CimmaronStJohn vacation rental when you read our St. John attractions guide. It’s full of the best recommendations for things to see and do like enjoying a day at Mongoose Junction

Mongoose Junction Architecture & Atmosphere

The design of this beautiful shopping center was inspired by the Danish plantations of the 1800s. It incorporates local stone, brick, and coral and has a stunning landscape of lush, tropical plants. The stone and mahogany facade is a wonderful artistic setting for a wide range of shops and galleries. Discover unique island finds amid the gorgeous open-air courtyards, and feel as though you are taking a step back in time as you wander the buildings.

Shopping at Mongoose Junction

When you go shopping at Mongoose Junction, you will discover a variety of local stores for your souvenirs and gifts. Find T-shirts and surfwear at Big Planet or find a perfect Caribbean-inspired date night outfit at Bamboula. Browse Bajo El Sol or Caravan Gallery for some local artwork or stock up on keepsakes at Sugar Birds or Nest & Co. Get great glassware, tumblers, and koozies at St. John Brewers Brewtique. And top it all off with some hand-crafted jewelry at R&I Patton Goldsmithing.

Dining at Mongoose Junction

There are some delectable options for dining at Mongoose Junction. Enjoy great frozen drinks, smoothies, and St. John cocktails at the Gecko Gazebo Bar. Grab a sandwich made with slow-roasted meat for lunch at the North Shore Deli. Lounge in the spacious courtyard at Sun Dog Cafe, or enjoy a romantic, contemporary meal at Ocean Grill. Viva La Revolution Cantina brings a fresh approach to Mexican Dining, while The Tap Room serves locally brewed beers and sodas for a cool refreshment. Top off your meal with some homemade ice cream from St. John Scoops!

Mongoose Junction Holiday Events

The holidays are a wonderful occasion to celebrate, and we love to celebrate here on St. John! At Mongoose Junction, you will discover some great festivities. You can trick-or-treat here on Halloween each year to stock up on candy. You can also enjoy some Christmas festivities. All are welcome to attend the Mongoose Junction All-Island Holiday Party that we locals like to call “The Prom.” This December gala features a night of drinking, laughing, and dancing to live reggae music in our “winter” weather.

Stay with CimmaronStJohn

Our private luxury vacation homes make great getaways on St. John. Escape the cold weather or revel in the heat of summer with a visit to our gorgeous island. We want you to experience our little slice of paradise!