If you are looking for one place on St John to find great local food, art, and live music then head on over to Mongoose Junction Shopping. Conveniently located in Cruz Bay on the way to the National Park so plan on stopping by on your way to the beach to pick up sandwiches or stop on the way home to listen to some great music or enjoy a beverage of your choice or ice cream. With 5 different restaurants and over 20 interesting stores there are lots of interesting spaces to explore and while time away.
Also, Mongoose Junction itself is a magnificent stone and mahogany building designed and built by local architect Glen Speer. The design, inspired by the Danish plantations of the 1800s, incorporates local stone, brick, and coral, and is landscapred with lush tropical plants.