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Address: Rte. 76, St. Croix
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In the heart of the rain forest, this is a workshop where you can purchase...

In the heart of the rain forest, this is a workshop where you can purchase a wide variety of mahogany crafts including furniture, jewelry boxes and mirrors.

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A definite "must see"!

We visited the workshop on 02/21/17 and truly enjoyed our time. Vincent was at an appointment but his wife, Kettely, showed us around. She is delightful. The pieces were unique... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2017
Larkspur, Colorado

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Larkspur, Colorado
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

We visited the workshop on 02/21/17 and truly enjoyed our time. Vincent was at an appointment but his wife, Kettely, showed us around. She is delightful. The pieces were unique and beautiful. We believe the prices to be reasonable. We are not into the traditional vacation souvenirs (hats, t-shirts, etc.). Instead, we always scour around in search of local art... More 

Thank terol3822
Christiansted, St. Croix
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

A very fun outing and beautiful drive through the rainforest. Gorgeous, picturesque trees once you get to the property. Huge, open-air workshop piled with jumbles of raw wood (mahogany, saman & thibet/tibet) and rough slabs. Scattered throughout you'll find serving boards, clocks, a few small finished tables, decorative pieces of roots, wind chimes, magnets, and other miscellaneous items. I bought... More 

1 Thank LaughingGullSTX
St Croix
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57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

LEAP had been around for decades. The rain forest road is bumpy and it seems hard to get to but once there and Vincent Starts showing the beautiful mahogany pieces, you will be happy you made The trek. They do have a bat problem, but it is in the rain forest! . As a long time resident, LEAP is my... More 

Thank CruzanLady
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394 reviews
157 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

We come from a family of loggers so what we saw was highly overpriced for the small amount of time that was put into the very basic shapes of items offered. I found $75 extremely pricey for a mahogany cutting board. Be careful what you touch as there was bat guana everywhere :)

Thank USN_Seabee_Wife
Port of Spain, Trinidad
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161 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

This guy carves mahogany pieces in a barn creating unique pieces polished and pretty. Prices are high but the craftsmanship is good. The bats in ceiling though make this place not only scary but dangerous to linger around the heAvy guano deposits over everything. It's worth a visit though.

1 Thank Lisa M
Laurel Springs, New Jersey
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2015

While driving along Mahogany Road, we saw a small sign on a tree "advertising" The Leap (also called The Shop). Interesting drive up the driveway on a dirt road. Our 2-wheel drive rental car handled it just fine. Don't expect a store or gallery-type setting. What you will get is a personal tour of the open-air woodshop by the AWESOME... More 

2 Thank sammijo5
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Everyone else's reviews are pretty spot on and so why reinvent the wheel. I am only here to tell everyone to have cash. I am 99% sure they don't take plastic and so make sure to take cash with you. While everything IS reasonably priced, it's still not cheap. I got 2 St Croix magnets and an oven pull for... More 

4 Thank Kim K
Detroit, Michigan
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45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2015

This place is well off the beaten path, but if you want true homemade island art, you must visit. It's a dusty, old workshop turning out amazing pieces of art from fallen Mahogany trees. The wood artist gave us a personal tour and showed us furniture and small objects (windchimes, utensils, figurines, wood carvings) in all stages of creation from... More 

1 Thank MrsKA59
Avon, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Michael Thomas was our cab driver. Very reasonable. Had a 4 hour tour which included stopping to see how rum was made and barreled at the Cruzan Distillary. He took us by plantations and through the Rain Forest as well as seeing the island. Look for him when you get off the ship. Felt very safe.

3 Thank mgproofer
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117 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2015

I read about St. Croix Leap prior to our visit to the island - it's been on my "bucket list" for years. The sign for the turn-off of the main road is a little hard to see, so you need to watch closely for it. We were afraid we had taken a wrong turn as we drove up the bumpy... More 

4 Thank BeachSwan

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