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The Marketplace

South Shore Road, Cruz Bay, St. John
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Expensive But One Stop Shopping

Pros: - You'll find just about anything you need to survive during your island vacation stay... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Boston, Massachusetts
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A lovely little Island with the Best Smoothies and Rum Coconuts

We were on a cruise which landed in St Thomas so we took the opportunity to visit St John, a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Brooklyn, New York
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South Shore Road, Cruz Bay, St. John
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pros: - You'll find just about anything you need to survive during your island vacation stay. - Opens early and closes late. - Liquor store right next door. - Lots of parking spaces. Cons: - Expensive, but comparable to other markets on the island. -...More

Thank Traveler1975_75
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on a cruise which landed in St Thomas so we took the opportunity to visit St John, a picturesque "Sister Island" about an hour by taxi and ferry. A taxi from the cruise port to Red Hook Ferry Port and a 20 minute...More

Thank DonFerdy2015
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

The prices and selection here are better than any other grocery we have tried on St John. The only downside is that it's a $10.00 cab ride, each way, from the Cruz Bay Area. Wine and soft drinks in particular are 40-50% less than the...More

Thank emichaeli
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I visited the Marketplace after a morning of kayaking and snorkeling and am very happy I had my taxi driver take me straight there from my hotel. It is on the Eastern edge of Cruz Bay, well away from the water and most of the...More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Central location, bring snacks and cookies form home as they are very high priced, other foods more reasonably priced. Meats, fish, veggies plentiful. Weigh the price against going for BBQ for supper.

1  Thank sngvin
Reviewed 6 March 2017

It doesn't matter where you shop, whether in Cruz Bay or Coral Bay the prices TOURISTS pay for groceries is OUT OF SIGHT! Expect to pay 2 to 3 times more for everything you buy on the island of St John, as everything must be...More

Thank dennisgriesmeyer
Reviewed 29 January 2017

The Marketplace has Starfish Market which probably has the best selection on the island, a hardware store, a drug store and ETTA's which is some of the best food I ate on island! If you are staying on island in a private home or condo...More

Thank backtotheislands
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Hardware store, deli, liquor store, pharmacy, book store, grocery store - its all right here. the liquor store is good for liquor only--the wine is way over priced (get wine at the market near the westin or dolphin market). the grocery is good but crowded....More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Basically, the prize level in St.John is high. This is why we decided to visit several grocery shops since all of them seemed to have some items that were cheaper than in others. Marketplace has a nice small store which sells wine and other drinks,...More

Thank Risto H
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Very nice grocery store - the best on the island. You should expect to pay much more than at home or on St. Thomas. We usually rent a jeep on St. Thomas and buy most of our groceries on St. Thomas before getting on the...More

1  Thank Lovetotravelforfun
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Where is the St. John Market (looking for wine!)
18 October 2016|
Response from IsleMon_Bob | Reviewed this property |
Take 104 east out of Cruz Bay. Highly recommend getting The St. John App to have maps and points of interest right on your phone. Have fun on St. John!
Diana B
Public transportation from cinnamon bay? Is it worth it to bring food with me on the plane
10 February 2016|
Response from jdr5152 | Reviewed this property |
If you have special dietary needs, it might be wise. If you're going to spend a long period of time on the island, I suppose one could ship / fly food to the final destination and make it worthwhile. Otherwise, I don't see... More