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    Mumbo Jumbo

    Mumbo Jumbo – a favorite among locals and visitors! UPDATE: Following the aftermath of Hurricane’s Irma and Maria, Mumbo Jumbo will be re-opening with regular business hours at the end of November. MJ will be expanding their space to be able to offer even more wonderful island gifts and clothing to residents and visitors. An eclectic gift shop in Coral Bay, St.John operated by the same family for 30 years. Located at the Skinny Legs complex, Mumbo Jumbo has everything you need for your vacation experience and souvenirs for everyone on your list.  A favorite among locals and visitors for their interesting variety and always great prices. Toys, beach stuff, sandals, brand name surf wear, t-shirts, games, sweets and good vibes. To meet the people behind Mumbo Jumbo, click here.

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    Kareso Studio

    Business Hours: Open Tues - Thurs 1:00-5:00pm and Friday and Sunday by appointment.

    Kareso Studio Acclaimed Virgin Island’s  artist Karen Samuel showcases her island-style folk art in a variety of mediums at her new gallery and gift shop Kareso Studio, located at Estate Eden, on the Coral Bay side of St.John.  The studio is filled with the artist’s original prints, paintings, tapestries, quilts, crafts, homemade preserves, local drinks and one of a kind hand made fashion line. In her fine art, Samuel utilizes a variety of media, including oils, graphite, pastels, and watercolor, to render the landscape and culture of her native home. Her work is found in several local, regional, and international collections and available for purchase at Kareso Studio, Bajo el Sol Gallery in Mongoose Junction, and That’s the Spirit, at Tortola’s Pier Park. She is the recipient of the Governor’s Excellence in the Arts award; the territory’s highest award for artists. Get an insider view of Virgin Island’s artist Karen Samuel in this indepth article about how she incorporates the culture of her native home of St. John into everything she creates. “I feel responsible to represent and promote the culture and traditions of St. John from an insider’s perspective.” Karen Samuel    Open Tuesday – Thursday 1:00-5:00pm and Friday and Sunday by appointment. Available for commissioned work. Meet Karen Samuel of Kareso Studio

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    Low Key Watersports

    Business Hours: November 1st – August 31st 8:30 am – 8:00 pm, Monday - Saturday 8:30 am – 6:00 pm on Sundays September 1st - October 31st 8:30 am – 6:00 pm, Daily

    Low Key Watersports For 36 years Low Key has operated on the idyllic island of St John. With two-thirds of the island and waters protected as National Park, St John is known for its incredible reefs and sea life. As a PADI 5 Star IDC training facility, it doesn’t matter if it’s your first time diving, you’re getting certified or you have multiple certification levels, our staff cares about your personal experience and is committed to your dive and watersports vacation. Start your course online with Padi but finish in USVI waters with us here at Low Key Watersports. Great for when you are planning your next vacation, do the book work at home, do your water time here. Get the low down on what makes Low Key Watersports so special from this mesmerizing interview in the VI Insider by Catherine Turner. OPEN November 1st – August 31st 8:30 am – 8:00 pm, Monday – Saturday 8:30 am – 6:00 pm on Sundays September 1st – October 31st 8:30 am – 6:00 pm, Daily

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    CLOSED: Mermaid Swim VI

    UPDATE: Hurricanes Irma and Maria destroyed the Mermaid Cove building. We will update you when more information has been shared regarding rebuilding or relocation. A Real Mermaid Experience and More! Mermaid Swim VI offers the original Mermaid Experience in the idyllic setting of the Virgin Islands. Our Mermaids will teach you how to pose for the perfect Mermaid photo opp and how to swim just like a real mermaid. Who knows, maybe you’ll decide you love the mermaid life as much as we do and want to stay forever! We are a very popular activity for birthdays, bridal showers and fun family events. Here is a fantastic opportunity to experience this tropical island and its crystal blue waters in a playful and memorable way. Not into mermaids? No worries! We have options to please the whole family. Shark, barracuda and even tropical fish tails are now available! We can accommodate individuals or groups of all ages. Meet Crystal D’Abbraccio of Mermaid Swim VI Don’t forget to shop at Mermaid Cove next to Pickles in Paradise, Coral Bay! Mermaid tails, locally made crafts and everything related to mermaids.