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Cool Desires

North Shore Road, Cruz Bay 00802, St. John
+1 340-643-5874
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good6%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
12 Apr 2018
“Don't miss Cool Desires!”
10 May 2017
“The Painkiller”
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North Shore Road, Cruz Bay 00802, St. John
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

When you walk from town to Mongoose Junction, you'll pass this GEM of a place for ice cream and drinks. Philomen is possibly the kindest, most pleasant woman on this amazing island. She welcomed my children and genuinely held conversations with each one of them...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank mkiseb
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Philomen made me a drink called a Painkller. A delicious rum drink with a "secret ingredient". I don't need to know what it is. I only know for me it's the equivalent of three beers (four light beers). Besides that, Philomen could be a character...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank thejudester2017
Reviewed 23 April 2017

The line at St. John Scoops was insane so we walked here instead - what a treat! The ice cream was good, and I heard from others that the drinks are the best on the island. What really made it fun was the two ladies...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank CLTtoAXA
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Love Cool Desires! The woman who owns it couldn't be sweeter, and she makes killer cocktails. This was our go-to place. Not to be missed!

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank Erin G
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Decided to get a smoothie here since we were walking back to the ferry from Mongoose Junction. My husband got mango and I got strawberry lemonade, each smoothie was $7, so a total of $14 for both....which is rather pricey but OK if they are...More

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank TropikalParadize
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Very nice gentleman behind the counter, but our smoothies were terrible. They did not use any fresh fruit in the smoothies and it was mostly ice. I wound up throwing most of mine away it was so bad. My husband got a scoop of chocolate...More

Date of visit: December 2016
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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

My family and I had been to St John together once before, last year, and had the pleasure of visiting cool desires. There, we all agreed that we had just enjoyed the best creamsicles and BBC's we've ever had. My family and I went back...More

Date of visit: October 2016
1  Thank ThatWelshman
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

A daily stop for the family when on the island. Ice Cream for the kids and painkillers for the adults.

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank jimcU2609WB
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

3 stars because the ice cream was nothing out of the ordinary, but priced for the islands for sure ($8 root beer float, $4 xs scoop of ice cream). But it is a cool, family friendly "bar" type set up, where the kids can be...More

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank sharonleann
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Stop by to enjoy my favorite, which is a root beer float. Philomen will serve you ice cream, floats, and rum drinks - or any other kind of concoction. You name it. This place is conveniently located so you can get something on your way...More

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank redboatcompass
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  • Address: North Shore Road, Cruz Bay 00802, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 340-643-5874
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