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Address: Nassau, New Providence Island
Activities: Shopping
Description: This commercial district is Nassau's busiest street and is full of...
This commercial district is Nassau's busiest street and is full of interesting shops and restaurants.
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The main drag of jewelry stores and tourist stuff

Bay Street in Nassau is the main drag of downtown Nassau. It has a lot of upper end jewelry/watch stores as well as lower end souvenir shops with some restaurants and local... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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96 reviews 96 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Bay Street in Nassau is the main drag of downtown Nassau. It has a lot of upper end jewelry/watch stores as well as lower end souvenir shops with some restaurants and local businesses scattered in between. It is right at the main cruise terminal so they get lots of walking traffic but downtown Nassau feels a bit run down. For... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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103 reviews 103 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is your typical island shopping district. Lots of tourists and shops that cater to them. It gets crowded when the cruise ships dock. You can find deals, but beware.

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Johnston, Rhode Island
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

It is not a fun time the locals are all over you trying to see their junk.We took a cab from Paradise Island downtown after and hour we returned to the Riu Hotel and never left the hotel again.

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County Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

Having limited time to spend in Nassau as we were only docking for a couple of hours. We decided not to get one of the tours organised by the cruise ship ( too expensive) we found ourselves a taxi to tour us around for a few hours. We found this both freeing, informative and inexpensive. The town itself is beautiful... More 

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Miami, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

SHOPPING: We found the best deals at the places that weren't trying so hard to get our attention and all were within 2-3 blocks of the gateway to the ships. Everyone had the same stuff so don't settle too much. And lastly expect to be called "Pretty Girl" 100+times. Just have fun with it. Some people we saw were very... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The Bahamas can be lovely, but the areas around the piers are horrible. The streets are broken and dirty, the locals are aggressive and down-right nasty. Shopping is better on other islands in the Caribbean, so enjoy your hotel or cruise ship and skip this port. Also, don' parasail, they're not safe or regulated, so you're taking your life in... More 

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Taylorville, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

There are a great variety of shops and vendors, but there is a lot of smog and heavy traffic, don't travel too far out of the main district, it looked dangerous. The area seemed very poor outside the main shopping district.

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Davison
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

If you want to see it all, Bay Street is the place to be. They have everything from diamonds to rum to straw baskets to fritters and everything in between. We felt very, VERY safe there. The police were everywhere. We were told by our guide that tourism is very important to their island and the police will arrest citizens... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Bay Street plenty of shops all different there's the straw market only problem is the stall holders keep asking to stop( bit like timeshare)

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Enjoyed a pleasant evening stroll along this charming street that was peaceful and quiet once the cruise ships had left for the day. We saw the various vendors shutting up shop as we ambled past the attractive, old and historic buildings that had plenty of architectural interest. One could readily see that by day this would be busily thronged with... More 

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