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Bay Street

Nassau, New Providence Island
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Ranked #3 of 12 shopping in Nassau
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Flea/ Street Markets
Activities: Shopping
Description: This commercial district is Nassau's busiest street and is full of interesting shops and restaurants.
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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Yea it's not the greatest but its a popular tourist spot with an almost authentic feel. You can feel like a local but be comfortable with other tourists around. There's a beach within walking distances, authentic and american places to eat and party and shop. It's just fine, if you dont want what they're selling just keep going. Enjoy, eat,... More

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Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
12 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Nassau is in our opinion - after visiting four times on cruises - a dirty, nasty tourist trap that really isn't worth visiting at all As you get off of the ship you have to run a gauntlet of hawkers for everything from trips to bike hire and then a string of people offering rubbish for sale with false stories... More

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Rhodes, Greece
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

It is a good place to walk along, go shopping and of course get into Bahamian culture. It is security everywhere... and you feel safe to go around till 7pm more less.

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Jax, FL
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154 reviews 154 reviews
82 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We spent several hours in this port, while traveling with a Carnival cruise. Bay Street is literally a block from the ship, so easily accessible . There is a several block area where most tourists seem to shop, on Bay St., which includes various jewelry and clothing stores, restaurants, little souvenir shops, and the famous Straw market, where you can... More

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richmond hill,on
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This was our fourth cruise,second time in Nassau.We always enjoyed all of the ports, always felt welcomed everywhere and never had even a single bad experience.This time,however,I had an incident that I'd like to share:I can't remember the store name,only the location.We went in and while my husband was looking at suitcases,I was trying on flipflops .The store wasn't busy... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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81 reviews 81 reviews
26 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Did a little shopping while at port on the Carnival cruise. Found a little gem of a gift: Christmas Angel ornament made from shells. Cute little shopping area.

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East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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102 reviews 102 reviews
61 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We walked all over this area and tried to see as much as we could. Enjoyed a Sands Beer at the Tropicana Bar(upstairs). Other then that ..we just took many photos and people watched- Unfortunately not many items were purchased. Too many items were way over priced and of poor quality unless you shopped in upper end stores which we... More

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Amanda, Ohio
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191 reviews 191 reviews
87 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Too expensive, too crowded, too many yelling taxi drivers...I might have well been back in Manhattan. No great deals, pushy shop owners, and over all not worth the visit. Had much more fun eating a good meal at the Arawack Cay in Goldies, then visited a great historic place called the caves that had a drink shack in front!

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Calgary, Canada
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170 reviews 170 reviews
36 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We had a day off the ship in Nassau. We decided to go out and walk around in another country since we were there anyways. We hit the straw market and wandered into a couple of local shops. We purchased some rum from the Arcade Liquor store (GREAT PRICES) and a couple of knick nacks along the way. Overall it... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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101 reviews 101 reviews
60 attraction reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

This street advertised as shopping paradise. But the reality is not like that. The prices are only tax free, That is all. There is no extra discount than the mainland prices. You may find those prices in most of airport duty free shops. It is just an interesting stroll on a Caribbean Island street.

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