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Bay Street

Nassau, New Providence Island
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Ranked #3 of 14 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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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

You can find some very good deals on quality merchandise if you pay attention knockoffs everywhere. But cheap booze and smokes if that's your thing. Good price on a Cuban cigars.

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Port Washington, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

No trip to Nassau is complete if you don't go downtown. All the famous designers, the ultimate watch collection duty free, Coin of the Realm, The Leather Shoppe, The Linen Shop, great restaurants, Graycliff cigars and chocolates, Waitley Rum, and much more. Get into the spirit and don't be a pushy visitor!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

There are a lot of cool stuff and handmade goods, but there are A LOT of people trying to get you the taxi and scooters which is little bothersome.

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Boise, Idaho
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We just got our hair braided in Nassau and boy was it a hit. I love the hair braiding. If I go anywhere involving heat and humidity and water excursions, I get my hair done right off because it's just so much more manageable. Each time before it's cost about $35-40 and I have a bob just past chin length.... More

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Split, Croatia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is also my overall rating of Bahamas. If you are ready to spend fortune on nothing special, go for it. If not, avoid Bahamas trip, especially with cruise. I really don't know why cruises stop here; nothing to see, just a another place they throw stuff at you yelling 'buy', some of the 'exotic' restaurants have a New Orleans... More

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Wilmington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Bristol
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109 reviews 109 reviews
12 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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212 reviews 212 reviews
98 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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