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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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We visited Nassau as a family on a cruise trip. The Bay Street is busy with tourists, great for shopping. Local artists. Safe. Fun place to take photos, houses painted in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Naples, Florida
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Kissimmee, Florida
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43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I see the negative reviews and perhaps the problem is. ..no one ventures away from the tourist areas. We rented a car and drove out to Cable Beach. No one was there. White sand, turquoise blue water. For lunch, we drove over to Arawak Cay and had cracked conch at Oh Andros. After lunch we toured both forts, Queens Staircase,... More 

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Naples, Florida
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We visited Nassau as a family on a cruise trip. The Bay Street is busy with tourists, great for shopping. Local artists. Safe. Fun place to take photos, houses painted in the colors of the Bahamas, hidden photo gems in the little alleys.

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Honolulu
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

Bay Street had a great variety of shops and a bit cheaper than Paradise Island. Straw Market was a bit overrated, there is a smaller less hectic version on Paradise Island called the Craft Cemter. If on Paradise Island and tired of paying $200+ for every meal for a family of 4 try Anthony's, extremely reasonable relative to everything else... More 

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Kitchener/Waterloo
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158 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Lots and lots of sopping here...if there are 3 or more cruises ships docked you will bot be able to negotiate on prices...which happened to us when we were there. Found some good stuff to take back home as gifts.

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Monroe, North Carolina
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54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

If you want to shop this is the place for you. All different kinds of shops. There are also restaurants and bars. It's also a great place to watch people.

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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85 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

My Mom and I took a 3 night night 2 day cruise to New Providence Island in March 1988. 2 girlfriends I met on the cruise and I went to Bay Street, Nassau for shopping. At the time, you could buy cigarettes, perfume and alcohol cheaper than in the USA. There were quite a few Upscale clothing retailers. You could... More 

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Calgary Ab
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56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Came by the island for a short day visit from our cruise. It was a nice touristy island. The customs was effortless or practically non-existent. As soon as you depart the terminal there are local folks offering tours and attractions. We did the horse carriage which was a nice scenic loop around the marketplace and the historic buildings. You can... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The shops were ok but the local community turn a blind eye to the terrible suffering of the Horse and Carriage Tourist rides that start from Prince George docks and criss cross the shopping area. The mal-nourished animals have ribs sticking out and have no water or food as they work hard for every cruise ship and local holiday makers.... More 

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Poteau, Oklahoma
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39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Almost ALL the buildings are painted in bright pastel colors, pinks, yellows, blues, salmon, etc. I love their style as most are laid back & always ready to make a deal on something .. We got some fabulous rum cakes, ate Conch in several different ways, had to literally fight off the " Cuban Cigar Guys " on every corner,... More 

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Mount Airy, North Carolina
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Bay St. has many stores to shop at from high to low end merchandise. Many of the stores carry many of the same items. And all had comparable prices. Streets were busy and crowded.

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Address: Nassau, New Providence Island
Location: Caribbean  >  Bahamas  >  New Providence Island  >  Nassau

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