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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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County Dublin, Ireland
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County Dublin, Ireland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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114 reviews 114 reviews
34 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
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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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736 reviews 736 reviews
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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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Ottawa, Canada
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131 reviews 131 reviews
76 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Average Nothing special If you are bored and really want to shop, get off the ship and visit. Get ready to haggle!

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McDonough, Georgia
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254 reviews 254 reviews
73 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is the 3rd time to Nassau for us. You have all kinds of vendors trying to get your attention. The straw market and local shops are very nice. Be sure to negotiate with the vendors in the straw market. Never pay their first price.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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123 reviews 123 reviews
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280 helpful votes 280 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Bay street is filled with jewellery, make up, perfume and curio stores. If you are an educated jewellery buyer, there are plenty of bargains if you are prepared to haggle with the managers. I haven't been harassed and I have been here for ten days. I have also wandered the side streets and harbour area and felt quite safe. There... More 

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