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Bay Street

Address: Nassau, New Providence Island
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Ranked #74 of 171 things to do in Nassau
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Flea & street markets, Shopping & Fashion, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: This commercial district is Nassau's busiest street and is full of interesting shops and...
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Flea & street markets, Shopping & Fashion, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: This commercial district is Nassau's busiest street and is full of interesting shops and restaurants.
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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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681 reviews 681 reviews
172 attraction reviews
280 helpful votes 280 helpful votes
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
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
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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194 reviews 194 reviews
47 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
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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121 reviews 121 reviews
19 attraction reviews
277 helpful votes 277 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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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
12 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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