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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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Bay Street, Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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70 reviews 70 reviews
44 attraction reviews
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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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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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 39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 26 reviews
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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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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Bay Street in Nassau is the main drag of downtown Nassau. It has a lot of upper end jewelry/watch stores as well as lower end souvenir shops with some restaurants and local businesses scattered in between. It is right at the main cruise terminal so they get lots of walking traffic but downtown Nassau feels a bit run down. For... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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118 reviews 118 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is your typical island shopping district. Lots of tourists and shops that cater to them. It gets crowded when the cruise ships dock. You can find deals, but beware.

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Johnston, Rhode Island
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

It is not a fun time the locals are all over you trying to see their junk.We took a cab from Paradise Island downtown after and hour we returned to the Riu Hotel and never left the hotel again.

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County Dublin, Ireland
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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
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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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