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Straw Market

Bay Street | Bay Street Nassau, Bahamas, Nassau, New Providence Island
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Ranked #8 of 15 Shopping in Nassau
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Activities: Shopping
Traveler Description: The Straw Market is a short walk from where the cruise ships dock.  It sells nice straw bags, knick knacks as well as beautiful wood carvings from... more »
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Geneva, Switzerland
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217 reviews 217 reviews
7 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

If you're a people watcher like I am then you may love this place. The experience of walking through this outdoor and indoor market was good. Lots of junk but also lots of homemade, whilst you watch, local wood crafts. I didn't experience any aggressiveness like previous reviewers did so I'm not sure what they mean. It was an enjoyable... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

It's good for souvenirs! It's a lot of little stalls right next to each other and they really try to get you to buy stuff. It's good to come here because it's cheaper than buying these things at the resorts. It's also by a lot of good restaurants and places to walk around. You can take a water taxi here.

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

The sellers were very aggressive and pushy. One even put their hands on me and held me back to keep me at their table while they went to get a t-shirt. We got some good deals but it wasn't a positive experience.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

The straw market is basically like a flea market with cheap Bahamas souvenirs. As you walk through you are attacked by people trying to sell you tell same things over and over again. All booths have relatively the same items. They say,that's $15 but for you princess it's $10. Then. When you say not interested they ask how much you... More

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Akron, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

definitely have to go here just for the experience. Be warned that people are very "pushy" and want your money, but you can haggle the prices with them. make sure you walk down a few of the alleyways for the off the road vendors and cheaper beer and soda prices

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Madison, Indiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

A visit to the straw market is always interesting. It is a good place to find cheap trinkets and woven local straw items. There is a lot of repetitive items in the booths. The vendors are very pushy to make a sale. I purchased a wooden giraffe. The price started at $25. I bought it for $5. That is more... More

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Parrish, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

This place is selling cheap quality souvenirs and stuff. Buyers must know how to haggle because if not, it could rip you off.

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Macon, Georgia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The straw market is located within easy walking distance from cruise ships. In fact, you can see it from the boat. The market is a large building where vendors have small "booths" or sections of a aisle to sell their wares. After a couple of rows, it is easy to conclude that all the wares are basically the same. There... More

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Lakeland, Florida
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I found the sales people here to be very rude. The prices and quality of the items are not worth putting up with the outright rudeness.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We always make a trip to the straw market when we come to Bahamas. It's a new building and the souveniers are cheap and plentiful. Always fun to see what you can haggle for and get a new Bahamas t-shirt each year.

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