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Address: Bay Street | Bay Street Nassau, Bahamas, Nassau, New Providence Island
Activities: Shopping
Description: At this market you will find people weaving straw into anything and...
At this market you will find people weaving straw into anything and everything.
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Nassau Historical City Tour

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Every time we visit Nassau, we say this is the last time for the Straw Market. We found ourselves back at the Straw Market so our nine year old Grandson could have the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Bethalto, Illinois
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Bethalto, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Every time we visit Nassau, we say this is the last time for the Straw Market. We found ourselves back at the Straw Market so our nine year old Grandson could have the experience. We stick to the outer booths, too warm and claustrophobic in the center. Most booths have similar items. Occasionally you can find a different treasure in... More 

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Monroe, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We have traveled here for many years. Goes to the straw mark use to be fun and have great finds. Today each vendor has the same thing. They are all shouting at you to buy from them... I found it very stressful.

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Oviedo, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

When traveling to Nassau, you will inevitably hear about the Straw Market. Way back in the day, there may have been unique hand-made items that could pass as decent souvenirs, but nowadays, it's just a jam packed, maze full of high pressure "salespeople" that practically beg you to buy something from their booth. In the end, practically every booth is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Got some great Bahama sovenirs here. Yes the merchants talk constantly-what do you like honey? Good price for you sweetie--and my all time personal favorite--(as walking down an aisle) slow down sweetie-you will get a speeding ticket! I remember as a kid (over 40 years ago) buying a straw hat here with my mom while on a cruise from Miami.... More 

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Dandridge, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

There were so many people constantly in your face wanting you to buy something or braid your hair or asking for money, we could not have a good time. Someone made the comment about a lot of shops being out of business, with the way you are harassed, I can see why people don't want to go.

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Washington State
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

If you are a shopper this is the place to go for soveigners. Go through place before deciding on purchases.

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Round Rock, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We went in April but with the rows of shops set the way they are there is no breeze in most of the area. Had to say no constantly but you should expect that when you go shopping like this. Would go back, got great deals on items I purchased. Don't be afraid to haggle. Lots of times they can... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We were under the impression that this would be a craft vendor area, but unfortunately were misinformed. Every booth sells the same exact things, which are just unimpressive generic tourist items. All the vendors jump on you at once and won't take no for an answers, it's like walking into a car dealership with a million bucks in a bag.... More 

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Crestview, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you are looking for lots of chances to bargain for souvenirs in Nassau, this could be for you. We prefer the more open market at the port.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Large indoor space with dozens and dozens of vendors packed into small stalls, all of them calling you honey and asking you what you want. We read other reviews and knew to bargain with them. Items are mostly made right there and prices are fair for what you get. Depending on what you are seeking, either there are hundreds of... More 

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