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Address: Bay Street | Bay Street Nassau, Bahamas, Nassau, New Providence Island
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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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Huge market with endless stalls featuring a wide variety of products: carved wooden figures, shirts, hats, dresses, purses, sunglasses, etc. Be prepared for the fairly constant... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Irving, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Huge market with endless stalls featuring a wide variety of products: carved wooden figures, shirts, hats, dresses, purses, sunglasses, etc. Be prepared for the fairly constant barrage from the vendors. Have the price you are willing to pay in mind so that you can do a little bartering.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Definitely a place to visit, just to say you have been there. If you don’t mind a little banter and haggling then this is a good place to pick up some great souvenirs and a story to go along with how you got such a bargain. Really good for wooden items - just on the edge of the market where... More 

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a must stop for souvenir shopping. There are rows and rows of merchandise. Be prepared to haggle and be handled. Prices are extremely negotiable. If you find something you like, you might find it about 50 more times during your walk through. I love this place.

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is something everyone needs to plan to visit, for maybe 5 minutes, while in Nassau just to say you have been there and never seen anything as tacky or people as pushy as those trying to sell you their merchandise.

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Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

If you are ok with telling people no nicely, it is worth a walk through. I got a large cloth wrap for $8 that I wish I'd bought a few. It is a great bathing suit cover up. The lady was really nice, she had a great selection of colors and showed me a few ways to tie it around... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful iconic building in Nassau. The same facade back and front. At the back there' s a nice view of the port. The stalls inside are all alike and sell basically the same things made of straw. There should be more variation of artcrafts. At the side there are some different artisans who make objects of cans and other things.... More 

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Portland, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I enjoyed the Straw Market immensely and feel like it is a must do for people touring the city. It's kind of crowded, rowdy and a bit messy, but aren't all places you barter? Lots of cool and quirky items that make great souvenirs. If you don't like bartering, like some members of my family, you won't like it. They... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I purchased just outside the market for a handmade wood item as I saw the gentleman making them. I prefer island made goods. The straw market is good for bags, and imported items. Great for taking things back for kiddos, etc. Or if you need that extra carry on bag. And DONT FORGET TO BARGAIN. The booth around corner most... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The vendors were all pushy. I understand they are there to make money, but when they all have the same products in their area, I am not interested in looking at every single booth. I thought there would be more "hand made" items. On the outside, there were some men who were doing wood carvings. That was interesting to watch.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Heard about the straw market, just a short walk from the cruise ship port in Nassau. Definitely need sunglasses to keep vendors off your back!! Very little variety from booth to booth and questionable authenticity. Great place for those who like to negotiate prices.

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Address: Bay Street | Bay Street Nassau, Bahamas, Nassau, New Providence Island
Location: Caribbean  >  Bahamas  >  New Providence Island  >  Nassau

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