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Address: Bay Street | Bay Street Nassau, Bahamas, Nassau, New Providence Island
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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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Be careful, keep your money! There will be all types of people trying to "help" you find what you are looking for, for a tip! The vendors can be very pushy so don't be afraid to... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Extremely pushy vendors selling cheap quality items. There was also a ton of yelling and someone said cops were coming from an disturbance in middle of the market. Go to the little souvenir shops instead.

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Thank Megan C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't waste your time. This is a junky market full of mostly garbage inhabited by the class of island folks that you really don't want to rub elbows with. Pressure sales, cheap junky products and body odor abound. Unless you just have to have that "I've been to a bustling dirty foreign market" experience, I would just do something else... More 

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Gulf Breeze, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 356 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Be careful, keep your money! There will be all types of people trying to "help" you find what you are looking for, for a tip! The vendors can be very pushy so don't be afraid to say no! They all have the same stuff and tell you they made it themselves. They might even give you something, then ask you... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Like most places everyone has the same stuff, you have to barter to get the best price.We got here just as they opened lots of "just for you because you are my first customer"T-shirts, bags,jewelery, carvings, dresses, fridge magnets etc.Then you go out onto the street and see the same things in the shops.Better deal here though.

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Odessa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The straw market in Nassau does provide the opportunity to purchase souvenirs at a lower price, but it is almost not worth it when you consider how many times you will be attacked by those selling goods! I would have liked to explore at my own pace, but the constant attacks made it impossible to enjoy myself. I would not... More 

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Bartonville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There are large tents set up on this main street. There were about 40 different venders. Some things were handmade, but about half were not. Prices are negotiate blessed so as a rule I really low ball it and then walk away. They will offer another price and walk away again. As a rule I don't buy until after the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Sweltering hot building filled to the brim with junk...sales men and women everywhere pulling at you or crowding you to show you their things when you barely step foot in the building. If you look at something, they follow you around with it. If you pick something up and put it back down, they are wrapping it up for you... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group went through the market rather quickly. It was a lot of the same things and seemed very tourist-y. (Which I understand some people are into souvenirs, but we're not). Like many stops in the Bahamas, be prepared to get hassled by vendors.

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Thank Steph M
South Carolina, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Same as every island a cruise shoe stops at. Hagglers trying to get you to go in their shops . Junk toys that just break. Cheap t shirts. Bought some stuff to help support the local economy they depend on the income from the tourist

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The market is very small with no various selections. It would have been better if the stores have something different amongst themselves.

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