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Straw Market

Bay Street | Bay Street Nassau, Bahamas, Nassau, New Providence Island
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Activities: Shopping
Description: At this market you will find people weaving straw into anything and everything.
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Corning, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This place is pretty big and many of the same items are redundantly sold (especially shirts.) Beware, though, that each 12-20 feet is owned and operated by a separate person who will try to sell you on whatever they have over the competitor right next to them. Beware though, that you aren't at WalMart and aren't in America anymore. This... More

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Quebec City, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

On my vacation in the Bahamas, I went to the Straw Market. I didn't know what I was supposed find there since I haven't read the tripadvisor review before going. Overall it's all the same; cheap necklace, bracelets and rings, small tamtam, many wood carved souvenirs, scarves. Walk a lot most of the kiosk have the same stuff. We also... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We went to the Straw Market while visiting the Bahamas for a week. This is the go-to place for souvenirs! So many merchants selling; dresses, purses and bags, jewelry, hats, etc. Don't buy at the first merchant you see when you arrive as they all carry similar stock and the prices vary greatly. You can barter for a better deal... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for a decent bargain- then go here, if you don't like to haggle- STAY AWAY. This is more my type of place to go; however, my husband and children were trying to run away from this place. Also be sure to shake your purchases thoroughly before bringing back to the ship or your room, because we... More

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Chantilly, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We had a vendor approaching us before we were even out of our taxi. Most of them carry the same things: purses, t-shirts, jewelry, wood carvings, dresses and hats. All of them are offering to make you a deal and some deals are better than others. The vendors are friendly but assertive about making you a deal. You can ask... More

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Tampa, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We walked through the sweat market, I mean straw market rather quickly. Everything is piled up and so close together, it's a challenge to even get through this place. It's even worse that you can't get a good look at something because they jump all over you as soon as you even think about stopping. It's unbearably hot in there... More

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Greenville, North Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Went there to get some inexpensive souvenirs to take home. Got good deals on t-shirts, my son got a couple of wooden trinkets. Just be aware that the sellers are very aggressive but can be bartered with. Don't pay what they ask for, work them down.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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463 reviews 463 reviews
319 attraction reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This was a couple of minutes from our hotel. Our receptionist told us to be careful when going to the straw market - we took that as an ominous sign. We had a couple of hours spare so went over - wow I felt like I had been thrown to the wolves. Thailand, China, Honk Kong even Eygpt - known... More

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Pembroke, Massachusetts
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Great people, selection of dresses and trinkets and easy to get to by $1.25 bus or walk from beach side of Breezes.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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73 reviews 73 reviews
35 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This was an experiment if I might say. Be prepared to be repeated Badgered. It was a very uneasy feeling. You cannot just simply walk along and just look. Also no warm fuzzy feelings when you say no either. Yes there’s cheap crap to buy but they often lure you in by saying everything is a $1 and when you... More

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