We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Straw Market

Address: Bay Street | Bay Street Nassau, Bahamas, Nassau, New Providence Island
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
Top Rated
$45*
and up
Nassau Historical City Tour
29%
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: At this market you will find people weaving straw into anything and...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping & Fashion
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: At this market you will find people weaving straw into anything and everything.
Write a Review

484 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    46
    96
    162
    120
    60
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Diego, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We found a few cool things here but to me it's not worth it. I don't like to barter and don't like feel pressured. My husband enjoyed it more than I did. Be prepared to just walk away and be firm with your "no thank yous".

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mammoth Lakes, California, United States
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Wondering around the market you will find many of the same things with different vendors; yet also a wide variety of items. The locals are very, very friendly and I believe it is genuine. If you are interested in something, really politely negotiate. They work hard at charging maximum high prices. If you see something you like, price it at... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Satellite Beach, Florida, United States
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The Straw Market has some unique items that can be for a gift for someone or yourself. However, don't accept the first price they quote. You CAN talk them down considerably. Prime example, I wanted a Fedora hat, I saw the one that I wanted, but it was too big for $10.00. Saw the same hat in the Straw Market... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Miami
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
50 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Obvious tourist trap, but the vendors are mostly pleasant, some are overly aggressive. On a positive note, you feel like you are supporting the locals rather than a mega cruise line that squeezes every penny out of their clientele.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Bow, New Hampshire
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
26 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is the place to shop if you like to "make a deal" with the locals on their merchandise. I got 5 cute sundresses for the price of one over at the Bahama stores. Save your money and take a 10 minute boat ride over to Nassau to the straw market! Its worth the trip and excellent deals!!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Athens
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

A must on first visit to Nassau. I bought large hand woven straw beach bag almost 30 years ago. Still looks brand new. Quality straw products. Beautiful handcrafted items. Most stalls sell same thing, t-shirts, dresses, toys. The people have great stories and histories. Last trip enjoyed talking to an 88 year old lady still selling her wares. Fun.

Was this review helpful? Yes
san diego, ca
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
48 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Enormous! Located adjacent to the cruise terminal -- translation= often very crowded. Aisle after aisle after aisle of souvenirs. Some handcrafted, others not. Most booths have the same or very similar offerings. It's very competitive amongst vendors. Some are aggressive, others less so. Be prepared to be referred to as beautiful, honey, sweetie, darling. Smile and be friendly and have... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Valencia, Pennsylvania
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

If you've never been here, it's worth a stop if only for the cheap souvenirs. Don't start your price at any more than a third of what the vendor is asking and don't be afraid to walk away! Someone a few rows over will have the same thing. Overall, it's crowded, noisy, and repetitive. Rows after row, aisle after aisle... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
South Florida
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The straw market was original and you could actually find authentic straw handicraft and wood carvings back in the 1980's and early 90's but you will find very few of these items now. There are a few wood carvers on the far end of the market and the older ladies will add your name to a straw bag but other... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The people of Nassau are very talented so you will definitely find something you like at the straw market. The vendors sell the same stuff but it gives you leverage for price negotiations. Woodcarvings, seashells, straw purses, hats, bracelets....you name it! I love the Bahamas.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Straw Market also viewed

Nassau, New Providence Island
Nassau, New Providence Island
 
Nassau, New Providence Island
Nassau, New Providence Island
 

Been to Straw Market? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Straw Market and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Straw Market staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?