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Straw Market

Flea & street markets, Shopping & Fashion
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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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Not worth it. Left a bad impression of Nassau.

I've been to Nassau twice via cruise ship. This last trip we decided to visit the Straw Market for the first time. It was a dirty and uncomfortable shopping experience. There... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

I've been to Nassau twice via cruise ship. This last trip we decided to visit the Straw Market for the first time. It was a dirty and uncomfortable shopping experience. There are some good vendors, granted, but we ran into a questionable one. If it weren't for managers showing up to smooth over with us what would have been a... More 

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Schenectady, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Worth stopping here while exploring downtown Nassau. We were staying at a hotel on Paradise Island (the Riu) and came over for the morning when there was only one cruise ship in port, so it was pretty quiet. I can't image how insane it must be on days where there are three/four/five ships in port. The usual tourist stuff -... More 

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Sorry that some of you did not come by my booth #488 right directly opposite the Food court. Only Bahamian made products are sold there. You will never be hasseled. The prices are on the products and I made them myself. so next time you in Nassau or if you know anyone who is coming to Nassau have them stop... More 

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Edinburg, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Visited the straw market & several little shops.You will definitely find cute, different souvenirs & the prices are VERY reasonable but I was still bargaining with the vendors & believe me, once you start walking away they will lower the price but if you don't buy some vendors were pushy, persistent & rude. I'm used to pushy venders cuz I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This is more of a cultural experience than a market experience. It is also very different from what most north americans are use to so if that is your expectation then you will greatly be disappointed. We enjoy it but are not in love with us but usually always go just to see what is there.

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Houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

You have to go see this. If you are staying at Sandals, or another resort, this market is where the good bargains are. And I do mean bargains...every seller expects you to bargain with them. Go inside and start in the middle, you will find better prices this way. Great jewelry, shirts, pashminas, striking wood carvings. I didn't have enough... More 

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Perry, Oklahoma
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We visited the shopping area/straw market after returning from our Nassau excursion. The shops and vendors right around the ship entrance area were nice, pleasant people who sold you their wares without hassle or pressure. There is also shopping in very nice stores a couple blocks from the ship area. However, the actual straw market shopping area was terrible. It... More 

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Taylorville, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Lots of vendors here. Much of the same stuff over and over. Tshirts, cheap hats and bags. Don't forget to haggle. Lots of vendors are pushy. There are some neat hand made crafts, but tons of junk.

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Hilton Head
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I had been to the straw market a few years ago before they moved to this permanent location. I though it would be more like the flea markets her at home but they have become very much a tourist attraction. The bargains I expected were not there but I did buy a few things for which I negotiated down the... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I was hoping for a market that was local, hand made, unique trinkets. Unfortunately, every stall seemed to be selling the same, chinese made, t shirts, tote bags, sunglasses and straw hats. Every booth looked to be the exact same. Very little differences in the booths. There were a few vendors on the outside who were hand carving some wooden... More 

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