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Straw Market

Bay Street | Bay Street Nassau, Bahamas, Nassau, New Providence Island
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Ranked #7 of 14 shopping in Nassau
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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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Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

It's been a few years since I have been to The Straw Market in Nassau. There are a lot of low priced trinkets that look like they will fall apart very easily. Every booth has the same things, drums (which they've purchased and then written Bahamas on them), Straw bags that are much of the same and loads of t-shirts.... More

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Concord, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I have been to the Straw Market about 10x's over the past decade. I must say, the older I get the less a care about going. Its fun to haggle, but everyone in the market is selling the same thing and most of it is cheap shirts/hats. If you need to need to bring back souvenirs and like to haggle,... More

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Toledo, Ohio
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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

You don't need a lot of time to see everything at the Straw Market in Nassau. Actually, it seems like everyone is selling just about the same things. And I don't think many of the items are made in Nassau, any more. However, you probably should walk around and talk with the local people. It was very hot and humid... More

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Conroe, Texas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

If you are looking for inexpensive souvenirs, then this is your place. People are willing to give you good deals we found. The more we bought from the one person, the better the deals. Sure it is crowded and very congested, but the prices were amazing on the items we purchased!

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Ahhh...Nassau, must I go there again? The answer is yes, if your planning on a cruise getaway chances are this will likely be a port-of-call. I'm still curious as to why this is such a popular spot for the cruise executives to schedule. Truth be told, between my personal feelings and my own "market research" speaking with friends and other... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The straw market is located very close the port in Nassau. As many reviewers have mentioned it is full of many vendors selling the same items. We browsed for a bit, but did not purchase anything. It was very hot and humid the day we were there and the aisles are very narrow. I think we probably spent about 15... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I've been to Nassau three times. The first time we had to go to the Straw Market because it was something new to see and not that far from the where the ship docked. We found some cheaply made local souvenirs. The next time we went, we stayed there even less time. The third time we didn't bother going at... More

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Jeffersonville, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you've been, you know what my title means. It was Ok to quickly go through a few aisles and pick up a few small souvenirs. The other reviews are pretty accurate (lots of the same items, people asking you to buy from them (hence my review's title), can negotiate price). Several in our party went through just for the... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This place has a bit too much to look at. Its a little overwhelming and the sales people are begging for you to but their junk instead of the next persons junk. Granted, its not all junk, i did buy a couple of souvenirs for some people in here but by no means was is high quality stuff. Bottom line... More

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Matthews, North Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Now that vendors ar in the NEW Straw Market, more stuff to ponder...best LOCAL crafts are found in basket weaving, wood carvings and native artworks. Be sure to buy only insect free wood carvings - ASK, - some woods have termites so you get to watch it disolve into dust over time. Knock-off deseigner handbags can be bought for $50... More

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