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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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Good prices if you like to haggle

The good: this is the place to go if you want souvenirs. You will find lots of t-shirts, straw bags and wood crafted products. Walk around and compare prices before purchasing... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Tacoma, Washington
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The Straw market is whew a hustle and bustle man. As soon as the ladies see you they try and pull you in. Most of the shops have the exact items, and most of them will give you a deal. I got a deal on a Bahamas bag and some hand made change purses. Told my girls about it and... More 

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South Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The good: this is the place to go if you want souvenirs. You will find lots of t-shirts, straw bags and wood crafted products. Walk around and compare prices before purchasing anything. One vendor quoted $25 for a shirt that we paid $8 for. The bad: these are probably the pushiest vendors in the Caribbean. Be prepared for narrow isles... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This was the same thing over and over. The people are so pushy and did not want to come down on any prices. This is very overrated. You can go walk down the street and go to one of the stores and find it for cheaper and have better service.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We had a tour guide bring us to the location so that we could get souvenirs for family members. There were typical trinkets like plastic key chains, t-shirts, hats, etc. but there were also items that appeared to be hand made and authentic. Although the guide encouraged us to barter, most of the vendors seemed stuck on their prices. Once... More 

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Canton, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Lots of the same things for sale in the StrAw Market that aren't quality products. But if you want a cheesy souvenir you will find it here.

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Nice place for a quick visit and some shopping. The vendors do want you to buy from them, but are not pushy if you politely say no thank you. You will see lots of the same stuff from booth to booth, but there are treasures to be found! Prices are negotiable! This was our last stop before getting back on... More 

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

If you are staying on Paradise Island and not visiting via cruise ship, buy your gifts and souvenirs from the Straw Market and Downtown shops. The resort prices are 50-60% higher in price. Note: Get there early - I went on a Saturday and the shops began closing at 5pm.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

We had fun bargaining at the straw market. Just remember to say no a few time and the price will keep dropping. Never agree to pay what they ask for.

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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The Bahamian people are so kind and funny :) This is a nice little place to shop and talk to some very cool and friendly locals! The prices are of course negotiable, which is part of the fun of buying abroad! Take their first price, low ball them, then they will come back with a new price, bring yours a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

It seems everywhere you look they are selling the same things. Congested, hot, and sometimes crowded. Prices are set high for low quality items expecting to bargain.

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Address: Address: Bay Street | Bay Street Nassau, Bahamas, Nassau, New Providence Island
Location: Caribbean  >  Bahamas  >  New Providence Island  >  Nassau

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