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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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Your standard tropical souvenirs are available. "Shopowners" are somewhat pushy in trying to sell their products to you, but if you politely decline they will move on to the next... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Brooklyn, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Shopping in the Straw Market is a bit like being in the Twilight Zone. Walking by, I was beckoned in by a lady who ushered me to her booth and (strongly encouraged) me to purchase souvenirs. After picking out and paying for 3 things, I was then met up with another lady who insisted I come to HER booth. And... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

BEWARE, if you are like me and do not like small spaces, do not even bother on entering this market. I've always loved markets and I have been around many however this didn't satisfy me. We went in to look and almost walked straight out. The way they advertise their products, the way everything is laid out, makes me so... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The new straw market building replaced the old indoor/outdoor straw market that burned down several years ago. The old market was a fire trap but it did have an ambiance about it. The replacement building is a large commercial warehouse type structure on main street packed with vendors in booths wall to wall. They all sell the same items from... More 

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Texarkana, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I was really excited to go to the straw market on our trip to the Bahamas but was terribly disappointed. I didn't see much there that I couldn't buy at our local flea market and every vendor had the same things. It was just row after row of the same junk with an occasional interesting find. It was hot and... More 

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Schenectady, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Took a cab to The Straw Market. Nice day just walking around and looking at various shops! Good place to get souveniors! Also, seen the cruise ships coming in! Nice!

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Pasadena
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This is absolutely a place you have to visit and the only place where you can find affordable, yet unique gifts. But know that you shouldn't buy from the first stall you see. This place is massive! I absolutely love going to the Straw Market, especially if I'm feeling a bit annoyed. The handcrafted gifts you can find here are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Your standard tropical souvenirs are available. "Shopowners" are somewhat pushy in trying to sell their products to you, but if you politely decline they will move on to the next person coming their way. My wife and I did pick up a Bahamian license plate which we felt was a very authentic souvenir to find in a market filled with... More 

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Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Be prepared to be cramped and for their to be lots of people around. This place is in the heart of downtown and all the cruise ships dock near by. That being said, loosen up a little and enjoy it. You can barter the prices and its all cheap souvenirs. Live a little.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

By avoiding the tourist traps and " cruise recommended " shops, the three of us bundled into an air conditioned taxi and for $80 USD, we had a 90 minute drive around the island, stopping at a fort, cemetery, slums and gated communities. Bourganvillia is the local flower , coconuts the available refreshment. We probably saw more of the island... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Very uncomfortable. Crowded and tightly packed with aggressive venders. Whatever deals you get are probably not worth it. We saw almost everything we saw there in other local shops for a few bucks more. Not pleasant at all.

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