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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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Nassau Historical City Tour

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The main reason to go is to say you've been...

Most booths have the exact same stuff, or pretty close. If you're looking for inexpensive souvenirs, you can find them here but you'll need to be willing to haggle. I looked in... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
LalaMags
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Liberal, Kansas
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Deep Blue Sea
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

It was nice to be back in Nassau, but the original Straw Market has been redone!? The prices were still fun to bargain... The people are gracious but, no Christian singing or lovefest like before.... The wood carvers are a treat to watch!

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Middletown, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I went into the straw market hoping to buy some local crafts and a souvenir T-shirt . I didn't see anything I wanted among the few local crafts nor did I find a T-shirt I liked. Although there were more than 100 booths, the range of products offered was amazingly narrow; I saw the same T-shirts I didn't like over... More 

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Liberal, Kansas
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Most booths have the exact same stuff, or pretty close. If you're looking for inexpensive souvenirs, you can find them here but you'll need to be willing to haggle. I looked in some of the regular stores downtown to check prices as well as some of the other smaller markets so that I had a good idea of the "going... More 

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Campbellford, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

This place is quite amazing, there's a lot of stuff. If you want souvenirs, then this is the place. After a while you realize that it's all pretty similar and the same and you want to get out, .....well getting lost in there is easy to do. But a good place to experience some of the local culture and have... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Typical crowded market. It was challenging, as usual in areas like this, to simply browse and attempt to make a decision on buying an item. If you're shopping for family/friends, walk around and compare prices, every like item is about the same price throughout but there is room for negotiation. It's walking distance from the port.

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New Mills, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is not really my thing as I don`t much go in for touristy type souvenirs but if YOU do it`s a great place to spend an hour browsing. right in the main street of Nassau and close to the port terminal it is easy to find and hard to miss. it is indoors so affords some respite from the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My husband and I visited Nassau as a port from a cruise we were on. We were told that we simply MUST visit the Straw Market, and I can see why. As a first-timer to the country, it's seriously sensory over-load as soon as you walk off the ship. The first thing I noticed was the oppressive heat at 11... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is where you can come to get your tatty souvenirs. What it is is a collection of stalls run but people desperate to make a sale and there are simply too many of them. The quality of the souvenirs is not very high, although there are a few good wood carvers on the outside ares to the left. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

You will find almost the same stuff throughout. I didn't find it particularly pushy but its not a relaxed shopping experience. Everyone wants you to buy from them obviously so once you show a little interest in an item it's on. Haggle over prices and pick up some souvenirs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

New location and building. Restroom, ceiling fans, clean, closer to wharf and ferry. Told by tenant that the old straw market burned down and moved into new building three years ago. Lots and lots of booths. Don't pay price they tell you. Barter with them for lower price. Can go at least 40 percent lower if not more. Also a... More 

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