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The Bahamas' Arts and Straw Market

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
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Ranked #3 of 7 Shopping in Freeport
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: Local craftsman sell their jewelry and their wood and straw handicrafts at this market.
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: Local craftsman sell their jewelry and their wood and straw handicrafts at this market.
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English first
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This is the second straw market I've been to (first was at Nassau). This one was much less cramped then the first one. Do not expect to pay the price they ask. At all straw markets you MUST dicker. The only reason I would go back is because of this wonderful woman named Maria. She was very religious and gave... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Any thing I would be looking for all I had to do was go to Booth 30 ran by Carla and her daughter. They will give you the best bargains and if she doesn't have it she WILL find it for you. Make it for you even.Tell her you are coming because the Kansas woman knows the best

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Best prices and variety for souvenirs. This is definitely the place to stock up on gifts and souvenirs. The locals are so nice and will even barter with you in Freeport.

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Frederick
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515 reviews 515 reviews
260 attraction reviews
261 helpful votes 261 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is a forced "glare at you as you walk by" experience, at least it was for us, right off of the ship. I didn't get a good feeling about being trotted past the cramped little stalls selling various colorful junk (trip treasures!) and tried to get around this area into the city, where we were bombarded by bus drivers... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

If your idea of fun is walking through crowded shops and narrows alleys with mounds of clothing, towels and wooden trinkets then you are in luck. If you love extra hot and sweaty conditions with attitude from the vendors then this is the place for you. Walking through the market is an adventure in life skills, as a tourist you... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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219 reviews 219 reviews
75 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Cheap junk, each vendor has the same stuff. Most is made in China. They make up crazy prices. We looked at a bahamas flag, we were told $35. We moved on. A souvenir shop down the street had the flag for $5.

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New York City, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

the vendors here are very friendly & you feel safer open your wallet here.They also compromise with the prices. A helpeful hint--- do not stop at teh 1st stalls go further in for better deals.

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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240 reviews 240 reviews
113 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We love this place with crafts made by the locals who sell them. Their work is beautiful, intricate, reasonably priced, and one of a kind. Friendly, helpful people who take pride in their work-yet are willing to deal. Lots of good food available for purchase so buy food made locally. Be friendly and happy and you'll find them friendly and... More 

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Miami, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Nikki's hair braids was awesome at a great price. Half head was best price around and very friendly Girls all had this down 5 days later and still in great shape. Highly recommended.

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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179 reviews 179 reviews
15 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Be sure to go all the way to the end of the buildings and you'll come to the actual "straw market" which are open air stalls. The locals are wonderful, friendly people who love to visit. "Come in and look, I'll make you a good deal." That's what you hear non-stop and they mean it. If you pay close attention,... More 

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