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The Bahamas' Arts and Straw Market

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Address: Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
Activities: Shopping
Description: Local craftsman sell their jewelry and their wood and straw handicrafts at...
Local craftsman sell their jewelry and their wood and straw handicrafts at this market.
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It was a lot nicer years ago

You can find good bargain. The place use to be a lot nicer years ago. There are spots I felt a little unnerved. I am a 230 lb man and I kept my head on a swivel.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
DarrylBMAN
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Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania

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Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

You can find good bargain. The place use to be a lot nicer years ago. There are spots I felt a little unnerved. I am a 230 lb man and I kept my head on a swivel.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Beach bags, T-shirts, Beach wear - you'll find basically the same stuff everywhere! Make sure you wait with your purchases - it's more expensive as closer you are to the harbour!

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Winter Haven, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We docked in Freeport on our cruise with Carnival. I was very apprehensive as we had heard many people say that Freeport was their least favorite of the ports of call. I can say I am very glad that I did not listen! We disembarked and was promptly met by excursion staff who were very friendly and helpful. There were... More 

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gahanna
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Lots of fun for everyone! We were told by a tour guide that the locals want you to make a deal..they love to haggle over the price. There are a lot of local items to see or take home for souvenirs as well as foods to sample and purchase. A duty free shop is also there for fine colognes, jewelry... More 

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Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Our cruise boat stopped in Nassau for a day; to me most of the waterfront was made up of jewelry and watch selling store or people selling tours; this was a good break from that; mostly trinkets but some nice items, good place to buy a souvenir of the trip

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Nice little market.with good music and average food choices. The shops have some really good prices and over all a good selection of things also the harbor has free wifi

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Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We always stop by the straw market and art gallery to get our souvenirs and things to bring home. I like that the locals dont bombard you and if you say no thank you it is left at that.I have always found that they are good to barter with . I was looking for one specific thing this year and... More 

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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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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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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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Address: Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
Location: Caribbean  >  Bahamas  >  Grand Bahama Island  >  Freeport

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