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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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a place to show with fair prices on a stop

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
Frank S
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Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia

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Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia
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250 reviews 250 reviews
52 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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276 attraction reviews
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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
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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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226 reviews 226 reviews
76 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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