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“a must visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bay Street

Bay Street
Nassau, New Providence Island
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Ranked #50 of 115 things to do in Nassau
Activities: Shopping
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Owner description: This commercial district is Nassau's busiest street and is full of interesting shops and restaurants.
Niagara Falls, Canada
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“a must visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

anyone visiting Nassau, to make their visit complete has to visit the new straw market on bay street only then can can you get the real feeling of the bahamas and what makes it fun to visit

Visited February 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Bay Street ... T-Shirts and Jewelry”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

This is one long street aimed at separating tourists from their money. At one end is the Pirate Museum (a nice attraction I reviewed separately) and a McDonalds (with free wi-fi, handy to know if you're paying $50/hour on a cruise ship). The rest is an unending strip of stores selling tshirs interspersed with stores selling jewelry. Not sure why anyone would spend $1000 and several days cruising to Nassau to buy a watch. We did find a nice selection of hand-made local Christmas ornaments and decorations in the linen shop. If you like to shop on vacation, you'll have fun on the street. If you travel to see history, or local flavor, etc., this will be a large disappointment and I'd recommend looking at the excursions your ship offers to see something else.

Visited December 2012
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Washington, Pennsylvania
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“A typical Caribbean port town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Shops that sell tourist stuff, diamonds, straw baskets and purses, tee shirts and bars. When the cruise ships are in this is busy and when they leave in the evening, they roll up the street.

Visited December 2012
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“Tyipcal Touristy Attractions”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

If you're into the touristy scene with straw baskets, t-shirts, and wood carvings flanking every booth in the Straw Market, this is for you. The rest of Bay street (besides Straw Market) is full of other touristy and duty free stores. We weren't terribly impressed, but we've done it now.

Visited December 2012
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“A tourist mecca”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

If you want to buy a t-shirt with 'my husband went to the bahamas and only bought me this t-shirt'
This is the place to go, not really my cup of tea but I did get some souvenirs.

Visited December 2012
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