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Trip to town

We always make the trip to town when we are there plenty of shops and always alot people stopped at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lawrence V
Hamilton, Ohio
Shop mania - if you are in the mood.

My 15 year old and I had a lot of fun doing what we usually don't do. Running from shop to shop... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Helensvale, Australia
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This commercial district is Nassau's busiest street and is full of interesting shops and restaurants.
Nassau, New Providence Island
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We always make the trip to town when we are there plenty of shops and always alot people stopped at hard rock for lunch very expensive but good

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lawrence V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 15 year old and I had a lot of fun doing what we usually don't do. Running from shop to shop getting the free items and buying the up sells matching items. we did jewellery, tshirts, nail polish and more. I'm not a shopper...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sonjabs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Too many people, too expensive and too few quality items to justify the trop. It was very crowded due to people coming up from the cruise ships, most of the stores sold very similar souvenirs, and the straw market especially was very disappointing. Some of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 1726davidf
Reviewed December 11, 2018

With the exception of Tag Heuer, I was sad to go to Nassau. The town is run down, tired and dirty. Maybe even a little unsafe.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Judy K
Reviewed December 10, 2018

If you are looking for perfume or expensivre jewelry this is the place to go. Don't bother with the straw market as most of the things in there are knock off designer purses and 3 for $10.00 tee shirts.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MLE0904
Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

I guess you have to walk around and look. Buy a few cheap souvenirs. There are a lot of high end stores. they must sell stuff to stay in business, I've never seen anyone in them. Basically a place for cruise ships to dump people...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 673randyf
Reviewed November 17, 2018

Bay Street is the main shopping drag in Nassau by the cruise port and is an easy 5-minute walk to get to - after you pass through the mandatory street vendor section with people wanting to braid your hair, sell excursions, and offer taxi rides....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MelandGary823
Reviewed November 7, 2018

You will see lots of pedestrians, motorbikes, cars and maybe even a horse drawn surrey. Then there is the dock for the water taxi. The noisiest bars spill their customers out onto the street. Parliament is just a block away. Bahamian crafts can be found...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CyndyandByron
Reviewed November 5, 2018

even through bay street was pretty cool with lots to see, it's pretty much a tourist trap for the cruise ships. lots of jewery stores, gift shops, and other people trying to see you crap. plus all your hard rock and starbucks are in the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank CHRIS L
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Shopping on Bay Street has something for everyone! I love to visit Columbian Emeralds International. They have a good selection of jewelry. I have purchased 5 rings and a pair of earrings since I have been going to Nassau beginning in 2002. I love going...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marcia R
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Gabi C
June 21, 2017|
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Response from msworldadventure | Reviewed this property |
Not sure what the question really was. But Bay street is safe during the day but early evenings may not be to bad if you are use to city life (I'm originally from Philly & have been to Iraq) because it is a tourist area of... More
Tom K
January 7, 2017|
Response from lalocadr19 | Reviewed this property |
No there is not, or at least I did not see one. You can ask the hotel to see if they have information.