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“straw market”(124 reviews)
“lots of shops”(17 reviews)
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This commercial district is Nassau's busiest street and is full of interesting shops and restaurants.
Nassau, New Providence Island
+1 242-364-1314
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Along the water spanning maybe 5-6 blocks filled with shops (jewelry, souvenir, restaurants, etc). We were there during weekday so not a mass influx of cruise tourists. We picked up our souvenirs in one of these shops instead of the Straw Market (see separate review)....More

Thank PHLee7ca
Reviewed June 12, 2018

Lots of shops to chose from from cheap touristy t-shirts and souvenirs to jewelry like diamonds and tanzanite. It's fun to walk around and take in the sights but since it is close to the cruise ships docks it gets very crowded quickly. Many vendors...More

2  Thank Sarah M
Reviewed May 22, 2018

Cool seeing all the shops in downtown Nassau, however it kind of felt like I was back in the US with all the major chain shops and restaurants. I wasn't very impressed.

Thank mrjingles88
Reviewed May 20, 2018

MSC Seaside Caribbean Cruise stop #3. Bay Street is located very close to the cruise terminal. Bay street is for shoppers. Lots of shopping to do here.

Thank nwaynesworld
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

This street is right outside the straw market. A lot of shops from cheap T-shirts to expensive jewelry. Fun to look around. A lot of restaurants as well.

Thank srss96
Reviewed April 24, 2018

Lots of high end shopping and jewelry. Also the straw market is fun if you are looking for things like shirts or other crafts

Thank matt b
Reviewed March 27, 2018

We visited Bay Street on a Sunday mid day for lunch. Every restaurant serves a combination of fried foods or jerk chicken.

1  Thank tracy f
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

Had a great time walking around Bay Street checking out local shops, make sure to check out the shops in the alleys and side streets, great shop for rum cakes, souvenir shops.

Thank rustybob64
Reviewed March 15, 2018

My last visit in Nassau we found a collection of local artists, crafters and photographers in Pomfrey Square and this visit found just a square bordered by restaurants and bars. Ended up on Bay Street and glanced down an alley way with unique shops and...More

2  Thank Lynanne L
Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth an hour or two of your island visit to experience this area but not the best place to get discounted souvenirs. Because this is right at the docks for the cruise ships most things are higher priced than buying them almost anywhere else....More

2  Thank 1safecracker
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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.