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Address: Bay Street | Bay Street Nassau, Bahamas, Nassau, New Providence Island
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At this market you will find people weaving straw into anything and...

At this market you will find people weaving straw into anything and everything.

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Not like it used to be

I came about 20 years ago and it was a completely different experience. These vendors all cramed together and they sell the same tourist stuff just at different prices (you are... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
wolfepack2013
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Hebron, Kentucky
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you see something you like get it... Be sure to haggle, never take the first price presented. Have fun with the experience. Each stall is 90% the same but there is 10% that is different that is what you are looking for...

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Thank turtleRose
Nassau, New Providence Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The straw market down town can be overwhelming. A lot of shops and people trying to sell you anything. I got tired of people hawking me but you can get some good deals. There is a straw market in cable beach across from the Baha Mar the ladies are great and they are most helpful if they don't have it... More 

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Thank Monica W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a blast. I think everyone should go and look. The prices are reasonable and the items are interesting. Quite fun! Watch out for people giving you "free" things though. They'll put "free" necklaces and things right on you and won't let you give it back or leave until you give them a "donation". I always forced them to... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Please note that the minute you get close a woman will encourage you to come to her booth to see all the "wonderful things" she has especially for you. You can say no, but they won't let up till you walk away. Most of the booths have the same things and they'll all range in price. Don't be afraid to... More 

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Hebron, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came about 20 years ago and it was a completely different experience. These vendors all cramed together and they sell the same tourist stuff just at different prices (you are expected to barter-which is the only thing that hasn't changed). You don't feel the cultural vibe the old set up had. They cannot do anything about it since the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unless you like wheeling and dealing for the same souvenirs at every stand you could probably skip this. The merchants are unbearable. You have to know what you are willing to pay and what you are looking for. Good for magnets, keychains, etc.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You will never see anything like this anywhere. Be prepared for woman to try and pressure you to buy their products but if you either keep walking or say no thank you they will move on. The new building is nice and it has a refreshment stand in the middle. The older building before the fire was incredible! Remember to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So the market is full of cool hand made nic nacs. I spent the amount of money I wanted to BUT I was much sooner than I would have wanted as I felt pressured into purchasing a few items. I usually ignore people trying to sell me things, even when it's nice things, but for whatever reason I went along... More 

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Decatur, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I liked it! If you don't mind the booth owners swarming you when you show the slightest interest in anything - and I mean slightest. If your eye lingers on an object, the hawker says, "Honey, you like me shawls? Dey on sale today. Dat blue one de peerrfect color for you, honey". Then you begin to bargain and make... More 

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Monroe, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in on our cruise and did a little shopping. We loved all the great items and picked up some low priced gifts for the family.

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