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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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Too much of the same tourist trinkets

Pretty much all the stalls sold the same 'Bahamas' touristy trinkets. There were a few unique vendors but they were hard to find. But if you looking for a bit of an ego boost... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
underthesnow
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Blue Mountains, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You'll never escape without buying something. Over 100 vendors selling t-shirts and other touristy souvenirs.

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Thank Lhani
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Typical vacation market. Bigger than most. Most selling same things. Remember to barter. We got some great things there that I have only seen at this market. Beautiful mahogany sculptures and little trinkets. Close to port so you can go see the ships too. You can also walk around the area there are more shops. Walk away from people trying... More 

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Thank Jennifer M
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Cheap items, pushy sales people, jam packed aisles, poor quality. Don't waste your time or money. Lots of t-shirts, dresses, bags, knick-knacks, etc to choose from if that is what you are looking for.

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Thank PMFHalifax
Blue Mountains, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pretty much all the stalls sold the same 'Bahamas' touristy trinkets. There were a few unique vendors but they were hard to find. But if you looking for a bit of an ego boost this is the place to go. I was called 'Pretty Lady' more times than I can count.

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Thank underthesnow
Clearwater, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been a few times but will never go back to Nassau. It was bad before now it is downright ridiculous how bad the local vultures have got...you cant walk two feet (I am not exaggerating about the distance!) before you get crushed with....scooter rentals..buggie rides...cab...bus...Atlantis attractions...dolphin encounters..and pot! We almost had two cabbies fight over us to get... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went twice, a good place to get trinkets. Be prepared to haggle, it's part of the fun! Every vendor will try to get you to buy from their stall, especially if you show the slightest interest in something.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Prepare to be accosted- well, not in a negative sense, just that the vendors in the Straw Market will be wanting you to buy, buy, buy from them. You can get varied, and I mean price and quality, souvenirs. Don't be afraid to bargain either. There were other stores outside prepared to sell 3 for $10 t-shirts but the quality... More 

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Thank Mary S
Linden, United States
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone wanting you to come to their booth, very annoying. They all had pretty much the same stuff in each booth.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The st straw Market was okay I was not going to purchase anything that I didn't need but the view of the Bay from the back was nice.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not everyone in my group loved the Straw Market but I found it to be exciting and fun! The locals who are selling their wares can be a bit overwhelming with their persistence. Most are kind and will not bother you if you say you are just looking. I ended up getting a straw purse, 3 shirts and a few... More 

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