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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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Great selections for souvenirs

Great for pictures and make some deals on souvenirs but prices were not that great shop around prior to going there to know what the going prices are at the stores and see if you... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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coulterville il
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was really looking forward to visiting the straw market and doing some local shopping. I literally walked up to three booths to look around and was treated very rudely by two of the three vendors. We ended up buying a few things from the 3rd vendor but we were done after that. I did not understand the rudeness when... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

All shops were selling pretty much the same stuff and hardly any straw items. Mainly t-shirts, souvenirs, etc. Not much authentic Bahamian stuff. Overall, a bit boring market unfortunately.

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Broomall, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are in Nassau this is a must see and do experience at least once. Aisle after aisle of native Bahamian goods from trinkets, hand made jewelry, straw products, beautiful hand made wood carvings and an excellent opportunity to test your price negotiating skills. Merchants can appear to be 'pushy' at times but it is part of the experience... More 

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Toronto,Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great for pictures and make some deals on souvenirs but prices were not that great shop around prior to going there to know what the going prices are at the stores and see if you are actually getting a good deal I bought my souvenirs at a store cheaper than at the market

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This place is pretty big. It has all the wood carvings and handicrafts souvenirs that you may want. Right downtown also.

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Hobbs, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went here because everyone said you had to check out the straw market downtown. These are some of the rudest people I have ever met! Everyone is selling the exact same things and you barely walk in and they attack you like vultures! So since we had just walked in we said we were just looking and then one... More 

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Thank Briana R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Before leaving the Bahamas, be sure to walk through here for your souvenirs. Walk around before buying stuff or you'll find yourself seeing something unique at every other stall and wishing u hadn't bought what u just bought...or at least wishing u had more money! lol

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Thank Janelle W
Barrow, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The market is very crowded. The store owner/staff members can be very pushy and at time you can feel rude for telling them no. The shops have decent deals, way better than the hotel shops. Make sure you work out a deal on the price, don't pay sticker price.

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Thank Arcticnight
Parker
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can pretty much get much of the same stuff at any store, sometimes for less. Don't expect much......

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Perth WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The stall holders are rude and arrogant. You can barter the prices but they won't move much from the original price maybe a couple of $$. The prices are to expensive for a market place. I guess that is because the market place is right next to the passenger ship port. Prices are much more reasonable a couple of streets... More 

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