I didn't know what more to expect outside of the reviews I had read about this place. It's right by Bay St shopping which was an added bonus to our day! The Straw Market is held inside a giant warehouse, some booths have fans and other halls are cooler than others. That's the only improvement I'd hope for is more fans because it gets HOT!
If you want raining compliments, take a walk around! Everywhere you turn, "Hey beautiful ladies, would you like to help start my day? T-shirts, hats, etc..." I didn't hate it! Lol! The locals really are so nice.
Yes, you will be approached left and right to buy things from everyone's booths but hey, it's their job! I don't mind it, we knew what we were walking into. My mother and I enjoy negotiating. That's what ya do here!
There's some BEAUTIFUL straw bags and other handmade pieces here. We went back a second day to get more for our friends and family back home because we loved it so much.
You can get souvenirs for decent prices, lower than other souvenir stores around. In the center of the market, there's a place to buy cold drinks which we definitely did! Decently priced, $2 for a coke.
We will definitely be back on our next visit to the Bahamas!
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