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This place is VERY overwhelming. DEFINITELY a place you need to haggle with. A lot of the shops had the same things, and they tell you that they're locally made, but I think they're all made in a factory... but it's still a cool experience....More
This place is kind of overwhelming. There are hundreds of local vendors everywhere. Most of the items seem to be mass produced but you can find some true locally made items. They will negotiate prices to some extent. One area that was really cool, is...More
As with all “ tourist traps “, things at the Straw Market have changed and not for the better over the years. We were lucky to find a few articles being handmade - embroidered straw purses - as we walked through, but most of what...More
So we visited this straw market after sailing to Nassau on a Royal Caribbean cruise. I support the idea of patronizing local vendors. This market, however, wasn't very inviting. It was sort of like Black Friday. Very crowded, deals to be had, but also overpriced...More
During a recent cruise NCL made the mistake of making us overnight in Nassau. The thought of sitting on that cruise ship a moment longer because all of the other stops were cancelled, was more than I could stand so I got off the ship,...More
Whenever you visit a city you should visit the local markets. In this one you can buy souvenirs and gifts as well as some incredible carved wood pieces. You can even see the craftman working on them. Overall a great experience.
If you love all kinds of crafts, you'll love seeing what the straw market has to offer all locally handcrafted surveniers. Always bargain with them you will find great deals. CASH ONLY!!! They didnt accept debit cards at all!!!
I agree with the previous answer... the cruise will deposit you in an area with small huts trying to sell you souvenirs and locally made goods. Leave this area, turn right, and walk down the street. It's about 6 blocks to... More
I agree with the previous answer... the cruise will deposit you in an area with small huts trying to sell you souvenirs and locally made goods. Leave this area, turn right, and walk down the street. It's about 6 blocks to the Straw Market, a large, two-story building with tons of vendors, where you will have a great selection and much better prices. Have fun! And remember to bring lots of small bills ($1s and $5s) so you aren't forced to overpay for an item (if the vendor can't make change).