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Straw Market

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 everything.
  • Excellent11%
  • Very good20%
  • Average38%
  • Poor20%
  • Terrible11%
2 weeks ago
“Cheap and tacky pushy vendors ”
3 weeks ago
Bay Street | Bay Street Nassau, Bahamas, Nassau, New Providence Island
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No trip to Nassau is complete without coming through the Straw Market for a shopping trip for souvenirs. A slight warning, some of the vendors are a little more aggressive than some people are use to so a quick “no thank you” should work.

Thank Michele B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s was so congested and a complete tourist trap. The booths all sold basically same things and the attendants wouldn’t let you just look on your own. Anything you buy you don’t get a receipt for customs so there’s really now point. Save your time...More

Thank Malerie A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently visited the Straw Market on Bay Street in Nassua, Bahamas. This shopping area is available by ferry for $4 or cab from the Atlantis/Harborside Resort. This shopping area is a good place to find relatively cheap souvenirs, however, it is almost impossible to simply...More

2  Thank GSP67
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the Straw Market, but look around first. This is a great place to bargain and come away with some awesome gifts. It appears everyone is selling the same thing but there is that diamond in the rough!!

Thank missladybuguc2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every booth had the same thing but with different vendor. Good to support locals but as souvenirs gifts. Nothing spectacular

Thank foodland2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I found straw market somewhat creepy! We only did one section which was the wood section although it also had clothing. Peeked in at other sections and they all looked the same. Small isles, with booths that are all the same. Vendors attack you begging...More

Thank ajbaker924
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family walked through the straw market and did not really see anything different than the market in Freeport. Most everything is made in China. If you do go, make sure to haggle as they have their prices higher in anticipation of haggling. I guess...More

Thank AlphaRam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here to get some tshirts and caps as souvenirs, they were cheap but the hassle from all the vendors was very off putting. Couldn’t walk anywhere and just look around without being shouted at to look at someone else’s stall. The best items we...More

Thank LilyPauly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I were looking for an ATM and these ladies from the market ask if we were shopping and we said yes. Well they kept telling us to go with them but we were trying to find an ATM. They kept following us!!!...More

1  Thank klthibedeau1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The people is very nice !! I bought a ash tray, wooden sword, and a bong in a shape of a ax which was cool!!

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19 April 2017|
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Response from bmona3 | Reviewed this property |
It's a very short walk, almost just outside the port.
Nina C
6 March 2017|
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Response from tanben | Reviewed this property |
As soon as you port there is a market. And you can walk off/on board all day if you like. Or grab a cab to the beach for $2 a person Atlantis is also $2-3 cab per person.
18 February 2017|
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Response from Janet C | Reviewed this property |
There are some stalls in an open areas across from Senor Frogs where you could view easily. (as mrcree mentioned) I preferred this area, the woman are busy weaving the straw right in front of you. In the closed area its all... More