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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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Haggling

Just a place to shop and get haggled. I'd just skip it and take a nice walk around the city. There great places to buy gifts near Fort Fincastle without being haggled so much.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Nassau, New Providence Island
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Straw Market was a true Bahamian novelty in "the olden days" meaning the 1950's. This is no longer true. The conch shells are local, and some of the fancier straw purses are as well, but many of the other tchotchkes are not. If there are any hidden treasures, they remained hidden. Yes, there is a lot to see. Is... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you want to be harassed your entire way through a market, this is your best bet. Cute stuff, but be patient with the beggars.

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Oshawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I understand people need to make money and selling is part of their job. However, let people look. Don't hover and bug them. Let them browse and you may find more people will shop. Too crowded and way to pushy sales people for me.

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Thank maggie9538
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Just a place to shop and get haggled. I'd just skip it and take a nice walk around the city. There great places to buy gifts near Fort Fincastle without being haggled so much.

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Thank Christi K
Chickasha, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the place. There is a LOT of stuff to look at. LOTS of vendors. They were helpful but not pushy. Really liked that. Felt safe and enjoyed the entire area.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

"Authentic" Bahamian stuff - lots of it made in China. Some beach toys & things for kids to play with but mostly just tourist trap things. Be sure to negotiate prices.

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It's all locals trying to sell their goods. They are pushy but it's how they make their living. Bought some fans, cigars, t-shirts, and magnets here. Cheap prices and you can negotiate prices with them.

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Des Arc, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the 2nd time I have been to the Straw Market. Always get my souvenirs here. The booths have a lot of the same stuff but if one of the sellers is fun to talk to, buy from them. You can haggle on the prices.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love spending time wandering through any markets so I enjoyed this. great souvenirs and knick knacks as you would find at most markets but specific to Bahamas. Not too much haggling which was great!

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Penn Yan, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're shopping for the typical island souvenirs, this is a fun place to wander around. The vendors seem to like to negotiate but really, they're just quoting you a high price to give them a little room to negotiate and you still wind up paying a little more than you would at the souvenir store down the street. That's... More 

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