Straw Market, Nassau

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Bargain away as you browse through stalls of handicrafts and souvenirs at Straw Market. You'll find woodcarvings, T-shirts, bags, and other trinkets to take back home from your travels. Get ready to be pestered if you so much as take a glance at a specific item--merchants are determined to sell their wares, though that does leave you enough leverage to get a good bargain. Make Straw Market part of your personalized Nassau itinerary using our Nassau trip itinerary builder tool .
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  • I have mixed feelings about the straw market. There was a lady that met me on the street and lured me to her booth. She was determined to make me a good deal. I did end up picking 2 items and she engr...  more »
  • Don't get me wrong this is a good stop for souvenirs. But all 20 shops basically sell the same stuff and they all hassle you about buying stuff. If you're great at bargaining this is your spot.  more »
  • The straw market is a great location to stop and buy cheap souvenirs. The stuff for the most part is very cheaply made and mostly not even from the Bahamas.  more »
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  • My family and I really enjoys this. They have been out of the country before so they know how to barter in settings like these. When they say it’s $30 but I will sell it for $28, don’t pay more than $20 for it. It is much of the same thing but that is good when you are trying to get a specific item for a good price. This is a good spot to get everything you need for the family back home. Just make sure you know how to barter and walk away when needed.
  • Whether flying in or traveling by cruise ship this is a great place to stop and see a local people selling souvenirs. I suggest you catch a $2 ride on the local bus just don't get off until you get back to the straw Market. The Bahamian people are lovely people but it's hard to make a living down there. Please be kind to the locals they are lovely people. Look for bargains but if you don't buy please don't insult them. Stephen and Nancy
  • Great souvenirs, but be prepared to bargain. Don't take the first deal! Walk around and see who offers the beat deal first. There are multiple vendors selling the same stuff. It's nice to watch them hand carve the wood sculptures.
  • I was very excited to come here but was let down. Everybody has the same things that are supposedly hand made and unique but instantly I saw tags on items from China and such. There are hand made items such as bags and wood carvings but most is not. Did manage to find a couple things but couldn't hardly even look at stuff without them trying to grab you and hand you stuff to hold and calling you pretty/handsome to get you to look at their non unique items. Right around the corner they jacked up the price for the exact same item so make sure you barter and offer less. We got a 30$ hat for 15$ Wont go back.
  • Great place to shop while visiting Nassau! Beautiful people here who proudly show their wares. They work very hard to hand craft their items & and having the artists all in one place is convenient. Busy as expected. Be ready with cash on hand--small bills, water, and an open mind.
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