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Straw Market, Nassau
(1.7/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
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. To visit Straw Market on your holiday in Nassau, and find out what else Nassau has to offer, use our Nassau itinerary planner.
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  • Purchased a wonderful wood carving, great price the carver was closing up. Unfortunately most of the shops have all the same imported items. Most of the saleswomen were very pushy. Mostly not a pleasa...  more »
  • Nice little spot, but the pressure was on to buy, there were a couple of vendors, you were able to leave, not feeling guilty you didn't by from them. There prices were good and willing to bargain. 
  • This is your basic high pressure tourist market. Literally every single booth (and there were TONS) had pretty much the exact same stuff. Some of it was different than the tourist shops but not a lot....  more »
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  • The vendors are trying to make a living. Their income comes straight from the cruise visitors. Great place to purchase a well needed hand fan $5, wooden shark $5 or a extra backpack $10 for the beach. Yes they are pushy and you see a lot of the same stuff but bargan. Stopping on the way back is the best. Less crowded. Try yelling out the price you wanna pay they will come to you. "Whos got 5 dollar backpacks?". It works.
  • Some of theese vendors dont even see a single sale all day or all week this is what they live from it killed me to see one lady have her baby inside the stall everything is handmade and of good quality i bought 3 necklaces for the family and one magnet as a souvenir..its a little annoying when they are constantly pulling you in but you would do the same if you knew you had but one grain of rice to feed your family
  • Cheesy, everything is made in China. Once you walk one aisle, you've seen everything...there is just a lot more of the same. And all the vendors claim they are giving you the special sale price, "today only". Not impressed.
  • The market is typical touristy. We hired a taxi for $120 for 4 of us plus a wheelchair. Our driver, Lionel was soooooo cool. He did a great job showing us around the island. He would not allow me to pick up the heavy end of the scooter chair. Took us to Curly's for local cuisine. Great time and well worth the money.
  • Too crowded and too chaotic, hate we had to arrive and walk through all that chaos. Wish it was a more peaceful arrival to the Bahamas. We wish we would have stayed on the boat, but we made it through