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Straw Market, Nassau

(1.7/5 based on 1,200+ 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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  • Pretty much all the stalls sold the same 'Bahamas' touristy trinkets. There were a few unique vendors but they were hard to find. But if you looking for a bit of an ego boost this is the place to go. ...  more »
  • We have been a few times but will never go back to Nassau. It was bad before now it is downright ridiculous how bad the local vultures have got...you cant walk two feet (I am not exaggerating about th...  more »
  • Went twice, a good place to get trinkets. Be prepared to haggle, it's part of the fun! Every vendor will try to get you to buy from their stall, especially if you show the slightest interest in someth...  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