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Straw Market, Nassau

Categories: Flea Markets, Shopping
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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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  • Located next to the Harbour, has it all, for those who like it's worth a visit, always bargains. There are several good shops nearby.
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  • While it was interesting, much of what is there is mostly repeated over and over. Folks are friendly but can be pushy when selling you things. It is very competative among the venders there and it is ...  read more »
  • You can definitely find good deals at the straw market in Bahamas, but you have to be prepared to haggle haggle haggle. Everyone there has a better price and you can get your souvenirs for a great pri...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • You must bargain!!! that's the fun of buying stuff from Straw Market. Some of the seller might let you walk away, but some will be happy to honor your offer, of course not to go too crazy low as well. People still got to make some profit at the end.
  • I could only handle a few aisles of shopping. The venders definitely harass anyone that comes by their table. I never had to ask for a price of a good because they would come right up to me trying to make a deal on something I GLANCE at. Each vender almost always sells the exact same thing as the one next to them. Honestly, I would have bought one thing if only they would have left me alone to give me some peace to actually observe the tables.
  • I didn't really care for this much. The people are really forward and I didn't think the quality of the goods was that great. Everything is so jammed into such a small space. They only take CASH, too. And I don't care for the negotiation process that much either. But they are friendly and they give you tons of compliments....although not sure if they are being nice or just trying to get a sale. You have to really look around at different vendors because they make similar straw goods...but some people's work is better than others I noticed. So don't just buy the first thing you see because you could walk around the corner and see another one with much better detail.
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