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Address: Bequia, Bequia

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Slight entertainment value only

The only value for this market are the stories you can tell later about how your were hassled and overpaid for your fruit and veggies. Shop the waterfront instead.

1 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 January 2016
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

The only value for this market are the stories you can tell later about how your were hassled and overpaid for your fruit and veggies. Shop the waterfront instead.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

Its widely known that the Rasta market is populated by aggressive and rude vendors. A fare better alternative is to visit the vendors on front street as you walk towards the church. They are polite, friendly and good value for money.

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Thank Donal K
Bristol, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2013 via mobile

I don't get phased by aggressive venders as I grew up haggling in HK and seem to posses a certain aura that people don't mess with. My husband and I approached the market and it was as if we'd set the place on fire. We bought from Addis, who is nice but crazy expensive (not buying from her again). This... More 

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Thank Kharina
Iowa
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116 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2012

Listen to other reviews...stay clear. I didn't listen thinking how bad can it really be!? This place was brutal. I have never had an awful experience like I did here. All I needed was a few green peppers for dinner and what a mistake thinking I could run in grab a few and get back in the cab. RUDE vendors... More 

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Calgary
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148 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2012

Please don't judge Bequia by the people in this market. The Rasta Market is full of aggressive rip off artists, its very small and doesn't offer much. Stay away and go to the stalls closer to beach south of the ferry terminal. There are many friendly venders elsewhere. Across from the Rasta market is a great place called Island Style.... More 

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1 Thank Cindiana49
Montreal
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133 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2012

It was the last night in the yacht before ehading back to St-Vincent. I required 1 onion, so I made my way tot he docks in the dinghy (it was raining and Independance day). Nothing was open excpet the rasta market. Quant, yes, Local, yes, but very over priced. I had to practically beg for 1 onion. The lady who... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2012

The stall holders are fools. If they gave you a fair deal you would return again and again as they have a good selection of fruit and veg. But they rip off everyone and once bitten the wise never return. Locals tell me they rarely use it.

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2 Thank lesliesmith8
London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2011

Just don't go there, please, you get screwed every time, even when you think you've done ok you haven't. Avoid at all costs. It's a shame as the produce is great, perhaps if they didn't try and do you every time you went in they would get repeat custom.... shame.

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Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2011

We are seasoned travellers and attend farmer's markets all over our own country and have visited many markets elsewhere. In our opinion the Rasta Market was one of the highlights of our trip to Bequia. The fruit was terrific, fresh and tasty. But that was not the main reason for our visit. It is also the interaction with the people... More 

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Calgary
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2010

Just back from Bequia, it is a wonderful place with great people who invite you into their lives. Just one glaring flaw, but an easy one to steer clear of. Avoid the Bequia Vegetable Market, aka The Rasta Market. It is a blue building, part of a complex between the Ferry dock and Coco’s, on the seaside of the street.... More 

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