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Address: Bay Street | Bay Street Nassau, Bahamas, Nassau, New Providence Island
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At this market you will find people weaving straw into anything and...

At this market you will find people weaving straw into anything and everything.

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Kind of creepy

To sure if it was just when we were there. But it was kind of creepy, very dark and hot. People were really trying to pull you in. It felt like you needed to watch your back and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Marion, Virginia, United States
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Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I wanted to visit here bc a friend recommended i do so. Barely getting across the street, i was greeted and told to come see..come see my store..by several local shop owners at once. Was almost horrified lol. So yeah..i looked...didnt buy anything

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Thank Michelle P
Marion, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

To sure if it was just when we were there. But it was kind of creepy, very dark and hot. People were really trying to pull you in. It felt like you needed to watch your back and be very alert. This wasn't really for me.

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Thank Robbie W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

For sure this is the biggest tourist trap on the island, however you can find cool items to bring back on the boat with you for your Friends and Fam. I know the people are there to make a living but they will haggle you like crazy, literally you pay $15 at one booth to go down three booths to... More 

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Thank Monica C
Baton Rouge, LA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We are soooo glad went to the Straw Market! First, it was very interesting talking to the various vendors. Second, it was fun just browsing all the different stalls. We found the vendors to be friendly, not pushy. The whole thing seemed like one big family business. If one stall did not have what you wanted, they would tell you... More 

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Thank Bearjon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stall after stall after stall aftet stalk etc etc etc.If you can't find something to please you've stopped caring!!The stalk holders are not pushy or aggressive. A must see place

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Thank Jules B
Bonn, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

After we walked for a while we realized that we where walking along the straw market. It was Ok but everything looked the same. A few people where working on there objects, they where very talented. It feels very touristic though, so we just walked through and didn't buy anything since I thought everything was pretty prizy.

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Thank karin b
Stockton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had fun shopping at the Straw Market. We were there on a Sunday and some shops weren't open. Make sure you barter with them! They can be a bit aggressive and want to show you what they have, they are not mean, but just try to get you in their booth. It was fun and you can get some... More 

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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family of four were encouraged to go into the market by the merchants, who solicit those walking by. The market is large and overwhelming, with lots of tight passageways through the different merchants. Piles of wares for sale. Hard to really look around because the items are in piles. The merchants actively try to sell their items, but our... More 

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Thank elena111633
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This market has tons of stalls pretty much all selling the same things. If you like souvenir trinkets this is the place for you. Full of interesting characters trying to direct you to their stall.

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Thank Suzanne L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Took a bus from our resort to downtown. It only costs 1.25 per person. The straw market area was very cultural. The sights, sounds and food was very appealing. The shop owners are very aggressive though. I felt bad for ignoring them after just a few minutes of browsing.

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