I really loved the things at this shop which were all made locally in the Bahamas, and many of which were not too expensive.
What to buy: Conch shell jewelry - ranged from $5.95 to $13.95
Small prints by Bahamian artists of local scenery - from $23-$25
Stuffed toys (I got an octapus and a sea horse for my granddaughters) about $20
Post cards - 55 cents each.
Bustling market on the sea front, reputedly the wrold's largest straw market. Needless to say, purchases are not restricted to simply straw goods - you buy virtually all your tourist requirements here. But straw is the big attraction - and you can watch the craftsmen at work.
The Hotel Atlantis has many shops inside of it, but only go to these if money is of no concern or need in your life. They are great names with even greater prices.
What to pay: Out the A$$
The main post office is closed in the weekend. Some hotels have vending machines which take 8 quarters.