Make sure you check out the straw market. Its a great, just don't do it while smoking! Sadly it has gone up in flames before.
What to buy: I bought a coin purse that said 'Bahamas' on it. They have everything from hats to purses.
What to pay: Very little, I think I only spent a few US dollars.
I always like to bring back gifts for my children and grandchildren that are actually from the place I'm visiting. So I did some shopping in Nassau, and also in Port Lucaya. There I came across Androsia of Port Lucaya. Androsia Andros Bahamas manufactures batik fabric and garments on the island of Andros.
Their website says: "Since 1973 they have used the beauty of the environment of the Bahamas for inspiration in their print designs and brilliant colours. Androsia has a complete line of women's, men's, and children's batik clothing as well as accessories and fabric sold by the yard"
What to buy: The following shops carry Androsia Batik fashions and fabric:
Androsia of Cable Beach -- Radisson Mall next to Crystal Palace Casino, Nassau
Royal Palm Trading Company (formerly Mademoiselle) -- Bay Street, Downtown Nassau
Royal Palm Beach Trader -- Atlantis Beach Towers, Paradise Island
Sea Grape at Traveller's Rest, Nassau
Home Fabrics, Centerville, Nassau (Fabric only)
Androsia of Port Lucaya, Port Lucaya MarketPlace, Freeport, Grand Bahama
Small Hope Bay Lodge Gift Shop, Small Hope, Central Andros
Gertrude of Androsia, Nicholls Town, North Andros
Androsia Outlet Store, Fresh Creek, Central Andros
Androsia of George Town, George Town Airport, Exuma -- Just Opened March 2003!
Club Peace and Plenty Gift Shop, George Town, Exuma
Starfish Adventures, George Town, Exuma
Cape Santa Maria Gift Shop, North Long Island, Bahamas
Ebbtide, Hope Town, Elbow Cay, Abaco
Julia's Nails and Clothing, Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Dolphin Beach Resort, Guana Cay, Abaco
Golden Reef, New Plymouth, Green Turtle Cay, Abaco
Bluff House, Green Turtle Cay, Abaco
The Sail Shop, Man of War Cay, Abaco (canvas bags only)
The Sea Side Boutique, Man of War Cay, Abaco (fabric & accessories)
Joe's Studio, Man of War Cay, Abaco
Island Trinkets and Treasures, Sandy Point, Marsh Harbour, Abaco
Bahama Dawn Designs, Marsh Harbour Abaco (bags, quilts, fabric only)
Briland's Androsia, Harbour Island, Eleuthera
Island Made Gift Shop, Gregory Town, Eleuthera
Almond Tree, Rock Sound, Eleuthera
Chub Cay Club Resort and Marina, Berry Islands
What to pay: I spent $56.85 at Androsia. I don't remember exactly what I bought - probably clothing
The market has just about everything you expect to see at a market like this ,Straw hats ,Straw Bags, Bahama T- shirts (He Mon).Shells Sponges Scarfs ,etc ,Etc,
It is always fun to bargain with the local vendors, and try to make your best deal.
The Sraw Market is a fun place to , if you like shopping and can take the crowds.
What to buy: T- Shirts and Straw bags were our favorites items.
What to pay: As I mentioned earlier think about what you think the item is worth and than haggle with the vendors , they are used to,it and it can be fun.
The display in the window tells what is has to offer.
What to buy: There is so much to chose from , you will have difficult decisions to make.
What to pay: Try to make your best deal.
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Good for: Families
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