The Bahamas Shopping

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The Bahamas Shopping

  • Mecca or tacky trap?

    The whole straw market was built up before our arrival by cruiseship. It was stall after stall fo repeat souveniers and knock offs. It's a nce place to get some cheap souveniers but the stall owners were reluctant to bargain with us. Perhaps you'll do better!

  • Best place to shop for local crafts

    Lucaya Marketplace is a nice and fun place to go to and have some fun shopping for local crafts. The Straw Market is fun and you will most likely end up buying a straw bag made of palm leaves and a hat. Once you made up your mind and decided what you want to buy, ask for the best price. The vendors will give you a discount on the original asking...

  • Nassau Cigars

    The walk in humidor at Graycliff offers the cigar aficionado almost too many choices. While I plead that my own preferences run to Lonsdales and Churchills I left with a wide selection of these long beauties. In multiple colours (for a full explaination visit their site) My only comment would be to do your homework before visiting. Graycliff Cigars...

  • Bay Street

    Many cruise lines feature Nassau as one of their ports of call, so there are many shopping options available to tourists, from cheap souvenir stands to exclusive and expensive boutiques. Most of the shopping activity in Nassau takes place on Bay Street, the city's main thoroughfare. The street is lined with shops, cafes, and restaurants. Shoppers...

  • Buying groceries Online in the Bahamas

    I just returned home last night from the Bahamas and what a great time me and my family had on vacation at Atlantis Harbourside the weather wasn’t perfect but much warmer than here at home. IL ...anyway This has been my 3rd trip in the past two years to the Bahamas.Going on holidays with 4 kids ranging from six months to 15 years old isn’t easy and...

  • Rum Cake -- Must Buy

    I purchase this is a small bakery downtown to try and it tased so good that I ended up eating two more. I also decided to buy a large one to bring back home for friends and family. Do buy a small Bahama mama.. a cute doll that is unique to the bahamas. I do not eat fish but a lot of people did purchase conch ( cans). The rum cake was another...

  • Shopping in The Bahamas

    One of the managers at this store offered credit terms that included no payments for 12 months and no interest applied if paid in full in 24 months. I confirmed with her several times in my husband's presence that these terms were accurate. She even computed how much I would have to pay each month to have it paid in 24 months. After I returned...

  • Great Deals and Lots of variety

    The Marketplace was a great place for Souveniers. They have a lot of handmade crafts and you can get a really good deal if your willing to negotiate. I got a purse, some towels, morraccas, jewelry and a really pretty photo album. Can't beat the prices.

  • No Deals

    Except for some of the street vendors, there were very few real deals in the Bahamas. The prices were like shopping here in the USA. We found one higher end store, the type of place we would buy from here but they were off the charts with their prices.I was very disappointed they were as high as they were. We could have spent some good meney there,...

  • Straw Market

    This is in Nassau right by the docks where the cruise ships dock. This was a lot of fun-EVERYTHING is negotiable. I kinda felt bad because this is people's livlihood, but they are all about the money and not about the service, so I felt justified. But SOME people are worth the money you pay-you can't help but be enamored with their spirit. Most of...

  • Skip It and Keep Moving

    Hot as Hell....Literally...Because of it's enclosure, which to me resembled a huge warehouse with a thatched roof- it is a huge fire hazard and has been burned to the ground before because of the heat from the sun and all of the goods inside...Basically it is a huge hot warehouse with tons of people selling the exact same thing..Some will bargain...

  • Nassau craft market

    A series of stalls are lined up right next to each other under a covered makeshift tarp like structure. anything made of straw and beaded jewelry are cheaper here than in other places like Jamaica. t-shirts that say bahamas on themThe other stuff is not a bargain like their fake pocketbooks are cheaper at home. $8-20

  • Coconut Rum

    They sell all sorts of items at this marketplace. But make sure you bring pic ID, it is also the new check in and check out point when you get off of a cruise as it is right off the pier where they dock. Its sad that when I went the first time, this was not part of the security measures that are taken now. That was pre 9/11. You also have to check...

  • At the Tikki Bar, of course!!!

    The crew members were more than happy to let me go behind the scence and choose my own drink to make, they even help me make it and you know what? It turned out great, don't remember much after that one! Kidding, but that is another job I would like to apply for-alcohol, sun, cruising and meeting new people - who wouldn't???

  • Locally made Bahamian goods

    If you look, you can buy locally made goods at the marketplace or straw market. Besides T shirts, jewelry, and imported English goods, there are small water colors, saris, straw items, Bahamian coins and stamps, carvings etc.You have to look carefully at the labels though to avoid buying stuff that's made in China or Mexico or Thailand. (If you...

  • Hay Hay Hay

    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. I bought a coin purse that said 'Bahamas' on it. They have everything from hats to purses. Very little, I think I only spent a few US dollars.

  • Locally made Batik

    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...

  • A Duty Free Shopping experience in...

    The display in the window tells what is has to offer. There is so much to chose from , you will have difficult decisions to make. Try to make your best deal.

  • The Straw market and downtown Bay Street...

    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. T- Shirts and Straw bags...

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