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This commercial district is Nassau's busiest street and is full of interesting shops and restaurants.
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good35%
  • Average30%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“straw market” (109 reviews)
“lots of shops” (14 reviews)
Nassau, New Providence Island

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Reviewed yesterday

What happens when 5 cruise ships arrive on the same morning and around 20,000 people descend on a small town to do frantic tax free shopping of high end jewellery and have to get through loads of stalls wanting to do hair braids or take...More

Thank jim m
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When I first came to Nassau in 1985 (I stayed here for 14 years) I was fascinated by Bay Street - the colonial buildings, the various shops and restaurants, the old straw market. How disappointing it was for me to see it all deteriorating, with...More

Thank Moniaits
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bahamas has truly lost its luster over the years. Many stores are gone so Bay Street caters to the cruise ship crowd that runs off the boat to shop. Bay Street is pretty rundown now. How much perfume and jewelry do they think tourists...More

Thank michelle h
Reviewed 1 week ago

The cruise ships dock about 1 block away from Bay Street. This street is lined with jewelry stores (Little Switzerland, Diamond International, John Bull, David Yurman, etc...) as well as clothing stores and gift shops. The entrance to the Straw Market is also on Bay...More

Thank JanFCo
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This street resembles all other such street in the Caribbean where cruise ships dock. Venders try to get you in their shops, offering great deals. And many of the same stores you would see on other islands.

Thank Michel d D
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

This needs to be on your shortlist of things to do in Nassau. I would spend at least a half day stolling the shops, bars, restaurants, people watching from the nearby cruise docks, and oh yes, the straw market. It does make for a fun...More

Thank Funtraveler2014
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Lots of shopping opportunities, mostly diamonds and clothing. There are bars and a few restaurants, too. Pretty views of cruise ships and Atlantis.

Thank markfarner58
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Large variety and selection of duty free shops including perfumes, jewelry both high end and souvenir priced items

Thank john a
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

This is a busy area in Nassau near the cruise ships. Lots of people window shopping and lots of stores to walk in and explore. It's ok for a hour or so but be ready for crowds.

Thank Mdecker17
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Nice Nassau area. Be careful that you could pay 3 times more for jewelry than elsewhere and the cabbies are everywhere. It should be regulated better.

2  Thank tammyssg
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Gabi C
22 June 2017|
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Response from msworldadventure | Reviewed this property |
Not sure what the question really was. But Bay street is safe during the day but early evenings may not be to bad if you are use to city life (I'm originally from Philly & have been to Iraq) because it is a tourist area of... More
Tom K
8 January 2017|
Response from lalocadr19 | Reviewed this property |
No there is not, or at least I did not see one. You can ask the hotel to see if they have information.
17 October 2016|
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Response from Topperdan | Reviewed this property |
small and cheap, great for grandkids gift. As I have always heard, you get what you pay for!!!!They use it for a gemic to get you in the store. OK for us, we get ALL the free we can and gift it out to the grandkids.