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Bay Street

Nassau, New Providence Island
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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” (108 reviews)
“lots of shops” (12 reviews)
Nassau, New Providence Island
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1 - 10 of 380 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

I was very disappointed by Nassau and this shopping street, There are too many shops selling expensive watches and the "straw market" is really just a T-shirt and junk area. I guess if we would have rented a taxi and asked to be driven around...More

Thank pugmomFlorida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Busy street where you can find souvenirs and also designer brand stores. Worth a stroll to see the pastel coloured local buildings and architecture.

Thank buddingtraveller17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was disheartened and surprised at how run-down this area looked. I expected the beach to be closer and Junkanoo Beach is a little piece of paradise if you can look past the run-down buildings on the way there. It's not what I expected at...More

1  Thank yesenia g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying at Nassau, and were took by surprise to learn that Bay Street shops close (almost all of them), at 5 PM. Once the cruises are gone, shops close. And the attention....not friendly or special.... they recieve thousands of people daily so they...More

1  Thank FAM1955
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I decided to do some shopping after our land and sea excursion. Before we headed back to the ship, we decided to go to Bay st. We found Pure White Hennessy as low as $43.00 US. Lots do and see, make sure...More

Thank jnjohns0684
Reviewed 22 June 2017

When you are visiting Nassau, this street is not to be missed or under estimated. Located close to the cruise port, if you are in the market for local cusine and hand-made gifts this is the place to shop.

Thank Teacheragent101
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Everything is on Bay street! Get out of the car and walk around and look its amazing!! Very unique!!

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 14 June 2017

If you are visiting on a cruise, it is not a bad idea to stretch your legs and see what is on offer. You don't have to buy anything extortionate. We bought a few local items to take back with us and were very happy...More

Thank highimpactuk
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Don't waste your time here. If you're on a cruise, book an excursion. There are so many people begging you and yelling at you to buy their stuff it's unnerving. You cannot have a nice stroll down the street without someone in your face wanting...More

1  Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We walked Bay Street from our hotel. We enjoyed it very much. The shops and restaurants were wonderful.

Thank Lorin G
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Gabi C
21 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
7 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.
16 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.