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This commercial district is Nassau's busiest street and is full of interesting shops and restaurants.
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good36%
  • Average30%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“straw market” (109 reviews)
“lots of shops” (14 reviews)
Nassau, New Providence Island

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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 21 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 17 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 28 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.

1  Thank tammyssg
Reviewed 27 August 2017

I've come to the Bahamas for years. It's nice to see the dame shops. I have my favorite linen store which carries the size table cloth I need. But some things have changed. There really aren't any bargains anymore. With the advent of the internet...More

Thank Sheryl T
Reviewed 19 August 2017

This street is located right off the cruise pier. My wife and I walked left to what appeared to be the end of Shopping. Then back again towards the ship to the end again and into the Hilton hotel. Perhaps 20 blocks. It is busy...More

1  Thank Richard S
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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.