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Address: Nassau, New Providence Island
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This commercial district is Nassau's busiest street and is full of...

This commercial district is Nassau's busiest street and is full of interesting shops and restaurants.

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Shopping, Shopping, and more Shopping

If you cannot find it here, especially jewelry, then you probably don't need it. Tons of souvenir shops, most with stuff make in China or India.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Douglas T
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Lincoln, CA
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Lincoln, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you cannot find it here, especially jewelry, then you probably don't need it. Tons of souvenir shops, most with stuff make in China or India.

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Lugoff
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A tourist trap no doubt.but alot to select from .From Souvenirs to Food you can find it all within walking distance

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Fort Mill, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great downtown area with plenty of shopping! You can also find many places to eat. Don't forget to visit the straw market!

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Guatemala
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Immigration process very fast, but the mini market outside is way too crowded and reduced spaces, can barely walk between local shops. Few information on local activities.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

To be honest this street is one long line of shops aimed squarely at tourists from the cruise ships docked nearby and consists mainly of souvenir and jewellery shops. It's loud and gaudy plus funnily enough you'll see more Police than anywhere else on the Island - they're at every street corner and patrolling the street making sure there's nothing... More 

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Thank nnmercman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great local and high end shopping a must do if you go to the Bahamas Plenty of stores carriage rides and historical things to do. can be crowded if the cruise ships are docked. great if you have kids to

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bay Street is an easy walk from the cruise ships. So you have several blocks of shopping that is conveniently located. There is variety of shops that you should be able to find what you are looking for in a tourist destination.

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

5 Cruise ships in port so Bay Street was crowed. Its not like it used to be, its expensive and souvenirs cheap looking.

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is the nearest place from the port when you arrive on a cruise ship. It is a street full of stores, you will fine souveniers and also duty free stores. Many stores close at 5, so you don´t have much more to do around there.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love to shop, there's many duty free shops. Several good restaurants in the area. The Straw market is mostly cheap import tee shirts & beachware tourist fare and pushy hawkers. If you want authentic made in Bahama items, you'll need to go elsewhere (see my other reviews). You can get dropped off by taxi or jitney. If you... More 

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