Straw Market

Type: Public Markets



Map / Directions 10Best Says

Best Shopping: Only steps from the cruise ship port, the Bay Street Straw Market has been a Nassau tradition since the 1940s. The original straw market comprised a block's worth of vendors under one roof; it...  Read More
Shopping near Cruise Port: After a devastating fire in 2001, Nassau's Straw Market moved up the street to temporary quarters. Whether a new permanent location will ever be built remains to be seen, but in the meantime the...  Read More


  • Best Shopping: "Beware, of the too-good-to-be-true T-shirt deals - the shirts often shrink to nothing after one washing."
  • Recommended as Best Shopping Because: A longtime Nassau tradition, despite its imported cheap wares, it remains one of the top shopping destinations on the island.

  • Best for Shopping near Cruise Port Because: In the heart of downtown, close to the port, the Straw Market is the place to buy hand-made Bahamian products.

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