Best Nassau Shopping

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    10. Crystal Court Shops

    One of the Atlantis resort's hubs for designer products, Crystal Court carries all the names you are looking for in an arcade between the casino and Coral Towers. Shop here for handbags, shoes, crystal, objets d'art,...

    Photo courtesy of Chelle Koster Walton
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    8. Marina Village

    Opened in 2005, this 65,000 square foot shopping and dining complex is reminiscent of a Caribbean open-air marketplace, with palm trees, colorful architecture (designed by Doongalik's Jackson Burnside) and a lively...

    Photo courtesy of Chelle Koster Walton
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    6. Airport shops

    The new departures terminal at Lynden Pindling International Airport offers some great last minute opportunities to buy authentic souvenirs at a number of shops. Another Graycliff retail space sells cigars, wine,...

    Photo courtesy of Chelle Koster Walton
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    5. Bay Street

    Downtown Nassau's main drag is a bustling, traffic-jammed street filled with Bahamians, cruise ship passengers and other tourists looking for deals on jewelry, perfume, designer purses, electronics and liquor Many...

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    3. The Plait Lady

    Fact #1: The downtown Nassau Straw Market carries very little Bahamian straw work. Fact #2: The real stuff is created mostly on Out Islands such as Long and Andros Island. Hand craftsmen dry, strip, plait and sew...

    Photo courtesy of Chelle Koster Walton
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    2. Coin of the Realm

    When you enter the doors of this cut limestone building, you are entering over 200 years of history and a store truly telling of local culture and history. Coin of the Realm is one of few local shops that sells...

    Photo courtesy of Coin of the Realm
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    1. Doongalik Studios

    Away from the Bay Street throngs, but worth the taxi fare if you are looking for authentic arts and crafts, Doogalik Studios was created by the late great master of Junkanoo art, Jackson Burnside, brother Stanley,...

    Photo courtesy of Chelle Koster Walton

Local Expert Shopping Recommendations

About Nassau Shopping

Statues of monarchs aren’t the only landmarks in downtown Nassau. Familiar designer brands like Fendi, Gucci and Breitling line the main Bay Street with the latest styles from around the world. These high-end chains are interwoven nicely with handcrafted boutiques, offering a well-rounded shopping experience for visitors. On Paradise Island, the big name designers are out in full force from Versace to Salvatore Ferragamo. And while island adventures might be prime on your to do list, familiar brands and authentic finds will draw you in for a little shopping. Leave the islands with a little more than sand in your shoes. Shop for native straw bags, hats and hand-carved sculptures at the recently rebuilt Nassau Straw Market. Out of the box souvenirs will make for conversation starters once your trip is done. Local artisans evoke the history and culture of the Bahamas through paintings, jewelry and woodcarvings.  Pick out a unique piece of jewelry made of pink pearls found in the native conch or a necklace made entirely of conch shells. And while spices, rum cakes and hand-rolled cigars might not last forever, they make it easier to savor memories of your island getaway once you’re home safe and sound. 


About Shonalee King Johnson

For Shonalee Johnson, growing up in The Bahamas meant that if she wanted to see the world, she’d have to jump on a plane. She started exploring the 700 islands in her Bahamian “backyard”. By age 10, she’d seen Hawaii, California, Florida, Illinois, Ontario, Jamaica, Haiti, Mexico and Cayman Islands.  At 15, she moved to...  Read more »

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