Places to Shop Near Downtown Nassau Cruise Port

Where is the best shopping in Nassau, Bahamas? If you're stepping off the boat at the Prince George Wharf, you'll want to head straight to Bay Street. Here you'll find several duty free shops selling a range of items, from casual, resort-wear and souvenirs at Pirana Joe to designer apparel at the high-end shop Carlo Milano.

Another shopping must is the Straw Market where you can haggle for the best price on handmade Bahamian crafts. Just make sure what you're buying is authentic to the Bahamas. (tip: look for tiny stickers noting "Made in Taiwan.") The Straw Market is also a great place to buy souvenirs.

If you're shopping list is a little more specific, this list of 10 shops near the cruise port will point you in the right direction.

Need a swimsuit? Go to Bikini Bay. Need formal wear? Go to Classic Formal Wear. Need a camera? Go to John Bull. Need medicine or a personal care item? Go to Lowe's Pharmacy.

For menswear, shop at Bonneville Bones. For ladies apparel, a shopping trip to Cole's of Nassau is a must.

There are plenty of shopping options in Nassau and many of them are within walking distance of the port. So you can shop until you drop, and then take a taxi back to the boat.

John Bull

The Great Depression did not affect John Bull, Ltd; the specialty shop has been a Nassau mainstay since 1929. The elegant and beautifully decorated Georgian style storefront offers one-a-of-a-kind Tiffany jewelry, Mikimoto pearls, David Yurman...  Read More


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 bustling market continues to thrive, with dozens...  Read More

This 40-year-old Bahamian-owned company is the largest wholesaler of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in the Bahamas. Lowe's Wholesale Drug Agencies Ltd has two divisions, pharmaceutical and consumer. There are four store locations...  Read More

Bikini Bay is the place to buy a swimsuit in Nassau, Bahamas. They sell all types of swim wear in all sizes and styles from bikinis to tankinis and one-piece suits. If you forgot your bathing suit, or just want a new one from the Caribbean, this...  Read More

Carlo Milano offers high-end shopping from designers like Chopard, Versace, Hublot and Salvatore Ferragamo. The flagship store is located at Marina Village on Paradise Island. There are three other locations on Paradise Island and one on Bay...  Read More

From the casual to the formal, Bonneville Bones has menswear covered. Inside, you'll find sweaters, slacks, khakis, button-down shits, jackets, ties, socks and belts. Their stylish and sophisticated clothes create casual, preppy looks that are...  Read More

Although Graycliff is well-known for elegant dining, it also boasts the largest selection of hand rolled cigars on the island. Cigar aficionados know the name Avelino Lara, who is famous for his experience with Cuban cigars, and created the...  Read More

What began in 1956 as a modest family-owned store has grown into the finest ladies' boutique shop with three locations in the Bahamas: downtown Nassau, Lyford Cary and Paradise Island. Cole's of Nassau sells just about anything that a fine lady...  Read More

Where island meets style, Pirana Joe sells t-shirts and souvenirs at several locations in the Bahamas: on Bay Street, at Atlantis and at the airport. Inside, you'll find a variety of items emblazoned with their logo, a distinctive pencil sketch...  Read More

Classic Formal Wear has been a leading provider of formal wear in the Bahamas for almost 20 years. Locals and visitors alike shop here for attire for all occasions, from weddings to proms and even funerals. Men will find tuxedos (check out their...  Read More


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