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The Bahamas' Arts and Straw Market

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Address: Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
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Local craftsman sell their jewelry and their wood and straw handicrafts at...

Local craftsman sell their jewelry and their wood and straw handicrafts at this market.

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Great for shopping

But be ready for everyone to try and stop you. They all carry almost the same items. Make sure you barter with them!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
tiffanybrasch
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

But be ready for everyone to try and stop you. They all carry almost the same items. Make sure you barter with them!

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Thank tiffanybrasch
Heathfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a souvenir or three you don't have to walk far to find this huge straw and Art market. Each vendor will try and get you to look at their wares which are probably exactly the same as the stalls either side but it's fun.

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Thank BorntocruiseUK
Ladysmith, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we have been here several times over the years. We have gotten to know some of the vendors there and we look forward to seeing them again. you can find anything you want in there such as hats, t-shirts, cosmetic jewelry, beach towels and bags, wooden statues and etc.... The people do offer you to buy from them every time... More 

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Thank Gee1227201230
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Great markets you can spend hours with the family and friends and buy a tied die t shirt jewellery and fun

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Thank Michael S
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Visited twice on 11/15/2016 & 11/18/2016 from Paradise Island. Location: It is located 2 shorts blocks from the docks. It is inside a large building with rows and rows of small 'shops'. Clean bathrooms - at least in the morning. Shopping (or Bargaining): Every seller is going to mark the price up, as a smart shopper it is your duty... More 

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Hagerhill, KY
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

The Straw Market is simply EXHAUSTING! We had no clue what we were doing and were attacked by every vendor there. They all attack saying "buy from me" and when you say no, some get hateful with you. They dont take no for an answer and by the time you make it out of there or even passing by you... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Right near the cruise ship area, this place is pretty big. It has all the wood carvings and handicraft souvenirs that you may want.

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Thank satobt
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Actually bought a straw (plastic weave I think) hat because the sun was too much, and a couple of T-shirts as souveniers for son. Shops had the same junk over and over, why would anyone want shot glasses or salt and pepper made in China as Bahamian souveniers -- buy a dry starfish or conch shell from a vendor walking... More 

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New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

This market consists of about 100 small shops that sell T-shirts, salt and pepper shaker, sea shells, and picture frames.....Most of the shops sell the same items, so going through a couple of them and you find yourself seeing the such items over and over again.

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Thank Vicky188
Weirsdale, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Very pushy people there ☹️ .nice place to visit (stop by and see winston wood carve 👍🏿✌🏻️🌟shop.)Just keep hounding you to death till u finally buy a thing or two ..

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