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With a wonderful array of local shops and stores, Downtown Nassau is a shopper’s heaven. Check out the world-famous Straw Market, where unique souvenirs, keepsakes and handcrafted items are sold. Stroll down Bay Street, Nassau’s main thoroughfare, for a variety of shops, which sell everything from local handmade gifts to genuine Havana cigars. Or visit Festival Place for unique crafts, art and music. It’s all just steps away…and it’s all duty-free in Nassau.

  • Bay Street is Nassau’s main thoroughfare and considered the heart of the city
    BAY STREET

    Bay Street is Nassau’s main thoroughfare and considered the heart of the city. It’s renowned for shopping and features all the big names in fashion, plus a variety of independent shops like Bay Street Station, selling everything from fine jewelry to high-end dinnerware to local souvenirs. Bay Street is also home to such attractions as the Straw Market, the Hilton British Colonial Hotel (the location for two James Bond films) and numerous restaurants.

     

     

     

     

    Craft Cottage Bahamas
    Craft Cottage Bahamas

    Looking for locally made home décor, glassware, jewelry, soaps, clothing, and artwork? Then be sure to visit Nassau’s colorful Craft Cottage Bahamas, a charming shop and gallery that features a wonderful array of Bahamian-inspired items—perfect for a keepsake of your time in Paradise or gifts to take home. The shop’s space is shared with a variety of local Bahamian artists who use the property to work on their own art pieces and products. Drop by, and you’re bound to meet one of the artists in person!

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  • Bahamians utilize local resources to create unique crafts, art and music
    THE STRAW MARKET IN NASSAU

    Right in the middle of the high-end shops on Bay Street you’ll find the world-famous Nassau Straw Market. Home to handmade Bahamian crafts, gifts, souvenirs and items such as hand-woven straw hats, bags, mats, dolls, conch shell jewelry and wood carvings—all available at very reasonable prices, especially if you’re good at negotiating!
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    FESTIVAL PLACE

    Bahamians utilize local resources to create unique crafts, art and music, a true reflection of the artistry of our heritage—and a lovely place to visit for authentic handicrafts made by local artisans. Festival Place features over 45 artisans and trades people, as well as Bahamian sweets, treats, coffees and teas, a tour desk and a full-service post office.