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A Shopper’s Heaven

Shopping in Downtown Nassau in The Bahamas

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, duty-free or otherwise, 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.

    DUTY-FREE SHOPPING

    Back in 1992, the Bahamian government took away the import duty on a huge range of luxury goods including watches, jewelry, liquor, cameras, china, fragrances and more. Now you can save an average of 25-35% on a variety of items; and a key to finding some of the best bargains is to look for Nassau shops that post a pink flamingo decal, signifying they’ve met strict government guidelines, and that all brands are authentic.

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

    Right in the middle of the high-end, duty-free shops on Bay Street you’ll find the world-famous Nassau Straw Market. It’s home to handmade Bahamian crafts, gifts, souvenirs and items such as hand-woven straw hats, bags, mats, dolls, conch shell jewelry and wood carvings—and 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 is Festival Place. Located at Prince George Wharf in Nassau, Festival Place features over 45 artisans and trades people, as well as Bahamian sweets and treats, coffees and teas, a tour desk and a full-service post office.

  • Find Shopping Options in Downtown Nassau

    Whether you’re looking for handmade goods, designer fashions, local souvenirs or duty-free items, you’ll find everything you could ever want in Nassau in The Bahamas.