I can't believe people describe this place as a crafts market. From what I can see it is stall after stall of mostly cheap touristy tat. The stallholders like all Bahamians are decent friendly people and it's sort of fun to wander around for a while but don't expect quality.
Well-this is scarier. Very aggressive shop owners, all selling the same thing in 100 stores, all screaming to get you into theirs, and it is frightening for children, and we could not wait to get out. I feel bad because we always like to shop to help locals, but this was like an episode of SVU waiting to happen.
The Straw Market is basically the sort of "market" that you find in all tourist areas. There are endless "local" goods in numerous stalls. If you need a souvenir or anything made out of cloth, a stop here is well worth it. But---nothing really special.
If you're looking for souvenirs then this is the place to go. However, be prepared to be stopped by every vendor with a stall encouraging you to buy something. So if you don't like having to deflect sales pitches every 5 steps you make, this place isn't for you. Also, you'll find nice handmade items mixed in with made in... 更多