Straw market is a very crowded flea market type area. The stands "shops" people run are small, so they stand very close to you to cut deals. They will negotiate on the price with you because they don't want you to leave without buying. It's very hot in there as well.
The straw market is a place where you go to buy trinkets for the family and friends. You will get mobbed here, but that is part of the fun. Ask for a discount as it is expected.
My family had been to the straw market before, but my mother, who was on vacation with us, hadn't visited Nassau since 1967! She was unpleasantly surprised to be approached time and again by vendors lining the approaching streets, trying to lure us in to visit their "shops" in the market. The high-pressure tactics are not what most Americans are... 更多
You can get good bargains here if you are savvy, but beware those who would take advantage of you. If you aren't alert you'll end up giving someone a large donation that you hadn't planned on. I ended up giving someone a $20 donation because I felt sorry for then and later found out I shouldn't have donated more than... 更多
Seems like something to check-out, but it's a Market, you will get solicited. Just don't get hustled into purchasing things that you can get for better prices outside the markets (such as spices, we ended up finding much better prices--and better quality nutmeg, just a few blocks away--through back alleys of the near by area--where the little local eateries are).... 更多
I've been to Nassau many times and somehow always find myself in the straw market. I stop by the outside wood carvers to pick up a new wind chime most visits. I've learned to stay away from the inside unless I am really looking for something in particular. The vendors are very pushy, and you learn not to touch anything... 更多
If you want junky souvenirs and cheap goods, this is the place. Everyone sells the exact same stuff. They tell you much of it locally made, but you can see that they come in bulk plastic bags hidden under the stalls. People were generally friendly and tried to be helpful (in the name of selling you something). There was another... 更多