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... 更多
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... 更多
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.
Great little shops to look at and find items to take back home. They are not as pushy as some straw markets I have been to. They also have a lot of restaurants nearby as well.
The locals are extremely helpful both in regards to giving you the best deals and helping you find locations/cross the street. Word of advice: if they ask for a price, ALWAYS say less. Example: My friend bargained a $45 mortar and pestle down to $20.
The market is poorly lit, stuffy, smelling of mold and musk and dust. The locals are trying hard to sell their wares, and some are quite pushy. Unfortunately most of the shops along the streets sell essentially the same wares, and the straw market is your only hope for some "local" wares. There are a lot of things that have... 更多