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
Great shopping area in close proximity to the cruise ships. Many options of vendors with hand made items. Lots of booths with souvenir items and t shirts as well. Loved shopping at the Del Sol store which was very large. Staff was extremely helpful. The shopping area also had lots of options for food and drink.
I was expecting to be able to purchase authentic Bahamian arts and crafts but so many things were made in China. Just about every booth had the same goods for sell. It was a waste of $20 for 2 people round trip. They had the same things available at the port. Also ensure that you get a ticket from the... 更多
It is best to bargain for what you want to purchase at the Straw Market. There are a wide variety of local goods, and friendly salespeople.
We spent two days shopping and spending time with the locals, the are beautiful people, most of what is for sale is in every stall, but it is so much fun to dicker with them, one lady said she loves to dicker with tourists also. There are some beautiful things for sale. The restaurants are a really good value for... 更多
It seems that most of the market owners have ordered together in bulk. Most booths have the same items, same prices. If you want seashell jewelry, cotton beach dresses, coconut monkeys, well this could be the place for you. However, there could be so much more. There could be such variety. One website we found before we went said that... 更多
Visited the straw market while in port. Looking forward to looking at the local wares, however we were inundated with haranguing women begging us to come to their booth. Not impressed with the items they all seemed to be the same, could not even look at the items without being told will make you a deal and that sort of... 更多
They will say and do anything to get you to buy from them. Every person in there is selling the same stuff. I did get a couple of deals on the cheaper stuff, but when I went to buy a wood carved sea animal, the price was way to high. The whole city is horrible and feels unsafe. Won't return.