Shopping on New Providence Island

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Home to the largest Straw Market in the Caribbean, Paradise Island allows visitors to experience shopping like a true islander.  But, this is also one of the busiest and tourist-centric island in the Bahamas, so you'll also find shopping malls, trendy boutiques, and art galleries abound.

Gifts and Souvenirs

If you're looking for some souvenirs or gifts you might want to visit Bahamia Store, which is located in downtown Nassau. Bahamia opens daily at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 6:00 p.m. They can be found on Bay and Frederick Streets.

Another option is John Bull Nassau, which is located a short distance of Bahamia Store. John Bull offers a selection of watches and jewelry that come direct from the manufacturer, as well as a large selection of designer clothing and authentic leather products. Additionally, the store is duty free, the prices are less than they would be in other nations. They're located at 284 Bay Street.

A third place to consider is Pure Caribbean. At Pure Caribbean, you will find a large selection of hot sauces, spices, and other flavors that while common in the Bahamas and Caribbean, may not be easy to find when you get back home.

View this table for information concerning gift and souvenir shops that can be found in this area.

Gifts and Souvenirs On New Providence Island
Name Type Phone Location
Arcade Liquor Nassau Duty Free Store -- Downtown Nassau
B&S Cable Beach Liquors Duty Free Store -- 0.8 mi. West of Central Cable Beach
Bahama Palm Gift and Souvenir Shops (242) 323-3380 Downtown Nassau
Bahamia Store Gift and Souvenir Shops (242) 356-4512 Downtown Nassau
Big Kahuna Gift and Souvenir Shops (242) 326-2684 Nassau
Business & Gift Center Gift and Souvenir Shops 377-1809 Nassau
Caves Liquor Store Duty Free Store -- 1.5 mi. West of Central Cable Beach
Esquire Liquors Duty Free Store -- Downtown Nassau
Fornof Novelties & Gifts Gift and Souvenir Shops (242) 393-4043 2.0 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Nassau
Gifts Plus Gift and Souvenir Shops 325-6220 Nassau
Gifts Remembered Gift and Souvenir Shops (242) 394-5458 2.0 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Nassau
Hallmark Gold Crown Gift and Souvenir Shops (242) 393-6166 2.0 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Nassau
John Bull Nassau Duty Free Store (242) 302-2800 Downtown Nassau
Levis Liquor Duty Free Store -- 4.1 mi. South West of Central Cable Beach
Maury Roberts Duty-Free Duty Free Store -- Downtown Nassau
Pure Caribbean Gift and Souvenir Shops -- Downtown Nassau
Sammy's Liquors Duty Free Store -- 4.1 mi. South West of Central Cable Beach
Shelly's Personalized Gifts Gift and Souvenir Shops (242) 394-6601 2.0 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Nassau
Suntime Sunglasses Shop (242) 677-9434 2.0 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Nassau
Todhunter Mitchell Duty-Free Duty Free Store -- Downtown Nassau

Specialty Shops

One of the area's more interesting specialty retailers is Vincent D'Aguilar Art Foundation. This venue is located within downtown Nassau. With hopes of honoring and promoting the works of Bahamian artists, collector Vincent D'Anguilar set up a foundation and gallery where locals and visitors can explore the pieced on display a well as learn about the creators and art as a whole. You will be able to find them on Virginia Street.

Another good option is Aitken Imaging: Photography, Sign Shop and Frame Art, which is located 1.6 mi. (2.5 km) to the southeast of Vincent D'Aguilar Art Foundation. Aitken Imaging is a Bahamian-owned provider of auto wraps, banners, decals and signs, as well as professional photography. Utilize any of their services to help maximize your company's publicity. Mr. Andrew Aitken is a photographer and runs the photography and frame art business; the sign shop is run by his son, Drew, and his son Troy is also a photographer. You will be able to find them at 17 Madeira Street.

Airbrush Junkies: Regular operating hours are from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 1:00 to 9:00 p.m. The property is located on Marathon Road.

The table directly below provides a few details regarding the specialty shops on New Providence Island.

Specialty Shops On New Providence Island
Name Type Phone Location
Airbrush Junkies Art Gallery (242) 394-1003 2.0 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Nassau
Aitken Imaging: Photography, Sign Shop and Frame Art Art Gallery (242) 325-1771 1.2 mi. Southeast of Downtown Nassau
Antonius Roberts Studio and Gallery Art Gallery (242) 327-7562 Downtown Nassau
Cartier Boutique Jewelry Store (242) 302-2882 Downtown Nassau
Coin Of The Realm Coin Shop (242) 322-4862 Downtown Nassau
Colombian Emeralds Bay Street East Jewelry Store (242) 326-4745 Downtown Nassau
Colombian Emeralds Bay Street West Jewelry Store (242) 326-4745 Downtown Nassau
Colombian Emeralds Paradise Island Jewelry Store (242) 363-0347 1.5 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Nassau
Cultural Gallery And Studio Art Gallery -- Downtown Nassau
Diamonds International Jewelry Store -- Downtown Nassau
Diamonds International Bay Street East Jewelry Store (242) 322-1851 Downtown Nassau
Doongalik Art Gallery (242) 394-1886 1.5 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Nassau
Effy Jewelers Frederick Street Jewelry Store (242) 326-5931 Downtown Nassau
Goldie's Jewellers Jewelry Store 322-5013 Nassau
Graycliff Cigar Company Tobacconist and Cigar Shop (242) 302-9150 Downtown Nassau
Havana Humidor Tobacconist and Cigar Shop (242) 363-5809 1.3 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Nassau
Hoffersport Sporting Goods Store (242) 322-8537 Nassau
Morley's Art Studio & Gallery Art Gallery 361-6006 Nassau
New Providence Art & Antiques Art Gallery -- Nassau
Vincent D'Aguilar Art Foundation Art Gallery (242) 325-1957 Downtown Nassau

Clothing and Apparel

Looking for clothing? Consider dropping by Del Sol Nassau -- it's found within downtown Nassau. Del Sol sells mainly T-Shirts and hats that color themselves in when they are in direct sun light. These offerings come in black and white prints of such pictures as butterflies, ninjas, dragons, and tropical scenery. They're on Bay Street.

Another good option is Cariloha Nassau -- which is located just a few steps away from Del Sol Nassau. Step into this unique boutique where all the clothes are made out of bamboo! This material is softer and cooler to wear than traditional cotton, making incredibly comfortable, especially in the hot Caribbean sun. You can find them at 29 Bay Street.

Another clothing store is Piraña Joe. There's something wild about each piece of clothing and accessory you purchase from Pirana Joe -- quite like the company's owners who thrive on adventure and the outdoors. Stop in and take a shop on the wild side. You can reach them at (242) 326-8856.

The chart below offers more details regarding the apparel shops located on New Providence Island.

Clothing and Apparel On New Providence Island
Name Type Phone Location
Adam & Eve Women's Clothing and Accessories Store 394-5767 1.8 mi. East of Downtown Nassau
Bijoux Terner Boutique (242) 393-5560 2.0 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Nassau
Cariloha Nassau Boutique (305) 677-9587 Downtown Nassau
Del Sol Nassau T-Shirt Shop (305) 677-9587 Downtown Nassau
Escape at the Cove Boutique (242) 363-3000 1.2 mi. Northeast of Downtown Nassau
Fashion Hall Women's Clothing and Accessories Store (242) 393-4807 2.0 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Nassau
Fendi Store Clothing Accessory and Handbag Store (242) 322-6300 Downtown Nassau
Glamour Girls Boutique (242) 394-5516 2.0 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Nassau
Gucci Store Atlantis Clothing Accessory and Handbag Store (242) 363-5823 1.2 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Nassau
Gucci Store Nassau Clothing Accessory and Handbag Store (242) 325-0561 Downtown Nassau
John Bull Marathon Men's Clothing Store (242) 393-4406 2.0 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Nassau
John's Shoe Store Shoe Store (242) 361-6876 Nassau
Piraña Joe T-Shirt Shop (242) 326-8856 1.5 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Nassau
Rachel's Boutique Boutique 325-4415 Nassau
Ross Department Store 323-2009 Nassau
Sports Centre Nassau Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store (242) 393-7979 2.0 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Nassau
Sports Centre Paradise Island Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store (242) 394-7660 1.8 mi. East of Downtown Nassau
Suntime Sunglasses Shop (242) 677-9434 2.0 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Nassau
The Athlete's Foot Swimwear, Beachwear and Sportswear Store (242) 394-6905 2.0 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Nassau
The Bag Lady Clothing Accessory and Handbag Store (242) 394-4314 2.0 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Nassau

Food and Grocery

Need to pick up some food supplies? Burn's Liquor Store is located in Nassau, New Providence Island. Browse the incredible selection from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. You can find them on Marathon Road.

Another place to consider is Island Wines & Spirits, which is located mi. ( km) from Burn's Liquor Store. Stock up on wine a spirits for your event, for provisioning needs, or just to keep on hand for when you are in need. The more you buy, the ore you save. Visitors will find them on Mackey Street.

Tortuga Rum Cakes: In addition to rum cakes, this location sells chocolates, coffees, and other gifts. Visitors can call them at (242) 326-1680.

Be sure to look at this table for more information.

Food and Grocery Stores On New Providence Island
Name Type Phone Location
Archer's Bakery & Deli Bakery (242) 341-4393 Nassau
Burn's Liquor Store Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (242) 394-6792 2.0 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Nassau
Cable Beach Liquor Store Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store 327-8686 Nassau, Eastern part of New Providence Island
Captain's Cabin Liquor Store Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (242) 393-2812 Nassau
Centerville Food Market Grocery Store 322-1852 Nassau
General Nutrition Center Nutrition and Body Care Store (242) 394-2180 2.0 mi. South-Southeast of Downtown Nassau
Gourmet Market Grocery Store 327-1067 Nassau
Harding's Food Store Grocery Store 393-6423 Nassau
Island Wines & Spirits Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store 394-0632 Nassau
Liquid Courage Beer, Wine, and Liquor Store (242) 327-2202 0.7 mi. West of Central Cable Beach
Mystical Nutrition Center Nutrition and Body Care Store 322-3814 Nassau
New Swiss Pastry Shop Bakery (242) 394-7283 Nassau
Original Swiss Sweet Shop Bakery (242) 327-5836 0.2 mi. East-Southeast of Central Cable Beach
Purity Bakery Bakery (242) 302-3000 Nassau
Tortuga Rum Cakes Bakery (242) 326-1680 1.5 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Nassau
 

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