Straw Market Nassau

Why go around the island looking for scattered vendors when you can go to the place where they congregate? The Straw Market is where you will find stalls and stalls of locals selling their products.

The Straw Market stems from the Bahama;'s history. Originally, around the early 1940's, the craft and skills of braiding, weaving and plaiting were useful for weaving baskets for carrying fruit and fishing traps. But after the end of World War II, North Americans began visiting the Bahamas and straw craft souvenirs became popular.

You will be able to find nearly any hand made product here from baskets, to clothes and blankets, to toys, and other souvenirs. There are thousands of items to choose from and locals and visitors alike enjoy the bustle of activity up and down the street. Hundreds of vendors bargain with buyers every day.

Bands also play music in the afternoons.

Getting There

Located near the center of downtown Nassau, Straw Market Nassau invites vacationers who are exploring and browsing shops in this neighborhood. Regardless of whether you're staying in this location, you should consider stopping by.

What's Nearby

If you can't find whatever you are looking for at Straw Market Nassau, you will also be able to try a few additional miscellaneous retail options nearby. Read through the table below to find out more about some examples of other shopping opportunities just a short distance from Straw Market Nassau,

Other Shopping Nearby
Name Type Distance Direction
Marina Village Shopping Center 1.5 mi. East
Piraña Joe T-Shirt Shop 1.5 mi. East
Doongalik Art Gallery 1.5 mi. East
Escape at the Cove Boutique 1.3 mi. East-Northeast
Tortuga Rum Cakes Bakery 1.5 mi. East

Outside of shopping, you'll discover at least a couple of landmarks you might have fun visiting while you are in downtown Nassau. If visiting a historical site sounds interesting, plan on spending some time at Cloisters. Or, if you would rather check out a lighthouse, consider Paradise Island Lighthouse. When the time comes, you'll find a good availability of restaurants in this area.


The Straw Market is open from 8:00 am until 8:00 pm everyday.


If you like to haggle, the Straw Market can be a fun place for you as you can try to get vendors to give you an amazing deal.

Contact Information

Location: Woodes Rogers Walk, downtown Nassau, New Providence




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