The very best of the islands, and their most exquisite and memorable moments, are always at guests’ fingertips. There are endless things to do in the Bahamas. Pristine sand bars, vibrant reefs, deserted cays, cultural landmarks, and artistic enclaves are all just a short ride away.
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Amid the high-end shops of Nassau’s Bay Street, the world-famous Straw Market presents a plethora of handmade Bahamian crafts, gifts and souvenirs. From hand-woven straw hats, bags, mats and dolls to conch shell jewelry and wood carvings, the market’s treasures are reasonably priced, especially if you’re up to negotiating.Bay Street
Set in the heart of Nassau, Bay Street is the island’s premier shopping mecca. The main street is also The Bahamas’ oldest thoroughfare and a superb place to connect with the island’s rich heritage through its colonial architecture. Lining both sides of the street, the colorful buildings house a mix of duty-free shops, local boutiques, luxury purveyors, restaurants and tourist attractions.Craft Cottage Bahamas
Nestled within the grounds of the Doongalik Studios Art Gallery in Nassau, Craft Cottage Bahamas is a charming and intimate shared work space for a variety of Bahamian artists. Drop by, and you’re likely to meet one of the artists in person. You’ll also find an impressive array of locally handcrafted jewelry, painted glass, straw bags, accessories, homemade soaps and bath products.