Shopping in Nassau, Nassau (Self Guided)

Nassau, the capital city of Bahamas, offers a diverse shopping experience. Visitors will find both international and local brands, as well as national goods in the downtown or historical districs. This is the place to buy unique Nassau gifts, art, antiques, and clothes made by local designers.
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Shopping in Nassau Map

Guide Name: Shopping in Nassau
Guide Location: Bahamas » Nassau (See other walking tours in Nassau)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 km
Author: vickyc
Plait Lady

1) Plait Lady

The Plait Lady showcases many local artists from the Bahamas islands. Plait Lady is a large store that sells handmade Bahamian items, including a huge assortment of straw works. Only the best original artistry of the Bahamas is offered here.

Operation hours: Monday - Thursday: 9 am - 5 pm; Friday, Saturday: 9 am - 5:30 pm
Nassau Arcade

2) Nassau Arcade

Nassau Arcade is located on the famous Bay Street. Several small shops are located inside the arcade, including the Bahamas' Anglo-American bookstore. Another shop of interest is the Arcade Liquor Store where tourists may indulge in various kinds of liquors at affordable rates.

Operation hours: Monday - Saturday: 9 am - 6 pm; Sunday: 9 am - 3 pm
Rawson Square Shops

3) Rawson Square Shops

Rawson Square is situated in downtown Nassau. The square features a colorful array of different Bahamas shops that sell everything Bahamas for tourists. If you are looking for crafts, local designer clothes, or other local goods, make sure you stop by Rawson Square.
Brass & Leather

4) Brass & Leather

Brass & Leather Shop, another store situated in downtown Nassau, offers a wide variety of goods made from leather - such as different bags, wells, shoes, and belts. One of the brands, Land, is very trendy and popular in the Bahamas. The shop is large and thus prime for a very comfortable shopping experience.
The Perfume Shop & The Beauty Spot

5) The Perfume Shop & The Beauty Spot

The Perfume Shop is located in the historical center of Nassau. The store is one of the best of its kind, advertising perfume for both women and men. The Perfume Shop & The Beauty Spot also sells cosmetics from the most popular brands and employee experienced makeup artists that can help you to choose the most appropriate tone.
Straw Market

6) Straw Market

The Straw Market in Nassau is a very popular venue for local souvenirs and crafts. The market attracts a lot of tourists as one will not grow bored with the plethora of straw items such as dolls, hats, baskets, and bags. You will also find handicraft wooden items, masks, statues, jewelry, sea shells, and many other objects of value here.

Walking Tours in Nassau, Bahamas

Create Your Own Walk in Nassau

Create Your Own Walk in Nassau

Creating your own self-guided walk in Nassau is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Museums & Art Galleries in Nassau

Museums & Art Galleries in Nassau

Nassau is the capital of Bahamas and therefore offers several museums and art galleries for tourists to visit. The art work reflects the history, culture and the local way of life. As with many cities set on an island in the ocean, one of the most popular museums is the Pirates Museum. Nassau also provides a plethora of other outstanding museums such as the Museum of Art and Historical Museum.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Nassau – capital of the Bahamas – is a popular cruise-ship destination, renowned for its natural and man-made attractions. Apart from the beaches and colorful marine life, the city's other main lure is eventful history reflected in a number of typical pastel-colored British colonial buildings, such as the pink-hued Government House, the Pirates of Nassau Museum and others. To find out...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Nassau for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Nassau has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Nassau, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.