Bahamas: Shopping Holiday
29 islands against a backdrop of blue
In the Bahamas, a shopping holiday is generally divided between high priced boutiques, tourist souvenir shops and local craft markets. A Bahamas shopping holiday should include Bay Street in Nassau, the major center for upscale shopping, with its high price boutiques featuring names like Gucci and Fendi amongst tourist shops and nice restaurants. Bahamian straw markets are where you find local crafts such as hats, bags and woodwork, as well as treats like guava jelly. Be prepared to bargain on your Bahamas shopping holiday when you visit a straw market. The Atlantis Resort on Paradise island offers larger stores with wide selections, while the International Bazaar in Freeport on Grand Bahama is an exciting maze of shops, cafes and vendors in the center of town. One advantage for holiday shoppers in the Bahamas is that there is no sales tax, just a flat $15 (11€) departure tax.