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How far is the straw market from Atlantis?

 

Is a taxi required?

 

What about going there after 6 pm, is it safe?

 

Straw Market closes around 5pm .. it's safe while it's open.

 

Taxi from Downtown straw Market to Atlantis is about $5pp. ($10 base rate) plus $1 toll.

 

You need either a cab or a ferrie to get to Atlantis.. it's on Paradise Island.

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I was just wondering about it being safe? what all do you mean like what happens there after it closes lol?:confused:

 

Once the market is closed, most of the town is closed as well. with the exception of a few bars, restaurants and clubs. Walking around a desolate town is not safe at night.

 

Stay where there is action.

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Or u could try the Bahamas Craft Center on paradise island & much cleaner/nicer than straw market, u will find the same goods & even more variety of goods than straw market downtown. u can walk from atlantis, near scotia bank.

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Or u could try the Bahamas Craft Center on paradise island & much cleaner/nicer than straw market, u will find the same goods & even more variety of goods than straw market downtown. u can walk from atlantis, near scotia bank.

 

The Craft Center closes at 5pm as well.

Yes, they have most of the same stuff. but the downtown Market has more "crafts' - wood carvers, artists etc.

 

Downtown is also a few dollars cheaper for standard things like t shirts, sundresses and caps.

 

Either would suffice.. during the daytime hours.

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The Craft Center closes at 5pm as well.

Yes, they have most of the same stuff. but the downtown Market has more "crafts' - wood carvers, artists etc.

 

Downtown is also a few dollars cheaper for standard things like t shirts, sundresses and caps.

 

Either would suffice.. during the daytime hours.

 

 

Thanks for the info. According to Frommer's Caribbean Ports of Call book, the items at the Straw Market are mostly from Asia, and not that great. I think we'll head to the Craft Center instead.

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Thanks for the info. According to Frommer's Caribbean Ports of Call book, the items at the Straw Market are mostly from Asia, and not that great. I think we'll head to the Craft Center instead.

Craft Center has the exact same merchandise. You just have to look thru and see what looks like real bahamian crafts and what's not. Straw market at least has the wood carvers and local artists.

 

you're better off going to the Plait Lady.. on East Bay Street.. all authentic bags, mats, jugs, etc.

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Craft Center has the exact same merchandise. You just have to look thru and see what looks like real bahamian crafts and what's not. Straw market at least has the wood carvers and local artists.

 

you're better off going to the Plait Lady.. on East Bay Street.. all authentic bags, mats, jugs, etc.

 

Thanks for the info, esp about the authentic bags at Plait Lady. I am a total purse/bag junkie!:D

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Can you walk from the pier to the Straw Market and Bay Street?

 

And what is the Plait lady?

 

 

Yes, you can walk from the pier to the Straw market, It's just at the end of the wharf.

 

As for the Plait Lady.. It's a shop with authentic bahamian crafts and bags..

The original on East Bay Street and Victoria Street is the best location, but Marina Village at Atlantis has another location.

Plait Lady has straw bags, mats, hats, buckets, coaster and tons of other authentic straw.. they also carry other locally made crafts, pottery etc.

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Yes, you can walk from the pier to the Straw market, It's just at the end of the wharf.

 

As for the Plait Lady.. It's a shop with authentic bahamian crafts and bags..

The original on East Bay Street and Victoria Street is the best location, but Marina Village at Atlantis has another location.

Plait Lady has straw bags, mats, hats, buckets, coaster and tons of other authentic straw.. they also carry other locally made crafts, pottery etc.

 

Thanks Scubagirl...Is Bay Street by the Straw market?

 

A friend of ours will be at the Atlantis and wants to meet us in town for a drink...Stupid question...Is Bay Street town? and where can you suggest we meet up for a drink or two

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