Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Destinations > Caribbean & Panama Canal
Register Forgot Password?

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old December 7th, 2004, 04:20 PM
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 89
Default any good buys in Nassau?

Going in March and wondered if there are any great buys to look for in Nassau? Also going to Key West, any great stores?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old December 8th, 2004, 09:16 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Palmer, Massachusetts
Posts: 12,716
Default Re: any good buys in Nassau?

if you want a shopping experience in Nassau then you should go to the Straw Market.
Nassau is known for its woven wares.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old December 11th, 2004, 09:17 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 3
Default Re: any good buys in Nassau?

In Key West, the further up Duval street you go, away from Mallory Square, the better the shopping is. More little boutiques that are less touristy and more local/unique artists. Also a few outlet stores, e.g. Coach has an outlet store in KW. Like any outlet, sometimes they have great stuff, sometimes not so much, but worth a visit.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old December 14th, 2004, 07:58 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 825
Default Re: any good buys in Nassau?

Key West has a few stores youll find in other ports (Little Switzerland, Del Sol-color changing stuff, etc). There are also many fun and whimsical places as well. If you have pets, the Blue Cat has some fun stuff (there are many stores catering to cats thanks to Hemingway). Its in a little mall next to the aquarium. Theres also some sponge/shell stores in the little open market area of Mallory Square. For some different jewelry I head to Whitfield Jack's. Ive bought several items from him. The stuff in the store is not real-he will custom make your items and ship them to you in a few weeks. He has a website if you want a preview of the items. Next door to him is a great little Key Lime Store (cant recall the name though Kermit is the owner). Tons of key lime items are available-candy, pie, juice, sauces, etc. Theres Margaritaville down on Duval (not a short walk) if youre into Jimmy Buffet. Theres also a Birkenstock store that way (if its still there). Also, there are some great restaurants. Just ask the locals and they will steer you to some great places (some off the beaten path)!


AHC-Hawaiian Islands
PCL-Caribbean, Alaska, Panama Canal
12/02 RCI-Enchantment-Western Caribbean
12/03 RCI-Navigator-Western Caribbean
12/04 RCI-Mariner-Eastern Caribbean
12/05 RCI-Brilliance-Panama Canal
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old December 18th, 2004, 11:15 PM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 136
Default Re: any good buys in Nassau?

i've been to nassau twice - once on a disney cruise and once on an rccl cruise. the silver is usually pretty good and my mom and i have always left the island with quite a large amount of silver jewelry for decent prices.
Reply With Quote


buys, good, nassau

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MUST BUYS = MUST SEES??? KODI Shopping! 0 January 29th, 2007 06:49 AM
jewelry buys in cozumel Ann Caribbean & Panama Canal 4 December 8th, 2004 09:10 AM
Best Jewelry buys Christina M Princess Cruise Lines 2 September 23rd, 2004 07:54 AM
best buys!!! terry kopple Shopping! 4 March 25th, 2004 12:12 PM
Costa buys Westerdam nick87 Costa 1 December 7th, 2000 04:40 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:42 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1