Shopping in Bahamas is distinctively authentic as one gets to experience the Bahamian items that reflect the heritage, the creativity, the passion. Grand Bahama has huge shopping centres filled with retail shops, straw vendors, hair braiders and artisans. And The Out Islands also have an assortment of stores, offering local crafts and jewellery.The straw market in Nassau is a must visit place for shopping and can be reached by surface taxi or water taxi. The water taxi is a true Bahamian experience that leaves from the quay just below the Paradise Island Bridge and arrives at the straw market. Bargain until you get your best deal on a whole host of different items, including such things as beach towels, wicker baskets, clothing, and etcetera.