12 Best Places to Shop in Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

Glassblower Shop

Fodor's choice

Master artisan Sidney Pratt creates his incredibly beautiful blown-glass masterpieces inside this small freestanding shop. Order your name in glass or ask him to make whatever it is you want if you don't see it in the store.

Sun & Sea Outfitters at UNEXSO

Fodor's choice

This retail shop at UNEXSO offers the biggest shopping selection in Lucaya. Here you'll find water-sports equipment, toys, jewelry and accessories, home decor, brand-name apparel, and swimsuits for both men and women. Walk along the marina to enter poolside or at the front of the UNEXSO building.

Arawak Crafts Centre

This collection of 27 small shops and booths on the west side of the Port Lucaya Marketplace is comprised of individual Bahamian artisans, each selling unique arts and homemade handicrafts, many customized on request. Items for sale include seashell ornaments, candles, soaps, straw goods, dolls, and more.

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Bandolera sells European-style women's fashions and accessories from designers such as Joseph Ribkoff. Find that perfect little chic dress and everything from casual wear to gowns.

Port Lucaya Marketplace, Bahamas

Colombian Emeralds International

Shop here for beautiful Colombian emeralds and other precious gemstone jewelry. They also stock a selection of crystal items.

Freeport Jewellers

This jeweler caters to locals and visitors alike with watches, heavy gold and silver chains, pretty larimar stone pieces, and unique sea charms like conch shell jewelry. It also sells cigars, crystal, and Swiss-brand watches.

IIWII (It Is What It Is)

This gallery showcases owner Matthew Wildgoose's paintings as well as the works of other local artists. It's also a spot to embrace your own inner Picasso under the guidance of Wildgoose by taking an art class, workshop, or a fun sip-and-paint session.

Two doors down from Bahama Mama's, Bahamas
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Leo's Art Gallery

This storefront serves as both studio and showroom for famed local artist Leo Brown. Each of his expressive Haitian-style paintings and colorful Bahamian impressionist pieces has its own story. This place is worth a visit just to meet the charming Leo and witness his inspiring work and creativity.

Port Lucaya Marketplace, Bahamas
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Photo Specialist

Head here for photo and video equipment, memory cards, rechargeable batteries, cell-phone chargers, and any other electronic accessory you may have forgotten to bring with you.

Port Lucaya Marketplace

This quaint harborside shopping, dining, and entertainment village is one of the liveliest locales on the island. New owners have pumped lots of money into ongoing renovations and new shops, and restaurants continue to pop up, including a chocolate factory and a coffee shop. There's also an extensive straw market and 20-plus local crafts vendors. Live music and entertainment bring the center bandstand to life on weekend nights, and additional entertainment is brought along on busy cruise ship days.

Port Lucaya Straw Markets

Come to this collection of wooden stalls at the Port Lucaya Marketplace's east and west ends to bargain for straw goods, T-shirts, and souvenirs.

Unusual Center

Unusual Center carries eel-skin leather, peacock-feather goods, high-end bags, luggage, and jewelry.

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