In 1992, the Government of The Bahamas removed the import duty on 11 categories of luxury goods. Perfumes and fragrances, crystal, leather goods, jewelry, fine linens and tablecloths, watches and clocks, photographic equipment, china, binoculars, and telescopes are all duty free.
Port Lucaya Marketplace is Grand Bahama’s main shopping district. You’ll find dozens of specialty boutiques, restaurants, entertainment and much more. The Count Basie Square at Port Lucaya offers live evening entertainment after a long day of shopping.
The art of straw work is one of the oldest industries in The Bahamas. Beginning in the 1700′s, straw creations flourished with the rise of the tourism industry on in The Bahamas. Nowadays, there are many unique straw, wood and shell creations to purchase. Take a peek and discover many locally handcrafted items such as baskets, hats and mats and other beautiful souvenirs.
Local Bahamian shops are full of beautifully handcrafted items that make for an ideal island gift and souvenir. All products that bare the “Authentically Bahamian” brand are evaluated by The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism. The Authentically Bahamian department ensures that all items are handmade locally in The Bahamas.