Best Shops and Shopping
in Nassau Cruise Port

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The Top Shops for Cruise Travelers to Nassau
- Breitling, Cartier, Colombian Emeralds, Effy, Gucci, John Bull and more ...

By: Editor-in-Chief   |  Date - December 20, 2017

Overview

Nassau is one of the top shopping paradises for cruise passengers looking for bargains and duty free goods like jewlery, watches and accessories. Although Atlantis has quite a few high-end shops, the best are on Bay Street where you will find boutiques like Breitling, Cartier, David Yurman, Fendi, TAG Heuer or Rolex; and the top brands and labels in stores such as Colombian Emeralds, Diamonds International, Effy Jewelry, Sophia Fiori, John Bull, Little Switzerland, Quantum or Bacardi.

VAT - Since January 2015, 7.5% VAT (Value Added Tax) has been mandatory but cruise ship passengers like any other visitor, enjoy a Zero-Rated VAT on purchases above $25.00 - clothes are VAT-free on purchases above $100.00. Most shops display signs stating "Authorized Tax and Duty-Free Goods"..


Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday - between 9:00am and 5:00pm. And on Sundays when and if cruise ships are in port.


Top Shops- A to Z

Breitling

One of the top Swiss watchmakers specializing in technical timepieces. The mechanical chronograph movement is renowned for precision. The elegant style with large faces is designed for readability in its two main markets - diving and aviation - and includes famous models like Avenger, Navitimer, Superocean or the Transocean Chronograph GMT.

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Breitling - Nassau

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WHERE Downtown
What: Watches
Address: Bay Street (across from Prince George Plaza)
When: Everyday - morning and afternoon until cruise ships sail.
Website: www.breitling.com
Phone: (242) 326-8939

Cartier
French Luxury

Cartier is a French luxury jeweler and watch manufacturer with two locations in Nassau - one downtown on Bay Street and another in the Crystal Court of the Atlantis Resort. The company has a long and distinguished history of serving royalty, as well as stars and celebrities. A pioneer in European luxury watch making, Cartier was at the source of some of the very first wristwatches. The brand is proud of its technical excellence and upholds its reputation as a master watchmaker.

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Cartier - Nassau

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WHERE Downtown and Atlantis
What: Jewelry, watches, china, sunglasses, fragrances, handbags, crocodile belts, silk scarves, and gift items
Address: 284 Bay Street and Crystal Court
When: Everyday - morning and afternoon until cruise ships sail.
Website: www.cartier.com
Phone: (242) 322-4391

Colombian Emeralds

Although sometimes poorly rated for their lack of after-sales and customer service, Colombian Emeralds is the top specialist for this famous green gemstone in St. Thomas. Besides emeralds the cruise ship passenger will also find jewelry brands like Charriol, Damiani, Lauren G Adams or Quattour; and watches like Shinola, TagHeur, Philip Stein, Bulova, Raymond Weil.

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Colombian Emeralds - Nassau

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WHERE Downtown
What: Emeralds, diamonds, sapphires, pearls, tanzanite, designers watches and jewelry brands.
Brands: Bulova, Citizen, Lauren G Adams, Mark Henry, Marahlago, Tissot
Address: Bay Street
Open: Everyday - morning and afternoon until cruise ships sail.
Website: www.colombianemeralds.com
Phone: (242) 326-4745

David Yurman

David Yurman is a privately held high-end American designer jewelry company known for its signature cable bracelet—a twisted helix adorned with gemstones on its finial ends.

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David Yurman - Nassau

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WHERE Downtwon
What: Jewelry, Watches, Leather Goods, Perfume
Address: Bay Street
Open: Everyday - morning and afternoon until cruise ships sail.
Website: www.davidyurman.com
Phone: (242) 302-2800

Diamonds International

The largest duty-free jewelers in the Caribbean, Diamonds International has two shops in Nassau - one at the east end of Bay street and another at the west end of this street. The shops have a very large selection of diamonds, offering the possibility of upgrades, but also all other gemstones. The cruise passenger can select a stone, choose a mounting and pick it up before sailing. Crown of Light, Hearts On Fire and Forevermark are three of the many collections on offer.

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Diamonds International - Nassau

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WHERE Downtown
What: Diamonds and Gemstones
Brands: Crown of Light, Hearts On Fire and Forevermark
Address: Bay Street
When: Everyday - morning and afternoon until cruise ships sail.
Website: www.diamondsinternational.com
Phone: (242) 322-1851

Diamonds International Watch

The shop by Diamonds International dedicated exclusively to watches and time pieces, next to the one dedicated to diamond and gemstones. It has a large selection of designer watches and the most well known brands like Hamilton, Movado, Philip Stein, Audemars Piguet, Girard-Perregaux, Corum, Ernst Benz, Zenith and Longines.

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DI Watch - Nassau

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WHERE Downtown
What: Watches and Time Pieces
Brands: Movado, Philip Stein, Audemars Piguet, Girard-Perregaux, Corum, Ernst Benz, Zenith and Longines.
Address: 243 Bay Street
Open: Everyday - morning and afternoon until cruise ships sail.
Website: www.diamondsinternational.com
Phone: (242) 323-4054

Effy Jewelry

Effy has become ubiquitous in the Caribbean with its inspired and impressive designs. Family owned and New York based, Effy jewelry includes a lifetime warranty and US based customer service center. Amongst other brands, the cruise ship passengers should look for DiVersa, an original changeable jewelry. Effy has two shops on Bay Street

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Effy Jewelry - Nassau

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WHERE Downtown
What: Original designed jewelry
Collections: Gemma Collection Rings, DiVersa, Signature Collection Panther Ring.
Address: Baker Building and International Bazaar Bay Street
When: Everyday - morning and afternoon until cruise ships sail.
Website: www.effyjewelry.com
Phone: (242) 326-5931

Gucci Boutique
Italian Fashion

Founded by Guccio Gucci in Florence in 1906, Gucci is an Italian iconic fashion and leather goods label. Gucci is considered one of the most famous, prestigious, and easily recognizable fashion brands in the world. The name Gucci conjures a vibe of exclusivity and prestige, an Italian brand of quality. As one of the world’s leading purveyors of personal luxury goods, Gucci stands for more than just fine quality shoes or suits. The Gucci Group is now a multi-brand conglomerate, with a collection of high fashion brands like Balenciaga, Stella McCartney, Boucheron, YSL, YSL Beauté and more.

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Gucci - Nassau

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WHERE Downtown
What: Watches, clocks, leather goods, accessories and shoes, designer wear, perfume
Address: Bank Lane and Bay Street
When: Everyday - morning and afternoon until cruise ships sail.
Website: www.gucci.com
Phone: (242) 325-0561

John Bull

This one of the best shops in all the Caribbean Islands representing over 200 of the most well-known luxury brands distributed into 6 different departments - leather, perfume, cosmetics, jewelry, timepieces and cameras. Here, the cruise ship passenger will literally find all you would expect on offer at duty free prices. John Bull is the official Rolex retailer and has an exclusive Cartier Boutique adjacent to the main entrance.

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John Bull - Nassau

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WHERE Downtown, Marina Village and Crystal Court on Atlantis Resort
What: Jewelry, timepieces, cameras, perfume, cosmetics and leather
Brands: Bulgari, Panerai, Movado, Breitling, TAG Heuer, Tiffany & Co., Mikimoto, Michael Kors, and Coach.
Address: 284 Bay Street
Open: Everyday - morning and afternoon until cruise ships sail.
Website: www.johnbull.com
Phone: 241 302 2800

Little Switzerland

One of the top shops in the Caribbean with over 25 stores in the islands, it showcases a diversity of collections of jewelry, watches and accessories. Its in-store brand boutiques include the Breitling Boutique but you will also find designer brands like Tag Heuer, David Yurman, Roberto Coin, Tiffany, Movado, John Hardy, Chopard or Cartier.

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Little Switzerland - Nassau

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WHERE Downtown
What: Jewelry, watches and accessories
Brands: Alex and Ani, John Hardy, Roberto Coin, Mikimoto, Omega, Tory Burch and Ippolita.
Address: Bay Street
When: Everyday - morning and afternoon until cruise ships sail.
Website: www.littleswitzerland.com
Phone: (242) 322-8522

Quantum

If the cruise ship passenger is looking for a Time-Piece (not just a good watch) this is the boutique to go. Quantum has an impressive selection of the best fine watches and is the exclusive agent for brands such as IWC, Vacheron Constantin, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Mont Blanc, and Dior. Take your time in the VIP lounge and let the excellent experts guide you through the amazing world of Limited-Edition Watches. And while perusing don't miss the Jewelry by Piaget and writing instruments by Mont Blanc.

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Quantum - Nassau

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WHERE Downtown
What: Time Pieces and fine watches
Brands: Dior, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Mont Blanc, Piaget, and Vacheron Constantin.
Address: Bay Street
When: Everyday - morning and afternoon until cruise ships sail.
Website: Facebook Page
Phone: (242) 328-5005

TAG Heuer Boutique

Known for the pursuit of high precision and top quality fine watches, TAG Heuer is a major brand that the cruise ship passenger should look into if shopping for a time piece. The boutique on Bay Street also displays an eyewear collection and lifestyle leather accessories like cufflinks, rings, bracelets, belts, jackets, bags or wallets.

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TAG Heuer - Nassau

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WHERE Downtown
What: Watches and Time Pieces; Leather accessories, sunglasses and jackets.
Address: 324 Bay Street
Open: Everyday - morning and afternoon until cruise ships sail.
Website: www.tagheuer.com
Phone: 242 376 4053

Bacardi

Besides all variation of the Bacardi Rum label, the cruise traveler will find in this brand store, labels and spirits like Grey Goose Vodka, Bombay Saphire Gin, Scotch Whisky, Cazadores and Patron Tequilas and Leblon Cachaça. On the second floor, the Roof Top Bar with a veranda is a great place for a rest and people watching.

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Bacardi - Nassau

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WHERE: On the left side of the cruise port, at the junction of Bay Street and East Street.
What:The best place in Nassau for premium spirits and Rum, in particular.

Marina Village

At the Marina Village of Atlantis the cruise ship passenger will find some of the shops that have their main store on Bay street - names like Colombian Emeralds International, John Bull, Park Lane Jewelers, Carlo Milano, Diamond Center, Pirana Joe and Tortuga Rum Cakes. But also some that are only to be found at the Marina Village like Calypso Carousel, Dooney & Bourke, The Plait Lady or the Doongalik Art Gallery. For a coffee, snack or lunch, the cruise ship passenger can choose from places like Johnny Rockets, Starbucks, Ben and Jerry's ice cream or restaurants such as the SeaFire Steakhouse, Carmine’s and Café Martinique’s.

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Marina Village in Atlantis - Nassau

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WHEREIn the Atlantis Resort - the major public, open area. Atlantis is located on Paradise Island, 2 miles from the Cruise Port.
What:Shops, Restaurants, Coffee Houses, Art Gallery.
Open Hours:Everyday from 9 AM to 11PM.
Website: www.atlantisbahamas.com

Crystal Court

Between the Casino and the Coral Towers in Atlantis the Crystal Cove is a small shopping mall featuring the high-end designer boutiques - women’s and men’s fashion brands like Cartier, Gucci, Ferragamo, Bulgari, Versace, Lalique, Faconable, Amici, Cole’s of Nassau, Michael Kors, Gucci, David Yurman.

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Crystal Court - Nassau

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WHEREIn the Atlantis Resort - the major public, open area. Atlantis is located on Paradise Island, 2 miles from the Cruise Port.
What:High End Fashion Labels.
Open Hours:Everyday from 10 AM to 11PM.
Website: www.atlantisbahamas.com

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Bay Street

Balmain Antiques

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Located on the second floor of the Mason's Building, Balmain has of the best collections of antiques, maps, prints and military memorabilia.
Address: 308 Bay Street

Cariloha

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Cariloha offers a wide range of Bamboo Clothes (cool and anti-bacterial), bedding and bath goods.
Address: Bay Street.

Coach

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The shop of the modern luxury leatherwear designers from New York with the latest collections of handbags, shoes and accessories.
Address: 303 Bay Street
Website: www.coach.com

Coin Of The Realm

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Exclusive lines like Thomas Sabo watches, the exquisitely set conch pearl by Frieden and treasure coins from the Bahamas, Roman and Greek
Address: Charlotte Street
Website: www.coinrealm.com

The Cosmetic Boutique

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Like other shops in Nassau, The Cosmetic Boutique is a branch of John Bull in this case exclusively dedicated to the best labels of makeup, skincare and fragrances
Address: 284 Bay Street.

Fendi

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Fendi started in 1918 as a fur and leather shop in Rome, and today is a multinational luxury goods brand with Karl Lagerfeld as the creative director. It is an Italian fashion house best known for its "baguette" handbags.
Address: Bay Street

Milano Diamond Gallery

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Milano promotes itself as offering affordable, big-look, diamonds. But it also displays exclusives like the Unity Collection and features Le Vian Chocolate Diamonds, Dancing Diamonds and the Emeryl Jewelstone. The cruise ship passenger will also find the Mark Henry boutique displaying unique designs with Alexandrite - the phenomenal GIA certified changing color gemstone.
Address: Bay Street

Ole Nassau

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This is one of the best shops to buy gifts, souvenirs but above all duty free liquor and tobacco (including Cuban cigars)
Address: Bay Street.

Perfume Bar

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A shop to have a look for the best-known labels of fragrances.
Address: Bay Street.

Rolex Boutique

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Since Rolex created pioneering watches like the first waterproof wristwatch, the prestige and reputation of the Swiss brands has spread worldwide. At the boutique in Nassau the cruise passenger will find an amazing display.
Address: Bay Street
Website: www.rolex.com

Sophia Fiori

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A favorite of cruise ship passengers, the jewelry designer and diamond wholesaler with an international reputation has a shop right in front of Hard Rock Cafe.
Address: Charlotte Street
Website: www.sophiafiori.com

Tanzanite International

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Tanzanite International is the premiere retailer of this rare and intriguing violet/blue gemstone from Tanzania.
Address: 282 Bay Street
Website: www.diamondsinternational.com

FAQ

How FREE is Duty Free?
There is no sales tax in The Bahamas. Although a 7.5% Valued Added Tax (VAT) is charged on goods and services (like bars and restaurants), cruise ship passengers like any other visitor, enjoy a Zero-Rated VAT on purchases above $25.00 - clothes are VAT-free on purchases above $100.00. Most shops display signs stating "Authorized Tax and Duty-Free Goods".

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