If duty-free shopping is high on your vacation priority list, then Bay Street is the place for you. Frequent visitors to the Caribbean Islands will recognize jewelry stores such as Diamonds International and Little Switzerland. At the high end is Gucci. The street also offers boutiques, bars and restaurants. Bahamas’ currency is the Bahamian dollar but its value is the same as the U.S. dollar so the latter is gladly accepted. Just watch when you get change that the vendor does not slip in their coins. Of course, almost any credit card is gladly accepted with a smile.