Kind of a hassle getting hassled by the locals wanting to sell you things and get you in there taxi or boat. But not extreme, they are just trying to earn a living. My husband isn't much of a shopper and I was hot and had a headache so didn't go into a lot of stores. Also we were on a light budget. Did find the Del Sol store to buy tee shirts for the kids at home.
Would probably opt to go to the public beach at Paradise Island next time and go shopping without my husband if I would have had another women with.