• In the winter, temperatures rarely fall below 60°F, and usually reach 77°F by mid-afternoon. During the summer, temperatures fluctuate between 85-90°F in the daytime and 75°F or less in the evening.
  • The Bahamas stretch over a distance of some 760 miles from northwest to southeast and includes 30 inhabited islands, 661 cays, and about 2,387 exposed reefs.
  • The Bahamas is a parliamentary constitutional monarchy headed by Queen Elizabeth II in her role as Queen of the Bahamas.
  • The colours embodied in the design of the Bahamian flag symbolise the image and aspirations of the people of The Bahamas; the design reflects aspects of the natural environment (sun, sand, and sea) and the economic and social development.
  • The yellow elder was chosen as the national flower of the Bahamas because it is native to the Bahama Islands, and it blooms throughout the year.
  • The official currency is the Bahamian dollar (B$), but US dollars are used here interchangeably because they are of an equivalent value.
  • Cars drive on the left-hand side of the road.
  • The official language of the Bahamas is English, spoken with a British-sounding accent and using some words distinct to the area.
  • Nassau is connected to the equally popular destination called Paradise Island. They are connected by two 600-foot bridges.
  • Bahamas’s capital city is Nassau.
  • Bahamas highest point: Mount Alvernia on Cat Island 63 meters.
  • Junkanoo is a traditional Bahamian street parade of music, dance, and art held in Nassau (and a few other settlements) every Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Watch the video to check out a mini “rush out” at Sandy Toes!