Catch the spirit in Nassau, the heart and hub of the Bahamas since the days of the legendary pirate Blackbeard. Drenched in history, Nassau seduces visitors with its tropical splendor combined with glamorous shopping, gourmet dining and lively nightlife. Visit in late December and you can join in the festivities of Junkanoo, with traditional street parades and all night parties, where you can dance until dawn to local music punctuated by cowbells, watch elaborate floats, and see costumes created by tiny shreds of colourful crepe paper.
Travel Facts about Nassau:
- Relax on the internationally celebrated sugar-white sands of Cable Beach.
- Wander the charming Straw Market downtown and shop for local art and handcrafted wares.
- Let the friendly casino staff deal you an evening of fun.
- The Gulf Stream and trade winds maintain a temperature range of 68-86°F during the day, and 62-70°F at night, year round. Water temperature ranges from 73°F to 82°F.