The Bahamas is an archipelago, located in the Atlantic Ocean north of Cuba and Hispaniola, northwest of the Turks and Caicos Islands, and southeast of the United States. It is just a short flight away from the state of Florida. It is a country consisting of 29 islands, 661 cays, and multiple islets made of rock. On many of the islands, tiny villages seem lifted from the Massachusetts coast and set down among palms, pines, and iridescent sands. The Bahamas have an international reputation for sailing, with regattas and races held year-round. Beautiful beaches with amazing underwater reefs are vastly popular among vacationers and divers.
The Bahamas has a tropical maritime climate, which makes for good year-round weather. The Bahamas does not experience extreme temperatures. In centrally situated New Providence, winter temperatures seldom fall much below 60 degrees (Fahrenheit) and usually reach about 75 degrees in the day. In summer, temperatures usually fall to 78F degrees or less at night and seldom rise above 90F degrees during the day. There are two seasons: summer, which is from May through September, and winter, which is from October through April.