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The Bahama Islands were inhabited by the Lucayans, a branch of the Arawakan-speaking Taíno people, for many centuries.[13]Columbus was the first European to see the islands, making his first landfall in the 'New World' in 1492. Later, the Spanish shipped the native Lucayans to and enslaved them on Hispaniola, after which the Bahama islands were mostly deserted from 1513 until 1648, when English colonists from Bermuda settled on the island of Eleuthera.

The Bahamas became a British crown colony in 1718, when the British clamped down on piracy. After the American Revolutionary War, the Crown resettled thousands of American Loyalists to The Bahamas; they took enslaved people with them and established plantations on land grants. African enslaved people and their descendants constituted the majority of the population from this period on. The slave trade was abolished by the British in 1807; slavery in The Bahamas was abolished in 1834. Subsequently, The Bahamas became a haven for freed African slaves. Africans liberated from illegal slave ships were resettled on the islands by the Royal Navy, while some North American slaves and Seminoles escaped to The Bahamas from Florida. Bahamians were even known to recognise the freedom of enslaved people carried by the ships of other nations which reached The Bahamas. Today Afro-Bahamians make up 90% of the population of 332,634.

 

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Next door to Baha Mar and its spectacular 100,000 sq. ft. casino, Royal Blue™ tournament golf course with special rates for Meliá guests, BOND Night Club, spaand more
01.01.1970 · From AnitaFritz
You will find 7 dining venues and 4 bars serving international, regional and local specialties so you can enjoy a truly exceptional experience during your stay
01.01.1970 · From billybob
Love the view from the windows! Rooms with views of the Atlantic Ocean, our beautiful pools or the resort gardens. Take your Bahamian holiday experience to the next level staying in our TheLevel rooms and suites with access to superior services, exclusive spaces and personalized attention
01.01.1970 · From RenegadeCJ
Excellent location on stunning Cable Beach, just a few minutes from the center, shops, restaurants, nightspots, museums and Lynden Pindling International Airport
01.01.1970 · From Safire
Had a blast stay here, service was great Due to the Covid-19 health crisis, our hotel operations have been adapted to guarantee safety for our customers and compliance with regulations. Additional cleaning and hygiene measures have been implemented and some procedures and spaces have been adjusted. These changes may affect some services. For more specific information on this hotel, please see the section on Stay Safe Meliá Nassau Beach is carrying out an important renovation and will be closed until further notice Excellent location on stunning Cable Beach, just a few minutes from the center, shops, restaurants, nightspots, museums and Lynden Pindling International Airport
01.01.1970 · From Geek_boy
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When Spotted?Apr 12, 2021
PlaceMelia Nassau Beach - All Inclusive
CountryBritish Virgin Islands
StateBritish Virgin Islands
CityNassau
StreetNassau, W Bay St, Nassau, Bahamas
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