The Bahamas with capital is Nassau and consisting of 29 islands, 661 cays, and 2,387 islets (rocks). It is located in the Atlantic Ocean north of Cuba, Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti) and the Caribbean Sea, northwest of the Turks and Caicos Islands, and southeast of the United States of America (nearest to the state of Florida).
Originally inhabited by Arawakan Taino people, The Bahamas were the site of Columbus' first landfall in the New World in 1492. Although the Spanish never colonised The Bahamas, they shipped the native Lucayans (as the Bahamian Taino settlers referred to themselves) to slavery in Hispaniola. The islands were mostly deserted from 1513 to 1650, when British colonists from Bermuda settled on the island of Eleuthera.
The Bahamas became a Crown Colony in 1718 when the British clamped down on piracy. Following the American War of Independence, thousands of pro-British loyalists and enslaved Africans moved to The Bahamas and set up a plantation economy. The slave trade was abolished in the British Empire in 1807 and many Africans liberated from slave ships by the Royal Navy were settled in The Bahamas during the 19th century. Slavery itself was abolished in 1834 and the descendants of enslaved and liberated Africans form the bulk of The Bahamas's population today.

Hotels & Resort in Aruba island (caribbean)

Hotels and resort in Aruba island
Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino (Marriot): Luxurious Renaissance Marriott resort on a private 40-acre island paradise. Features Aruba's only private beaches and the island's most exciting shopping, dining, casinos, shows and nightlife.
Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino L. G. Smith Boulevard 82, Oranjestad, 297 5 836000.
Aruba Marriott Hotel Located right on Palm Beach, this resort is definitely one of the most luxuriant on the island. Spacious rooms with large private balconies to admire the Caribbean and tropical gardens. The stretch of Palm Beach outside the hotel is great for scuba diving, snorkeling or just laying in the sun. Stellaris Casino (at The Aruba Marriott) is the largest casino in Aruba. They have 30 table games, about 500 slot machines, a race and sports book and a live band every night.
Hyatt Regency Aruba, J.E. Irausquin Blvd no 85, Palm Beach, +011 297 586 1234 (fax: +011 297 586 1682)
Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino, L. G. Smith Boulevard 82, Oranjestad, 297 5 836000.
The Westin Aruba Resort Hotel. A nice island destination offering the charm of the Dutch Caribbean, a magnificent beach, glittering casino and a host of outdoor pleasures.
J.E. Irausquin Blvd 77, 011 297 5 864466 (fax: 011 297 5 868217),
Bucuti Beach Resort Hotel: Magnificent low-rise resort-hotel with private beach. There is a bar on the beach where you can eat lunch as well as drink. Beaches here are kept in very pristine condition.
, L.G. Smith Boulevard no 55B, 011-297-583-1100 (fax: 011-297-582-5272).

Hotels & Resort in Aruba

Hotel & accommodation in Aruba caribbean Island
Holiday Inn Resort Aruba: Aruba is an island of contrast and culture with one outstanding feature: fun in the sun! And the best place to enjoy this jewel of the Dutch Caribbean is the Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort in beautiful Palm Beach, Aruba. Whether your sport is para-sailing or pool lounging, the Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort Aruba is the ultimate destination for action, entertainment, and romance. A complimentary fitness center includes treadmills, bikes, universals, and free weights. And when it’s time to retreat to the privacy and comfort of your guest room or suite, all of the lovely 600 rooms have everything to make your visit a pleasure, including in-room movies and voice mail. The resort features six on-site restaurants and bars, theme nights with live entertainment, casino, shopping, children’s activities, and the Intermezzo Day Spa.
Holiday Inn Resort Aruba J.E. Irausquin Blvd. no 230, 011-297-58-63600.
Riu Palace Aruba : The Riu Palace Aruba is beautifully designed and located right on Palm Beach, offering a most spectacular view of the Caribbean. The wide expense of soft, golden sand, virtually at its front door, invites you to enjoy the warm breeze wafting in from the ocean or enjoy swimming in one of the two fresh-water pools.
Riu Palace Aruba , J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 79, Palm Beach +2975863900,
Paradera Park Apartments: Paradera Park, locally referred to as the "Tropical Oasis", is a high quality, intimate and quiet resort with Deluxe Studio, 1-Bedroom, and 2-Bedroom Apartments centrally and conveniently located only a few carminutes from Oranjestad and the major beaches. Lush, tropical gardens, large swimming pool, spacious pooldeck with lounge chairs, cabanas and hammocks add to the tropical ambiance and comfort of Paradera Park's guests. All apartments completely furnished, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom h/c water, airco, telephone, cable tv, private terrace/balcony. Complimentary in-room safe, WIFI internet connection and beachset
Paradera Park Apartments Paradera no 203, +297 5823289/5823278.