Caribbean islands are distinctive for their idyllic beaches and tropical rainforests, but many people travel to the region to enjoy world class luxury and nightlife. However, some Caribbean islands offer tourists more options for nightlife than others. Details about available nightlife options are provided below.
There are a variety of nightlife options for tourists on Aruba. Many hotels contain bars and often sponsor events, such as barbecues and musical performances. However, partygoers who want to party at multiple bars can pay a fee to ride the Banana Bus. Since the legal age to consume alcohol is only 18 in Aruba, younger audiences frequently patronize Aruban bars. There are also venues throughout Aruba that sponsor Latin dancing.
Jamaican nightlife is among the most popular in the Caribbean. Tourists spending their vacation in Montego Bay can enjoy the many festivities sponsored at Jimmy Buffet’s famous restaurant Margaritaville or enjoy a drink at the Time & Place. Those who love to dance can travel to Negril and dance all night at the Jungle. Tourists seeking adult oriented entertainment in Negril can attend the Hedonism II resort. Vacationers wanting to enjoy Jamaican reggae and jazz music can do so at Alfred’s Ocean Palace also located in Negril.
Puerto Rico is another Caribbean hotspot for nightlife. There are various bars, dance clubs, and bars located throughout San Juan. Those wanting to dance late into the night should visit Rumba during their stay in San Juan. Vacationers staying at the Wyndham El San Juan can choose from 14 bars to party in, or head over to the Parrot Club to party late into the evening.
In addition to numerous bars spread throughout St. Martin, nightclubs featuring live, Caribbean style music can be found on the island. Tourists can enjoy performers on steel drums at the Bamboo Bernies, jazz music at Sopranos, or Caribbean themed music at Cherie’s located in the Maho region. However, those just looking to enjoy a couple of drinks can do so at Taloula Mango’s, situated near the Great Bay Beach’s famous Boardwalk. For the younger crowd wanting to party into the early morning hours, Bliss, the Q-Club, and Club Vibes are ideal spots. Club patrons at Bliss can reserve private cabanas to spend the evening with their friends and other invited guests.
Barbados is full of trendy bars and nightclubs. Numerous ritzy clubs and bars line Barbados’ infamous St. Lawrence Gap and Bay Street. Certain clubs on Bay Street are located on the beach. Tourists in Bridgetown can enjoy their favorite drink at the swanky Enid’s. Those who are not interested in hanging out at a bar can enjoy a dinner show or concert during their stay in Barbados.