Best Hotels in the Caribbean for Nightlife

Hotels with Entertainment on the Premises and Nearby

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The Caribbean is known for its gorgeous weather and sweeping views, but like all destinations in the region, they have their own brand of nightlife too. No matter if your favorite venue is a lively lounge or an intimate nightclub, you'll find lots to do in the evening, particularly if you choose a hotel with places on-site for guests to drink and mingle.

The properties listed here are worth considering if you appreciate the Caribbean's beauty during the daytime, but want a "night on the town" experience in the evening. Some are known for keeping their guests entertained on the premises, while others are in particularly good locations for hopping to nearby venues.

Caribbean Accommodations with the Best Entertainment

Each of the properties listed in the table below have been selected for their above par nightlife and entertainment, or for having some wonderful nearby entertainment venues. Starting with the Sanctuary Cap Cana Golf and Spa, the best are listed first; their ratings were created to consider a few different details, including the hotels' on-site and nearby shows, bars, lounges, and more.

Because the availability of live performances is a deciding factor for some, the table includes availability of entertainment at the hotels. Of course, hotels in the Caribbean tend to host entertainment more frequently during the tourist season, so be sure to call the hotel for more information if it's important to you.

Best Overall
Property Location Number of Bars Lounge/Club Live Entertainment
Sanctuary Cap Cana Golf and Spa 4.9 mi. South-Southwest of Punta Cana, Hispaniola 5 check check
Occidental Grand Punta Cana 1.1 mi. Northeast of Friusa, Hispaniola 7 check check
Puerto Plata Village Caribbean Resort and Beach Club Playa Dorada, the Dominican Republic 5 check check
Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa 15.2 mi. West of Montego Bay, Jamaica 4 check check
Be Live Hamaca Beach Boca Chica, the Dominican Republic 5 check check
Jolly Beach Resort & Spa Jolly Harbour, Antigua 6 check check
Atlantis The Reef 3.6 mi. North of Nassau, New Providence 19 check check
ClubHotel Riu Bachata 6.3 mi. West-Northwest of Puerto Plata, the Dominican Republic 4 check check
Grand Palladium Palace Resort, Spa & Casino 1.5 mi. East of Friusa, Hispaniola 18 check check
Santana Beach Resort Hotel and Casino 7.2 mi. East of San Pedro De Macoris, Hispaniola 5 check check
Bahía Príncipe San Juan 24.0 mi. North-Northeast of San Francisco de Macoris, Hispaniola 6 check check
ClubHotel Riu Bambu 2.5 mi. North of Friusa, Hispaniola 4 check check
Barcelo Dominican Beach All Inclusive 1.9 mi. East of Friusa, Hispaniola 8 check check
Dreams Punta Cana All-inclusive 11.5 mi. Northwest of Friusa, Hispaniola 10 check check
Majestic Elegance Punta Cana 3.3 mi. North-Northwest of Friusa, Hispaniola 11 check check
ClubHotel Riu Mambo 5.9 mi. West-Northwest of Puerto Plata, the Dominican Republic 4 check check
Grand Paradise Playa Dorada Playa Dorada, the Dominican Republic 6 check check
Costa Caribe Coral by Hilton Juan Dolio, Hispaniola 5 check check
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana 3.9 mi. Northwest of Friusa, Hispaniola 7 check check
Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Don Pablo Collection 2.6 mi. North-Northwest of Friusa, Hispaniola 11 check check

Click any of the top ranking accommodations to see pages of information about that property, including photos and descriptions. Each one has something different in store for their guests. Our informative pages can help you make a decision you're happy with.

Hotels in the Caribbean with Great Nearby Entertainment Options

When it comes time for a little nighttime fun, you might appreciate a hotel that's within walking distance of hangouts like bars and clubs. Though these properties may not have the most incredible nightlife options themselves, they are right in the middle of neighborhoods full of choices. Particularly suited for those who would like exploring local bars or kicking it on the dance floor, these properties are within a short walk or just a few miles of several exciting venues.

Click on their names to learn more about the properties below, and other places of interest found near them, like restaurants, activities, and landmarks.

Best for Nearby Nightlife
Property Location Accommodation Type Bars Within Walking Distance Bars Within Short Driving Distance
Hotel Riu Taino 2.3 mi. North of Friusa, Hispaniola Resort 30 177
Tropical Orquidea Club All-inclusive 2.2 mi. East of Friusa, Hispaniola Hotel 25 149
Iberostar Punta Cana 2.1 mi. North of Friusa, Hispaniola Resort 17 185
Matum Hotel And Casino 0.9 mi. Southeast of Santiago De Los Caballeros, the Dominican Republic Hotel 2 9
Atlantis Royal Towers 0.5 mi. West-Northwest of Paradise Island, New Providence Resort 74 88
Iberostar Dominicana Hotel 2.1 mi. North of Friusa, Hispaniola Resort 25 185
Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino Palm Beach, Aruba Resort 30 60
Las Casitas Village, A Waldorf Astoria Resort 1.9 mi. Northeast of Fajardo, Puerto Rico Resort 10 12
Melia Caribe Tropical 2.7 mi. East-Southeast of Friusa, Hispaniola Resort 37 126
Secrets St James Montego Bay 1.9 mi. South West of Montego Bay, Jamaica Resort 26 49
ClubHotel Riu Merengue 6.1 mi. West-Northwest of Puerto Plata, the Dominican Republic Resort 13 28
Barceló Bávaro Beach 3.5 mi. East-Southeast of Friusa, Hispaniola Resort 21 116
Majestic Colonial Punta Cana Resort All-inclusive 3.3 mi. North-Northwest of Friusa, Hispaniola Resort 36 140
Paradisus Palma Real Resort 2.5 mi. East of Friusa, Hispaniola Resort 40 136
Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay All Inclusive 1.9 mi. South West of Montego Bay, Jamaica Resort 26 48
Riu Bambuall Inclusive 2.5 mi. North of Friusa, Hispaniola Cottages 39 177
Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe 3.7 mi. East-Southeast of Friusa, Hispaniola Resort 21 116
Crowne Plaza Santo Domingo Downtown Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic Resort 8 34
Paradisus Punta Cana 1.1 mi. Northeast of Friusa, Hispaniola Resort 29 207
Sonesta Great Bay Beach Hotel Philipsburg, the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten Resort 7 20

You can also jump to another article, like those covering the Caribbean, and more. After all, your getaway is about so much more than just dancing the night away. You'll want to select a property that offers just the right mix of amenities, with a good balance between popularity and secludedness.

 

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