Best Hotels in the Caribbean for Nightlife

Hotels with Entertainment on the Premises and Nearby

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The Caribbean offers breathtaking views and a mild climate, of course, but don't miss their upbeat nighttime entertainment either. Whether you're looking for a funky spot where locals flock or an intimate nightclub, you'll have some satisfying choices, particularly if you choose a property where they have entertainment, lounges, and more.

The hotels included in these tables are among the best choices if you hope to dance and sip cocktails after a busy day of sightseeing. Some are known for keeping their guests entertained on the premises, while others are recommended merely for their proximity to awesome local venues.

Caribbean Accommodations with the Best Entertainment

Hotels and resorts in the following table are rated as having highly rated nightlife and entertainment, or for having some wonderful nearby entertainment venues. Beginning with our top pick, the Iberostar Rose Hall Suites, the very best are listed at the top; the ratings take into account a number of features, including the hotels' on-site and nearby bars, lounges, live entertainment, and more.

Considering that live performances are beloved by many vacationers, availability of entertainment at the hotels is shown below. Of course, hotels in the Caribbean tend to offer entertainment less frequently during the off season, so be sure to call or email the hotel to double-check their schedule if you're looking forward to seeing a show.

Best Overall
Property Location Number of Bars Lounge/Club Live Entertainment
Iberostar Rose Hall Suites 4.4 mi. East of Rose Hall, Jamaica 6 check check
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana 3.9 mi. Northwest of Friusa, Hispaniola 7 check check
Sens Del Mar 9.2 mi. Southeast of Cancun, Mexico 6 check check
ClubHotel Riu Bachata 6.3 mi. West-Northwest of Puerto Plata, the Dominican Republic 4 check check
ClubHotel Riu Bambu 2.5 mi. North of Friusa, Hispaniola 4 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 Mambo 5.9 mi. West-Northwest of Puerto Plata, the Dominican Republic 4 check check
Santana Beach Resort Hotel and Casino 7.2 mi. East of San Pedro De Macoris, Hispaniola 5 check check
Moon Palace Jamaica Grande Downtown Ocho Rios, Jamaica 0 check
Bahía Príncipe San Juan 24.0 mi. North-Northeast of San Francisco de Macoris, Hispaniola 6 check check
Costa Caribe Coral by Hilton Juan Dolio, Hispaniola 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
Dreams Punta Cana All-inclusive 11.5 mi. Northwest of Friusa, Hispaniola 10 check check
Barcelo Dominican Beach All Inclusive 1.9 mi. East of Friusa, Hispaniola 8 check check
Casa Marina Reef Sosua, the Dominican Republic 5 check check
Riu Palace Punta Cana 2.6 mi. North of Friusa, Hispaniola 5 check check
Grand Palladium Palace Resort, Spa & Casino 1.5 mi. East of Friusa, Hispaniola 18 check check
Occidental Grand Punta Cana 1.1 mi. Northeast of Friusa, Hispaniola 7 check check

Click the hotel that catches your eye to view pages of information about that property, including photos and descriptions. Each of these accommodation options has its own ambiance and amenities to show off. These informative hotel pages make it easy for you to view all aspects of your accommodation options.

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 in the vicinity of several other social venues, like bars and lounges. Though these hotels might not offer a full schedule of entertainment and nightlife, they are located within regions full of entertainment possibilities. When you grow tired of the same drinks and ambiance, and feel like walking to an unusual nearby bar or simply gazing at the sunset over the water these properties are within a 10-minute walk or quick drive of several choices.

Click to view details about the properties below, and all the tempting options they're near, like activities, important landmarks, and dining.

Best for Nearby Nightlife
Property Location Bars Within Walking Distance Bars Within Short Driving Distance
Tropical Orquidea Club All-inclusive 2.2 mi. East of Friusa, Hispaniola 25 146
Hotel Riu Taino 2.3 mi. North of Friusa, Hispaniola 30 165
Iberostar Punta Cana 2.1 mi. North of Friusa, Hispaniola 17 173
Atlantis Royal Towers 0.5 mi. West-Northwest of Paradise Island, New Providence 74 88
Matum Hotel And Casino 0.9 mi. Southeast of Santiago De Los Caballeros, the Dominican Republic 2 9
Iberostar Dominicana Hotel 2.1 mi. North of Friusa, Hispaniola 25 173
Hotel Catalonia Bávaro Resort Plao Bonito, Hispaniola 5 19
Secrets St James Montego Bay 1.9 mi. South West of Montego Bay, Jamaica 26 53
Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort Montego Bay Rose Hall, Jamaica 6 36
Hedonism II 4.6 mi. North of Negril, Jamaica 21 64
Las Casitas Village, A Waldorf Astoria Resort 1.9 mi. Northeast of Fajardo, Puerto Rico 10 12
Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino Palm Beach, Aruba 31 61
Barceló Bávaro Beach 3.5 mi. East-Southeast of Friusa, Hispaniola 21 113
Renaissance La Concha A Renaissance Resort Condado District, Puerto Rico 16 43
Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay All Inclusive 1.9 mi. South West of Montego Bay, Jamaica 26 52
Melia Caribe Tropical 2.7 mi. East-Southeast of Friusa, Hispaniola 37 123
Crowne Plaza InterContinetal Santo Domingo Downtown Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic 8 36
Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort 2.8 mi. South-Southeast of Ponce, Puerto Rico 5 6
Grand Oasis Bavaro All Inclusive 6.4 mi. East-Southeast of Friusa, Hispaniola 14 40
Couples Sans Souci Ocho Rios, Jamaica 7 39

Night owls need something to do during the day too, so we suggest you browse a different section of our guide. Read all about the Caribbean, and more. These enlightening aspects of travel are important after all, assuming your vacation will consist of much more than merely strolling for nightspots with good crowds. You'll want to pick a hotel, resort, or even villa that has just the right mix of amenities, and is found in a part of town you'll love.


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