The Virgin Islands is perhaps best known for its soothing views of the water and mild climate, but some attractions are best experienced after the sun goes down. Whether you're in the mood for an off-the-wall hangout or an intimate nightclub, you won't run low on evening activities, especially if you stay at a hotel that offers a place to grab a cocktail, mingle, or even see a show.
The properties listed here are worth considering if you want to experience the dancing, music, and cocktails of the Virgin Islands' nightlife scene. Some are especially esteemed for their on-site venues and shows, while others are great for guests who want to be within walking distance of many venues.
Properties in the table below are top rated for their popular nightlife and entertainment, or as having superb nearby options when it comes to these amenities. Starting with the Windward Passage Hotel, the best are listed first; the ratings take into account a few different details, including clubs, live show venues, and other popular amenities on-site and nearby.
Because some night owls view live performance lineups as necessity, availability of entertainment at the hotels is shown below. Bear in mind, however, that hotels in the Virgin Islands tend to provide more entertainment during the tourist season, so be sure to contact the hotel for their schedule if it's important to you.
|Property||Location||Number of Bars||Lounge/Club||Live Entertainment|
|Windward Passage Hotel||Downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas||2|
|Divi Carina Bay Resort & Casino||6.4 mi. East of Christiansted, St. Croix||2|
|Dreams Sugar Bay Resort & Spa||1.4 mi. North-Northwest of Red Hook, St. Thomas||3|
|Renaissance Carambola Beach Resort & Spa||4.8 mi. Northeast of Frederiksted, St. Croix||1|
|Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort||Bellevue, St. Thomas||4|
|Magens Point Resort||1.5 mi. Northeast of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas||2|
|Bolongo Bay Beach Resort||2.8 mi. Southeast of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas||2|
|Buccaneer||1.6 mi. East-Northeast of Christiansted, St. Croix||2|
|Caneel Bay Resort||Caneel Bay, St. John||2|
Click on the resort or hotel that appeals to you and you'll find pages of information about that property, including photos and descriptions. Each has its own style and atmosphere that could really win you over. These informative hotel articles can help you choose a place to stay that suits you well.
When the sun goes down and everyone heads out for the night, you might appreciate a hotel that's in an area with many after-dark hotspots. Though these properties might not have a lot of their own nightlife options to offer, they are located near some of the most popular nightlife hotspots. Whether your ideal night includes trying tropical drinks at a bar or kicking it on the dance floor, these properties are within a leisurely walking distance or just a few miles of several choices.
Click on their names to learn more about entertainment at the hotels and resorts below, and even more info about what's nearby, like important sites, beaches, and dining.
|Property||Location||Accommodation Type||Bars Within Walking Distance||Bars Within Short Driving Distance|
|Westin Resort, St. John||Cruz Bay, St. John||Resort||3||5|
|Secret Harbour Beach Resort||Nazareth, St. Thomas||Resort||0||10|
|The Palms at Pelican Cove||2.1 mi. West-Northwest of Christiansted, St. Croix||Hotel||4||9|
|Sand Castle on the Beach||0.7 mi. South-Southwest of Frederiksted, St. Croix||Hotel||2||3|
|Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina||Sapphire Beach, St. Thomas||Resort||1||9|
|Hibiscus Beach Resort||2.2 mi. West-Northwest of Christiansted, St. Croix||Resort||4||9|
|Elysian Beach Resort||Catadupa, St. Thomas||Resort||4||9|
|Best Western Emerald Beach Resort||2.4 mi. West of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas||Resort||3||11|
You can also visit another part of our guide to learn about the Virgin Islands, and more. Despite the appeal of late-night reveling, your vacation will have many thrilling elements, not just searching for the best recommended bars and lounges. You'll also want a place to retire to each night that offers all the features and perks that matter the most, and a balance between price and quality.
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