The Best Accommodations for Nightlife in the USVI

Enjoy Nighttime Entertainment at Many Hotels in the Virgin Islands

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The Virgin Islands offers so many ways to unwind during the day, from spa visits to waterside strolls, yet some would consider the nightlife scene an attraction of its own. Though it might be hard to decide between an off-the-wall hangout or something more intimate, there's a diverse set of options, particularly if you choose a hotel that offers a place to grab a cocktail, mingle, or even see a show.

The properties listed here are top picks for people who want to do more than just star gaze in the evenings. Some are known for keeping their guests entertained on the premises, while others are in particularly good locations for hopping to nearby venues.

Virgin Islands Accommodations with the Best Entertainment

Hotels and resorts in the following table have been recognized for their highly rated entertainment and nightlife, or for being near popular late-night venues. The most impressive choices are listed first; their rankings consider a number of relevant details, including the hotels' on-site and nearby bars, lounges, live entertainment, and more.

Considering that live performances are practically the staple of hotel nightlife, the table includes availability of entertainment at the hotels. Bear in mind, however, that hotels in the Virgin Islands tend to provide more entertainment during the tourist season, so be sure to call the hotel to ask about their seasonal schedules if live shows are already written on your agenda.

Best Overall
Property Location Number of Bars Lounge/Club Live Entertainment
Windward Passage Hotel Downtown Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas 2 check check
Divi Carina Bay Resort & Casino 6.4 mi. East of Christiansted, St. Croix 2 check check
Dreams Sugar Bay Resort & Spa East End, St. Thomas 3 check check
Renaissance Carambola Beach Resort & Spa 4.8 mi. Northeast of Frederiksted, St. Croix 1 check check
Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort Bellevue, St. Thomas 4 check check
Magens Point Resort 1.5 mi. Northeast of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas 2 check check
Bolongo Bay Beach Resort 2.8 mi. Southeast of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas 2 check check
Buccaneer 1.5 mi. East-Northeast of Christiansted, St. Croix 1 check check
Caneel Bay Resort Caneel Bay, St. John 2 check

Click the name of the hotel you're interested in to see descriptions, facts, and photos about the property. Each has its own ambiance and amenities to show off. These detailed hotel articles let you know all aspects of the property before you ever arrive.

Virgin Islands Hotels Located in Nightlife Hotspots

When the sun goes down and everyone heads out for the night, you might appreciate a hotel that's within walking distance of lots of choices for happy hour and beyond. Though these hotels might not the best entertainment amenities, they make excellent choices if you want to try out nearby establishments. So when you're wondering how to get the party started, maybe by lounging at a comfortable bar or kicking it on the dance floor, these properties are within a short walk or quick drive of many exciting choices.

Click to preview the nightlife options at the hotels and resorts below, and all the fun options they're near, like restaurants, beaches, and attractions.

Best for Nearby Nightlife
Property Location Accommodation Type Bars Within Walking Distance Bars Within Short Driving Distance
The Westin St. John Resort Cruz Bay, St. John Resort 2 4
Sand Castle on the Beach 0.7 mi. South-Southwest of Frederiksted, St. Croix Hotel 2 3
Secret Harbour Beach Resort Nazareth, St. Thomas Resort 0 11
The Palms at Pelican Cove 2.1 mi. West-Northwest of Christiansted, St. Croix Hotel 3 8
Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina Sapphire Beach, St. Thomas Resort 1 10
Emerald Beach Resort 2.4 mi. West of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas Resort 3 9
Mafolie Hotel Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas Hotel 3 15

You may also want to browse a different section of our guide. Read all about the Virgin Islands, and more. Despite the appeal of late-night reveling, your trip involves so much more than 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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