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Most nightlife centers on the hotels, where activities usually include barbecues and dancing to steel bands. In season, at least one hotel seems to have something planned every night. Beer is extremely cheap at all the places noted.

Aquatic Club, adjacent to the departure point of the ferryboat from St. Vincent to Young Island (tel. 784/458-4205), is the loudest and most raucous nightspot on St. Vincent; it often features live reggae, soca, or calypso. It's a source of giddy fun to its fans. On Saturday nights, things heat up by 11pm and continue to the wee hours.

Predictably, the hotel with the best entertainment is Young Island Resort, Young Island (tel. 784/458-4826), which in winter hosts live musical entertainment on Wednesday nights. A string band is brought in on Friday night for the manager's sunset cocktail party. Local musicians play on instruments made of bottles, gourds, and bamboo. The week's events are climaxed on Saturday with steel-band music and a barbecue dinner.

If you're in St. Vincent on a Friday night around 8pm, join the locals for a "jump-up" called Caliaqua Culture Pot, on the Main Road in Caliaqua. This is really a street party with lots of beer drinking and barbecue, followed by dancing to local bands.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.