Best Caribbean Islands For Nightlife

Hot by day and sweltering by night; when the sun goes down, these islands sizzle with thriving nightlife driven by salsa and steel pan rhythms, tempting rum concoctions and sultry dance moves. Add a little dice throwing and a bet on red or black and you have the perfect combination of paradise and partying.

Where: Havana, Cuba

Dance the salsa under the Havana moon and you'll begin to understand why Cuban nights are legendary. Enjoy free outdoor concerts, sway to endless Latin rhythms, down a glass of fine Cuban rum and perhaps take a puff on a legendary Habanos cigar. From the infamous El Cabaret Tropicana to the smallest of local bars, Cuba's passion ignites when the sun goes down.

Where: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Dress up for a night on the town in San Juan and experience Puerto Rico's thriving after-hours life. Step back in time at the elegant Old San Juan Casino, dance salsa under the stars down by the port, sip on an authentic piña colada and gyrate till dawn at one of Old San Juan's thumping nightclubs.

Where: Negril, Jamaica

From Negril's pleasure-seeker's favorite Hedonism II disco and the hot Jungle nightclub to the lay back beach side bars and reggae clubs of Montego Bay, Jamaica's nightlife makes it one of the Caribbean's number best hot spots for those seeking sun by day and plenty of partying by night.

Where: Antigua

Music and dance is the soul of Antigua. You can hit the casinos, but make sure you leave some time and energy for visiting a local nightclub to watch a steel band or listening to live calypso music. From sophisticated and funky to barefoot and relaxed, Antigua's nights are the perfect antidote to whatever ails you.

Where: Barbados

Spend your Bajan nights soaking up the traditional island atmosphere with an energetic bar scene, waterfront restaurants and live calypso music. Dance under the stars, shake it at a steamy St. Lawrence Gap nightclub or fall in love all over again on a romantic dinner cruise.