From rustic beach huts playing local beats to city lights and non-stop activity, Bahamas nightlife brings you a world of contrasts. Get down with the locals after a long day relaxing in the sun, or head into the city, where the harbour lights draw you into a world of clubbing, casinos and cocktails. Wherever you find yourself, you'll be amongst friends in the Bahamas.
Nassau and Paradise IslandNassau is the capital of the Bahamas and as you'd expect, a vibrant city with lots to do. The city is connected to Paradise Island by two bridges, and just a short hop across the water sees you on a different island with a whole new vibe, and the breadth of Bahamas nightlife at your fingertips. Both Nassau and Paradise Island have impressive casinos, plus a wealth of nightspots, clubs and bars to choose from. The harbour front on the Nassau side is famous for its wall-to-wall bars and clubs looking out onto the water's edge. It's a great place to dance and take in the local colour and laid-back attitude, while live music or DJ sets get you in the mood for the evening ahead. Why not head to Club Waterloo at Montagu Beach? The island's longest-established nightclub, it has two dance floors with non-stop music till dawn.
The ExumasPicturesque and peaceful, this group of islands is popular for stunning views, calm blue waters and beaming sunshine. And if exploring Bahamas nightlife is your thing after a lazy day, you'll find a relaxed vibe in George Town on Great Exuma. You'll love the live music played during happy hour at many local hangouts, from cafés to restaurants and hotel lobbies throughout the week. This is usually of the rake and scrape variety, a Bahamian staple using the Goombay drum, accordion and a hand saw. Popular venues include Club Peace and Plenty, Eddie's Edgewater Grill and the Fish Fry, all in George Town. Grab some food while you enjoy the sounds, with dancing and karaoke available later for those that want to stay out late. For a different vibe, the Shoreline Beach Club in Rolleville at the northern end of Great Exuma hosts a popular weekly DJ set. Or try the casino at the Four Seasons Hotel for an upmarket change of scenery.
Freeport, Grand BahamaFrom laid-back calm to a big city buzz, Grand Bahama has it all. Most of the island's nightlife is centred around Freeport, where you'll find tourist hotspot Port Lacaya. The popular marketplace area is full of bars, eateries and nightclubs and is the place to see and be seen on the island. Make a beeline for Count Basie Square in the marketplace for the best in island entertainment, from gospel singing to fire walking, via karaoke and the limbo. Take to the floor at Club Amnesia, where Caribbean beats with hip-hop styling draw you in. Or if you fancy a drink and chill, Neptune's Cocktail Lounge is where local drinks mixed by friendly waiters await you in true Bahamian style.