When the sun goes down; you'll find an energetic Caribbean nightlife that'll keep you up and on your feet dancing. From salsa clubs to beach bars, you'll find lively events, clubs and parties going on across the islands and beyond. Let's take a look at some of the best nightlife in the Caribbean.
Barbados is the birthplace of rum, so it's no wonder this place loves to party! You can start early in the island's neighbourhood rum shops, before enjoying the after-dark rum scene. Head for Fish Fry in Oistins (a locals' favourite party spot) or catch the bus to St Lawrence Gap, where you'll find clubs and bars perfect for every traveller's taste.
Aruba nightlife begins with an early, laid-back dinner before things liven up later on. First on your list of places to visit should be Soprano's Piano Bar and Se ñor Frogs in Palm Beach. This energetic island's home to a wealth of bustling resort bars, on top of plenty of non-touristy sports, which will give you a taste of the local life.
Day and night, you'll find a party going on somewhere in Curaç o. Mambo Beach and Jon Thiel Beach (near Willemstad) are the beating heart of the party scene, especially on Sunday nights, when the locals stay out until the early hours of the morning. Make sure you time your visit with Carnival as you'll see incredible some of the most colourful costumes and parades on the planet.
For a taste of local music, dance and culture, head for the Shirley Heights neighbourhood in Antigua. Sunday is the best time to join the colourful party, which gets started around sunset. Take your camera with you and make the most of the local rum, live steel drums, reggae, calypso and more.
Nightlife in the Dominican Republic is all dance, music, and food. Whether you're after trendy lounges or clubs, Santo Domingo is the place to be when the sun goes down. Looking to party all night? Head for the Colonial Zone or the Malecon ocean boardwalk.
Nightlife in the Caribbean doesn't get much better than Cancun. This is one of the world's top destinations for Spring Break but draws in partygoers all year round. Party Center is jam-packed with wild bars, restaurants and clubs. The City and Coco Bongo are two of the most popular spots in town.
If low-key Caribbean nightlife is more your bag, put St Kitts at the top of your list. The best bars and restaurants tend to be located around the beaches, in particular, South Friars Bay and South Frigate Bay Beach. Take your pick from ”shacks' playing chilled reggae beats or chic clubs serving up Caribbean cocktails.