Offering everything from chic dance floors to raunchy revelry, the adults-only nightclubs at these all-inclusive resorts will keep you dancing all night long. Because nobody puts Baby in a corner, right?
Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic
Over the years, Casa de Campo has played host to some major international music acts, making it one of the best all-inclusive resorts for concert buffs. Never standing still, the resort opened its own nightclub — Genesis — in December 2015, bringing in major DJs to rev-up the 400 capacity crowd. Chic and sexy, Genesis opens at 11 p.m. until late. It also hosts ultra-hip afterparties following major concerts at the resort. Keep one eye open for famous faces, as Casa de Campo is also a top resort for celebrity spotting.
The Royal at Atlantis – Paradise Island, BahamasParadise Island, Bahamas is a vast holiday island of individual but interconnected resorts and hotels, such as The Royal at Atlantis. Serving the late night crowd is the island’s Aura Nightclub, a 9,000-square-foot space designed by acclaimed designer and architect Jeffrey Beers. Inside you’ll find two bars, two VIP sections and the private VIP Parlour. Drinks are no longer included once you enter Aura, so make the most of all the free drinks at the resort’s other bars before you hit the dance floor.
Hard Rock Punta Cana and Hard Rock Riviera Maya
The Hard Rock brand has a certain level of expectation when it comes to nightlife at its chain of all-inclusive resorts. Hard Rock Punta Cana and Hard Rock Riviera Maya, in the Dominican Republic and Mexico respectively, don’t disappoint. Hard Rock Punta Cana is home to the ORO Nightclub: 14,000 square feet of fun spread across two levels and designed to rival the best clubs of Las Vegas and Miami. At Hard Rock Riviera Maya, meanwhile, Club Heaven is a pumping venue that almost lives up to the enthusiastic official blurb: “legendary nightlife that flows like a power ballad from a 1,000-watt amp.” Guests at either resort can make the most of free drinks at both clubs. In other words, pace yourself.
Moon Palace Cancun, MexicoMoon Palace is one of the most famous resorts in Cancun, well known for having pretty much everything you need within the resort grounds. That includes the Noir nightclub, a stylish spot for dancing the night away to live DJs. Open until at least 3 a.m. (later with a good crowd), you might find yourself staying at Noir rather than venturing out into Cancun’s equally lively nightlife.
Grand Oasis Cancun, Mexico
When you sit down with a plate of tacos at the Coyote Loco bar-restaurant at Grand Oasis Cancun, you might be wondering why metal poles are rising up from the table to the ceiling. And that’s a stage over there, right? Correct. As the night progresses, Coyote Loco transforms into a fully-fledged nightclub with DJs, live music and, on occasion, scantily clad dancers sliding up and down the aforementioned poles. With drinks all-included for guests, it’s a perfect spot for revving up your night before heading out to Cancun’s many clubs. Or you might find yourself staying at Coyote Loco until it closes at 1 a.m.
Temptation Cancun Resort, Mexico
OK, we’re going to start turning up the heat a little here, so please advise the innocent to avert their eyes. Temptation Cancun is a party resort, pure and simple. If that’s your kind of thing, you’ll LOVE it; if not, it will be some kind of all-inclusive purgatory. Let’s assume the former. Rather than having a standalone nightclub, the entire Temptation resort is like one giant club, night and day, with DJ’s playing in the bars and by the pools. This is an “adult-centric” resort (21+) with the emphasis on sexy and sensual. It’s also — and now’s the time to avert your eyes — topless-optional. If you want to party, party and then maybe party some more, Temptation might be your kind of place.
Hedonism II, Negril, Jamaica
If the Puritans had accidentally arrived in Jamaica only to find Hedonism II, they would have sailed back to England immediately. Hedonism II is the most notorious, perhaps even infamous, all-inclusive resort in Jamaica, thanks largely to its sexy parties and night-long scenes of bacchanalian debauchery. Or something like that. Basically, at Hedonism II you can start drinking on the beach then head to the nude bar for three shots of rum before a dip in the nude pool followed by a bondage show then a raunchy night dancing with a sexy doctor or nurse and a couple of leather-clad gimps. And when you get back home you can tell everyone: “Oh, I just read my book on the beach.“