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Best casino complexes in the Caribbean

Out here in the Caribbean, it’s a gold mine if you’re looking for an amazing casino complex to while away the time. Not only do our islands feature some of the most stunning views in the world, some of our casinos and their hotels, pools, and restaurants do, too. Whether you are after a laid-back and quiet affair or full on glitz and glamour, there is something to suit all tastes. Rivalling Vegas? Sure, we’re just getting started.

Today we present some of the very best casino complexes in the Caribbean.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

One of the best known casinos in the Caribbean, and hotel brands in the world, The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic is hard to beat. This mega-complex offers an all-inclusive package with grounds including 13 pools, 9 different restaurants to dine at, gorgeous rooms and suites, a golf course for the avid golfer, plus the casino, which sprawls over 45,000 square feet with 40 different tables and 400 slots. It’s luxury, it’s legendary, it’s a little bit rock and roll and a whole lot of fun.

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Atlantis Resort & Casino, Paradise Island, Bahamas

It doesn’t come much more grand than the Atlantis Resort & Casino out at Nassau. This absolutely huge complex is an aquatic wonderland, which you won’t be surprised to hear has been styled after the Lost City of Atlantis. This water-lover’s delight features no less than 5 different hotels (plus suites), villas, and marina mooring if you want to stay aboard your yacht. The Aquaventure aquatic playground has to be seen to be believed – as one of the top rated water playgrounds in the world. Oh, and the Atlantis casino? It’s world class both in design and playability.

Baha Mar, New Providence, Bahamas

Not far from Atlantis is the brand new Baha Mar resort and casino complex – with its doors finally open after many years in the works. The complex is spread across a healthy 1000 acres and features hotels by the Grand Hyatt, SLS, and Rosewood. Wondering where to eat? Is the choice of 42 restaurants enough? Play a round at the Jack Nicklaus designed 18-hole golf course, or do a little retail therapy, with over 30 luxury shops to choose from. The most exciting part of it all, perhaps, is that it features the largest casino in the Caribbean – with 100,000 square feet of tables and slots looking out over the sea.

Barceló Bávaro Palace, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

The Barceló Bávaro Palace is the crown jewel in the Barceló range of hotels and resorts, a 5-star luxury all-inclusive resort with all the trimmings, set on amazing grounds, kept to the highest standards. The rooms at the hotel are only topped by a range of stunning swimming pools and the view out to the private beach, which features some of the best snorkelling along the coral reef. Get involved in water sports out on the ocean or tee off at the golf course or putt-putt – there’s even a bowling alley to have some fun at. The Palace Casino is open 24/7, too, where you can play hand after hand of Caribbean Stud – should you so desire. You may be interested to know that many of the games here can be played online at a casino offering coupons if you’re after some no-stress action.

Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino, Aruba

Aruba is hot right now for casino lovers and it’s not hard to see why, with options like the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino, Aruba available at a price that’s hard to go past. This particular resort is located along the famous white sand Palm Beach. While it’s not the largest resort on the strip, the lush surrounds are relaxing, and the two pools a delight to dip in. The casino is a cute and relatively quiet affair and features a star-lit rooftop under a large dome.

Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort, Aruba

If you are a fan of the Hyatt brand, then you should head to the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort, Aruba to experience their spa and casino resort. This is a great place to come play with the whole family, as it includes a three level pool including waterslides, the ZoiA Spa, for complete relaxation, plus nightly onsite entertainment. The restaurants within the complex are well-decorated and feature a variety of cuisines to choose from, including the popular Ruinas del Mar, with their Sunday Brunches. The small onsite casino is rated one of the best places to play in the area.

Grand Palladium Palace Resort Spa & Casino, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Seek summer fun and relaxation at the Grand Palladium Palace Resort & Spa, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. This sleek resort is nestled between two other Grand Palladium resorts, but is the only one of the large complex that features an onsite casino. Sitting along a 1-km stretch of white beach, the resort is a popular all-inclusive option that features no less than 22 bars, including a 24hr sports bar, for worldwide sports viewing. Hit the casino or dance the right away in the discotheque – it’s up to you.

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Sunscape Caracao

This entry deserves to be on our list due to the stunning private beach available right out the front of the resort. Another all-inclusive option, this casino resort is popular with families, with activities like rock wall climbing, sumo wrestling, snorkelling, a children’s pool and nightly entertainment all included as part of the package. The on site casino, dubbed ‘The Princess Casino’ features close to 300 slot machines, along with a small smattering of tables to play, offering roulette, blackjack, and poker.

As you can see, there’s plenty to choose from – and this list is not exhaustive by any means. Whether you’re in the mood to blow off steam with your best friend or take your family on a well-deserved vacation, there will be an amazing casino complex in the region that will suit both your tastes as well as your budget. Let this list be a sampler to your next casino adventure.


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