For decades the Caribbean has been one of the dream destinations for anyone who loves to travel or who just enjoys soaking up the sun on pristine beaches lined with palm trees.
Whether you want a water bungalow, a small independent hotel or a sprawling resort with all the amenities you would expect, these islands are sure to have something for even the most demanding guests.
But there’s one particular type of resort that has started to spring up more than others of late — the casino resort. These resorts offer that unbeatable mix of luxury combined with the excitement of casino games.
Here are some of the very best casino resorts that the Caribbean has to offer and what makes them stand out from the crowd.
Whether you arrive by cruise liner or by plane, Aruba’s white-sand beaches will welcome you with open arms
Aruba Casino Resorts
Aruba is one of the Caribbean’s most stunning islands and despite only being some twenty miles long it really packs a punch when it comes to providing great entertainment and luxury accommodation.
Casino gaming is also part and parcel of everyday life on the island, with the famous game of Caribbean stud poker originating in its bars, cafes, and casinos.
There is no need to worry if you are unsure of the rules of this slightly tricky game, as there are plenty of others to try your hand at instead. With many such as roulette or blackjack available to play at an online casino either on mobile or desktop, you can get practice in ahead of jetting off to this dream destination. After all, you are going to want to look as suave as possible at those Aruba gaming tables.
Once you get to Aruba, the best places to sun yourself, sip cocktails, tuck into gourmet food and game the evening away are the Aruba Marriott with its Stellaris Casino as well as the facility attached to the Riu Resort.
Casino Resorts in the Bahamas
When it comes to the sheer number of casino resorts available in one place the Bahamas is the Caribbean king with some of the most impressive structures built here in recent times.
Some of the most high-profile casino resorts include the Grand Hyatt at Baha Mar and The Cove Atlantis, the latter even having its very own giant water park.
What really sets these places apart is the fact that guests can either choose to bask in the decadence of their resort for the entirety of their stay or they can get out and about, to see what other neighboring islands and coves have to offer.
Some of the things you must do while in the Bahamas include swimming with dolphins at Blue Lagoon Island as well as the friendly wild pigs at Big Major Cay. Yes, that’s swimming with pigs!
Nothing soothes a bad beat at the casino tables quite like a swim with a wild pig and his friends
Casino Resorts in Haiti
The go-to place for casino gaming in Haiti is undoubtedly Port-Au-Prince, which despite the devastating earthquake the capital city suffered in 2010 still houses the best casinos in the country.
For something a little bit different why not go to the somewhat ramshackle Hotel Oloffson, which is supposed to be the inspiration behind the hotel that features in the novel The Comedians by Graham Greene.
For more glamorous surrounds visitors should book into the NH Haiti El Rancho.
Casino Resorts in Dominican Republic
Hop just across the border from Haiti and you will find yourself in the Dominican Republic, a place that has become synonymous with all-inclusive resorts that like to keep their guests in-house as much as possible.
If that is your sort of vibe then you should feel right at home in the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino at Punta Cana or the equally vibrant Grand Palladium Palace Resort Spa & Casino.
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