8 Best Casinos in the Caribbean

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Palm trees, white-sand beaches, and sunsets that seem to melt into the horizon, not to mention the perfect weather made even better by the cool ocean breeze; for most people, the Caribbean is a paradise on Earth, and what could make paradise even better? How about hitting the jackpot in one of the world’s best casinos? Yep – that should do the trick! 

If you’re planning a trip to the tropics this year and want to enjoy some casino gaming, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled this list of the very best casinos in the Caribbean so that with any luck, you might just hit it big in paradise. 

The Bahamas

Made up of nearly 700 islands, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas attracts millions of visitors every year due to its pristine waters with world-class snorkeling and scuba diving, mega-resorts that are among the largest in the world, and of course, its casinos. 

Atlantis Paradise Island Resort Casin

The largest resort in the Caribbean and one of the largest on Earth, Atlantis Paradise Island resort is actually comprised of four resorts in one, but all four share access to the resort’s namesake casino, which is among the largest in the Caribbean.

Featuring 85 different table games, 725+ slot machines, a racing venue, and a sportsbook, The Casino at Atlantis Paradise Island is one you definitely won’t want to miss on your next trip to Nassau. 

Baha Mar Casino

The newly built Baha Mar Casino is the largest in the Caribbean and may, in fact, also be the nicest. At 100,000+ square feet, the casino boasts 126 table games, including blackjack, baccarat, craps, roulette, and more. The sportsbook is one of the largest in the world, and high-rollers can enjoy complimentary butler service in one of the casino’s several high-stakes lounges. The Baha Mar Casino in Nassau is sure to be one of the highlights of any casino gaming enthusiasts’ trip to Paradise Island. 


Aruba

One of the only destinations on Earth with pink sand beaches, Aruba has long been sought-after as one of the best island getaways in the Caribbean for families and couples.

Guests come for the flamingos, the sunsets, and of course, the pristine ocean vistas, but the cherry on top of any visit to Aruba is, without a doubt, the islands dazzling casino gaming venues. 

Aruba Marriot Resort Stellaris Casino

Attached to one of the island’s largest and most elegant super-resorts, The Aruba Marriot Resort, the Stellaris Casino is definitely the island’s premier casino.

Featuring 30 table games, 500+ different slot machines, and the island’s only wheel of fortune, if you’re someone who loves to test their luck, then you’ll feel right at home at the Stellaris Casino in the Aruba Marriot Resort

Hotel Riu Palace Antillas Casino

The Hotel Riu Palace Antillas is an all-inclusive mega-resort situated in one of the best and most picturesque spots on the island, Palm Beach.

The resort features a renowned golf course, opulent spa, and of course, a sprawling casino that features table games, slots, restaurants, and some of the best views money can buy, so if you’re looking for an all-inclusive experience and want to enjoy some casino gaming in Aruba, then the Hotel Riu Palace Antillas is the all-in-one dream destination for you. 


The Dominican Republic

Known for being one of the best value destinations in the Caribbean, the tiny island nation of the Dominican Republic attracts millions of tourists every year, who flock to the D.R. to enjoy the beautiful beaches, perfect weather, wildlife tours, and much more. Home to dozens of all-inclusive resorts and mega-hotels, the Dominican Republic has no shortage of casinos, but two stand out as the best-in-class. 

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Punta Cana

The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino located in Punta Cana is without question the island’s premier spot for live betting, table games, slots, and sports wagering.

The largest and arguably the nicest casino in the D.R., the Hard Rock Punta Cana features 40 table games, 300+ slot machines, 13 pools, a golf course, and the island’s best spa.

So, if you’re planning a trip to Punta Cana and want to enjoy the very best of what the island has to offer, then look no further than the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Punta Cana. 

Grand Palladium Palace Resort Casino

In a bid to give the Hard Rock a good run for its money, the all-inclusive resort behemoth Grand Palladium built its namesake Grand Palladium Palace Resort and Casino, which features slots, live table games, a sportsbook, and much more. Although the Hard Rock resort is bigger, and the Hard Rock Casino is also larger, the Grand Palladium is all-inclusive, meaning the guests are free to enjoy the numerous fine-dining restaurants, dozen bars, and all of the resort’s amenities at no additional cost, making it one of the best-value, luxury resorts in the Caribbean. 


Curacao

Well known by luxury vacationers worldwide, the small island nation of Curacao sits in the southern Caribbean sea, just off the coast between Colombia and Venezuela.

The island is renowned for having some of the best beaches in the world while also being one of the safest island destinations in the Caribbean.

Although the island is much smaller than some of the other destinations we’ve looked at, it does feature one big casino that gaming enthusiasts won’t want to miss. 

Renaissance Curacao Resort Casino

The Renaissance Curacao Resort is not only the premier resort on the island, but it also features one of the best casinos in the southern Caribbean. Featuring table games, slots, video poker, and race wagering, the casino is home to several restaurants bars, and it also features premiere table service as well.

Guests of the resort will surely enjoy the vistas from the casinos’ verandas which feature sprawling views of the island, the ocean, and of course, the world-famous sunrises that put Curacao on the map. 


Puerto Rico

Technically, part of the United States, Puerto Rico is a Caribbean destination that more and more people are only just now starting to discover, but it’s better late than never, as this tiny island state features everything you could ever want from a Caribbean destination, including the palm trees, ocean breezes and of course a few awesome casinos, one, in particular, has been getting international acclaim for it’s stunning, award-winning design, and enticing live gaming action. 

Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Resort 

The Wyndham Grand Rio Mar is a mega-resort that features a golf course, numerous fine-dining and a la carte restaurants, one of the best spas in the whole Caribbean, and of course, an inspired casino that attracts those looking for the thrill of live wagering from all over the world. Featuring slots, poker, blackjack, craps, roulette, baccarat, and much more, visitors to Puerto Rico would be missing out on something special if they didn’t make the trip to the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar. 

These are our top picks for the best casinos in the Caribbean this year. What are your favorite casino spots in the tropics? Be sure to let us know in the comments below. 

About The Author
Jessica
Jessica currently lives in Miami (or New York City depending on who you ask). From the ages of 18 to 25, she traveled all over the Caribbean and helped out with organizations such as UNICEF and Habitat for Humanity. She even spent six months living in Puerto Rico. Jessica specializes in writing about eco-tourism and volunteering/charities.

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