Casinos in the Caribbean – combining leisure and luxury

When on vacation in the Caribbean, everything takes on a slightly more relaxed feel – even a visit to the local casino.

Casinos in the Caribbean have a flavor of their own, meaning you could easily find one just steps away from the beach. On the flip side, however, the more relaxed atmosphere means not all casinos are open 24/7. If you’re really looking for convenience, it’s best to check out PlayPoker, which you can access from anywhere at any time.

Aruba

This is the birthplace of Caribbean Stud Poker and, as might be expected, the island boasts several casinos, most of which can be found along the white sands of Palm Beach in the resort hotels on the north-western coast. One of these is the Riu Resort, which has a spa as well as the casino, plus a sauna, Jacuzzi, gym, sun terrace and a health and beauty center. Riu Resort is a short drive from the Riena Beatrix International Airport, just over six miles.

St Maarten

Among more than 12 casinos located on the south side of the island, the very grand-sounding establishment, the Westin Dawn Spa & Beach Resort, St Maarten, has a relatively new casino with some 5,000 square feet of floor space including ten tables and 260 slots. Fly into Princess Juliana International Airport, and take a short road trip, about seven and a half miles, to Westin Dawn.

The Bahamas

Always a popular tourist destination, visitors to the Bahamas are allowed to gamble, although it is illegal for local residents. The Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island boasts a marvelous casino as part of its beachfront complex. It lies just north of the city of Nassau, on New Providence Island. This is a mega-resort and the casino is one of the biggest in the Caribbean. With 50,000 square feet of floor space, including 800 slot machines, it has been described as just like being in Vegas. Fly into Lynden Pindling International Airport on New Providence Island and take the bridge across to Paradise Island.