When you’re unattached to a partner, travel can be a great way to meet new people. And there are few regions better suited for single travelers than the Caribbean. With no shortage of activities ranging from world-class nightlife to jaw-dropping hiking, snorkeling, and more, the Caribbean is the perfect place to live your best single life.
With hundreds of islands and thousands of resorts to choose from, where does one even begin to plan a single getaway? Don’t worry—we have you covered with the best Caribbean destinations for singles. We’ve included a mix of relaxed and party resorts to cover the bases of how you roving, thrill-seeking singles like to go out and meet people.
La Concha Resort | San Juan, Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico is a small island, jam-packed with potential dates or casual hangouts: bars, nightclubs, restaurants, live music, beaches, world-class museums, rum tours, jungle hiking, and more.
Stay as close as possible to Old San Juan, a dreamy, cobblestoned slice of history that’s enjoyable day and night, as it’s home to some of the most popular bars and nightclubs in the whole city. You can even dance the night away in the street if you know where to go.
We recommend you stay at La Concha Resort in Condado, just outside of Old San Juan, which caters to a young crowd but still gives you a luxury experience. Feel free to hang out at the resort on lazy days, then mosey on down to Old San Juan or catch a ferry to one of the outer islands.
Heck, you can even take a date on a tour of the Bacardi Distillery. The world is your ostra.
Temptation Resort | Cancún, Mexico
Cancún has a reputation as a party destination for good reason, and you can’t go wrong here if you’re looking to party the night away. Temptation takes that reputation and turns it up to 11. The adults-only resort calls itself a “playground for grown-ups.” With seven restaurants and bars, an optional topless area, and a booming nightclub on the grounds, you can live the single dream life all without having to leave the resort.
Barcelo Bavaro Beach Adults Only Resort | Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
There are few island nations in the Caribbean more fun for singles than the Dominican Republic—and no resort compares to Barcelo Bavaro Beach Adults Only Resort. Part of a larger complex of multiple resorts to suit every kind of traveler’s individual needs, the adults-only section is the perfect place to relax and rewind, sans the delighted (and piercing) shrieks of children.
Find a pristine beach and beautiful pool, and then when you’re ready to get your heart pumping and meet people, take the free shuttle to the main resort, where you have access to both a casino and a nightclub.
And don’t forget: no matter where on the resort grounds you are, you have 24/7 access to drinks and food.
If you feel compelled to leave the resort, Punta Cana is home to some of the best nightclubs in the DR, so you’ll have plenty of places to dance the night away and maybe even meet someone special.
Sunset at the Palms Resort | Negril, Jamaica
Sunset at the Palms is for those who prefer a little rest and relaxation to the typical techno-pumping, nightclubby singles’ life in the Caribbean. With just 85 rooms on the grounds, all treehouse style, you’ll feel like you’re secluded in paradise until you’re ready to go out and seek adventure. Negril is not only close to some of the most beautiful hikes and sites in Jamaica, it’s also ground zero for Jamaican nightlife.
Head into town to hit up any number of indoor/outdoor bars that take advantage of the dreamy weather. Just make sure you don’t skip The Jungle, a legendary nightclub with two floors, seven bars, and four DJs, located on the north side of the city. Thursday night is ladies night, which means cheap drinks and plenty of new people to meet.
Bastión Luxury Hotel | Cartagena, Colombia
Come for the historic, walled city full of brightly colored colonial buildings, climbing vines, and lush flowers; stay for one of the best singles scenes in the region.
At the Bastión Luxury Hotel inside the walled city, you’ll live in style without breaking the bank so you have plenty left over to check out the bars and clubs packed into the small city. If you’re looking to meet people in a more casual atmosphere, head to the relaxed El Patio in Getsemaní, the city’s arts district, where you can sip cocktails under the stars and string lights. If you’re looking to find a partner to dance the night away with, try Donde Fidel for salsa dancing or Cafe Havana for a club packed with locals.
And if you’re lucky enough to score a date with someone, there’s no shortage of activities: sunset paddleboarding in the bay by Bocagrande, the swanky high-rise district, or even a boat ride out to the Rosario Islands for a nice, romantic day of snorkeling and relaxing on the beach.