Don't think of Seven Mile Beach as a quiet, reclusive, far away island location akin to one of those palm tree-speckled, deserted spots. Oh, it can be as reclusive as you want it to be, but if you have a taste for the night life, there's plenty to do nearby. Even then, admittedly, the night life there is on the quieter side, but isn't that what an island escape is all about: laid-back relaxation, no hurry, decrease the heart rate, learn to breathe again? 

Whatever you're looking for, there's lots of variety, and most of it is found along Seven Mile Beach. Two miles from Rum Point is the Driftwood Sports Bar, which hosts a Sunday afternoon barbeque, purportedly a favorite of locals and tourists alike. What? Thought you'd left Hard Rock Cafe behind? Not to worry. Located near the harbor, it sits there in Americanized splendor, awaiting your evening pleasure. Faith and begora! There's even an Irish pub called Fidel Murphy's. When you see the pub's logo, you'll get the name...     

Though they all say that they are the favorite of locals and tourists, there's one bar that can back up that claim. It's the Lone Star Bar and Grill, named one of the top 100 bars in the world by Newsweek.

Something good to know: Due to strict laws of the island, bars and nightspots must close by 1 am during the week, and by midnight on Saturdays.