We are a group of 6 people 25-35 from NYC / Cali heading to GCM and staying at the Marriott in late May. Arriving on Thursday and leaving on Sunday, I'm looking for some advise on the best way to enjoy our short time on the island. We will not be renting a car.
We'd like to go to Stingray City and Rum Point, and possibly Governor's Beach. We can book a trip to Stingray City that provides transportation, maybe we can ask the driver to drop us off somewhere other than our hotel at SMB after? Where should we ask him to drop us off to catch one of the other sights? Is it worthwhile to visit the other beaches or would it be enough just to enjoy SMB?
What is the best way to get around since we are 6 people?
For nightlife - I've read both that the bars / clubs close around midnight / 1am, but also that at some places things don't get started until late (midnight) - So I'm a little confused on how that works. What time should we go out to these places and are they within walking distance from our hotel? What time do they actually close?
Thursday - happy hour at Coconut Joe's Beach Bar & Grill and then...?
Friday - Aqua Beach then Jet, O Bar
Saturday - Calico Jacks
Do any of these places charge an entrance fee? What should we wear when we go out (casual beach attire or high heels, jackets and club wear)?
Thanks in advance for your help! Have a great day.