Some people unwind by going out and letting their hair down. Others unwind by taking a relaxing break somewhere sunny. We say, why not do both?!
Party holidays combine everything you need to have a good time. Sun, sand, cocktails and clubs are a match made in heaven. If you’re on the hunt for a party holiday destination that will blow your mind, we’re here to make your search that little bit easier.
We’ve compiled a list of the 15 best party holiday destinations from around the globe. Whether you’re planning on getting a part-time summer job abroad or just want to go wild for a couple of weeks, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable experience in any of these destinations.
Let’s dive in!
- Ibiza, Spain
Ibiza is known as the party capital of the world, and for good reason. Home to some of the biggest and most famous clubs, including Pacha and Amnesia, Ibiza’s nightlife attracts plenty of partygoers from around the globe. When you’re not dancing the night away, you can soak up the rays on one of Ibiza’s beautiful beaches.
- Las Vegas, USA
Also known as ‘Sin City’, Las Vegas is famous for its luxurious hotels, high-end nightclubs and, of course, its casinos. Some of the biggest names in music have played Las Vegas, with many also holding residencies in the infamous Neon City.
North America’s biggest music festival, the Electric Daisy Carnival, happens every May – so this is the ideal time to visit Vegas if you want to make the most of the party atmosphere.
- Zante, Greece
Also known as Zakynthos, Zante is a Greek island located in the Ionian Sea. It’s known for its stunning beaches and crystal-clear waters, but don’t let that fool you – it’s also one of the biggest party spots in Europe. The main Zante nightlife scene is located in Laganas, where you’ll find an endless array of bars, nightclubs and beach parties.
- Magaluf, Spain
Located in sunny Majorca, Magaluf is a top destination for young party-goers from all over Europe. The main strip is packed full of bars, clubs and restaurants, and you’ll be spoilt for choice with events running throughout the year.
Don’t forget to check out some of Magaluf’s most popular venues, like Tokio Joe’s, Bananas and Boomerang. In the daytime, you can enjoy activities like water sports and boat trips around the island.
- Ayia Napa, Cyprus
Cyprus’ south-eastern coastal town is a well-known destination for party holidays. Ayia Napa’s bars and clubs are varied and cater to every taste, making it the perfect choice for large groups of friends! Club Sin, Square Bar and Carwash Disco are among the highlights offered by this gorgeous Mediterranean town.
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
Europe’s full of great party destinations and Amsterdam certainly meets the criteria. It has a vibrant nightlife, the locals are liberal, and let’s not forget the infamous coffee shops! Hardcore partiers will spend their nights at Paradiso and Melkweg. Although Amsterdam is a little pricier than some of the other short-haul destinations on this list, it’s worth a trip for a special occasion.
- Malia, Greece
Located on the island of Crete, Malia is a popular destination amongst under 30s thanks to its super lively nightlife. Stay up till dawn on the main strip, which is home to big clubs like Candy and Zig Zag.
Sunbathe and sleep off your hangover the following day on one of Malia’s many beaches. Or, if you’re feeling up to it, explore the island’s incredible Greek history with a visit to one of the area’s ancient archaeological sites.
- Tenerife, Spain
Tenerife is one of the UK’s most popular holiday destinations, full stop. But the Tenerife nightlife scene is another reason why holidayers flock to the sunny Spanish island all year round. Situated in the Canaries, Tenerife benefits from warm temperatures throughout winter – so it’s the perfect place to shake off those January blues with some sunshine and clubbing!
- Kavos, Greece
Occupying the southernmost point on the Greek island of Corfu is Kavos, another favourite party destination among school leavers and those on their summer break from uni. Kavos’ main strip is packed with venues, so you’ll be bar hopping all night.
The long stretches of sun-kissed beaches host regular parties and BBQs that last until the early hours. Don’t forget to check out Atlantis Club for an out-of-this-world experience!
- Miami, Florida
For those living in the USA, Miami is the go-to party destination. For the rest of us, it might take a bit of saving up but will be worth it once you get there! Known for its endless beaches, warm weather and vibrant nightlife, Miami also has a diverse culture that’ll make you feel right at home.
- Bangkok, Thailand
Thailand’s nightlife is legendary – there’s a reason it’s the top party holiday location in Asia. Packed full of beach parties, rooftop bars and heaving nightclubs, Bangkok has it all. Spend your days ambling around the street markets, before heading to the Khao San Road area for a wild night of dancing.
- Mykonos, Greece
Mykonos is a stunning Greek island, recognised around the world for its beautiful beaches and party scene. It has a cosmopolitan vibe and is popular with travellers of all ages and backgrounds.
Mykonos Town is the main nightlife hub – here you’ll find a diverse array of people to mingle with and make friends. Make sure you stop by Cavo Paradiso, one of the top electronic music clubs in the world.
- Cancun, Mexico
Cancun has been slowly but surely building its rep as a world-renowned party holiday destination for over 50 years now. Its lively bars, clubs and restaurants quickly win over first-time visitors to the resort, while its turquoise waters keep them coming back for more. You can’t go to Cancun without visiting Coco Bongo or The City, which claims to be the largest nightclub in Latin America.
- Hvar, Croatia
Both domestic and international tourists descend on Hvar in droves every year. Some go in search of stunning beaches and waterfronts, but others choose Hvar because of its party atmosphere.
The Croatian island is home to numerous beach clubs, rooftop bars and nightclubs, while its narrow streets are lined with cute restaurants to kick off the night at. Hvar also happens to be home to some of the best music festivals in Europe, such as Ultra.
- Bali, Indonesia
Last but by no means least is Bali in Indonesia. Bali’s nightlife offers something for everyone – there’s an energetic party scene with plenty of nightclubs around, including some quirky underground techno clubs. If you’re feeling a chilled one, you can also retreat to one of the more lowkey live music venues.