Majorca has long been a fantastic party holiday destination, but the introduction of the increased tourist tax is making some of us consider other places to let our hair down. We’ve picked out our top 10 alternative party holiday destinations – which one’s your favourite? These all offer plenty of sunshine, affordable prices, fabulous beaches and, of course, outstanding nightlife. All the ingredients you need to enjoy a fantastic party holiday! So, what are you waiting for? Take a look at our fantastic breaks in some of the best group holiday hotspots across Europe and book yours now!
THE party destination on the Algarve, Praia da Rocha doesn’t disappoint when it comes to serious fun in the sun! You can party all night at the massive choice of bars and clubs, and then relax on some of the most beautiful beaches to be found anywhere. If you want a break from the nightlife, there are loads of water sports, boat trips and day trips, making Praia da Rocha a brilliant all-round party holiday destination!
If you want to visit the Algarve, and prefer to be able to choose whether to dip into the nightlife scene or not, then Albufeira is for you. The biggest resort on the Algarve, it has stunning beaches and a gorgeous Old Town, plus an awesome, action-packed nightlife area concentrated on the Strip (about 2 kilometres from the Old Town). If you want to party, party, party, stick to the Strip and you won’t be disappointed!
A classic party destination, Benidorm offers a huge range of nightlife and entertainment to suit all tastes and ages. Bars, clubs, casinos, shows – you name it, Benidorm has it! It also has two of the most beautiful beaches on the Costa Blanca where you can recuperate from the night before, and, just inland, you’ll find a host of action-packed activities, from paragliding to canyoning.
4. Ayia Napa
A clubbing mecca for decades, Ayia Napa has lost none of its glitz and glamour! This is an awesome destination for group holidays if you want a non-stop party. There are bars and clubs catering to every taste, and July and August see a fantastic roster of international DJs who know how to keep the crowds pumped up and happy. In your down time (if there is any), flop on the beach or head to one of Europe’s biggest water parks.
Larnaca is another destination that appeals to all kind of holidaymakers, with plenty to keep everyone in your group happy. Party animals will love the fantastic nightlife, with a massive choice of bars, clubs, shows and more. Whether you want to dance till dawn, or prefer to chill over cocktails, Larnaca covers all bases. It’s also got some of the best beaches anywhere in Cyprus, which offer a host of water sports and other activities.
Hvar is stunningly beautiful and has long attracted a long list of celebs to its gorgeous beaches and enchanting towns. Hvar Town, stunningly set overlooking a harbour, is the main hub of the island’s nightlife, and is packed with scores of stylish bars, restaurants and clubs. In summer, you can party all night long, or chill at one of the fantastic beach clubs.
A top nightlife destination, Laganas delivers with a massive choice of fantastic bars and clubs. Major DJs from around the world headline at some of the resort’s biggest clubs every summer, when Laganas is transformed into the nightlife capital of Zante. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches and water sports, with everything from parasailing and jet-skiing.
8. Sunny Beach
The biggest and best-equipped resort on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast, Sunny Beach is an awesome party town. Although it’s as popular with all kinds of visitors, including families and couples, it’s also got plenty to offer serious clubbers and party fiends. Recuperate after the night before on the stunning beaches, or have a laugh with your pals on the banana boats and jet skis.
If you want to party hard, Playa de las Americas on Tenerife checks every box. Superb nightlife, a massive choice of bars and clubs, plus an electric vibe that keeps the resort humming day and night. If you have any down time, hit the gorgeous beaches for some R&R, or get in some duty free shopping! You could even head to Siam Park, a massive water park with some seriously scary roller-coaster rides!
A brilliant, all-round holiday destination, Faliraki is the liveliest resort on Rhodes. It’s as popular with families and couples as it is with clubbers, and offers plenty to keep all kinds of visitors happy. You’ll find a huge range of bars and clubs, and summer sees all kinds of special events from foam parties to theme nights. By day, you can chill on the fabulous beaches and get yourself ready for the long night ahead!