What is better than chartering a yacht with friends, visiting tropical islands, and dancing the night away? Exactly. At Zizoo, we not only make boat holidays affordable and easy but fun too! Here is our list of round-the-clock island parties and exclusive beach clubs. Our list includes picturesque beaches, beautiful boats with beautiful people and the best sailing routes for island hopping from party to party. Summer is endless and the parties never end.
The 10 Best Party Islands in the World
10. Ios, Greece
Ios is one of the Cyclades islands in Greece. People from all over the world sail to Ios to experience its white sandy beaches and dance the night away under the moonlight. The streets, houses, and restaurants of Ios are relaxed in a traditional Greek setting, but its nightlife is quite different. The many bars, nightclubs, and summer festivities are known as the craziest in the world. The hotspots include Aftershock, Slammer Bar, Flames Bar, Sweet Irish Dream, Disco 69, Blue Note and Scorpion Nightclub. Only a short sail from Lefkas, the stunning beaches of Ios are popular year-round destinations. The most notable being Mylopotas beach, where the famous Far Out Beach Club lies.
9. Magaluf, Mallorca
Magaluf is located on Mallorca’s sunny west coast. The resort town has attracted partygoers from around the world. Magaluf sits in the bay of Palma in Mallorca and has the largest nightclub in Europe, BCM Planet Dance, along with dozens of other top-notch venues, including Bananas, Boomerang and Carwash. Through the years ‘the strip’ has attracted some of the world’s best DJs, with clubs remaining open until early morning hours. Be sure not to miss the foam parties.
8. The British Virgin Islands
The BVI’s are like finding buried treasure in the Caribbean. They are some of the most secluded party islands in the world. In the group of islands, you’ll find world-class beaches and peaceful resorts, along with beach bars and nightlife that will keep you dancing the night away. Start off sailing in Tortola and make your way over to Peter Island for a night out on the town. Next, sail to Norman Island and explore the famous caves and head over to Willie T. for body shots! Last but not least, hop over to Jost Van Dyke Island, the home of Soggy Dollar Bar, Gertrudes, and Ivan’s Stress-Free Bar.
7. Ayia Napa, Cyprus
Ayia Napa is famous for its continuously growing party atmosphere and Nissi beach. The island is situated a short distance from Fethiye in Turkey. It is here that you’ll find a wide range of bars and nightclubs for everyone – there are over 250 to choose from! The clubs are located near Napa Square where you can experience everything from dance and R&B to disco and house beats. Ayia Napa has 12 main clubs and two remain open till breakfast. Some of the most popular clubs include Aqua, Carwash Disco, Castle, Starskys, River Reggae, and the Makronissos Beach Club.
6. Pag, Croatia
Pag, located in the northern Adriatic Sea, is Croatia’s fifth-largest island. The island is home to the legendary Hideout Festival. In 2007, the bars and clubs of Zrce beach were granted 24-hour licences officially making it one of Croatia’s hottest party destinations. Open-air clubs like Papaya and Aquarius are famous throughout Europe. If you are a fan of big parties with famous DJs, you will want to experience it here. Charter a boat from Zadar and sail on up to the port of Mandre, then hit the famous Zrce beach to start your party.
5. Santorini, Greece
Santorini can be a peaceful holiday on the sea or a partygoers paradise. Famous for its gorgeous views, breath-taking water, and stunning coastal villages, Santorini has more to offer than meets the eye. This Greek island is home to the famous clubs Enigma and Koo Club. If you want to enjoy the scenery, sail to Santorini and enjoy an unforgettable sunset with a drink in hand.
4. Mykonos, Greece
Mykonos is by far one of the most beautiful party destinations in the world. Between the winding picturesque streets lies one of the most vibrant nightlife scenes on the Aegean Sea. Sailing in Mykonos will give you the opportunity to experience an abundance of amazing beach bars. If you take a trip to Super Paradise Beach Club you will find most of these party hotspots. Mykonos also has plenty of peaceful beaches to relax on, fascinating religious sites and archaeological monuments to explore.
3. Patong Beach, Phuket Island, Thailand
Phuket’s reputation as a global nightlife hotspot is well deserved, with go-go bars, cabaret shows, and nightclubs. It is here that international DJs frequent the stages. The place to be after the sun goes down is Bangla Road. It is home to over 100 bars, bright lights, and enticing nightlife venues. Patong Beach has two main strips: Rat-U-Thit Road and Thaweewong Road (the beach road). Here, when sailing to Thailand, you’ll find the famous Paradise Complex, the Hard Rock Café, many live music venues and the first ever dance complex to open in Patong, Banana Disco.
2. Hvar, Croatia
Hvar’s combination of fantastic beaches, charming medieval streets, and vibrant nightlife are what make this island one of the most popular on the entire Croatian coastline. Often referred to as the new ‘St. Tropez’, Hvar’s glamorous reputation continues to attract celebrities and Europe’s elite. Each summer you can find more and more luxury yachts sailing to Hvar. When planning a boat holiday in Hvar, you’ll want to charter a boat from Split and island-hop your way over to this wild party island. The Hula Hula Beach Club is famous for its beach parties that begin at 5 p.m. until sunrise. Hvar is also the home of the Ultra Europe Festival, one of the biggest music festivals in Europe with over 75,000 attendees each year.
1. Ibiza, Spain
We all know about Ibiza. Chances are high that you’ve probably been there and, if not yet, you’re dreaming of visiting. Ibiza is without a doubt the number one party island in the world. The party scene here is epic, attracting the rich and famous and world-renowned DJs every summer. For clubbing fanatics, there are two main spots you’ll want to hit: San Antonio and Ibiza Town. When sailing in Ibiza, you can relax on the beautiful beaches of Playa den Bossa and Les Salines, then head to Pacha or Space for a night of wild clubbing, and in the morning sail to the island of Formentera for some much-needed relaxation. Ibiza really does have it all, so what are you waiting for? Start planning the party sailing holiday of your life!
Want to discover the worlds best party islands yourself? Then book your next boat holiday with Zizoo. You’ll be on your way to visit the best beach bars, wildest nightclubs and most stunning landscapes the world has to offer.