Top 14 Holiday Party Destinations You Should Not Miss

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Whether you’re planning a birthday, a reunion, a stag do, or a hen party, or you simply want to live it up with your mates in style, why not head to one of the world’s premier party destinations? All of these holiday destinations are found on coastal or island settings, which makes them ideal for a yacht or motorboat holiday. Whether you choose to party on board or moor at the world’s most prestigious marinas and discover topnotch nightlife, these destinations have been hand-picked for their unique party vibes:

14. Hvar, Croatia

One of the key stops for the international yachting crew, beautiful Hvar has been welcoming VIPs for thousands of years. The party never stops in the bars and clubs that are found all along the beach, as well as in the Old Town, Stari Grad.

Top clubs:

  • Hula Hula: Hvar’s best beach bar, it’s the perfect place to see the sun go down.
  • Carpe Diem Bar: The most glamorous club with a reservation-only policy in peak times, expect to spot a celeb or two.
  • Carpe Diem Beach: When the party stops at Carpe Diem Bar, take the dedicated boat to its sister club. Located in a forest on a small island, this open-air club is a truly atmospheric experience.

Best time to be there: April to June
How to get there: Fly to Split where you can board a direct ferry to Hvar
Book your boat: As one of the world’s most established yachting destinations, why not rent a boat in Hvar for an authentic experience?

hvar

13. Pula, Croatia

Home to some of Croatia’s finest Roman sites, the coastal city of Pula is also the ideal place for a party. Rent or charter a yacht in Pula and have your own party on the water. Sail south to the Verudela or Premantura resorts, where the parties last till dawn.

Top clubs:

  • Aruba: conveniently located in the Old Town, it’s one of the city’s most established clubs.
  • Fort Bourguignon: a vast mecca for fans of rave and techno.
  • Ambrela: a house extravaganza in Verudela.

Best time to be there: April to June
How to get there: Direct seasonal flights are available to Pula from numerous European cities
Book your boat: A yacht charter in Pula allows you to explore the best beaches in Croatia

party jumping boat

12. Mykonos, Greece

A true party destination and arguably one of the best LGBT scenes on the continent, if you haven’t partied in Mykonos you haven’t lived. It’s also a place of classic Greek beauty. See the island from every angle when you charter a boat in Mykonos.

Top clubs:

  • Paradise Club: the biggest and the best, expect fireworks and big name DJs.
  • Tropicana Beach Bar: another Mykonos institution on Paradise Beach.
  • Scandinavian Bar: historic, cosy venue with live music and dancing.

Best time to be there: April to June
How to get there: There are direct seasonal flights to Mykonos from all over Europe
Book your boat: Rent a boat in Greece and explore the islands at your leisure!

Here the party island Mykonos is shown, a boat lands on the beach with a partying group. On the beach you can see golden sand and red umbrellas.

11. Corfu, Greece

Greece’s original party island, Corfu has been welcoming fun-loving tourists for decades. Today the party is found both on and off the water, with a wide choice of hotels, resorts, clubs, bars and boat rental options.

Top clubs:

Best time to be there: June to September
How to get there: Fly direct to Corfu Airport
Book your boat: Live the party with a yacht charter in Corfu

The picture shows the Greek island of Corfu, which is also known as a great party destination in the Mediterranean. The water is blue, which you can see on the picture. You can also see a hilly landscape in the background and a few boats sailing on the water

10. Mallorca, Spain

Mallorca, or ‘Majorca’, is a major yachting and party destination and the Balearic party island of choice for those seeking a less intense vibe than Ibiza. Sail around the island by day and moor at celeb-filled haunts by night, such as Port Andratx or Puerto Portals. Alternatively, head straight to Magaluf where music pumps down the main strip till sunrise.

Top clubs:

Best time to be there: April to October
How to get there: Fly direct to Palma from most major European cities
Book your boat: Crewed or bareboat, there are plenty of options for a party boat rental in Mallorca!

People partying with drinks and watermelon on Mallorca

9. Ibiza, Spain

Arguably the party capital of Europe, Ibiza has been at the centre of the EDM scene for the last four decades. Explore the best Balearic beaches by boat during the day, before hitting Europe’s most exciting nightclubs.

Top clubs:

  • Amnesia: two clubs in one, an iconic Ibiza venue.
  • Pacha: Ibiza’a original party, still the place to see and be seen.
  • Privilege: the biggest nightclub on Earth.

Best time to be there: May to October
How to get there: Fly direct to Ibiza from all over Europe
Book your boat: Choose a yacht charter Ibiza for the party of a lifetime!

People dancing on the party island of Ibiza

8.Sicily, Italy

A cultural melting pot, a food extravaganza and a historic odyssey, Sicily is at once distinct from, but a core part of, Italy. Rent a boat and sail on the waters of Greek and Roman adventurers, or simply moor up at the to enjoy the nightlife in Catania.

Top clubs:

  • La Tartana Club: celeb-filled bar-restaurant, a place of sheer sophistication.
  • Mercati Generali: Sicily’s hippest club with global DJs.
  • Afrobar: dance on the sand at Catania’s best beach club.

Best time to be there: May – September
How to get there: Fly direct to Catania or Palermo
Book your boat: Whether it’s a birthday, a stag, or a hen, rent a boat in Sicily for the ultimate Sicilian party!

The picture shows a nice firework in the colours of the Italian flag on the island of Sicily

7. Saint-Tropez, France

Where better for a luxury boating holiday than the sun-dripped and glitzy town of Saint-Tropez? Rent a boat and you’ll have easy access to the marinas dotted along the entire length of the French Riviera from Monaco to Toulon.

Top clubs:

  • L’Esqui: St Tropez’s leading gay nightclub, L’Esquil is a large established Old Town club where you can party all night.
  • Les Cave du Roy: One of the most prestigious clubs, not just in St Tropez, but in all of France.
  • VIP Room: A wild and hedonistic club, popular with St Tropez’s serious party goers.

Best time to be there: March to October
How to get there: Fly to Marseilles or Nice
Book your boat: Charter a yacht in France for an authentic true St Tropez experience

The picture shows a little side street in St Tropez on a busy evening. People are sitting in the restaurants enjoying a meal

6. Cote D’Azure, French Riviera

The Cote D’Azure, also known as the French Riviera, is the ideal choice for a party trip. Whether it’s a stag or hen, or just a sailing trip with plenty of cocktails, where better to combine amazing views with unforgettable evening vibes. Top mooring spots include Monaco, Cannes, Antibes and St Tropez.

Top clubs:

  • Jimmy’z: This Monte-Carlo favourite features a lush setting, a floating bar and a slew of international DJs.
  • La Gotha: Perfect for stepping off the boat, Cannes La Gotha is a sophisticated club, situated directly on the waterfront.
  • Baoli– Cannes’ most exclusive night spot.

Best time to be there: March to October
How to get there: Fly to Nice or Marseilles
Book your boat: Book a boat on The French Riviera and start your stylish party trip today

The picture shows a port on the French Riviera in very lovely light.

5. Portimao, Portugal

The Algarve’s biggest party spot, the pretty port town of Portimao is also ideal for a boating trip with a difference, whether it’s with friends or family.

Top clubs:

Best time to be there: May to September
How to get there: Fly to Faro and then drive for 60 minutes
Book your boat: Book a Boat rental in Portimao and discover a party destination like no other

People are saying cheers with red drinks that contain pieces strawberries

4. Key West, USA

The largest island in the Florida Keys archipelago, everyone enjoys the laid-back party vibe on Key West. The best way to explore the Keys is by yacht; sail around the archipelago by day and moor at Key West’s Conch Harbour or Galleon Marina by night to experience one of Florida’s best party scenes. The Key West party scene is more about live music than it is about DJs and it’s a great place for a winter party getaway.

Top clubs:

  • Sloppy Joes: A historic live music bar founded during prohibition, there’s no finer place to dance your troubles away.
  • Aqua: A gay nightclub with more than dancing; poker and karaoke are also popular at Aqua.

Best time to be there: December to June
How to get there: Fly to Miami, New York, Chicago, or Boston and get a connecting flight to Key West
Book your boat: Reserve your boat rental in Key West early to avoid disappointment!

The picture shows a street in Key West with bars

3. Cancun, Mexico

Famed for its Spring-break parties, Cancun also boasts an unforgettable coastline that is best explored by boat. Whether you’re on the water or off the water you’re never far from a party in Mexico’s nightlife capital.

Top clubs:

  • Mandala: VIP vibes at Cancun’s hottest club.
  • Coco Bongo: vast, vivacious and varied.
  • The City: purported to be the biggest club in Latin America.

Best time to be there: December to April
How to get there: fly direct to Cancun Airport
Book your boat: charter a Cancun catamaran for serious party vibes!

2. Puerto Rico

Nestled between Dominica and the Virgin Islands is one of the Caribbean’s best party and top sailing and party destinations. The party scene in Puerto Rico is a truly authentic experience, where you can rumba, salsa or merengue all night long. Parties spill out onto the streets and last all night in the established bars and clubs of old San Juan.

Top clubs:

Best time to be there: November to January
How to get there: Fly to New York, Toronto, or Miami for a connecting flight to Puerto Rico
Book your boat: Hire a boat in Puerto Rico to discover colorful houses, natural anchorages, and lively marinas

The picture shows a beach in Puerto Rico with golden sand and emerald water

1. British Virgin Islands

A stunning Caribbean archipelago where visitors enjoy natural adventures by day and reggae beats by night. Book a crewed yacht, bareboat rental, or motor boat to explore every corner of these stunning islands.

Top clubs:

Best time to be there: April to May
How to get there: Fly to Barbados or Antigua and get a connecting flight or ferry
Book your boat: Explore more when you book a boat in the BVI

The picture shows crystal-clear turquoise water on the British Virgin Islands

Is your favourite destination on the list of the best party destinations?

From celebrating in the Caribbean to boogying on the Balearic Islands, any one of these party destinations is enjoyed at its best when you party in style with a boat rental. Enjoy a prestigious crewed yacht or go it alone with a bareboat charter. Whatever you choose, make it a party holiday to remember with a luxury boat rental.