We like to party! There’s no doubt about that, and when we do it in style it’s even more enjoyable; but what better moment to party than on your holiday? There are countless island destinations in the world worth visiting, but I love to blend rest and relaxation with some serious fun, so let’s go down the list of my 10 favorite islands to take the edge off. These are the best party islands out there!
10. Ios – Party Island
Ios is a Greek island in the Cyclades, best known for its great beaches and wild nightlife. This party island is a favorite among young people for obvious reasons. The main village of Ios, Chora, is beautiful and features small alleys and white-washed houses. During the day, the atmosphere is peaceful, but during the night the party gets started. When in recovery mode, feel free to enjoy the clothing and jewelry stores, souvlaki shops and excellent restaurants. Does it get better than this?
9. Saint Lucia – Party Island
This island is located between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean. Saint Lucia is a popular destination mostly due to its tropical weather and stunning scenery, as well as numerous beaches and resorts. This island has been known as one of the centers of nightlife in the Caribbean region for a while now. Dozens of nightclubs and discos on the island will satisfy all tastes and age groups, with thematic nights, DJ performances and live shows. When all is over and done, the sunny beaches and crystal blue waters await.
8. Beachcomber Island – Party Island
Beachcomber Island is a tiny island in the volcanic archipelago of the Mamanuca Islands. The island is circled by a beautiful beach and is mostly popular among young holidaymakers. I love the small size and the almost scary feeling of being stranded; known as the party island of Fiji, Beachcomber features island parties, a huge range of water sports, scuba diving and live music and entertainment. I’d live there forever, if I could.
7. Florianopolis – Party Island
Florianopolis is the capital of the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina. Half of the city is on the mainland of Brazil, while the other is part of the Santa Catarina Island. Recently, the island has become a popular destination in Brazil for people who love superb beaches, beautiful scenery and unique culture. Tourist will find large shopping malls, chain and high-end restaurants and many glamorous bars and nightclubs in the city. Since it was named Party Destination of the Year 2009 by the New York Times, this islands is obviously worth your while.
6. Hvar – Party Island
With a strange name, Hvar is is one of the most popular destinations in the Adriatic Sea. Olive groves, fruit orchards, and lavender fields are wonderful and a pleasure to look at, as they are part of the agricultural landscape of this island. Winters are mild while summers are warm and sunny; the southern coast of the island includes several smaller islands, which are a popular destination for yachts where tourists enjoy diving and swimming. Hvar Town is the place to be after sunset, where all-night discos attract large crowds of young visitors and them sexy babes we love so much.
5. Barbados – Party Island
East of the Windward Islands and the Caribbean Sea lies Barbados, the place of birth of one of Pop music’s hottest icons: Rihanna. As an island nation of the Lesser Antilles, it is composed of coral and features a moderate tropical climate with a wet season from June to November. Barbados is supposedly the birthplace of rum, which is why rum drinks are featured at every bar on the island. The British-style pubs, restaurants, and dance clubs can be found in St. Lawrence Gap or the crowded southwest coast. What are you waiting for?
4. Aruba – Party Island
Aruba is a southern Caribbean Island, off the coast of Venezuela. It;s sunny and warm round the year, which makes it an obvious choice; who wouldn’t love to spend some time on those white, sandy beaches. The diving in Aruba is second to none, but the nightlife offers a change of pace from the island’s relaxing daytime activities. There are several great resorts in Aruba, as well as 12 casinos with live or recorded music, various restaurants and bars. So, the question is: do you have enough cash?
3. Mykonos – Party Island
Mykonos is famous for being a cosmopolitan destination amongst the Greek islands and a well known holiday destination. It is also one of the best places to party in the Aegean Sea. The Mykonos Town features a maze of tiny streets and whitewashed steps lanes, sandy beaches; but when all of that gets boring, the intense nightlife and a vast number of bars and nightclubs will get revealed in an instant.
2. Ko Phangan – Party Island
Ko Phangan is an island in the Gulf of Thailand, famous for its Full Moon Party. This is a tradition which began years ago when a group of backpackers arranged a party on the beach of Haad Rin to celebrate the full moon night. Kind of a Hangover real-life story. Anyway, this party has evolved into a celebration that attracts party-goers, with every type of party music played all night long, jugglers and fire-eaters to keep you entertained. Impressed yet?
1. Ibiza – Party Island
Probably the most popular party destination, Ibiza is located 79 km off the coast of Valencia. It features world class, summer club parties, large clubs such as Privilege and Space. Space is a concert hall which opens its doors in the morning when usually clubs are shutting down. Privilege wants to be the largest club in the world where top producers and DJs come and play their music, in between touring to other destinations. No matter the location, Ibiza seems to be the place to be.