Top 13 Holiday Party Destinations You Should Not Miss

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:

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!

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

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!

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:

  • Edem Beach Club: veteran beach-side club for dancing till dawn.
  • 54 Dreamy Nights: huge club with modern sounds.
  • Yard Club: small, sophisticated house venue.

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

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:

  • BCM Planet Dance: the place to be.
  • Tokyo Joes: the best hip hop and RnB club in Magaluf.
  • Banana Club: North Mallorca’s leading nightclub.

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!

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!

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!

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

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 in The French Riviera and start your stylish party trip today

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:

  • Oceans Club: beach-side techno beats.
  • Disco Pé de Vento: where the party doesn’t start until the early hours.
  • NoSoloAqua: varied venue with sunset beach parties.

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

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!

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:

  • La Factoria: intimate club with numerous dance floors.
  • La Placita de Santurce: market by day and open-air street party by night, one not to miss.

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 colourful houses, natural anchorages and lively marinas

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:

  • Paradise Club: more than just a beach-side venue.
  • Bomba’s Surfside Shack: the place for a full-moon party.
  • Soggy Dollar Bar: home of the famous ‘painkiller’ cocktail.

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)

To enquire about this please contact Amslux