World’s 10 Best Party Islands
Insular holiday destinations around the world are countless and each one of them has its specific charm and attraction. However, not all offer the entertainment you seek. Here’s a list with the coolest islands in the world when it comes to partying, which could help you when making a decision. Not only do they offer you music and drinks, but they have fantastic beaches and wonderful natural surroundings.
Ios is a Greek island in the Cyclades group, which is known for its beaches and nightlife. This is the favorite of the young people around the world. The main town on the island of Ios is Chora, a picturesque place with narrow streets and whitewashed houses. During the day, Chora is a quiet and calm place but during the night it becomes the epicenter of the entertainment in Ios. For those who don’t want to experience the nightlife, Chora is lovely at dusk, when is full of clothing and jewelry stores and fast food restaurants that sell excellent souvlaki.
Situated between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, Saint Lucia is a popular destination due to the tropical climate and landscape, and thanks to the numerous beaches and resorts here. This island has always been known as the Caribbean nightlife center. The dozens of nightclubs and discos are spread on the entire region, satisfying all the tastes and addressing to all age groups. Some discos offer young people theme nights with performances of numerous DJs and live performances. Others are quieter, being searched by middle aged people, the performances here being held by famous artists.
Beachcomber Island is a small stretch of land surrounded by water, which is part of the volcanic archipelago known as the Mamanuca Islands. The island is surrounded by a beautiful beach and is particularly popular among young people. Know as “the island of fun” of the entire archipelago of Fiji, Beachcomber is renowned for the parties that are held here and the variety of water sports, as well as for the live music and entertainment that never end.
Florianopolis is the capital of the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina. Half of the town is located within the country, while the other half is on the island of Santa Catarina. Recently, Florianopolis has become one of the most popular destinations in Brazil, for those who are searching for beautiful beaches, magnificent scenery and interesting cultural testimonials. The town itself is quite modern, with large shopping malls, elegant restaurant chains, many bars and luxurious night clubs. The New York Times called this island “Party Destination of the year 2009”.
Hvar is one of the most popular destinations in the Adriatic. The olive groves, the orchards and the lavender fields, complete the agricultural landscape of the Croatian island. The winters are mild, while the summers are very warm and sunny. Along the east coast there are several smaller islands, of which stands Pakleni. These compose a popular area among yacht owners, here being situated many tranquil bays, where people can dive and swim. Hvar town is the place where you must be after the sunset. The clubs that are open all night attract the endless crowds of young people.
East of the Windward Islands and the Caribbean Sea, Barbados is an island that is part of the Lesser Antilles. The place consists mostly of corals and the climate is tropical, with a wet season that begins in June and ends in November. Barbados is considered to be the place where rum was invented, the alcoholic beverage produced by distilling sugar cane. The rum and the rum-based drinks are served in every bar on the island, while most of the British-style pubs, restaurants and clubs are located in St. Lawrence Gap or on the crowded south-west coast.
Aruba is a Southern Caribbean Island, located off the cost of Venezuela and is a sunny and warm place all year round. It is famous for its white and sandy beaches. Diving is almost a national sport here in Aruba and there are countless stores and instructors to get you accustomed to its mysteries. At night everything changes. In Aruba there are 12 casinos that play all kinds of music and restaurants and bars for all tastes.
Mykonos is known as a cosmopolitan destination amongst the Greek islands, which gained fame from being a true Mecca of tourists worldwide. It is a destination popular for its parties because they are the coolest in the Aegean. Mykonos town is extremely picturesque and is a genuine labyrinth of narrow streets and white stairs. It is renowned for its beaches and the intense nightlife highlighted by the large number of bars and clubs. The parties are held mostly in the beach bars, although there are many elegant nightclubs on the island.
Ko Phangan is an island located in the Gulf of Thailand, halfway between the island of Ko Samui and Ko Tao Island. The region is famous for the “full moon party”, which is organized here. The tradition started a few years ago when a group of young people organized a party on the Haad Rin beach to celebrate a full moon night. The event has since turned into a true celebration that now attracts tens of thousands of revelers because here is played music belonging to all genres, the atmosphere being completed by jugglers and fire-eaters.
Located 79 kilometers off the coast of Valencia, Ibiza is an island famous for the top parties, which take place in summer, in locations that attract many tourists. Ibiza is renowned for its clubs, two well known examples being Privilege and Space. Space is a concert hall that opens its doors in the morning when the other ones are closing them and Privilege is the largest club in the world. During summer, music producers and top DJs come to Ibiza to support the musical performances, as part of their tours in other parts of the world.