Best party islands

Eight best party destinations for a sailing holiday with friends
It is wonderful to witness the growing amount of youth that opt for a sailing vacation annually!

Boat holidays have always had that sort of stereotype of being a luxury good that only rich or “older” people can afford, leaving a good piece of the population out of the game. But the greater deals, the higher boat availability, and other factors have now opened the doors to new and younger audiences who wish to explore alternative ways of enjoying days off from work.

Sailing holidays can be tailored to the preferences of any group of young people, allowing nature lovers, water sports fans, and party-seekers alike to get the most out of the experience. With the ability to structure the holiday in a way that suits everyone's wants, it can be an enjoyable and memorable journey.

We have rounded up a list of the best party islands around the world that are great for day exploration and night parties, so you and your friends can have the best of both worlds in one, unforgettable, holiday! Which one will be the next destination for you and your friends?


The Cyclades Islands are home to one of the main party destinations for many youngsters; this archipelago is the perfect combination of relaxing, being in contact with nature, visiting historical sites, and enjoying the nightlife, with Ios Island being the protagonist.

The days in Ios are perfect for sightseeing. White-washed villages and turquoise waters make for a picturesque landscape. At night, Mylopotas Beach is the place to be. Popular clubs, such as FarOut Beach Club and Free Beach Bar, attract visitors from all over. You can sip drinks while admiring the sunset, which will get you in the mood for a night of partying.

The evening continues in Chora, the island’s main village, where you can choose from various nightclubs and bars overflowing with people throughout the summer. The venues usually offer great deals or promotions on drinks, or are even free to enter; it’s up to you and your friends to choose the option that satisfies your tastes!

The most famous ones are Disco 69, Scorpion Club, and Sweet Irish Dream.

Hop off your private boat and enjoy a night of transgressive fun on Ios Island!

Tortola is the biggest island of this Caribbean archipelago, and definitely one of the best places to visit if you are looking for fun and parties with your friends. Lush vegetation, white beaches, and turquoise waters are not the only protagonists, as fun and entertainment take the lead by night: in fact, this paradisiac island hosts some of the best clubs, bars, and restaurants where you can enjoy the sparkling Caribbean atmosphere to the fullest.

After indulging in delicious lobsters at dinner, one of the highlights of the BVI’s cuisine, you can’t but start the night at Road Town, the capital of the BVI. Hop from club to club to the rhythm of live music, choosing from renowned locations such as Pusser’s Pub, Dockside Bar, or Paradise Club, on the northern side of the island.

BVI is also famous for the thrilling full moon parties happening each month. Tourists from all over the world gather here to enjoy these multiple-venue festivals full of live music, arts & crafts, dinners, fireworks, and much more! Check the full moon yearly calendars to know when to plan your holiday. Want to spend an exciting sailing holiday in the British Virgin Islands?

When we talk about party islands, we can’t forget to mention the unique Mallorca and its vibrant nightlife.

Even though Palma offers a great selection of nightclubs and bars for dancing all night long, party-goers should head to Magaluf for real entertainment. The notorious nightlife of this town attracts many young tourists from all over the world, who get to the main locations of Puenta Baena and the Strip to party as few other places can do.

Tokio Joes, BCM, Boomerang Club, and Bananas Clubs are only a few great clubs you can find in Magaluf, often hosting events with international DJs and singers.

So after filling your days with breathtaking natural landscapes, and swimming in private bays on board your private yacht, head to Magaluf to enjoy the exciting nightlife for a holiday you will never forget!

Speaking of moon parties, here’s the number one destination to go to if you want to experience the best moon festivals that ever existed: the island of Ko Phangan.

The festivals are hosted between the beautiful Haad Rin beach and the lush Ban Tai jungle, with thousands of people attending each month in a magical, international atmosphere; full moon, half moon, black moon, shiva moon, and more: there are plenty of choices all year long! The hippie vibes and the sense of freedom are what make the moon festivals so unique, so if you’re looking for an unforgettable experience, this is the place to go!

Located in the Gulf of Thailand, the beautiful island of Koh Phangan is a real tropical paradise rich in lush vegetation, emerald waters, and secluded bays to discover on a private boat. This is definitely a bucket list destination for your next sailing holiday with your friends!

The city of Hvar has become a fashionable destination for the rich and famous, as well as for many tourists that come here for the nice beaches and the lively nightlife. In summer, the harbor is usually filled with luxury yachts and boats of any kind, while the streets are packed with people sitting at restaurants, sipping cocktails at waterfront bars, or dancing in nightclubs.

The good thing is that Hvar hosts fun for any age. So if you are looking for an exciting but more easy-going night, you can head to the city’s famous Central Park Club and enjoy an evening of live jazz music, surrounded by a 60s atmosphere and chilled vibes.

With your private boat, you can easily reach Carpe Diem Beach Club, one of the most renowned and glamorous disco clubs in the area located on the nearby Marinkovac Island, boasting amazing parties featuring international guest stars.

There’s plenty of fun in Hvar, so gather up your crew and find your perfect spot for a night of ultimate excitement!

The third place on the podium is reserved for another Greek island of the Cyclades archipelago: we are talking about Mykonos, renowned worldwide not only for its enchanting natural and historical beauties but also for the amazing clubs and bars scattered around the windy streets.

Contrary to its sister Santorini, which spreads more romantic and honeymoon vibes, Mykonos is the ultimate Greek location for club aficionados and party-goers of all kinds. Get ready to have a blast dancing until dawn: for an aperitif, or pre-night drinks with amazing views, head to Scarpa, 180° Sunset Bar, and 54 Cocktail Bar and Lounge, all of which also play music until late.

The choices for dancing all night long are various:
Semeli, Scandinavian, Tropicana, Paradise, and Super Paradise are the most renowned clubs, but after a quick stroll in the city you will easily find the right place for you and your crew!

Have you ever dreamed of being suspended upside-down on top of a thousand people’s crowd? Well, on Pag Island you can.

Some dare to call Pag “the Adriatic Ibiza” for its amazing nightlife, mainly condensed between the city of Novalja and the nearby Zrce Beach, and we agree with such a description.

Zrce Beach is a long strip of sand on which are located many huge and renowned clubs of Croatia, so all you have to do is basically get there, have a walk on the beach, and choose the disco with the music and atmosphere that attract you the most, just like a Ulysses lured by the mermaids.

Papaya is the most famous club on Zrce, and the one where you can live the aforementioned upside-down experience after bungee jumping from a 55-meter crane, but there are many other amazing clubs such as Kalypso, Euphoria, and more. Spring Break vibes at their greatest! 

At the number one position on our list of top party islands, we couldn’t but mention one of the greatest party places in the world: the transgressive, extravagant, and undisputed party heaven of Ibiza.

Ibiza is a world-renowned stop for revelers visiting from Europe and beyond, an island where tourists leave inhibitions at home to embrace their senses in a non-stop, free, and gathering party atmosphere. Its reputation simply precedes it.

Bars and nightclubs are located on every corner and can satisfy any taste. Most of the nightclubs are condensed around the cities of Eivissa and Sant Antoni de Portman, often in exclusive locations such as beautiful beaches or rooftops: Hi Ibiza, Ushuaia, Amnesia, and Pacha are just a few of the very famous clubs that each year host amazing parties and international guests.

Not to mention the natural beauties of the island, perfect to be discovered on board your private yacht during the day. Dramatic cliffs, turquoise waters, and natural pools are the perfect places to relax and rest before the night begins!
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