The Best Beach Party destinations in the World
By Lee via GotSaga
Punta del Este, Uruguay
The unspoilt Uruguayan peninsula of Punta del Este is all paradisaical oceanic beaches, exotic sophistication, beautiful people and an ardent night scene. It’s the Monaco of South America.
Punta del Este is famous for its clubbing scene. Most parties start very late, between midnight and 3AM and end around dawn. You cannot name a specific club because it’s probably going to change its name or its location the next year. Don’t worry, they do good marketing, so you will find out very easily.
Every year the night life changes, so you never know which is going to be place that will hit the summer in Punta del Este. Most of the clubs are away from the peninsula of Punta del Este, mainly in La Barra. But the fashion places changes, it depends on the year.
Ko Pha Ngan – Thailand
Is an island off the Central Gulf Coast of Southern Thailand, halfway between the islands of Ko Samui and Ko Tao. It is known as a land of coconut trees and, above all, the world famous full moon parties.
Full Moon Party – if you’re after party heaven you can’t do better than Haad Rin, an expanded village of beach bars, cheap chicken burgers, and low cut figure-hugging outfits. It is most popular one night a month – the night of the Full Moon Party. Every bar is hopping, the beaches packed with trance, dance, buckets, and various other suspicious substances. However, if the sight of thousands of bottles and other trash repulses you, make sure you leave the beach area before the sun comes up, or grab a garbage bag and help tidy up a little. If you’re not on Ko Pha Ngan during the full moon, don’t worry: there are other parties to be had, including Half Moon (2 times a month), Black Moon, Jungle Parties, as well as the Shiva Moon party.
Turquoise at Turquoise Beach Club, Rimini, Italy
The whole town is geared towards tourists, so the night life is very good and there are bars everywhere. Once the sun goes down, the streets of Rimini come alive with lights, colour and noise as the sunbathers of the day become the revellers of the evening. There are however no “real” clubs in Rimini; only bars with dance floors. For real clubbing you have to go to Riccione, the next town over, which is about a 15 minute drive away. There is however one club called Carnaby’s which is on the outskirts of Rimini and it has a free shuttle bus; the club is also within walking distance.
Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia
The closest ocean beach to the centre of Sydney, Bondi has become synonymous with Sydney’s beach lifestyle, and is very popular with tourists, residents, and resident tourists.
Bondi has become a favourite of the “barmy army” of British tourists, who annually gather on its sands for a Southern Hemisphere Christmas in the sun. Bondi is also now home to numerous youth hostels with backpackers who congregate mainly in the summer months. It is not uncommon to hear Norwegian, Portuguese, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish or Spanish while walking across the beach or through the cafes and bars.
Ibiza, Balearic Islands
Ibiza is famous for its nightlife. During the day most tourists are soaking up rays at one of the gorgeous beaches or sleeping off the past night’s drinks. Bars do not get busy in Ibiza town or San Antonio until early evening, about 7PM.
Sitges is a lovely town, a seaside resort some 35km southwest of Barcelona in Catalunya, Spain.
Sitges has one of most vibrant and hippest gay scene on the coast. The beaches are very colorful and fun! The city which overlooks the Mediterranean has large avenues,narrow streets,a museuum and the gorgeous beaches of Costa Dorada/Golden Coast.
The streets near the waterfront are filled with street cafes. Local youngsters gather on the beach after nightfall.
Paradise, Mykonos – Greece
Paradise probably the most popular beach on the island. Camping, self-service restaurant, cafeteria, snack bars, beach bars, mini shops and discos. Nudity is quite common. Paradise Beach is known for its parties. At about 4PM the music wil get really loud. Paradise is easily reached by bus from Mykonos town or with a regular boat service from Platys Gialos.
Ipanema, Leblon Rio de Janeiro – Brazil
For those who like to go clubbing, Rio has some good options. You’ll be seeing lots of flyers and talk about “raves”, but those aren’t the same as European ones. Usually Rio’s raves are devoted to trance, which is pretty popular, especially with the upper-class youngsters, though some electronic parties do have good djs and live acts from around the world. The night in Rio is pretty much divided between mainstream and underground.
Mainstream would be such “raves” and big electronic festivals, as well a nightclubs like Bombar (Leblon and Barra da Tijuca), Baronetti (Ipanema) and Melt (Leblon) that are devoted to pop, dance and variations of house and trance.
Cancun’s nightlife is unlike any other destination on Earth! For some, a day in Cancun doesn’t start until tasks like an 11AM breakfast, nap on the beach, and siesta are arduously completed. This is your place to shine.
Señor Frog’s is a restaurant by day and a dance club by night, and is one of the most popular spots for vacationers to visit. The restaurant opens up for lunch and serves international types of food such as pasta, chicken and pizza as well as Mexican cuisine all day until midnight. A cover charge of five dollars will get you into the party after 8PM and includes a souvenir yard glass which you can then pay to get filled with your drink of choice. One of Señor Frog’s famous attractions is the water slide that leads from the club out into the lagoon, just for a little bit of fun! As the evening progresses, Señor Frog’s becomes less family friendly and more of a party establishment, waitresses will circulate, offering shots of tequila for a price. Waiters are also very “hands on”, if you are not traveling in a family group, expect them to try to touch, hug, or kiss the female members of the party.