I’ve noticed of late that there have been several programmes on TV featuring young people travelling abroad to party for a week in the sun. Programmes such as ‘What happens in Kavos’, ‘Magaluf Weekender’ and ‘Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents’ have all documented young people enjoying themselves (often too much) in popular clubbing resorts in Europe. The majority of these programmes don’t show these resorts in a very flattering light, but I wanted to take a look at the positive sides of visiting resorts such as Kavos, Magaluf and Ibiza, particularly for young people looking to let their hair down.
From about 18 onwards, I went on several holidays like this and I have to say I had the time of my life and look back at those holidays fondly. So with my past experience in mind I’m going to take a look at these resorts and why they remain so popular with young people.
Clubbing holidays in Magaluf
Magaluf remains one of the most popular clubbing resorts for Brits to head to in the summer. The lively resort has hundreds of bars and many clubs, which give it such a big party reputation. The drinks are cheap, the weather is good and the party atmosphere is not like anything back home. The 2 bigger clubs BCM and Mallorca Rocks put on weekly nights with big names performing, so it’s no wonder young people are drawn here.
Clubbing in Kavos
Kavos is proving to be more popular than ever, with our bookings up 37% year on year. The party resort, found on the Greek island of Corfu, is continuing to draw young people to its long strip of bars and clubs. It’s a smaller resort than Magaluf but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of choice in both nightlife and daytime activities. The clubs might not be as big as BCM but there are still plenty of big names that perform in Kavos, with Tinchy Stryder and Professor Green amongst the acts gracing the resort this year.
Clubbing in Ibiza
Ibiza is probably the ultimate clubbing holiday, appealing to a wider age range than perhaps Magaluf and Kavos. Ibiza is home to arguably some of the best clubs in the world and has a huge choice of bars, particularly in the west end area of San Antonio. Despite the expensive entry fee that you get with most of the main clubs it appears that people aren’t put off. If you’re looking for a party like no other with huge artists performing every week then Ibiza is the one for you.
It’s clear from the bookings that we see flooding in every week that these party resorts are more popular than ever. Of course I would encourage everyone travelling to these resorts to be careful and responsible whilst away, but I do understand why they are visiting: it’s a chance to escape and let go, meet new people and – for some – gain your first taste of independence. All in all they offer an enjoyable, memorable, and positive experience for most young people.