The world’s best beach party destinations revealed
PARTYING is no new trend, but how people choose to dance the night away and let their hair down has changed considerably over time.
The last century has seen the ultra-conservative days of Victorian dinner parties, and formal balls evolve into the swinging 20s, jiving 40s, rock and roll 50s and 60s, synthesized 80s, raving 90s, and the digital noughties.
Party venues have also been redefined over time. From stuffy village halls and darkened nightclubs to underground raves and yacht parties. However, one venue has remained unchanged for decades: the paradise beaches around the world.
Beaches are seen as the first nightclubs for entertainment-seeking travelers. They offer a romantic, yet wild setting to dance under the moonlight on the powdered sand, often with naked flames outlining the waters edges and music that can be heard for miles.
Word of mouth, Instagram posts, and a thirst for the world’s best parties have enticed thousands of people to hang out, drink and dance on beaches, and they now feature on many traveler’s bucket lists.
Popular sandy celebrations such as Thailand’s full moon parties began back in the 80s in Koh Phangan with around 30 people. But these monthly and sometimes bi-monthly parties now receive more than 10,000 people with every full moon in the sky.
Beach parties have gained so much popularity over the last decade, receiving nearly two million hashtags on Instagram, it can be difficult to know where to go and which ones are the best.
But panic not as Germany-based booking and research company Beach-Inspector has revealed the world’s best beaches for parties and we think the top spot might surprise you.
Dubai’s Barasti Beach claimed the accolade for the best party beach in the world.
It is the only beach in Dubai where alcohol is served all day long making it a haven for singles looking to mingle.
Barasati Beach also screens major sporting events, live music on Thursday and Fridays, and boasts a dance floor, a restaurant with views as incredible as the food, and of course the refreshing ocean to cool off in.
The second and third positions on the list were awarded to Playa de Palma beach in Majorca, Spain, and Playa d’en Bossa beach in Ibiza, Spain. Both are known for their heavy party scenes where sleeping is more of an emergency solution than a necessity.
Rocking into fourth place is Haad Yuan Beach in Koh Phangan, Thailand, a place nestled between the sea and jungle with the perfect formula of delicious drinks, groovy beats, and white sand to keep you dancing from sunset to sunrise.
Fifth place goes to Playa de Magaluf beach in Majora, Spain. Magaluf is synonymous with young Europeans embarking on their first international vacation without the watchful guise of their parents. Cue copious amounts of unidentifiable cocktails.
Sixth place was scooped up by Haad Rin Beach, Koh Phangan which is the original full moon party venue in Thailand. This is the place to experience the party of all beach parties.
The seventh spot goes to Lo Dalam Beach in Koh Phi Phi, Thailand, a beach known for its perfect balance of daytime relaxing and nighttime partying.
Wrapping up the list and taking eighth and ninth are Golden Sands Central Beach in Bulgaria and Kavos Beach in Greece.
Each beach, whether they’re in Asia or further afield, made it on to the world’s best list becuase they’re guaranteed to unlock your inner party animal and create unforgettable memories.
So as the saying goes, “Go forth and boogie on the beach.”