Ready for the big summer unwind? Check out these clubbing hotspots, as recommended by Thomson Scene, that just happen to be in idyllic settings to boot…

You work hard all year round, save up the pennies, and when the summer comes you are more than ready to go party in the sunshine. And there are times when even the hardiest city lover needs to get out of the big smoke and head for an island or beach destination for some serious partying. But where to spend that heard earned cash? If you are stuck inspiration, here are three amazing party holidays for the young, free and possibly single (although you might not be for long!).

1. Ibiza

This Balearic Island is synonymous with good times, clubbing and party vibes. Whether you’re new to the island or a long-time convert, everyone should experience Ibiza at least once in their life. Serious clubbers will spend all night raving to some of the world’s best DJs at super clubs including Space, BCM, Castle Club, Candy Club, Pacha and Sankeys, but if you’re looking for a more relaxed beach holiday with top-notch bars and tunes thrown in, then Ibiza can cater for your bohemian side. The mellow bars of Sant Antoni de Portmany are perfect for sipping cocktails and watching the sun go down. Ibiza is best experienced in a group, so get together your best mates and start looking for some good deals. Be warned, you won’t get much sleep while you’re there so catch up on plenty before you go and if possible, give yourself a few days when you return to recover.

Party people on The White Isle. Photo by Duziem.
Party people on The White Isle. Photo by Duziem.

2. Croatia

Croatia seems to have sprung up from nowhere over the last few years, and is now counted as a serious destination for the super cool young traveller. Nowhere in the country is more renowned than that “Pearl of the Adriatic” known as Dubrovnik, which is familiar to ‘Game of Thrones’ fans the world over, as the location for the fictional city King’s Landing. The city is a stunning place to explore in the day-time and an even livelier place to visit after dark. Placa Street comes alive at night, when the many small bars and pubs open their doors to travellers and fun-seekers of all nationalities.

3. Cyprus

If sand and sea is your thing, nothing beats Cyprus for a great holiday for you and your friends. The sandy beaches are perfect for lounging and doing a spot of people watching, whilst there are enough ancient sites to satisfy your taste for a bit of culture. Ayia Napa, the clubbing capital is lively (bordering on the riotous), but if that gets too much, consider a day-long party cruise? If you’re with just one other friend, organised party boat trips are perfect for meeting people, having a good laugh and getting a tan all at the same time! You can check out more party places like this with holiday collections such as Thomson Scene.

The after party. Photo by Daquella manera.
The after party. Photo by Daquella manera.

One word of caution — let your hair down but remember to stay safe when you’re away. The usual rules apply when it comes to talking to strangers. Keep hold of your passport and your money at all times, always carry a phone with you and above all, don’t forget the sun cream!

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