If you’re craving bottomless drinks, white sand beaches and a 24 hour party scene, then keep reading my friend. This guide will quench your thirst for blue waters and beach bars…and have you booking a flight asap! So follow along as I share the Best Summer Beach Party Destinations I am obsessed with…and you will be too.
Best Summer Beach Party Destinations
Mykonos, certainly one of the most well-known Greek islands, kicks it into high gear late June to early September with their largest club parties, live music, DJs and events. For the ultimate beach party, hit up Super Paradise Beach Club, followed by Scorpios, Kalua Beach Bar, Pasaji, SantAnna and Jackie O. The best dance clubs are Astra and Cavo Paradiso.
Your best bet for getting around town is the local buses. They transport you from the beaches and nightclubs to Mykonos Town. Plus they’re easy to use and cheap!
South Beach, Miami
South Beach in Miami is one of the hottest summer beach party destinations in the United States where you’ll find the ultimate rooftop pool party at 1 Hotel, or get a day pass at The Confidante and check out their new ‘floatie-on-demand’ menu. So splurge on a cabana at The Mondrian or go low-key hipster at The Freehand, Miami’s first upscale hostel.
Summer is by far the most popular season to visit South Beach. So book early and be prepared for packed clubs and bars.
With that said, Spring Break is a close runner up with slightly lower temps but that same nightclub pulse South Beach is known for.
Ayia Napa, Cyprus
Located on the southeast coast of Cyprus, Ayia Napa is a beautiful seaside town known for their beach soiree scene in the Mediterranean. With more than fifty bars and ten nightclubs, Ayia Napa is one of the most popular Summer beach party destinations, especially for the millenial Western European crowd.
Kandi Fest at the Dock is certainly the place you’ll want to be on Friday nights in June, July and August. It’s located next to Waterworld Waterpark in the Makronissos area. Tickets include a 3 hour open bar, weekly guest performances and a free after-party.
The one and only beach party is BCL with live music that often sells out – so make sure to buy tickets ahead of time.
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro
Located in the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Copacabana Beach is home to a nonstop party with a dreamy jungle-covered mountain backdrop. The Summer season runs from December through March with a flood of visitors in February for Carnival and the one of the most coveted music festival experiences.
For dancing check out Fosfobox, Pergula for drinks and Copacabana Palace for a poolside bar and petiscos.
The Copa nightlife has definitely evolved over the past few years, but the high energy remains with samba music on repeat.
Haad Rin, Ko Pha-ngan
Haad Rin is a crescent-shaped beach located on the southern tip of Ko Pha-ngan, an island in the Gulf of Thailand. Known for their Full Moon Party, which draws in up to 30,000 visitors on Sunrise Beach every month. Thousands of lanterns light the beach as DJs, fire-eaters, jugglers and fireworks entertain the uninhibited crowd.
For the ultimate party bar, check out Cactus, for happy hour go to the Infinity Beach Club and for rotating DJs and events, hit up the Sandcastle Club.
Cala Jondal, Ibiza
Another summer party hot spot is Cala Jondal in Ibiza, Spain, offering a day-to-night beach club experience. Another favorite among the rich and famous is the Blue Marlin, where they provide a water taxi service to the luxury yachts for their more prestigious guests. They also have international DJs and a vibe that goes from chill to electric as the sun sets.
Smell the sea and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly. – Van Morrison
Tulum is a coastal Caribean town on the Yucatan Peninsula that is literally on every bucket list right now for that laid back, bohemian aesthetic. Mixed with local agave cocktails, plant-based menus, and open-air bars, Tulum has that low-key trendy vibe anyone would love.
Hit up the Ziggy Beach Club for rum-spike coconuts during the day and the Papaya Playa Beach Club at night for live DJs, a double-decker bar, sand dance floor and monthly Full Moon Parties.
Best Summer Beach Party Destinations
From South Beach to Rio, these are the Best Summer Beach Party Destinations with high energy, flowing drinks and nonstop entertainment. Because the mood is chill and the nights are hyped, you’re guaranteed to have a good time.
I hope I’ve inspired a sun-soaked adventure in the near future, whether you’re craving a weekend getaway or month-long holiday, from Mykonos to Ibiza, casual or chic, there’s a vibe to fit your travel style.
Ready To Book?
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So continue to wanderlust, my friend – put it out into the universe, talk about it, read about it, and crave it…and I promise, you’ll be booking a flight before you know it!
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