Written by Nancy Lova
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There’s a lot we often want to do when on vacation. Try new foods, sight-see, be a beach-bum and soak up the sun but sometimes we just want to let our hair down and have fun. I mean really have fun, the kind where you gather the girls and your best outfits for a long weekend abroad with dancing, music and fabulous cocktails.
Whilst it’s a blessing to be busy with work and projects, spending time with family and pursuing passions, we all need a reset now and then and what better way than to party in Europe? So here I’ll name a few of the top party weekends you can enjoy this summer.
Starting off with Amsterdam, a cosy city with a lovely mix of culture and nightlife meaning that you could go from a day of sightseeing and straight to drinks along one of the many canals. Amsterdam is a compact city which makes a lot of bars and clubs conveniently close by. This is particularly ideal for those who want to eliminate the pressure of committing to one venue and would prefer to do a little bar hopping.
Consider a full-on night of dancing at Air Amsterdam, a well known club in the heart of the city or Sky Bar IJburg Amsterdam for an elegant night filled with signature cocktails and great music.
I love Barcelona! Amazing bars, incredible nightlife and everything in close reach of each other, all make this place one of the easiest to enjoy a weekend of partying in. Barcelona is blessed with being both a cityscape and beach destination meaning you can pick from drinks with rooftop views or dancing by the glistening ocean.
Opium Mar is a perfect beachside venue located right by the water so you can step off the sand and into a lively atmosphere where some of the best international DJ’s play. The famous Wet Deck, W Hotel is a highly popular club and it’s no surprise due to its impressive sunset views overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and incredible atmosphere.
For me and many, Ibiza is the Queen of all party weekends. There is no place quite like this island. Those who are yet to visit may assume that Ibiza is for the young huns in their late teens and early twenties looking to get a bit messy but anyone who has been will know there is something here for everyone. Party in the day, party in the night, by a pool, on the beach, in a club, on a yacht! Ibiza offers a special atmosphere which other places simply cannot replicate, making this the ultimate party destination.
Have you really been to Ibiza if you haven’t been to O Beach? An extravagant beach resort with an aesthetically pleasing setting and epic pool parties, O Beach is a unique party experience. How about your hotel and club rolled into one? Ushuaïa is the place if yes! Ushuaïa doesn’t just have luxurious rooms but it provides unforgettable moments with world renowned DJ’s playing their best sets on your doorstep to keep you energised from when the sun is still up to late into the night.
Ok, one word, glamour! This is for the huns looking for an incredibly luxurious, sophisticated party weekend where they can live their glamorous main character selves. Imagine partying by super yachts in chic lounge bars and prestigious clubs. Monaco is the jewel of the French Riviera and I recommend anyone looking to experience true opulence, to spend a weekend here.
For over 40 years, Jimmy’z Monte-Carlo has attracted the rich and famous for glitzy nights out making it a must to visit when in Monaco. Nikki Beach Monaco located on the rooftop of the Fairmont,is a playground for the VIP’s and a hotspot for dining and dancing in the sun as you admire the jaw dropping views of Monaco.
Some of the most lavish clubs in the world are located in Mykonos which makes this island a magnet for partygoers. It is home to all-night dancing and with great weather and beautiful sea views, visitors are able to have the time of their lives.
There’s a club here for every type of party style from laidback luxe to exotic fun. Best beach clubs to attend are Scorpios overlooking Paraga Beach, JackieO’ for fun with champagne cocktails and Nammos for a luxurious night out.