Whether you’re taking your first holiday abroad this year or you’re a Magaluf veteran and are thinking of going somewhere new, The Student Pocket Guide has your definitive guide to 5 of the best party destinations around the world.

Ibiza – This isle is well known for its dance music culture. Famous DJ’s from around the world play at Ibiza’s clubs every night. So, it is no surprise this is one of the most popular party destinations in summer. Dancing all night in well-known clubs such as Space, Pacha and Amnesia are what makes Ibiza such an ideal party spot. However, do keep in mind that these venues are not cheap. Tickets for events typically cost £25-50 and once inside a bottle of water can cost up to £10.

Marbella – If you’re looking for a slightly more sophisticated holiday, then this destination in Spain is the place to be. Situated in the heart of the Costa del Sol, Marbella is considered the new place to be and be seen. If you fancy dancing till the sun comes up, late night venue, Olivia Valere is open till 7 a.m. Celebrities such as Kate Moss and Maria Carey have been known to frequent this club. Olivia Valere does have a dress-code however, so flip-flops and shorts are probably a no-go.

Ayia Napa – One of Europe’s top party destinations, Ayia Napa offers sandy beaches, blazing sunshine and clear waters. Famed for its grime, garage and RnB nights, this Cyprus clubbing capital regularly hosts artists such as Roll Deep, Tinie Tempah and Wiley. With clubs open till dawn there’s plenty of time to dance the night away with like-minded party people. There are also a load of water sports on offer, so if you’re not too tired from the night before, you can try your hand at windsurfing, canoeing or scuba-diving!

Cancun – Originally the stomping ground for American teenagers on Spring break, this Mexican party hot spot is becoming more and more popular with British tourists. With all-inclusive “party package” deals and DJ line-ups to rival Ibiza, Cancun is quickly becoming the party place to be in summer.

Novalja – This town on the island of Pag in Croatia is a reasonably new party destination but is already renowned for its happening nightlife. Novalja also has a beautiful cultural town centre which, if you’re not too hungover, can be enjoyed in the daytime. If you fancy clubbing somewhere slightly different this summer then Novalja could be the place for you. Food and drink prices are extremely reasonable and the parties on Zrce Beach are unmissable!

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