Mallorca can certainly hold its own as a classic island holiday destination. As part of the Balearic Islands it stands alongside Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera as an extremely popular holiday destination for English, German, Dutch and Italian tourists.
Its location in the Mediterranean Ocean ensures scorching summer temperatures and droves of tourists looking for fun and adventure. The summer season is a short but intense four-month burst of bar crawls, booze cruises, endless drinking, and late night parties.
As you would expect, the tourist industry is booming and a great many bars and clubs operate to satisfy visitors’ desires to socialise and party until dawn. The good times are concentrated around Magaluf’s infamous strip, a neon paradise of bars and clubs that wakes at night and parties until dawn. With all this in mind, there’s no surprise why Holiday Hypermarket picked Magaluf in their top 5 party destinations for 2015.
Whether you’re looking for world class raves or a no-holds-barred club and bar crawl with your holiday crew, you are sure to be satisfied. Here’s our pick of ten of the best bars and clubs Magaluf has to offer.
BCM Planet Dance
Top of the tree in Magaluf night life is the world famous BCM Planet Dance. This clubbing monster is sure to be on the to-do list of anyone visiting under the age of 25, and it’s not hard to see why! The club shines in both the quality of the venue and the seemingly endless rotation of world class acts that entertain over 7,000 revellers each and every night. With two huge dance floors and over 65,000 watts of pristine Funktion One sound systems, it guarantees a night to remember.
Boomerang Nightclub is another Magaluf institution offering of internationally recognisable DJ talent alongside skilled local residents. Like many venues, they offer weekly passes, which include free alcohol for a given number of nights. For the 2014 season this was a very reasonable €99, with four nights of free drinking included.
The infamous Banana’s nightclub sits atop Magaluf’s main strip and is consistently filled with young holidaymakers looking for an evening of fun-filled dancing. This venue leans towards more commercial sounds, with guest DJs like Sash and Basshunter, and also offers weekly high season passes for a very reasonable €99.
If you’re tired of screaming dance floor sirens and over-energetic kick drums, then Carwash may well be the antidote you’re looking for. It’s dedicated to the nostalgic sounds of the 70s, 80s and 90s, and is sure to provide a retro experience to remember. That is, as long as you don’t partake too enthusiastically in the many drink deals on offer.
Tokio Joe’s Nightclub
For lovers of hip hop and R’n’B, this is the only place to be seen in Magaluf. Seven nights of the hottest jams sees the sexiest dancers out on the floor, so you had better get practising those moves…
Crystals Bar is a haven for UK tourists seeking cheap drinks, daytime sports, and an unrivalled nighttime atmosphere. A great starting point for any evening of mayhem.
This venue offers a broad musical variety that is sure to keep the most diverse group of friends happy—plus, a club-standard sound system and light show to get your evening started earlyYou’re sure to get a warm welcome, even if you come in as part of a large party.
Icon Bar is a well-established pre-club venue where you can catch big name DJs playing in advance of their late night club shows. Many notable names have graced the decks here over the years, giving Icon bar a reputation as the place to be for the cool kids in town.
For 12 years Chaplins has flown the flag for free spirited debauchery in the heart of the Magaluf strip. It’s built its reputation on an atmosphere of hedonism, helped with liberal two-for-one drink deals and rowdy party games.
Panama Jack Bar
As this bar is situated right across the street from BCM is often the last stop before a night of hardcore raving. This results in a debauched party atmosphere promoted with drink offers and free shots for large groups.
Without a doubt, Magaluf can lay claim to be one of the world’s top party capitals. This list has only scratched the surface of what’s on offer, and anyone looking for a good time is sure to find it on this unique island.
Photo Credit: Andres Nieto Porras