Have you ever been to a party island? Like, say, Ibiza, perhaps? Or Mykonos? Phuket Island in Thailand is also known for its incredible nightlife. These places are practically the stuff of legends, drawing you in with their unabashed display of going wild and having fun. It's easy to think that all you have to do is book a ticket, fly off to these destinations, and just have a good time. Well, those are only part of it. You'd also do well to follow a few travel tips like going with friends, being careful with drinks, and pacing yourself.
Go There With Friends
It's understandable why you want to travel to party islands on your own. These places are perfect for socializing and meeting new people, after all. What better way to make new friends than partying together? With that said, however, traveling to party islands solo isn't always a good idea. For one thing, traveling with friends ensures that there's someone who will help you throughout your trip. If you get too drunk after a party in Ibiza
, for example, a sober friend can help you get back your luxury vacation rental
together. And going to places like these are better with friends too.
Pack The Travel Essentials
As with any other destination, you'll need to bring along a few essentials when you travel to party islands. The best example is your passport. Naturally, you'll need it when you fly off to international destinations. And when you're actually on the island, your passport can also serve as a valid ID to let you get into the bars and nightclubs. Additionally, you ought to bring a power bank
too. Remember that party islands are commonly tropical and remote. You'll likely go exploring before you get into the nightlife scene. So to ensure your phone will still have juice, you can use your power bank to charge it wherever you are.
Never Forget Your Sunscreen
It's a no-brainer that you ought to bring some sunscreen when you go to any island. But it's imperative that you do it on party islands. Be it Mykonos
or Ios, putting on sunscreen during the day is a must. Of course, there's protection to your skin; avoiding the risk of getting sunburned. And that will actually affect how you party too. Imagine getting into a crowded club when you have sunburn. Not only will that be painful, but not even the drinks will improve your mood. You'll just be in pain all night and it'll ruin your trip.
Bring Some Light Party Clothes
In terms of what to wear, go for light clothes. Think fitted tees, tank tops, denim shorts, mini dresses, and the like. It makes sense that you want to go all out with your party outfit, but remember that you're on a party island. These destinations get hot and heavy even at night. So when you go for pieces with thick fabrication or you layer up too much, you'll spend all night drenched in sweat. Even more so if the place you're going to is crowded, which is common for nightlife on party islands.
Ladies, Forget The High Heels
Speaking of what to wear on party islands, ladies, you can leave the high heels
at home. Don't even pack them in your luggage for your trip. Just leave them at home and keep them for when you go out on the town in big cities. But on party islands, low heels or flats are better. Remember that these islands don't have the smoothest pathways. They either have cobblestone streets or naturally jagged areas. There are rarely any smooth pavements that you'd see in urban metropolises and the like. And you don't even have to get started with the sandy shorelines too!
Always Be Careful with Drinks
When you party on an island—or anywhere else, for that matter!—always be careful with your drinks. You never know if they're spiked. And if you do inaverdently drink a spiked drink, there's no telling what will happen to you after you black out. So to avoid the worst scenarios possible, just be careful with your drinks. For one thing, you're better off ordering your own cocktail instead of accepting one ordered for you. Even better if you watch it get made in front of you too. Moreover, you need to be careful where you place it. Don't underestimate how easy it is to spike a drink.
It's always best to pace yourself. Though you traveled to a party island to let loose and have fun, you ought to set yourself a limit. Don't get too drunk that you pass out in the middle of the street. Even though you have friends with you, you never know if they're passed out too. Now, all of you are knocked out drunk and there's no telling what might happen to you throughout the night. So to avoid such harrowing scenarios, it's better to pace yourself and not get too carried away with the partying.
Plan for Other Activities
Don't forget that party islands are also some of the most magical destinations in the world. You may have traveled to any of them to party, but don't forget to explore and enjoy your time there too. You can spend an entire day in Corfu
, for example, seeing its historic sights and visiting its charming towns before heading out at night and partying till the sun comes out. In Phuket, Thailand, on the other hand, its beautiful temples
are just as awesome as the bars and nightclubs. You'll want to see them for yourself when you're there
Planning to travel to a party island soon? Then learn about these travel tips that will make sure that you have as great a time as possible on any of these awesome destinations. They'll help you more than you realize!