When it comes to the typical “Lads Holiday”, Magaluf and Zante are among two of the most popular party destinations in Europe.
TLDR; Despite being our number one recommended choice for Lads Holiday virgins – Zante is no match for the notorious Shagaluf. In fact, few places in Europe rival Magaluf when it comes to party holidays.
- Deals to Zante party holidays (from £173 per person)
- Deals to Magaluf party holidays (from £180 per person)
- So let the showdown begin: Zante vs Magaluf
INTRODUCTION TO ZANTE
Me and my boys lost our lads holiday virginities in Zante Laganas many years ago – it’s the perfect place to ease yourself in to the 18-30 scene.
With crazy events and club nights every day of the season. Expect foam parties, booze cruises, UV-paint-clubbing and lots of nursing your hangover around the pool or at the nearest British-themed sports bar.
Deals to Zante party holidays (from £173 per person)
INTRODUCTION TO MAGALUF
Known for its drunken Brits and some of the craziest bar crawls on Earth!
Maga is the place boys become men and men become boys.
Most women who come here are up for some filthy fun – there’s a reason it’s dubbed Shagaluf.
Deals to Magaluf party holidays (from £180 per person)
Magaluf has more variety. It wins both the filth and class categories. Zante’s clubs are fun, and like Maga, hosts some great foam and UV parties and all that – but they’re not likely to attract DJ’s such as David Guetta, Martin Garrix and Tinie Tempah. Maga wins.
Zante’s bars are cheap and cheerful but again completely outclassed by Magaluf’s variety.
Magaluf’s beaches have soft white sands and crystal clear waters. It’s surprising how stunning and clean the beach is when you think of how much filth goes on at night. Banana Beach is Zante’s best, but sadly it’s yellow sands is no match.
When it comes to watersports, booze cruises, quad bikes, banana boats and bar crawls – they’re both pretty even. What wins this for Maga is is X-Rated Pirates Show. Maga wins.
Zante is cheaper. There’s no doubt about it. You can bag yourself return flights at a fairly average hotel at both destinations for less that £350 if you book soon – but unless you grab a BCM wristband, you’ll end up spending more in Maga than you will Zante.
Verdict: Magaluf is the king of European lads holidays. Zante is still great fun though, just in a different league.