When was the last time you totally let your hair down? When was the last ‘burn the house down’ kind of night out with your friends? Dancing the night away is something that keeps us going in our teens, essential in our social life in our twenties, gets us connected in our thirties, brings some memorable weekends in our forties. And so on. And how is all that when you do it on an island?
You can be a regular party goer or a more sit at home kind of person once you find yourself holidaying on an island you can’t escape the dance floor. And why is that? Due to the fact that the island is separated from the mainland we feel more disconnected from our real life, our real environment, our real habits and we tend to go a bit further what we are used to. The vibe of the place, the people, the surrounding water all promise an unforgettable night out somewhere remote in the middle of the vast sea.
Today I bring you three islands I had a bash and show you some of the locals’ beloved open-air clubs.
Barrage club – Argassi, Zakynthos
At the edge of the popular town Argassi, 3 clubs are located right next to each other just a few steps from the sea. Barrage, one of the very popular ones with locals, sports a unique and trendy environment not to be missed when in Zante. All kinds of perfectly shaped Greek statues are scattered in the garden, surrounded by palm trees and benches making the ambience one of a kind. Star DJs, great music, a couple of dance floors and quality drinks guarantee a mind-blowing night out strictly Greek style. The club is open all year round.
Party among Greek statues – Barrage club
The Bedouin Bar – St. Julian’s, Malta
Located in the Lido of Westin Dragonara Hotel, the club and lounge is not only hotel guests’ ultimate choice for a Mediterranean hang out. Chill-out music, fancy cocktails attract Maltese crowds and travelers from all parts of the island to spend a relaxing evening in the reinterpreted Bedouin style place at the seashore. Enjoy the amazing view of the buildings lit up for the night the other side of the bay while tuning in with the the most renowned local Djs. The bar is open every Friday from June to September. Free entrance.
Chill at the comfy lounge near the water’s edge – The Bedouin Bar
La Grotta – Gozo
Located in a cave, downhill between the city of Victoria and Xlendi Bay in Malta’s sister island, the club is not only one of the most wanted places by Maltese and Gozitans but people are flocking there from all over the world to bring back home amazing memories from this truly distinct spot. Featuring an indoor and outdoor dance floor, numerous bars, a pizzeria, countless bamboo poles and palm trees, the ambience attracts a good number of international and local DJs. If you are up for tech house and progressive music and love to have a whale of a time, then don’t miss Gozo’s greatest night venue. The cave is open during summer months.
Have you ever partied in a cave? – La Grotta
Whichever island you are hopping to, when the party bug bits you just put on your dance shoes, get footloose and dive into the night.