Whether its a stag do or just a cheeky trip away, the terms ‘lads on tour’ or ‘lads holiday’ are all too familiar. But where are the best places to go on a lads holiday? We reveal the lads holiday destinations that have great nightlife, great beaches and great beer! Oh and there’s other stuff to do there too!

The best lads holiday destinations to discover

From Mexican beaches to European red light districts, if you’re searching for stereotypical lads holiday destinations, you’re in the right place. We’ve narrowed down 15 of the best destinations and places to head to for a mega lads holiday.

1. Cancun

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Cancun is a popular lads holiday destinations, thanks to its beautiful beaches, warm weather, and lively nightlife. The city has a party atmosphere that lasts all year round, with many nightclubs and bars to choose from. These include Congobar Cancun, Cuncrawl and The City Nightclub within walking distance of each other. Cancun also has loads of great watersports activities if you’re not too hungover, such as snorkelling, jet skiing, and parasailing. With stunning weather, great food and epic nightlife, Cancun is the perfect spot for lads on holiday.

2. Ibiza

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Of course, Ibiza had to be on this list. It is cliche and a well-known beach party destination for lads on holiday for good reason. This Spanish island is famous for its vibrant nightlife, stunning beaches, and world-class clubs. During the day, you can soak up the sun at one of the island’s many beaches, including Playa d’en Bossa, Cala Jondal, or Ses Salines. At night, the island comes alive with a plethora of clubs, bars, and parties, including superclubs like Amnesia, Pacha, and Ushuaia. Check out the likes of Daddy Mambo, Sunset Bar, Elements and Mint Lounge, as well as festivals every month in the summer.  There are also many boat parties and pool parties to enjoy, making Ibiza the perfect lads holiday destination for those looking to party hard.

3. Magaluf

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This seaside town in Majorca is another stereotypical lads location for a holiday, with BCM Planet Dance, Boomerang Magaluf, and Tokio Joes lining the city. You can also score a pint in the sunny Spanish location for between €1.00 – €2.50! If you’re looking for lads holiday destinations with something a little different, there are also many other activities to try in Magaluf. For example, you can take a trip on a pirate ship, go go-karting, or visit the Western Water Park with indoor skydiving. Magaluf is also home to a wide range of restaurants, serving everything from traditional Spanish cuisine to international dishes. There are also many fast food outlets and snack bars for those on a budget.

4. Sunny Beach

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Sunny Beach is a resort in Bulgaria that boasts glorious sun, sand and some great nights out! Whether you visit Den Glade Viking, Mexo Bar or Amigo Bar, you’re in for a week or so you will not forget. But the beach is undoubtedly the main attraction in Sunny Beach. The resort boasts a long stretch of golden sand, which is perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and water sports. There are also many beach parties, foam parties, and pub crawls that take place throughout the resort.

5. Berlin

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It might not be famous for the sun, but Berlin is a great destination for lads looking for a holiday that blends culture, history, and nightlife. The city has a vibrant club scene, with many techno and electronic music venues to choose from. When you’re not partying, Berlin is great to explore too. It has historical landmarks, including the Berlin Wall and the Brandenburg Gate, and lots of street art throughout the city.

6. Zante

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Zante is famous for it’s Laganas strip, as well as huge clubs like G-Spot and Plus Club. Another popular spot for a lads holiday is Tsilivi, where there are lots of bars and clubs for all tastes. It’s also well known for golden beaches like Navagio Beach, famous for its crystal-clear waters and shipwreck. Other popular beaches include Laganas Beach, Kalamaki Beach, and Tsilivi Beach, which offer a wide range of water sports and activities. It’s an overall great trip with mates, although it is a little pricier than some other spots.

6. Malia

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Malia, a seaside venue in Crete, is one of the lesser-known lads holiday destinations. But that doesn’t reduce it’s value. With clubs like Corkers, Candy Club and Help Bar you are almost destined to have a wonderful time. Although, as with Zante, those Grecians do charge a little more for their beers.

7. Bangkok


The capital of Thailand is one of the best places for a lads holiday and is like no other. Khoa San road is a popular spot for cheap accommodation, and close to lots clubs and bars. Whether you want to try street or beach parties, or the typical club scene, Bangkok has it all. You’ll no doubt go for longer than a weekend, so try taking in some sights too. You could visit any of the many markets and temples, including the famous Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha). Bangkok is also famous for its street food, which is both delicious and affordable. It might be pricey to fly, but staying in Bangkok couldn’t be cheaper for a lads holiday.

8. Kavos

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Another Grecian seaside lads holiday location is Kavos. It has the Ice Bar, Scorer’s Sport’s Bar, and Buzz Bar ready for you to peruse. Kavos is also an affordable destination, making it an excellent choice for those on a budget. The resort offers a wide range of accommodation options, from budget-friendly apartments to luxury hotels. There are also many supermarkets and shops where you can buy groceries and souvenirs at reasonable prices. One of the best things about Kavos is its location. The resort is situated close to many other attractions in Corfu, making it easy to explore the island. So if you need a break from the crazy partying, hop on a ferry and see the sights!

9. Benidorm

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With adults-only hotels like Flash Hotel, Benidorm’s New Town is only about an hour from Alicante airport, and you’ll have a truly outrageous time. You can last on about £100 a day, you can go all out on this lads holiday! There are many bars, clubs, and discos to choose from, catering to all tastes and preferences. Some of the most popular venues include KM Disco, Penelope Beach Club, and The Showboat. There are also many karaoke bars, drag shows, and cabarets that take place throughout the resort. There’s also nearby theme parks, Terra Mitica and Aqualandia, as well as Alicante to visit.

10. Faliraki 

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Faliraki’s nightlife caters for everyone over 18, whether you’re 21 or 59. Plus, with Bar Street and Club Street, even drunk people can navigate the strip. As well as drinking, you have water parks, bowling, go-karting and even off-road tours. There are also many beach parties, foam parties, and pub crawls that take place throughout the resort. There’s plenty of things to do at Faliraki, making it one of the best places for a lads holiday.

11. Prague 

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The New Town in Prague is the place to go for nightlife, with the famous (or infamous) Wencelas Square. This has plenty of venues and is also the city’s Red Light District. The Old City shouldn’t be forgotten, though, with great pubs and fancier venues lining it’s streets. There’s also lots of Absinthe bars if you’re looking for a really messy one. Prague has also super cheap beer, which is why it’s one of the top lads holiday destinations.

12. Budapest 

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District Seven, aka Jewish Quarter, is the place to be when it comes to nightlife. With loads of ‘ruin bars’ in dilapidated buildings, cheap drinks, and plenty of people – there’s nothing more you could ask for. Plus, you can go on guided bar crawls, book a beer bike, or visit historical landmarks like Buda Castle or Fisherman’s Bastion. Or spend the days chilling out in the thermal baths, perfect for recovering from a night out.

13. Krakow

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If you’re looking for a more affordable lads’ holiday, then Krakow is an excellent option. This Polish city is home to a vibrant nightlife scene, with plenty of pubs, bars, and clubs to choose from. The prices are also relatively low compared to other European cities, making it an excellent destination for budget-conscious lads. During the day, there are many historical landmarks to visit, including the Wawel Castle, the Main Market Square, and the Kazimierz Jewish Quarter. Or just head to the bars early – Krakow is apparently 30% of the price of London for drinking. Now wonder it’s a popular and one of the best places for a lads holiday.

14. Las Vegas

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If you can afford it, do it! You might even come back richer. Las Vegas is the ULTIMATE, dream destination and one of the best places for lads looking for a wild and unforgettable holiday. The city is known for its 24/7 party atmosphere, with world-class nightclubs, casinos, and pool parties. You can also explore the many attractions and shows the city has to offer, including the Grand Canyon, the Hoover Dam, or the Bellagio fountains. Las Vegas is also home to some of the best steakhouses and restaurants in the world, making it the perfect destination for lads who love to eat and drink.

15. Amsterdam


Amsterdam is a fantastic destination for lads looking for a unique and memorable holiday. The city is famous for its liberal attitudes towards sex and drugs, making it an exciting destination for lads who want to let loose. At night, there are many bars and clubs to choose from, including the famous Red Light District. There’s also lots of different intoxicants on offer if you don’t fancy booze one night too!

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