The south of the island is known as the party capital of the world; the list of big venues and famous nights is endless, but for a taster there’s Space, Pacha, Amnesia and Café Mambo with nights from Ministry of Sound and Cream. There are wild gatherings on the beach, rowdy booze cruises at sunset, day-time fiestas, and world famous club nights.
Mallorca’s party spot, Magaluf, is also known for its nightlife, although it’s often been famous for the wrong reasons (‘Holiday’ cocktail anyone?). However with hefty new drinking laws and fines for nudity, it looks set to pull its socks up and appeal to the more music-focused crowd with the opening of clubs such as the one in the grounds of the BH Mallorca Hotel, which features a stage for international DJs, a beach club, pools and even a waterpark.
For the quieter life, try Menorca. This pretty island offers plenty of alcohol too, but it comes in the form of wine tastings in gorgeous vineyards (we recommend Binifadet Winery), rather than sucking something sugary through a luminous straw. Another truly spectacular setting to enjoy a drink is Cova den Xoroi. Chiseled into the rock face, enjoy sundowners on one of the jutting out platforms before heading into the cave for a late-night party. By day, wander the cobbled streets of its capital, Mahon, and sunbake or try out the watersports at Cala en Bosc beach.