Whether traveling for a short family vacation or a long backpacker’s trip, get set to fall in love with Asia. The most pocket-friendly continent of all has endless cheap thrills to offer from accommodation and attractions to food and drinks. And cherry on top are its gorgeous islands, crystal blue seas and a crazy nightlife.
So if you are a beach person and love to party in outback atolls while soaking the summer heat, check out the best party islands in Asia:
1. Baga, Goa:
A valiant hippie setting for more than 50 years now, this beach strip of India is all for bacchanal and booze! A perfect cross-cultural blend, you will find a lot of Russian and Israeli travelers hitting the party mode on around midnight until early hours of the morning. Popular shacks like Britto’s, St. Anthony’s offer impeccable food and drinks that cost next to nothing. Dance the night away after your rocking Karaoke performance at Anthony’s.
2. Sihanoukville, Cambodia:
Raucous nights and real-buy booze, this Cambodian jewel has everything from gorgeous vistas in the daytime to great bars and club after dusk. Hit the Serendipity beach to soak in the beautiful sunset while you try their amazing Angkor Beer. JJ’s Playground and Dolphin’s Shack are the two major party hotspots playing hip hop, EDM and throwback classics.
3. Koh Phangan, Thailand:
Besides the infamous Full Moon Party scene that draws thousands of travelers every month, Koh Phangan has so much more to unwind. Euphemized as the ‘Ibiza of the South East Asia’, this atoll practically holds seven different parties every night of the week. If you can’t make it in Haad Rin (full moon), there’s still a lot of action going on every night.
4. Kuta, Indonesia:
Bustling streets, loud and late parties, vibrant bar scene and raves on the beach- that’s all you can see in Kuta, a backpacker’s haven in Indonesia. The party scene is perpetual in character here, catering to all age groups. Innumerable dance and electro clubs play host to both local and international acts, something that suits everyone after they sink in a few drinks.
5. Boracay, Philippines:
Boracay got tossed up against the country capital in terms of party and action, and it won! This little bad boy pulls in first rate DJs from across the planet to ooze out the best club scenes ever! Begin with Cocomanga (Island’s oldest bar) to be a part of the insane Boracay Pub Crawl where strangers turn into friends! If luckily, you are in the neighborhood during half or full moon night, head on to Area 51 for all the main action; on other nights, go to EPIC Nightclub to party till dawn. This island caters to all pockets, from huts to luxury admirers.
6. Vang Vieng, Laos:
For the extreme party seekers looking for stuff beyond booze and music, nothing beats this hedonistic party capitol of Laos. Bar crawling is an absolute blast here; you float down your tube with beer in hand and get pulled back to the mainland with a rope in the next bar. Don’t miss out the infamous Sakura Bar, where you are supposed to ‘drink triple, see double and act single’! and if you are lucky to be in Van Vieng on a Friday night, attend the crazy Jungle Party held once in a week.
7. Castaway Island, Vietnam:
The stunning Karst islands dotting the tranquil waters rest in a UNESCO designated landscape around. Known for its varied activities in the daytime like water sports, rock climbing, tubing and kayaking, Castaway showcases a completely contrasting vibe at night. Travelers empty their beach-hut bungalows and gather around bonfires on the beach or booze cruises through the bay. All in all, debauchery is guaranteed on this Vietnamese atoll.
So all you party animals, get going before they turn the DJ down! Party hard, party safe!