What’s a better way to celebrate your birthday than by treating yourself to a getaway? Whether you like a lavish party or a modest celebration, you can enjoy your special day and let loose at a perfect vacation destination.
We have compiled a list of 7 places you should visit for an unforgettable birthday celebration.
1. Ibiza, Spain
Ibiza is a Spanish island that’s known for its vibrant and varied nightlife. From nightclubs, bars, and pubs to boat parties, concerts, and dancing events, there are endless options for entertainment.
If you’re a night owl, head to Ibiza Town or San Antonio for a night you’ll never forget. Some of the most famous nightclubs on the island include Amnesia, Ushuaïa Ibiza, Eden, Es Paradis, and Cova Santa. Boat parties are also popular on the island.
But apart from partying, if you prefer spending your days relaxing on beaches then you can witness the unrivaled beauty of this little island. Benirrás, Cala Boix, Talamanca, and Sol D'en Serra are some of the most talked about beaches you can visit during your trip.
Oh and if you visit Ibiza make sure you take some time out to explore their local culture and food. You can easily find restaurants serving the most delicious Ibizan cuisine. Sofrit pagès, bullit de piex, arròs de matança, and ensaïmadas are some of their traditional dishes you have to try!
How to reach: Ibiza has its own airports that are connected to many international destinations. You can also take ferries to reach here from Barcelona, Mallorca, Dénia, and Valencia.
Best months to visit: May to October, the peak party season
Transportation: Ibiza has bus and taxi services for tourists. But the best option is to rent a bike or car to go around and explore the island.
Popular nightclubs: Amnesia Ibiza, Ushuaïa Ibiza, Pacha, Hï Ibiza
Popular beaches: Benirrás, Cala Boix, Talamanca, Sol D'en Serra
Accommodation options: Aguas de Ibiza, Grand Palladium Palace Ibiza Resort & Spa, Hotel Catalonia Ses Estaques
Other popular tourist attractions: Cala Comte, Hippy Market, Dalt Vila, Ibiza Museum of Contemporary Art
2. Maui, Hawaii
The island of Maui has been a top tourist destination and rightfully so, it's the home of some of the most magnificent beaches, diverse wildlife, and rich local cuisine.
The two main tourist areas of the island are West Maui where you can find beautiful hotels and marine sanctuaries and South Maui which features more upscale accommodations and popular tourist destinations.
You can spend your day on the beach snorkeling with sea turtles, parasailing, or drive through the 60-mile road to Hana to see waterfalls and tropical landscapes.
But Maui isn’t just about beaches, it also has a quite busy nightlife. You can find bars and clubs with dance parties and world-class DJs to let loose after dark.
In fact every week, Maui County celebrates Maui Fridays which is a night-time festival where you can enjoy food and music with the local community. And talking about the community, you cannot leave without trying some authentic Hawaiian cuisine made with freshly caught fish and regional produce.
How to reach: Maui has an international airport called Kahului Airport located in central Maui.
Best months to visit: April to May, beautiful spring temperature, and September to November, fewer tourists as compared to summer and winter months
Transportation: Maui has bus service for tourists. You can also find Lyft or Uber. But if you plan to explore a large part of the island, consider renting a car.
Popular nightclubs: The Dirty Monkey, Ambrosia Martini Lounge, Haui's Life's a Beach
Popular beaches: Ka’anapali Beach, Honolua Bay, Kapalua Bay, Palauea Beach
Accommodation Options: Andaz Maui At Wailea Resort, Ka'anapali Beach Hotel, Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
Other popular tourist attractions: Road to Hana, Haleakala National Park, Iao Valley, Waiʻānapanapa State Park
3. Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Good ol’ Vegas. The city is known for fine dining, nightlife, and loads of adult entertainment. It’s the perfect place to have an epic birthday.
You can start your day with a Las Vegas specialty spa and get a massage or treat yourself to luxury retail therapy.
But once in Vegas, most people like to head straight to the Strip, the center of all gambling and entertainment in the city.
Here you can take a stroll around to witness the replicas of the world’s most iconic places, visit the Fremont Street Experience, Grand Canal Shoppes, The STRAT, and many more bizarrely fun places.
If you aren’t much into partying, you can enjoy many other activities like skydiving, kayak trips, roller coaster rides, and even VIP helicopter tours. There are limitless entertainment options offered by Vegas.
How to reach: Vegas has its own airports that handle both international and domestic flights.
Best months to visit: May, June, and September to November, comfortable daily temperatures and fewer tourist traffic
Transportation: The RTC offers 24 hours bus routes in Vegas, but it’s best to grab a taxi to travel around the city.
Popular nightclubs: OMNIA, Marquee, XS Nightclub, Drais
Accommodation Options: ARIA Resort & Casino, The Venetian Resort, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
Other popular tourist attractions: Grand Canyon, Road to Hana, Haleakala National Park, Iao Valley, Bellagio Hotel & Casino
4. Costa Rica
Costa Rica in Central America is a small and peaceful country that attracts many tourists because of its extensive national parks and other protected areas. Here you’ll find some world-class beaches and the most bio-diverse ecosystems.
If you’re a wildlife lover, you should know that Costa Rica possesses 6% of biodiversity in 0.03% of the total land mass. It’s also home to hundreds of endemic species including finches, gophers, cichlids, gobies, and more.
What’s more? The accommodation options available here are a treat for nature lovers. Some of the best places to stay are the Tree House Lodge, Tierra Magnifica, and the Discovery Beach House.
The national parks in Costa Rica are the best way to explore the diverse protected areas, hike active volcanoes, and find turquoise waterfalls.
If you want to spend your day on a beach, then you can either visit Manuel Antonio Beach, one of the most popular beaches in the country, or visit Flamingo Beach for a more luxurious experience and upscale restaurants.
How to reach: Costa Rica has two international airports with frequent flights connected to major countries.
Best months to visit: December to April, beautiful sunny weather and local celebrations
Transportation: The best way to get around Costa Rica is by renting a car or hiring a car-and-driver service. There are also public bus services available.
Popular nightclubs: Club Vertigo, Le Loft
Popular beaches: Manuel Antonio Beach, Flamingo Beach, Tamarindo, Bahía Ballena
Accommodation Options: Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa, The Westin Reserva Conchal, Tierra Magnifica
Other popular tourist attractions: Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloud Reserve Forest, Montezuma, Diamante Eco Adventure Park
Jamaica has its own personality! From its breathtaking white sand beaches and mountainous terrains to a vibrant culture and endless music, Jamaica has it all.
The most popular resort areas on the island include Ocho Rios, Port Antonio, Kingston, Montego Bay, and Negril. You can even head to the South Coast for a more luxurious and peaceful time.
The adventure lovers can start their hike to the Blue Mountains, race an ATV through muddy hills, or climb to the top of Dunn’s River Falls. Oh and you cannot miss the Luminous Lagoon outside of Montego Bay. It’s a lagoon that sparkles and glows at dusk.
The musical side of Jamaica features festivals, live bands, and local street performers. There are also many upscale bars and clubs in the area that’ll give you a chance to shake a leg and enjoy some exotic cocktails made with their signature Jamaican rum. Here you can party until the break of dawn.
But your trip to Jamaica would be incomplete without exploring the rich culture of the island. The cultural events and Jamaican villages are ideal places to capture the true essence of the island lifestyle.
How to reach: You can reach Jamaica by air or by sea. There are 3 international airports and several ports.
Best months to visit: November to Mid December, sunny skies ideal for a beach vacation
Transportation: Public transport is a common and convenient way to explore Jamaica. You can also take a cab or minibus to travel around the island.
Popular nightclubs: The Jungle, Floyd's Pelican Bar
Popular beaches: Negril Beach, Frenchman's Cove, Hellshire Beach, Boston Bay Beach
Accommodation Options: Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa, Half Moon, Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort
Other popular tourist attractions: Dunn's River Falls, Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park, Blue Hole, Mayfield Falls
Croatia offers a little bit of everything - beautiful beaches, hiking trails, rich history, music, and raving nightlife. But the biggest tourist attraction has to be the Elaphiti Islands - their pristine scenery and unspoiled beauty never fail to amaze.
The country is also blessed with many national parks and reserves including Plitvice Lakes, one of the oldest and largest national parks in Croatia. It’s often considered one of the best national parks in all of Europe.
If you’re a history buff and would rather spend your day exploring the rich history and culture of Croatia, then head to small towns and cities like Dubrovnik, Zadar, Rovinj, and Pula. You can find an abundance of medieval remains, Baroque grandeur, Byzantine monuments, Venetian architecture, and a Roman amphitheater waiting to be explored.
During summers you can best experience the thriving music scene of the country. It’s the season of DJs, lavish beach parties, and cultural festivals. There’s also a 6-week-long Dubrovnik Summer Festival held in July which is a treat for classical music lovers.
But to best experience the raving nightlife of Croatia, head to Zagreb, the capital city which is often considered one of the liveliest cities in Central Europe.
How to reach: You can reach Croatia by air or sea. There are a number of international airports and ports linked to major locations. If you’re coming from the United Kingdom or Europe, you can also take the train to reach Croatia.
Best months to visit: June to September, warm temperatures ideal to experience the island life
Transportation: Croatia’s public transport includes buses, trains, and a ferry network but you can also rent your own wheels.
Popular nightclubs: Deep Makarska, Aquarius Club Zagreb
Popular beaches: Banje Beach, Punta Rata, Nugal Beach, Golden Horn Beach
Accommodation Options: Hotel Bellevue Dubrovnik, Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik, Sun Gardens Dubrovnik
Other popular tourist attractions: Dubrovnik, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Hvar island, Euphrasian Basilica
Fiji’s 333 islands are scattered in the South Pacific Ocean. They offer both an adventure-packed escape as well a romantic getaway to travelers.
Viti Levu is one of the main and largest islands of Fiji. It offers a ton of all-inclusive accommodation options and entertainment. But if you’re looking to spend time with your special someone, head to the Mamanucas and Yasawa islands. The dreamy resorts, ultra-exclusive spas, and private white-sand beaches will leave you craving for more.
If you’re a fan of overwater bungalows then you should visit the Likuliku Lagoon Resort on Mamanucas Island.
There’re also plenty of things to do on these islands. You can spend your time surfing, ziplining through the forest, shark diving, or visiting some natural attractions at national parks. But the true beauty of Fiji lies underneath the surface. So make sure you go scuba diving to explore the soft coral reefs of Fiji.
How to reach: Fiji has many airports while the Nadi International Airport on Viti Levu is most preferred by tourists.
Best months to visit: May to September, warm sunny weather
Transportation: You can explore Fiji on a bus or take a ferry if you want to travel between islands. Depending on the island you’re staying on, you can also rent your own vehicle.
Popular nightclubs: Musket Cove Yacht Club Island Bar, Ice Bar
Popular beaches: Natadola Beach, Blue Lagoon, Lavena Beach, Volivoli Beach
Accommodation Options: The Pearl Resort, Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa, Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa
Other popular tourist attractions: Blue Lagoon Cruise, Cloudbreak, Beqa Lagoon, Great Astrolabe Reef
Ready to Pack Your Bags?
Partying all night, meeting new people, and exploring a new culture - now that’s a recipe for an epic birthday bash.
You can find your perfect getaway amongst the 7 vacation destinations we mentioned in this article. But that’s not all - you deserve to enjoy your special day without the stress and hassle of actually planning a vacation. That’s where we come in!
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