Top 5 Leaving Cert Holiday Destinations.
Has it fully kicked in yet that the Leaving Cert is over? You can finally start planning the holiday you’ve dreamed about all year long! We’ve got the top 5 places to go this Summer for anyone who’s unsure of where they’re heading.
We recommend using the most of this Summer so if you can, why not visit more than one of these amazing holiday destinations? To make it even better 123.ie are offering you a 10% discount on EU Multi-Travel Insurance until 30/09/19.
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Magaluf in Majorca is the home of sixth year holidays and never fails to deliver a fun party packed holiday for you and your mates.
BH Mallorca is the place to stay with a water park and stage for multiple Dj’s to play every day located inside the grounds of your hotel. BH Mallorca can be expensive but nearby Santa Ponsa offers cheaper accommodation only 15 minutes away in a taxi.
Bars and night clubs as far as you can see run along Punta Ballena, famously known as ‘The Strip’. A variety of dance music, drink deals, and free shots await you.
Follow a sea of people as they lead the way down the Punta Ballena hill to the destination of the night… the famous BCM nightclub (Biggest Nightclub in Mallorca). With a capacity of 4000 people, BCM is considered as one of the world’s super clubs. Look out for BH Mallorca deals as you can get bundle discounts for concerts and a night in BCM.
Marbella is a popular holiday destination located on southern Spain’s Costa del Sol.
Famous for its long beaches, night clubs and luxury venues, there’s plenty for you and your mates to do whether it be to relax after your exams or party till you’ve to board your flight home.
Unlike Magaluf, Marbella isn’t all about the night life. Its 12km long promenade is ideal for sport lovers with locals running, cycling and skating all day long in the sun. We recommend walking to one of the best-known marina’s in Europe, the glamourous Puerto Banus. This location is ideal for getting a photo for Instagram.
If you and your mates want a break from the beaches, take a canyoning trip to El Guadalmina. It’s variety of jumps, slides and natural pools can be enjoyed by beginners or more experienced explorers.
If you’re looking to wind down and enjoy a few drinks, look no further than the rooftop bar Belvue Amàre Marbella beach hotel. This famous spot offers a 360-degree view over the city while sipping on a cocktail. On a clear day you can see the African Coast and the Rock of Gibraltar from your recliner.
Zante (commonly known as Zakynthos) is a Greek Island in the Ionian Sea that’s perfect for leaving cert students to head off to for a week and let loose. It’s beautiful scenery and cheap cost of living allow you to enjoy yourself without worrying about when your savings will run out!
Zante has more than 1000 bars and is home to the Laganas Strip. This strip is considered as one of the best night club strips in Europe without the price of Ibiza. We recommend chilling on the beach admiring the Mediterranean Sea before warming up for your big nights out.
Porto Vromi needs to be at the top of your bucket list. For €25/ person you can take a boat tour to Shipwreck Cove. This breath-taking view will be one of the memories of the holiday.
Experience the famous beaches and reefs in Zante by swimming with one of the oldest lifeforms on Earth, The Loggerhead Sea Turtle. If you ask me, it’s €30 well spent.
If you and your friends want to be independent and enjoy Zante without a tour guide you can rent out a boat and cruise around the island for around €150 (includes cost for boat rental/fuel/cooler for drinks).
Cancun in Mexico, the home of Spring Break is renowned for its beaches, numerous resorts and top-rated nightlife. Cancun is split into two parts:
Cancun Hotel Zone
You’ll find Cancun’s nightlife in Punta Cancun also known as the Party Zone. The most popular club in Cancun is Coco Bongo which hold wild nights with 80’s and 90’s music accompanied by circus and acrobatic shows. Entry in is €75.
For €90 per person you can enjoy CunCrawl, a club and bar crawl experience like no other!
Cuncrawl is on for 6 and a half hours and includes:
Entrance to 3 top clubs and bars in Cancun
No-limit open bar for 5 hours
VIP access to Cancun clubs and private reserved tables
Bottle service in selected venues
Cuncrawl alone is enough reason for you and your mates to have a night to remember that you probably won’t be able to think of again! Like Ibiza, Cancun has a lot to offer but at a high price. This isn’t to deter you from going as every euro is money well spent if you’re looking for a real session with your mates!
If you’re planning to go to Ibiza for your sixth-year holiday, then you’re doing it right! Ibiza is all about staying up all night enjoying music and getting handed free drinks on San Antonio strip.
San Antonio on the west coast of the island is the world-famous sunset strip that offers bars and small nightclubs along the beach as well as daytime pool parties in Beach Ibiza & Ibiza Rocks Hotel.
If you and your mates are looking to live the Ibiza lifestyle, get yourselves in a taxi to San Rafael. San Rafael is where you’ll find the Number 1 Super club in the world... Privilege. With a capacity of 10,000 people even your cringiest friend won’t be heading home on their own that night.
Playa d’en Bossa on the east coast boasts the longest beach of Ibiza filled with restaurants, bars and small clubs like Sankeys. The east coast is home to the super-club Ushuaia with big names like Elrow, David Guetta and Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike all playing through out July.
Everything about Ibiza is a positive but this comes at a high cost, so we hope you’ve been saving well.