Magaluf is perfect for those looking for all the traditional ingredients of a sun-soaked beach holiday, topped off with a hefty dollop of fun. It offers three spectacular beaches in Playa de Magaluf, Playa Palma Nova and Playa de Son Matias, each dusted with powder-soft sands and lapped by sapphire-coloured waters.
There’s plenty of opportunities to top up your tan or take advantage of the superb selection of thrilling water sports during the day. But when the sun goes down, the resort has another card up its sleeve; its buzzing nightlife!
Where to find the best clubs
Known within the clubbing community as the ‘Disneyland for adults’, Magaluf is famous for its vibrant nightlife.
If you’ve never been before and you’re looking for a crash course in hardcore clubbing, then head to the strip of road called Punta Ballena. Lit up by neon signs and with the sounds of trance beats and dubstep filling the side-streets, this is where you’ll find most of the popular Magaluf clubs and bars.
If you want big-name DJs and like your parties wet and wild, Avenida S’Olivera Street is where you want to be. Here, you’ll find deck-spinners from across the globe, hosting themed parties featuring foam, popcorn and water, be sure to dress for the mess.
Live music venues
If live music is more your thing, you’ll find the bars in Magaluf have plenty to offer. The resort has established itself as one of the most popular destinations for summer music, hosting some of the best bands in the world. Visit during the peak seasons and you’ll be able to hear internationally-acclaimed artists playing every week.
You won’t hear much in the way of Spanish sounds, as the resort has turned its attention to dance and club music. However, if you’re not a fan of bass-heavy beats, don’t panic! There are plenty of bars and clubs that play everything from ‘70s disco to reggae and rock, guaranteeing a good time for everyone, regardless of your taste in music.
BCM Planet Dance
So now you know where to find them, which clubs are the ones to head for? If you’re looking for the biggest and best, put BCM Planet Dance at the top of your list. One of the largest nightclubs in Europe, BCM Planet Dance seems always to find itself in Top 10 lists. Of all the Magaluf clubs, this is the place for big-name DJs. Previous party hosts have included the likes of Judge Jules, Tiesto and Paul Van Dyke.
However, this isn’t just a glamorous dance space: you’re looking at three floors, with a VIP lounge, an open-air terrace, and several bars. On top of that, it also has the largest 3D laser show in Europe and the capacity to hold up to 4,000 people.
If you want to be seen on the scene, Banana’s is your best bet. Having been around since 1980, it’s now legendary and has perfected the ingredients for an epic night out. Plenty of big names have played here, such as Pendulum, Fatman Scoop, and Tinchy Stryder; all getting the party started with seamless sets that weave between house and trance music.
While not as big as BCM Planet Dance, Banana’s is still pretty impressive, with bars lining every wall, a huge dance area, and a VIP lounge. And, the club’s easy to spot as it’s at the far end of the famous strip and bedecked in bright neon signage.
Party all day and night
Not all the Magaluf nightlife happens once the sun has set. For a 24-hour party vibe, head for the Mallorca Rocks. Part hotel and part nightclub, it’s always got something going on, every day of the week. With onsite pools and an open-air stage, you can cool off and party at the same time, dancing to the music of almost every genre.
The stage is used to host the festival Creamfields Mallorca, with the hotel acting as host to world-famous bands and DJs such as Craig David, Steve Aoki and Tinie Tempah. Not too far away, you’ve got the Island Beach Club, which holds parties all day and all night, both in the pools and on the beach. This club is definitely one to head for if you fancy a VIP experience and a bit of celeb-spotting.
Which bars to go to?
The famous Magaluf nightlife isn’t just about the Magaluf clubs; the eclectic range of Magaluf bars have their part to play in the nightly events as well! For a spot of karaoke to get yourself warmed up for the night ahead, the EastEnders Bar is the place to give your vocal chords a workout.
If you’re new to the club scene and would rather ease yourself in gently, Mambos will be perfect for you. You’ll find this open-air bar situated between the beach and the strip, housing podium dancers, rodeo rides and regular foam parties.
Alex’s Lounge is an ideal bar for you to end your night. Staying open until around four in the morning, it plays laid-back house music and has even has a chill-out area. It also makes a great place to start out, playing old-school house music, in superb surroundings. The Alex brand also owns an R’n’B and an indie bar, so you can choose the music venue to suit your mood.