Leaving Cert Holiday – Where to go!
The humble sixth year holiday
A week in Magaluf with the lads, 10 days in Kavos with the girls, or maybe a weekend away in Liverpool to break up the year, oh yes, sixth year is the year we finally get to taste that last final measure of freedom in the form of partying in a foreign country with your mates, and who would want it any other way.
As many people reach the age of 18 in their final year of schooling, what better way to celebrate the end of the terror we call the Leaving Cert than to head off with lads and girls for some post-exam fun. The sun, the parties, the nightlife and some good old fashion banter, it’s all ahead of you, so where is the best place to go on a post Leaving Cert holiday?
After much discussion with some Leaving Cert Holiday experts, I’ve come up with a list of the best spots to visit this summer after you close your final exam booklet. It’s time to get saving!
I suppose I’m almost legally obliged to write about this place because well, it’s Magaluf. Located only a short distance from Santa Ponsa, this is a party town like no other. Return flights will typically set you back around €105 (return) with Ryanair, add to that the cost of transport from the airport to your hotel/apartment which will usually cost you about €15 (return).
Accommodation prices can vary greatly depending on what level of luxury you’re looking for, so for the fear of being dreadfully wrong I won’t say anything, but keep an eye out. (Remember that the earlier you book everything the cheaper it’ll be!).
Now there’s the ‘issue’ of what to do while you’re there, but I’m sure many of you know exactly what you intend to do, so I’ll jump straight into the nightlife (and daylife!)
Magaluf boasts enough bars and clubs to make every night a new adventure, but here’s a few of the best;
This is possibly one of the biggest, and one of the best places to visit in Magaluf, and why wouldn’t it be, with an open bar for the night and huge events featuring DJ’s and acts such as Steve Aoki, Tinie Tempah, Tiesto and David Guetta all coming up this summer, make sure to buy your tickets.
To all you deep house fans out there, don’t miss out on this place! They have themed nights almost every night of the week, with themes such as Full Moon Glow Parties, Night At The Circus, Urban Takeover, Kinki Disco, Paparazzi and Zoo, you’ll never be bored looking for a new place to party the night away. As always, booking tickets in advance is best!
After spending a night dancing away to David Guetta you may want to just spend the day chilling by the pool. However, for those of you looking for excitement while the sun is shining here’s the perfect midday adventure for you;
Western Water Park
Enjoy a day in the sun at one of the best water parks around. For just €28 (per person) you can spend the day hitting the waterslides in the Wild West themed water paradise. It is the perfect place to recover from the night before.
Kavos is a humble seaside town located on the coast of the island of Corfu in Greece, or at least it was until someone decided to turn it into an absolute party city!
With flights costing roughly €300, it’s more expensive than Magaluf, but for something a bit different yet completely the same, who cares?
With a huge range of clubs, bars and beaches to visit it’s DEFINITELY a more ‘paradise’ tinged place to visit. Blue waters, white sandy beaches and best of all cheap drink and food.
Clubbing is Kavos is a big deal, and there is so much to do. Where is the best spot? Head here;
If there is a party happening in Kavos, MyKavosHoliday.co.uk knows about it. Their site is full of events, clubs and bars worth checking out this summer. If you are looking for a foam, paint
or rain party, then this is the place for you.
After spending the night covered in foam or paint it might like the idea of midday adventure. If so then we have the perfect thing for you;
Heading to the beach may not sound like much of an adventure, but Kavos beach is different. On the 2km stretch of sand, there is more than just sunbeds and umbrellas. For those people not looking for a relaxing day on the beach there is Banana Boats, waterskiing, jet-skiing, plus bungee jumping and even catapulting.
As always if you are planning on drinking alcohol, please do so responsibly. Visit drinkaware.ie for information on safe and responsible drinking. It is important that you also remember to check out the local drinking laws as they vary from country to country.