Two islands both alike in err…dignity? These two Spanish islands have been competing to be the party capital for stag and hen dos for years, presenting young people with a party mecca like no other, filled with drinking, dancing and glorious sunny beaches. But since Ibiza has been top dog now for decades, is Magaluf about to overtake their Spanish rival?

Magaluf and Ibiza are two of the biggest party holiday destinations in Europe – Ibiza is famous for its entertaining night clubs and home to all-night ravers whereas Magaluf is renowned for its cheap drink deals and big DJ sets in BCM, one of the top clubs in the world. So could Magaluf soon be the new Ibiza?

The two Balearic islands are very similar on many accounts and host thousands of hen parties each year. With a range of clubs, activities to keep you busy throughout the day and numerous bars to help you cool down in the hot Spanish sun, there are many similarities that can be drawn between the two party hotspots. So where do they differ?


If you’re looking for an amazing hen or stag holiday destination but want to keep the pennies in mind, then Magaluf could be just what you need. With lots of drink offers available at each bar and club along the Punta Ballena strip, Magaluf is the perfect place to dance the night away with your mates on a very tight budget, as we know the cost of a wedding certainly mounts up. The club prices are much lower than Ibiza and even though BCM, which is the rated as one of the top 10 nightclubs in the world, could see you spending between 50€- 70€ a night, it does include free drinks all night and the chance to party to some of the best DJs in the world.

Both Ibiza and Magaluf are renowned for their party lifestyle that they offer to visitors. Magaluf, which some see as Ibiza’s sister-island, is the perfect place to fully immerse you and your mates in cheap alcohol, discos that open all night and where you can let your hair down at top bars including Car Wash and Tokio Joe’s. Although Ibiza has quickly become an idealistic party holiday, it comes at a heavy price most of the time with the average night out costing 40€ to 80€ – even a water could cost you up to 12€ in a club!

Bars & Nightclubs

Another big difference between the two Spanish party giants is the gap between clubs. Whereas Ibiza admittedly has a lot more clubs and larger one’s at that, after all it is home of the super club, they are all spread out from Ibiza Town through to San Antonio and Playa d’en Bossa. Undeniably the disco bus is any partygoers friend and only costs 3€ to get from one side of the island to the other. Although it often drops you off right outside where you need to be, do you want to be travelling on a bus once you leave a club or planning your night alongside the bus timetable? I don’t think so!

Magaluf, on the other hand, has all the best bars and clubs within walking distance so no need to worry about taxis, or buses, back to your hotels! Party until the sun comes up before staggering your way back to your bed where you can rest up for the next night of party antics on your Magaluf hen or Magaluf stag party.

Magaluf is also renowned for some of the best events of any resort! Take a look at our Magaluf events 2017.


Ok fine, not all hen and stag parties are after the party lifestyle that both Magaluf and Ibiza offer – so what else is there to do on the islands? Ibiza offers plenty of less chaotic sites such as markets, charming villages and interesting sights – there’s more to the ‘White Isle’ than the noisy nightlife after all! If your main aim is to lounge on a beach, you’re spoilt for choice in Ibiza with Playa d’en Bossa offering a three-mile stretch of white sand that has everything from water sports to spa treatments on the beachfront.

Magaluf is just as beautiful in the daylight as its party counterpart. With several excursions, tours and trips available there’s plenty of culture to experience whilst visiting the island. Enjoy a visit to the Caves of Hams in Mallorca or take to the seas to watch dolphins in their natural habitat. With many boat trips or jeep excursions around the island available, you and your hens can truly take in the beauty that the island has to offer on your hen or stag party.

So, what does Magaluf offer hen and stag parties that Ibiza doesn’t? Ultimately, both a very similar. With sun, sea and non-stop parties, the two islands can make for the perfect hen or stag destination. But with Magaluf, you can go further with your money and you and your mates can kick back and relax without having to worry about the cost so much.