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Marbs – is it the only way?

Marbella seems to be one of the top resorts for party-obsessed Brits lately. With its celebrity hangouts, plush beach clubs and animated nightlife, Marbella can do no wrong. Yes, this rich list resort has always been popular, but it seems to have seen a surge in tourism after The Only Way is Essex’s Marbs special hit our screens back in 2012.

Now, several specials later, viewers have watched the TOWIE gang soak up the Spanish sun at some of the most in-vogue pool parties, throw drinks over one another at lavish clubs and sport some daring swimsuit choices at Marbella’s Blue Flag beaches.

But what is it that makes this upmarket harbour so different from other lively resorts? You want pool parties, a non-stop nightlife, world-class artists and a hot climate, right? So is Marbella the only place which offers this? No of course it isn’t. That’s why Holiday Hypermarket has come up with 5 alternatives.

Iconic Ibiza

Images courtesy of Ocean Beach Ibiza

As the capital of dance music this high-class island has so much to offer, from blissful beaches to the chic sunset strip and, most importantly, top notch night clubs filled with some of the world’s most influential artists.

Over the years we have seen celebrities such as Tulisa, Rita Ora and Paris Hilton parading their Ibiza beach style at some of the White Isle’s trendiest spots, making Ibiza the place to be and be seen.

Want to show-off your latest high-waisted bikini? Well, there are plenty of pool parties to sample. Ocean Beach Ibiza is a popular choice. With its care-free feel, double rounded sunbeds and bright white interior this day party is the ultimate chill out. And if you don’t want the party to end here, it doesn’t have to because finding a club in Ibiza is like finding a fish in the sea.

Fancy a beach day? Then head towards Playa d’en Bossa beach where you can ride the waves as you look out over the warm Balearic Ocean. If the heat becomes too much then Bora Bora bar also has plenty of shaded areas to grab an ice cold cocktail.

Beloved Benidorm

Won’t break the bank Benidorm is a great place to visit. With its Manhattan-like skyline and Vegas-like performances this thriving resort has everything a holiday-goer could wish for. With streets jam packed with entertainment from Spanish dancing to magicians and jugglers to tribute acts, cabaret and comedians this familiar resort sees Brits return year-on- year.

So, what is the attraction? It must be Benidorm’s vibrant square where there are plenty of bars and nightclubs to uncover. With super clubs and top DJs, Brits can party hard without paying the pricey bills of Ibiza and Marbella.

But, Benidorm’s nightlife isn’t the only plus point. In fact, this coastal town is highly celebrated for its lengthy and well-kept beaches. Yes, these beaches can get busy in peak season, but with over 5000 sun loungers this isn’t a problem.

No sleep sin city

After hours in the air you have finally touched down in Las Vegas and with so much to see and do catching up on your much-needed sleep isn’t an option. This jet lag-free resort will instantly inject you with a dose of adrenaline ready for the night ahead. With no time to unpack, search your suitcase for your beloved swimsuit because Vegas pool parties won’t wait for anyone.

Forget Marbella because Vegas does it bigger and better and day parties are all about flaunting your tanned figure, dancing to the latest DJ sets and sunbathing on private grand cabanas.

For the ultimate only-in-Vegas experience wander aimlessly through the themed hotels and let the rows of slot machines, exclusive night clubs, glitzy outfits, designer shopping and multiple Elvis impersonators welcome you.

Want to party Hangover style and re-enact that famous rooftop toast? Then why not try Pure nightclub’s terrace, located in Caesars Palace where you can look out over the well-lit city and watch Vegas’s illuminated strip come alive.

Adored Ayia Napa

There is no such thing as a quiet night in Ayia Napa. Located in the south of Cyprus this party island refuses to sleep with most clubs open until 5am get ready to party all night long.

But, despite your presumptions Ayia Napa isn’t all about dirt cheap drinks, wild behaviour and pounding music. There are plenty of bars which offer a more cosmopolitan, upmarket feel who serve branded drinks, provide tasteful interior and play easy-on-the-ear tunes. If this sounds like your type of hangout, try the ultra-modern Pepper Bar.

There’s only one place to catch a tan in Ayia Napa and it’s Nissi Beach. Recently voted the best beach in Europe this award-winning shore is the place to party with its sizzling sand, Caribbean-like sea and swaying palm trees. Make sure you b

ring a change of clothes because this outstanding ocean-front promises a full-day party.

Care-free Cancun

There is no shortage of pool parties in Cancun. Often referred to as Mexico’s South Beach this city has more energy than a hyperactive toddler. There is never a dull moment in this upbeat spring break resort.

Get ready for the craziest week of your life as you head over to one of the many flashy pool parties. In a nutshell you can expect MCs kicking off the party, exposed midriffs, crowds of bouncing bodies and, most importantly, off the richter scale entertainment with a host of star-studded line-ups and world-class DJs from across the globe.

Do you ever crave celebrity treatment? Then make sure you purchase a VIP ticket offering exclusive discounts and free entry into concerts and performances.

And the party doesn’t end here as there are plenty of after-dark clubs to discover. You will find everything from confetti explosions and acrobatics to the purest Tequila and non-stop music.

Where will you be spending this summer?