Scene is a brand new collection of holidays where atmosphere, nightlife and good times are as important as sunshine and sun-downers. Whether you’re a party animal checking into the biggest, loudest hotel on the strip, or a cocktails and canapés-type craving a chic retreat and A-list beach bars – we’ve got it covered.
From big-hitting Ibiza and Corfu to chic retreats like Malta and Santorini, here’s our at-a-glance guide to where Scene can take you…
Check out our guides to where we go below. Or, click here to browse our digital brochure. You’ll find interactive features, behind-the-scenes footage and tips on planning the perfect holiday. Plus, once you’ve picked your hotel, you can click straight through to the booking page.
To celebrate the launch of Scene, we’ve teamed up with fashion giant ASOS to film in some of our most sought-after destinations. The star of the first video? MTV presenter and Rinse FM DJ, Maya Jama. We whisked Maya off to Thailand with a couple of stylists and a suitcase packed with the latest summer trends. Back on home turf, we grabbed her to talk sunshine, style and shopping sprees…Full Interview
Five of the biggest and best superclubs…
The White Isle’s premier nightclub claims to be the ‘world’s most awarded’. And, after conquering DJ Mag’s run-down of the top 100 clubs across the globe in 2011, 2012 and 2014, who are we to argue? A cool 7,000 fist-pumpers can fit into the superclub, which is the second home of house legend Carl Cox.
AKA Planet Dance. And if its otherworldly nickname doesn’t rope you in, its astronomical line-up of past performers might just do the trick. Avicii, Chase & Status, Example and Snoop Dogg have all landed on the stage in recent years. Plus, the infamous foam and glow paint parties aren’t to be missed.
Cyprus’ biggest club dominates Napa’s strip. Fourteen bars are spread across three huge rooms and a mammoth outdoor terrace. And the best bit? Each room plays something different, so whether you’re into trance or hip-hop, you’re likely to end up behind The Castle’s walls.
This place heads up Malia Mile, with CO2 canons and state-of-the-art lasers that would give any of the Med’s top clubs a run for their money. UV paint parties are a summer highlight, and recent guests include Chipmunk, DJ Danny Howard and Lethal Bizzle. Stay at the ICandy Apartments, and you’ll get VIP access.
Chances are, if you’ve heard of Zante, you’ve heard of Zeros. Among the island’s epic roster of places to party, this is the one you don’t want to miss out on. Fire breathers and veteran DJs rub shoulders here. Plus, the bar staff are legendary – Dennis has actually won an award for his shaking and stirring.
There are two sides to Scene – tackle the flow chart to find which tribe you belong to.
Holidays under the Scene Hub banner mean freedom, partying and drama. Whether you want a cheap and cheerful place to crash or a push-the-boat out party pad, these hotels are full of like-minded people and armed with reps you can count on for great days and even better nights.
Scene Style does what it says on the oh-so-chic tin. Glamour, atmosphere and good times define the holidays with this label. They’re more poolside lounge bar than lairy bar crawl, and feature stylish hotels that put plush clubs in arm’s reach.
Not many things will tempt us out of bed before lunchtime after a night on the tiles, but these tried-and-tested daytrips are worth setting your alarm for. For more inspiration, check out our full range of excursions.
Whether you’re looking for deals for groups, a hand arranging a hen or stag do, or just a cheeky weekend break – you’re in the right place…
GREEN VEST NEW LOOK ♦ SWIM SHORTS MARKS AND SPENCER ♦ GREEN FLIP FLOPS JACAMO ♦ HEADPHONES BEATS BY DR DRE SOLO 2 ♦ CAP STUSSY ♦ WATCH LACOSTE ♦ WASH BAG SET SCARAMOUCHE & FANDANGO ♦ SUNGLASSES ASOS ♦ WALLET ESPIRIT ♦ WEEKEND BAG WHITESTUFF ♦ SUNSCREEN SORRY MUM ♦ SANDALS BIRKENSTOCK ♦ SHIRT DEBENHAMS ♦ SHORTS NEXT
BIKINI VERY ♦ LIP BALM CARMEX ♦ NECKLACE DESIGNIX AT ASOS ♦ RED DRESS HEATONS ♦ SUNGLASSES DOLCE & GABBANA ♦ HEADPHONES TED BAKER ♦ SELD TAN LUXE DRY OIL ST TROPEZ ♦ SANDALS DUNE ♦ GOLD BAG NEW LOOK ♦ SUN & MOON EARRINGS REGAL ROSE ♦ LEOPARD-PRINT PURSE ASOS ♦ SWIMSUIT RARE LONDON ♦ HAIR SUN PROTECTION KORRES ♦ GREEN DRESS 38 TOPS ♦ TAN GLADIATOR SANDALS DOROTHY PERKINS ♦ PLAYSUIT PRIMARK
We’ve teamed up with celeb-stylist Laurie Hadleigh – who’s dressed the casts of Made In Chelsea, TOWIE and New Girl – for the lowdown on what to pack for maximum impact on the poolside catwalk…
Round up a group of friends who are up for a party in the sun and you could get a free place if you do it all under the one booking. We’re not fussy about where you fly from either – you can go from different airports if it makes things easier.
Planning a wild pre-wedding getaway? Check out these A-list soirées for inspiration…
STAR POWER: Jess Wright and Corrie’s Brooke Vincent
WHAT HAPPENED: Keegs went all SATC with her opulent Middle- Eastern bash. The glam girls stayed in an ultra-VIP suite at the Grosvenor House Hotel and enjoyed pool parties, sunset camel rides and outfit changes aplenty.
WHAT THEY WORE: Matching kaftans and sequinned monokinis.
Festival Mossy spent her last weekend of freedom rocking out stage-side to the likes of Kings of Leon at the Isle of Wight’s 3-day music bash. The supermodel and her pals rocked up in stretch pink Hummers and necked 120 bottles of exclusive Mahiki rum on the Friday night – flying in another 180 by chopper on the Saturday. As you do.
STAR POWER: Dougie, Tom, Harry, Busted’s Matt and James
WHAT HAPPENED: Tearin’ up the White Isle in true boyband style, the McStag party raved it up at the Ocean Beach Hed Kandi pool parties. They played drinking games, lapped up the attention from ladies and er.. sipped smoothies.
WHAT THEY WORE: Tie dye vests and backwards caps.
Flights and hotel aside, we can arrange every little detail of your stag or hen do. From sunset cocktails and club nights with the girls, to go-karting and bar crawls with the boys – we can sort the lot. And we can add a big fat injection of sun into the mix, too.
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You’re all booked. You’ve posted the obligatory ‘countdown to my holiday’ photo. Probably time to start thinking about the boring bits. Luckily, your smartphone can handle most of that for you.
The numbers to hundreds of international emergency services in your pocket. Plus, it's loaded with details of each country's embassies…
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s Twitter hub provides up-to-the-minute advice for Brits overseas.
Give @ABTAtravel a follow for #ABTAtraveltips, like how to renew your passport or apply for a visa. …
Once you’ve got the beers in, Check out DrinkAware’s feed for reminders of how to stay hydrated when drinking in the sun, plus links…
Live music, top DJs, and thousands of party people – The Naughty Reunion brings them all together for one amazing weekend. Taking to the stage between November 13th and 15th 2015 is a world class line up you don’t want to miss. Find out more and book your ticketsFIND OUT MORE
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