Zante vs Magaluf: Which is the best lads holiday destination?

By Lee Walpole
(2 minutes read)

When it comes to the typical “Lads Holiday”, Magaluf and Zante are among two of the most popular destinations in Europe.

Despite being our number one recommended choice for Lads Holiday virgins – Zante is no match for the notorious Shagaluf.

In fact, few places are in Europe so know wonder the Greek Island got a pasting. Here’s how we broke it down:



Magaluf has more variety. It wins both the filth and class categories. Zante’s clubs are fun, and like Maga, hosts some great foam and UV parties and all that – but they’re not likely to attract DJ’s such as David Guetta, Martin Garrix and Tinie Tempah. Maga wins.

Zante 4
Magaluf 6



Zante’s bars are cheap and cheerful but again completely outclassed by Magaluf’s variety.
Maga wins.

Zante 4
Magaluf 6


Magaluf’s beaches have soft white sands and crystal clear waters. It’s surprising how stunning and clean the beach is when you think of how much filth goes on at night. Banana Beach is Zante’s best, but sadly it’s yellow sands is no match.
Maga wins.

Zante 3
Magaluf 7


When it comes to watersports, booze cruises, quad bikes, banana boats and bar crawls – they’re both pretty even. What wins this for Maga is is X-Rated Pirates Show. Maga wins.
Zante 4
Magaluf 5


Zante is cheaper. There’s no doubt about it. You can bag yourself return flights at a fairly average hotel at both destinations for less that £350 if you book soon – but unless you grab a BCM wristband, you’ll end up spending more in Maga than you will Zante.
Zante Wins.

Zante 8
Magaluf 6

Verdict: Magaluf is the king of European lads holidays. Zante is still great fun though, just in a different league. 






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