Infamous for its succulent lamb that melts in your mouth along with its locally produced creamy cheese, Pag is known for several different things. Having an array of stunning beaches and amazing restaurants, this island is also called the Croatian Ibiza. We’ve curated a list of the best nightlife on Pag to help you plan your trip.
From wild DJ nights to raves to costume parties, and pool parties, this little Island has it all. Most of the party life is located in Zcre, however, the beach has tons of clubs, so here are some of the best ones you shouldn’t miss out on!
Noa Beach Club
Host to several DJ nights, Noa Beach Club is very visually appealing with its complex and modern architecture, making it stand out. Not only does it have a huge dance floor where you can bust out your moves, but it also has about eleven bars scattered across the location to provide you with some essential booze throughout the night.
If you visit the place, you need to sip on one of their cocktails because they are absolutely delightful. However, it is a bit overpriced due to the sheer volume of tourists that visit the place, so keep some extra cash on hand. You can even stay at their glamping resort to be close to the heart of the parties.
They have a huge ladder that leads into the water if you want a taste of the Adriatic waters, while also offering a sound system that packs a good punch. Noa is huge and caters to 4000 people at maximum capacity.
Located five minutes from Novalja, Papaya is a gigantic club filled with multiple dance floors, brilliant lights, several bars for your alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages, and two pools to throw away those clothes and cannonball straight into the water. Opening back in 2002, this is a popular tourist destination for those looking to unleash their inner party animals.
Some of the most visited events that take place here include the Big Beach Spring Break and Area 4. Notable artists like Junior Jack and Dirty South have performed here and the place also does not have an entrance fee until midnight. Their bars are lined with an exotic blend of cocktails however you need to try their mojito as it is one of the best drinks here.
Though the toilets are known to be dirty (like most clubs), the place is huge so it can fit around 5000 people. During peak tourist seasons, from June to September, the club is pretty much open 24 hours a day so you can take care of your hangover before jumping in to get another one.
One of the oldest nightclubs on the Island of Pag, Kalypso hosts several festivals and gigs attracting the masses to come and have a crazy night. Offering tons of drinks at their variety of bars, they also have a special VIP area which has a separate ticket you can buy. Though the ticket is quite expensive so you should keep that in mind.
When there aren’t any major events going on, the club is still open and promotes local artists and DJs to come and perform here. Overall, this club is more expensive due to its high-priced tickets and expensive drinks. They also have pools on site so you can dunk your feet in the water or jump into it head first.
While the night is wild and crazy, the day is filled with all kinds of sports like volleyball and football on the beach floor. The brightly lit club has a good ambiance and people are often attracted to this club due to their top-tier music. They also have a popular techno music fan base so this genre is particularly popular here.
Dating back to 1992, Aquarius is one of the trendsetters of early techno days in Croatia and Pag Island. This place is a little less crowded than the other ones mentioned in this list so if you want to go party but don’t want too many rowdy drunk teens to ruin your night, this is the club to choose.
Having a beachfront location, Aquarius has a cool and modern interior, making it not only an adrenaline-filled party place, but also a very aesthetically pleasing club to visit. The place also has VIP waterside cabanas that provide shade from the scorching summer heat and gives you a little extra privacy than what you’d normally get.
Like all the other clubs, it has tons of bars with a good lineup of chilled drinks, pools, and dance floors across the location. The best part is that if you pay for the festival ticket then you won’t need to pay for their entry fee, it’s all free of cost. If you’re planning on visiting, make sure you’re ready for a wild night!
Opening in the same year as Aquarius, Cocomo club offers a diverse range of music across different genres like RnB, techno, and house along with some hip-hop, so there’s something here for everyone. However, during the summer season, the place gets very hot so stay hydrated and go out for quick breaks to catch your breath.
Not only is this a club to let your inner crazy out on display, but it also acts as a casual bar in the mornings along with its scrumptious restaurant that offers some spectacular and mouth-watering food. You’ll mostly find a younger crowd here due to the ambiance and general environment of the location.
Drinks are about the same price as all the clubs that are located on Zcre beach and it has separate lounges connected through glass hallways providing some much-needed privacy while also making the club look way more aesthetically pleasing.
The Music Festivals
Pag hosts tons of music festivals that are insanely popular, attracting several people from all across the world to come and have fun.
Starting in 2011, the Hideout festival has featured some of the most amazing artists like Seth Troxler, DJ Hype, and Andy C who have taken Pag by storm. With all music festivals comes a wild boat party, which is one of the best ones you’ll get to attend here. However, you do need a separate ticket for them.
VIP passes will allow you to get access to boat parties beforehand while also receiving specialty treatment at the venues. However, VIP tickets cost about double the standard tickets ( about £190 vs £270).
An underground music festival hosted during the summers, Sonus is one of the most popular activities in Pag. The festivals like all others are hosted in all the clubs mentioned above that are located on the Zcre beach.
Having a mix of artists like Marco Carola, Pan-Pot, Patrick Topping & Richy Ahmed, Ricardo Villalobos, and many more, Sonus is a top-tier event that you need to visit if you’re coming to Croatia. The entire event lasts about five unforgettable days, packed with fun, adrenaline, and some of the best music ever.
Fresh Island Festival
Featuring tons of pool parties, boat parties, DJs, raves, and tons of music, the Fresh Island festival offers it all. The main events include widely known rap and hip-hop artists so you can sway your hips to the groovy beats.
Snoop Dog, ASAP Rocky, and Method Man are just some of the few big artists that are lined up to perform. Enjoy the three-day festival on one of the most stunning beaches, right in front of the deep blue Adriatic water.
A five-day and night festival filled with music, wild parties, tons of dancing, and gallons of alcoholic drinks, Barrakud is a must-visit if you’re coming to Pag. Not only can you listen to a wide genre of music, with techno being the most played, but you can also enjoy the all-day boat and beach parties.
Also called the Croatia Rocks Festival, you can stay at a nearby Airbnb or an apartment, or you can even test out one of the best hotels in all of Pag to make your stay here extra special.
Pag Island is a majestic piece of land filled with stunning views and mouth-watering cuisines, offering some of the most fun-filled adventures and activities in all of Croatia. Not only can you stare at the glistening blue Adriatic water, but you’ll also be able to enjoy tons of parties and festivals here.
So, if you’re looking for some of the best nightlife on Pag Island, you need to add these clubs and festivals straight to your itinerary, hop on an airplane and make your way to the island.