The best clubbing holiday tattoos!

We was bored traveling through twitter as you do and thought, what are some of the most epic tattoos that people have gotten on a clubbing holiday? Well these are the best clubbing holiday tattoos that we could find. Obviously by epic we mean tattoos that you are most likely to regret once you wake up and the alcohol wears off.

1. Get out my ma fanny, broom fucking broom.

2. We are not even sure what this one is supposed to be? Maybe some form of turtle?

3. Ha, this one is pretty epic

4. Seems like sound advice to us

5. Apparently!

6. Fuck bitches, eat chicken. Words to live by!

7. There’s no getting in there.

8. He’s packing

9. Tupac would be so proud.

10. Well are you?

11. Thankfully this was only henna!

12. Must have been an epic time.

13. But why? #whathappensinsunnybeach = You think you are Mike Tyson.

Which one is your favourite? Do you know any one who has a worse one? Leave us a comment.

What Happens In Kavos Interview

We spoke to series producer Tabatha to find out more about the smash hit show and she provided us with the exclusive What Happens In Kavos Interview.

what happens in kavos

1. How did you come up with the idea for What happens in Kavos?
Dragonfly had already made the ultimate series on hospitals and hotels – really simply, we thought we’d do the same for young peoples’ holidays.

2. How much work goes into turning the idea to the reality?
A lot of work goes into turning the idea into reality. It required many meetings over many months and a trip to Kavos to help us determine if we could deliver on the idea.

3. Did you expect Kavos to be anything like you discovered?
I think the reality exceeded expectations!

4. How did you cast the people who appeared on the show?
All the casting took place on location.

5. What do you think of young brits behavior abroad?
I think that letting off steam is what young Brits do best!

6. How long were you in Kavos?
We were there for a month.

7. What was the worst thing you saw?
I think seeing people getting injured during drunken nights out was hard to watch.

8. Did you think the show would be as popular as it was?
We always hoped the series would rate well, but were thrilled by just how high the ratings were.

9. What do you have planned for the next season?
We are returning to Kavos for the summer season, as well as Sunny Beach in Bulgaria.

10. How can people apply to be on season 2?
People can apply by emailing us as follows: kavos@dragonfly.tv OR sunnybeach@dragonfly.tv

Working Clubbing Holiday

It’s the dream really, a whole summer in a clubbing holiday destination. When you compare a UK summer (both weeks of it) to a summer in a clubbing holiday destination the difference is night and day. However we all have questions when doing something new, questions like what are the pro’s and cons? How do I go about it? How do I meet people etc.

Ayia Napa

What are the pros?

  1. Freedom from the grind, freedom from the 9-5 repetitive nature of life back home.
  2. A summer of fun, imagine every night for 6 months being Friday night! Non stop action.
  3. Get me meet lots of new people and make some new friends.
  4. Your be the envy of all your friends when they see your tan.
  5. Discounted if not free club entry all summer long & special events for workers.

What are the cons?

  1. You have to work long hours, most days every week.
  2. The accommodation is normally not 5 star luxury.
  3. Unless your bring a lot of money with you in the first place, you’re going to be living on a budget.
  4. Free drinks! Yeap, it’s a pro and con, you gotta remember most of the drinks are cheap alcohol and to much of it will make you feel ill.
  5. You might get home sick. Not everybody can handle being away from home and their home comforts for extended periods of time.

Ok so you have weighed up the pros and cons and have decided you still want to go? Great, you will not regret it.

What Next?

What you need to do now is put yourself in the best position you can for when you arrive.

  1. Save as much money as you can. Having too much money wont cause you sleepless nights but having to little will.
  2. Sign up to our clubbing holiday forum, get on Facebook & Twitter and socialise with people who are going.
  3. Try and get a job BEFORE you go. Nowadays it’s perfectly plausible to find a job before even getting to resort. Find out the names of bars, clubs and events and contact them.

Ibiza Sunset

Final Preparations.

Your almost there but there a few things you need to do before you jet off.

  1. Take copies of all your documents, this includes your passport, bank cards, travelers cheques etc.
  2. Get insurance, Get insurance, Get insurance, oh yeah did we mention get insurance? Medical care abroad is EXPENSIVE, it’s defiantly better to have insurance and not need it, then to need it and not have it. Also if you are heading to a European destination get your EHIC as well.
  3. Make a note of all phone numbers to cancel things like bank cards, travelers cheques etc if you need to.

So you know when you want to go? But how do yo about it.

The best way is to treat it as a holiday, book a hotel and flights for a week, maybe two so you have somewhere to stay. When you get there head round the bars, clubs & events and look for work. This is the best way to do it because if it does not work out, or you decide it’s not for you, then you have somewhere to stay and will just need to book a flight home.
However once you find work you need to remember that this is a job and not all fun. While it will be a lot more fun than a job back home you need to remember that you are out there to work.

Have fun on your working clubbing holiday!

 

What Happens In Kavos

The third show that has been airing in recent weeks focusing on clubbing holidays has been Channel 4’s What Happens In Kavos. This documentary is a lot more frank and open compared to Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents and The Magaluf Weekender. It is not uncommon to see people getting treated for STD’s, drinking urine, fighting and lots of pulling. It features both visitors to the resorts as well as workers.
Well worth a watch.

You can watch the shows on 4OD

Clips from the show.

Kavos Review – Sun, Grotty Sand and Suspicious Looking Green Drinks

Kavos is a tiny town located on the coast of the Greek island of Corfu. It’s an hour and a half drive away from Corfu airport, and during the coach transfer it became shockingly obvious how underdeveloped Corfu is – vast stretches of untouched greenery, stray animals, a lack of public buildings and dozens of half-finished abandoned building projects. Kavos was my first parent-free holiday destination, and was certainly full of sun, sand and suspicious looking green drinks.

Kavos Street

ACCOMADATION
Due to a pre-holiday catastrophe, our party of 10 was reduced to a party of 5, split into two hotels about 15 minutes apart. Two more of the original ten then booked flights and planned to sneak into our rooms without paying full room charges, which was risky. Our hotel was the Ekati, located right at the beginning of the strip, with two of us sleeping on beds, and one on a lilo. Admittedly, it was a bit of a trek to get down to the livelier bars, but it was nice not to have to deal with too much noise when we finally crawled home and passed out, although they start playing really loud music at stupid o’clock in the morning to keep everyone BUZZIN, and the reps were kind of annoying.

Kavos Pool

By the Olympian Village pool
One rep in particular liked making hourly pointless announcements and saying ‘come on guys, you’re on holiday’ when it became clear that nobody cared. The staff were lovely though, and were totally fine that we had a squatter living with us all week. The other 4 stayed in the Olympian Village, which I personally found less impressive. It had a nicer pool, but less of an atmosphere and you had to walk up this creepy road to get there, with stray chickens everywhere. I wouldn’t think that the hotels further down the strip were as nice as those at the beginning or a little way away. Two of us from the Ekati got in a huge, screaming argument with three from the Olympian village on the second night, and suffice to say we didn’t bother going up the hill to their hotel for the rest of the holiday. Luckily, we managed to befriend a big group of lovely girls from across the corridor, which essentially saved our holiday.
DRINK
I’ll cut to the chase here – your main priority for booking a wild holiday will not be my description of pedalo rides or how great the lemon trees were. You want to know about the booze. Well, if you’re looking for ridiculously cheap cocktails available 24 hours of the day, you’re looking in the right place. The strip is packed with bars, which employ annoying-but-persuasive PRs to try to get you into their boozers with the promise of the lowest prices and the best experiences.

Kavos Club
Beetle Bar, found right at the beginning of the strip, offers two cocktails, a shot and a jagerbomb for five Euros, even if you’re in a small group. Beetle Bar also serves up the suspicious-looking Beetlejuice, a bright green concoction, that we were promised would get us ‘totally fucked’. It didn’t really have the craziest atmosphere, but it was a great place to sit and consume copious amounts of alcohol until you were ready to stagger on. A little further on is Face Bar, home to the famous ’50 cents night’, which offers 50 cent cocktails all night if you buy a 5 euro stamp. Face also offers free drinks for an hour for six Euros, so it’s a great place to begin the night. Further down, you can’t miss Snobs and Buzz, located opposite each other.

Kavos Club

Inside Buzz Bar
If you’re feeling too stingy to play for club entry, it’s very easy to hop between the two of these all night. Buzz plays your usual mix of dance, mind-numbing r ‘n’ b and pop, while Snobs is more what I can only call ‘grinding’ music. Further on are a few quieter bars, for instance Tangos, which is nice but small and they get over-excited at the few customers and spray dry ice everywhere. Further down, there’s the always-fun Rolling Stone, which plays crazy jumpy guitar songs and is great for a huge sing-along, conga lines and old favourites. There’s loads more bars than I’ve mentioned here, these were just our favourites.
CLUBS
Clubbing in Kavos swings between dirt cheap and completely overpriced. Some clubs, like Trinity, have big DJs in quite frequently – while we were there, Scott Mills and someone else (can’t remember who) played. Entry costs between 10 and 20 Euros, and this can include a free bar, or VIP access. Other clubs include Venue, which is smaller, but had Giggs play while we were there (we meant to go but we forgot, and apparently missed out on a huge night).Sex club has a foam party (as seen on Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents), which we avoided like the plague due to a mutual hatred of foam. Trinity also holds a foam party, which is for some reason in the middle of the day. Being complete and utter cheapskates, we favoured Future and Atlantis, which were both free.

Kavos Street

Outside Atlantis
Future is fairly fun and air conditioned, which means it’s nice to pop in and cool off if an enthusiastic bout of dancing has left you a bit sweaty. Atlantis gets fun after about three AM, which means it’s fun to head there after you’ve drained your purse dry on all the bars. It’s pretty much where people head to pick up someone for some after hours cuddles, so beware – you might be asked if you’re ‘drilling’. It backs out onto the beach, which is nice to chill on and laugh at all the couples fumbling on sun loungers.
FOOD
If you’ve been on a party holiday before, you’ll probably have been acquainted with the completely messed up eating habits that most of us slip into. After getting home at 5AM, no one’s really going to get up before 12, which means breakfast is off the cards. This means that brunch can either be a cheeky pot noodle, a toastie from the pool bar or if you’re feeling very adventurous, possibly a baguette from the strip. Evenings are where the culinary magic happens, with loads of restaurants offering two courses for €7, or €9 if you fancy splashing out a little more.

Kavos Table

We ate out a few times, making the most of the beautifully cheap food. Anyone you ask will recommend the Drunken Squid, which serves an odd-but-delicious combination of Mexican and Chinese dishes at pretty reasonable prices. Our absolute favourite was TKD’s, which served the highest quality and best value food on the whole strip. Their menu catered to all our fancy home comforts like avocados and hummus, while providing a mouth-watering selection of vegetarian and meat dishes cooked from scratch and everything was completely home made. Even the barbeque sauce was home made. You just can’t beat home made barbecue sauce.
THINGS TO DO
Holiday reps offer a variety of outings, although there are places along the strip that will do far cheaper deals. Foam party tickets, organised bar crawls and the ‘half moon party’ (which looked like a glorified bar crawl) are all lead by holiday reps and are on throughout the week. There are a few Booze Cruises to choose from, and although we didn’t actually go on one in the end, they looked alright if you don’t mind a bit of sea sickness. If you don’t fancy spending €30 on a trip, pedalos are available on the beach for around €3/4 per hour, and are a fun way to enjoy the sea without dealing with the disgusting state of the beach.

Kavos Pedlo

A cheeky afternoon pedalo ride
There are also a variety of water sports available, including banana boats and doughnut rides. We decided to try the doughnuts for a mere €15 a pop, and I would definitely say that they’re a must-do. Hurtling around the ocean in a tiny rubber ring, screaming your lungs out was probably my highlight of Kavos.

Kavos Girls

All in all, Kavos was a brilliant place to spend our first parent-free holiday. The booze was cheap, the bars were fun and there was always someone who wanted to stay up all night, just for the sake of it. You won’t have to speak a word of Greek, and contrary to holiday horror stories, walking around at night actually feels a lot safer than it does in London. I’d recommend it to groups of between three and thirty, aged anywhere between sixteen and thirty. Kavos was an experience – if you’re up for great drinks, a good dance or even a holiday romance, this little Corfu town will give you exactly what you want, and leave your head spinning after.