Novalja is unquestionably the capital of Croatian summer fun. Many refer to it as "Croatian Ibiza" because of the large number of young party tourists and great nightlife options.
Novalja is home to the best Croatian clubs and nightlife, attracting party people from all over the world. If you need any more reasons to visit this amazing place, keep reading.
Croatia's most famous beach, Zrće, has become the place where beautiful people flock in search of hedonistic parties with the world’s biggest DJs. Zrće beach has established itself as the no.1 after beach party location in Europe with over one million visitors each summer.
The mild Mediterranean climate of the whole island provides warm and sunny weather throughout the summer. There's a great variety of restaurants, bars, and cafés that offer a large selection of different Mediterranean and light Croatian summer dishes, cocktails, and a very warm, welcoming, and friendly atmosphere throughout night and day.
Those who have experienced the thrill of Zrce beach with all of its facilities agree that it’s one of the best party spots in the world - you can relax and enjoy the chill-out lounge areas inside the clubs, taste different types of food, participate in various sports and adrenaline activities or simply sunbathe on the shore of beautiful pebble beaches and take long swims in the clear Adriatic.
Besides that, you have the opportunity to participate in sports, adrenaline, and fun programs that include water skiing, jet skiing, wakeboarding, bungee jumping, banana boating, tubing, beach football, volleyball, „pedalina“ riding, etc.
The most popular club of Zrce beach – Papaya club – is considered to be the best beach club in Croatia and is also pronounced the 8th best club in the world according to DJ MAG’s Top 100 Clubs poll in 2021. They say it's one of the best party spots in Europe - at the same time the club is a spectacular open-air summer beach resort as well as a festival venue. It spreads over 32,000 sq ft and has a capacity of approximately 4500 people.
Papaya club has hosted numerous world-famous DJs throughout the years. Some of the artists that performed at Papaya several times are Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, Hardwell, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Paul Kalkbrenner, Nicky Romero, Marco Carola, Loco Dice, Sven Vath, Jamie Jones, Paul Van Dyk, Justice, Calvin Harris, Swedish House Mafia, Showtek, W&W, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Rick Ross. The club is also hosting different types of various music genre festivals such as Hideout, Sonus, Barrakud, Fresh Island, Big Beach Spring Break, and many others.
At the best club in Croatia, you can enjoy the remarkable after beach parties, witness and become a part of the amazing atmosphere and taste various types of refreshing summer cocktails at the beach party or at night. You are also able to watch the show of our unique artistic performers and go-go dancers, enjoy the view from the club overlooking Zrce beach, the Adriatic sea, and Velebit mountain, dance until you drop under the amazing sound and light system on Papaya club's Main Arena or just sit and relax with the luxurious treatment of our staff at Papaya's VIP area.