Just kidding! That’s the opening line to my favorite song about Ibiza by Mike Posner that sets the scene for the perfect Ibiza experience:
I took a pill in Ibiza
To show Avicii I was cool
And when I finally got sober, felt ten years older
But fuck it, it was something to do
I’m living out in LA
I drive a sports car just to prove
I’m a real big baller ’cause I made a million dollars
And I spend it on girls and shoes
Ibiza is one of the most famous islands on the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Spain. Its most famous for its vibrant nightlife, electronic music that originated on the island, and for the club scene. The island attracts huge amounts of tourists looking for a few days lazying on the beach and nights of epic parties.
The port in Ibiza Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The local population is only about 132,000 people, but over 6 million visitors descend upon this small Balearic Island each year to experience its legendary club scene. Ibiza has become iconic for its club culture and beach parties. Here, you can expect to rub shoulders with jet setter celebrities, dance to hot sets from the world’s top DJs and stay up way beyond the spectacular sunsets.
WHEN TO GO
The best time to go to Ibiza is end of May to beginning of October.
Prepare to be humbled as everyone will arrive in their private jet except you…
Ibiza Airport Aeroport d’Eivissa is the international airport services Ibiza and Formentera.
WHERE TO STAY
Hard Rock Hotel
The Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza is in the fashionable resort of Playa d’en Bossa with more and more upmarket hotels, venues and restaurants appearing each season. Right by the long sandy beach with a choice of chill-out and lounge bars and close to famous clubs like Hï Ibiza or Ushuaïa with its spectacular outdoor stage, it is also just a short taxi ride from Ibiza town with nighttime shopping in the port and the yacht marina, Pacha nightclub, Lio cabaret-restaurant and the Casino.
All accommodation has that soothing Ibiza style, perfect for relaxing, but with a few surprises like blackout curtains, chromotherapy and an übercool, open planned bathroom! Treat yourself to one of a selection of suites for more space and some fabulous extras; ‘swim up’ pool access, underwater loungers, cocktail station or glas enclosed spa-tub with great views over the hotel or towards the sea.
Unique ambience, rock memorabilia and entertainment for kids, teens and adults, with an open air concert venue, rooftop terrace with amazing views, Rock Spa and Body Rock fitness centre and many other excellent facilities, including two great pools, an innovative sports programme, the Hard Rock Beach Club and 4 restaurants, all with their own special style and cuisine.
Experience the glamour of Pacha, all day, every day at this stylish, modern ‘adults only’ hotel featuring all the hallmarks of this world class brand. Tonal colours, comfortable lounging areas and relaxing themes are the daytime salve to exciting club nights.
Situated on a cliff high up over the sea, Destino Pacha Ibiza Resort is blessed with gentle sea breezes, superb views and peace and quiet. Night time revellers can take a short taxi ride to Ibiza town’s fabulous restaurants, Pacha and Lio, or the hip cafe/lounges of Marina Botafoch like Blue Marlin.
Hosting 163 rooms, Destino Pacha Ibiza Resort offers a wide range of room types and services to satisfy even the most demanding tastes. Free entry into Pacha Club. The resort is for adults only. No pets allowed.
WHERE TO EAT
WHAT TO DO
Go To The Beach
Lounge by the Pool
Destino Pacha Ibiza
Hï Ibiza aims to unite the highest standards of music and entertainment, bringing world-class music experiences to a club designed with the clubber in mind. This state of the art club will showcase the most exciting names in electronic music throughout the summer, from the biggest stars in the scene to the leading lights of the underground, continuing the island’s legacy as the party capital of the world. South African DJ/Producer and winner of the Best Deep House DJ award at the 2016 International DJ Awards in Ibiza, Black Coffee begins his first ever Ibiza residency this summer, taking over Saturdays at Hï Ibiza from 3rd June to 30th September.
South African DJ Black Coffee is back at Hï Ibiza this year after a most successful residency in 2017. His residency kicks off with the opening party on the Saturday, 26th May 2018, and carries through every Saturday throughout the summer until Saturday, 6th October 2018. This is a not to be missed, must do gig for all South Africans traveling to Ibiza during this period.
These are the major clubs on the island of Ibiza:
- Amnesia – located in the middle of the island, near San Rafael
- Benimussa Park – also known as ‘the Zoo’, open-air venue outside of San Antonio
- DC-10 – located near the airport on the road to Las Salinas
- Destino – located at the end of Talamanca beach
- Es Paradis – located on the waterfront in San Antonio
- Eden – located on the waterfront in San Antonio
- Heart – located very near the Ibiza Town Marina
- Hï Ibiza – located on the main Playa d’en Bossa strip, opposite Ushuaïa
- Ibiza Rocks Hotel – located in the centre of San Antonio
- Ocean Beach – located along the Bay of San Antonio
- Pacha – located very near the Ibiza Town Marina
- Privilege – located in the middle of the island, near San Rafael
- Sankeys – located in the heart of Playa d’en Bossa
- Ushuaïa – located on the main Playa d’en Bossa strip, directly on the beach
Plan ahead with this Ibiza Party Calendar
Also be sure to check out this Insider’s A-Z of Ibiza
Ibiza, if you’ve never been there before, is very overwhelming. It’s like nowhere on earth. The best advice is to sleep as late as possible because nothing gets going until around 3am and it goes until like 7 or 8. ~ Paris Hilton
Party like a rockstar!