Ibiza has become one of the hottest destinations in the Med in the last few years, recently being cited as a favourite spot of the rich and famous. This is no accident, the island has actively been adding to existing VIP experiences as well attracting some of the biggest luxury brands and improving services to offer a truly first class option for those thinking of visiting. The world famous clubs can accommodate any global VIPs, the restaurants have become the most talked about in the region and the beach club scene rivals any in the world. One of the biggest changes in the last decade though has been in the standard of accommodation, with numerous five star hotels opening, as well as a unique selection of world class boutique options, Ibiza hoteliers have really raised their game.
When it comes to where to stay in Ibiza, the choices are limitless. Whether you prefer the big five star treatment or the personal touch of an intimate boutique, whether you want that breathtaking sea view or love the calm of the countryside, Ibiza offers plenty of choices. When it comes to an authentic Ibiza experience, look no further than the selection of Agroturismo hotels, set in the countryside, they combine five star luxury with a genuine rustic charm and make the perfect base for those that like a tranquil theme for their vacation.
Ibiza is blessed with a number of independent operators, people with a vision of what a hotel should offer and who take a real pride in their particular establishment, offering another exquisite option for those heading to the island. Hotels such as Casa Munich, Es Vive and The Giri Residence are perfect examples of a huge variety of gems, each with their own particular charm. For those that enjoy the vibrant large hotels, the island has plenty in its locker, from The Ibiza Gran in the heart of Marina Botafoc to Aguas de Ibiza on the beachfront in Santa Eulalia or the Ushuaia Beach Hotel and Tower in the heart of the busy resort Playa d’en Bossa. Pacha is one of the biggest brands in clubland and it offers El Hotel, handy for the world famous hotel and recently opened Destino, a stunning luxury resort overlooking Cap Martinet.
Finding the right place to stay when you are looking at a vacation can be one of the most important decisions, if you are comfortable during your stay it will invariably lead to a more harmonious break. In Ibiza, you are spoiled for choice and with the variety of amazing establishments, all waiting to look after you, finding the ideal home away from home has never been easier.
Layo & Bushwacka! are no strangers to Ibiza, they have been regular visitors, playing at many of the top parties. @01 sees them take on a residency in Amnesia on a Friday night for ‘I Want My MTV’. Essential Ibiza caught up with them to find out how their preparations are coming along�
Saxophonist the Lovely Laura is a stunning addition to every Hed Kandi party she graces; her musical talent is exceptional and the ability to drop in and out of tracks effortlessly makes her a very popular member of the Hed Kandi team. Essential Ibiza caught up with her to get her plans for Ibiza 2011
Judge Jules is the driving force behind Judgement Sundays in Eden, San Antonio. With a house on the island, he spends half the year in Ibiza, Essentialibiza catch up with him to find out what that’s like…
Garlands is one of those UK brands that have been coming to Ibiza for years, delivering high energy, fun parties in various guises to an ever-increasing army of followers. They have achieved great success in their homeland and look set to translate this to the white isle when they return in 2012 to take over the responsibilities of Monday night in Sankeys.
The Swedish House Mafia return to Pacha Ibiza to occupy Monday nights throughout summer 2011. Individually Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso have the pulling power to fill venues throughout the world, as a collective they have become something of a phenomenon for clubbers. Pacha Ibiza will be transformed into the Masquerade Motel on Monday nights and a fiesta of party tunes, feel good anthems and downright naughty, chunky beats will be delivered by three of the scene’s hottest properties.
Fiesta Del Agua in Es Paradis is possibly the most famous water party on the island. Es Paradis is a stunning venue in the heart of San Antonio, think multi levelled indoor garden that oozes decadence. The thumping soundtrack gives way to ‘Singing In The Rain’ as a huge fountain with a central geyser delivers 80,000 litres of water into the club, turning the dancefloor and surrounding levels into an enormous pool.
We Are Rockstars is the Friday night party in Ibiza Rocks Hotel. The iconic stage plays host to some of the best UK talent, featuring DJs and live performers delivering an eclectic, bass heavy soundtrack to a mass of loyal followers. The high energy Friday night party has become one of the most popular in recent years assembling a diverse line up to the stage, featuring some of the heavyweight acts that have dominated the UK scene for the last year or so, bringing a variety of genres to the Friday night event, all with one thing in common – an ability to smash it! Not for the feint hearted, if you like your live music fix fuelled by adrenalin, this is the party for you.
After the announcement that Solomun would be moving into the Sunday Pacha slot consumed much of the headline making prior to the season, the talented German proceeded to steal the hearts of clobbers with a series of amazing DJ duets throughout the season as his Plus 1 concept got off to a flyer. The moving of the DJ booth was ingenius, creating even more of a bond between the booth and the floor and resulting in some specials Pacha moments throughout the debut season. Ibiza 2014 promises to be another big one for Solomun as he gets set to go head to head with more talented peers.