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.
Magna Carta is one of London’s best underground parties, known for its ability to take its following on a journey, both literally and musically. The party rarely stays in the same location for long, keeping things fresh by finding unique spaces in which to drop its cutting edge theme on its clubbing family. Moving into Sankeys Saturday night slot has seen Magna Carta stay in one place for a while but that place is the clubbing capital and it is attracting a huge discerning following as it dies so. Saturday night is a big night out in Ibiza and Magna Carta has a stack of talented DJs ready to make sure you get the very best from it.
Fusionhouse is a music label and event concept from well connected industry all rounder Natala Kiala, launched in 2015, the label and event based brand has wasted no time in capturing the imagination of house music lovers around the world, as well as the signature of some of the hottest new and experienced producers. The name gives away its philosophy of bringing numerous house genres under the one roof, offering a credible platform for DJs and producers to get their musical message out to the masses. Collaborating with respected DJ and artist management agency Mona Rennalls and taking up residence in Destino’s Tox Club Priv�, the intimate club space offers an electric atmosphere in which to enjoy your experience and Fusionhouse label stalwarts Kurd Maverick and Alexxander will welcome some of the finest international talent every Tuesday.
David and Cathy Guetta are quite possibly Pacha’s most well known residents, unparalleled commercial success around the globe means that their Thursday night party is one of the most popular on the island. Musically it sits more in the commercial zone, due mainly to the popularity of the main protagonist but there are several high profile guests throughout the season who challenge the commercial parameters, adding to the drama of the Thursday night. Guetta has directly influenced a musical genre, remixing some of the biggest stars on the planet, resulting in numerous number one hits. Sometimes the Thursday can resemble a giant karaoke as his loyal followers sing along to some of the anthems he drops. The atmosphere is amazing but the need to be organized has never been more relevant for another party as this party will sell out. Look out for some international superstars joining the Frenchman in the booth.
Paradise in DC10 is the weekly Ibiza home of Jamie Jones, Hot Creations and many of the innovative DJs and producers that constantly challenge the parameters of the underground scene. Taking inspiration from seminal venue Paradise Garage in NYC, Paradise Ibiza launched on a Thursday night in DC10 before moving to its current Wednesday night slot. It has captured the imagination of the discerning clubbers that travel to the island every year, continually attracting capacity crowds to the legendary venue. Introducing carefully styled dancers to the party and inviting some of the hottest new and existing performers from around the world to drop in throughout the summer, Paradise has become one of the most important weekly parties on the island.
Thursday in Eden sees underground parties Faction and Magna Carta join forces to deliver a cutting edge option in the San Antonio venue. After a successful season in 2016, Faction is back and ready to build on that solid platform, bringing its house and techno vibe back to the famous Ibiza club where it has invited celebrated London party Magna Carta to join it for the summer. It’s not the first time the two have collaborated, with Magna Carta inviting Faction to join them in its Sankeys residency in 2014, resulting in some underground heat that caught the attention of clubbers on the island.
Ushuaia turns Blue on Thursday, with the latest addition to the weekly schedule offering as future house vibe featuring summer beats and the finest array of new talent on the planet. With artists such as Robin Schulz and Oliver Heldens flying the flag, it has already captured the imagination of international clubbers on the island. This party promises to add a different but popular vibe to the weekly schedule of the poolside venue, for those that like to indulge in something a little more spectacular at the club, Ushuaia has several amazing VIP options to choose from.
Together returns to Tuesday night in Amnesia, bringing yet another string of top class talent from around the electronic dance scene, providing a weekly carnival for the duration of its 16-week residency. The last two seasons has seen the popular party become one of the must visit parties on the clubbing capital, bringing together an eclectic mix of the finest DJ/ producer talent on the planet, resulting in one of the most fervent atmospheres in Ibiza. As it announces its plans for the forthcoming season, expect roadblock parties every Tuesday in Amnesia. Also look out for the unique collaboration with respected house label and party people Defected In The House, who will be taking on Terrace duties for the season.
Carl Cox returns to Space Ibiza Tuesday for the final season of his Music Is Revolution residency. Ibiza 2016 sees carl Cox celebrated a decade and a half of Tuesday night parties, some of the most vibrant on the island, combining some of the biggest international talent and some of the hottest new DJs and producers. The last season sees Music Is Revolution run for its longest summer to date, taking in 15 weeks as Carl Cox takes his time in waving a fond farewell to his Tuesday night home for the past 15 years. He is clearly looking forward to the summer, “2016 marks the 15th anniversary of my residency at Space, Ibiza and will be the final year of my full season at the club.To mark the occasion we will run for a record breaking 15 weeks making it our biggest year yet!�
Wednesday night in HEART Ibiza features Ibiza debut party Offline, a party known for its ability to merge sound, light and visuals to offer a full on attack on all your senses, leading to an immersive clubbing experience unlike any other. The underground vibe fits perfectly with the forward thinking ability and attitude of the relatively new Ibiza venue and will feature talented residents Christopher Groove and Brad Wilder, joined every week by some of the biggest names on the international scene. Check out the full line up on our calendar and make sure you have your tickets in advance for what promises to be another outstanding Ibiza party. If you like your club experience without the bells, whistles and the odd explosion, preferring to focus on a unique musical journey, then prepare to go Offline every Wednesday in HEART Ibiza.