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.
The Ibiza rumour mill has been in overdrive, pretty much since the end of last season and today, the focal point of these rumours dropped a massive announcement that will be greeted with universal joy by clubbers all over the world. After a monumental and somewhat emotional farewell in 2016, Car Cox will return to Ibiza under the Pure Carl Cox banner, the first two dates announced as Tuesday July 11 and 18 in Privilege.
Disclosure returns to Ibiza in 2017 with its popular Wildlife concept, taking on four Friday nights in underground mecca DC10 – July 21, July 28, August 4 and August 11. The sibling duo announced earlier this year that they would be taking a break from touring in 2017, so these dates are a rare opportunity to get your fix of their hypnotic electronic sound and where better to do so?
Defected Records has been at the heart of numerous roadblock parties over the course of the last decade and a half, from the intimate get together in the basement of the sushi restaurant in Shoreditch to the 100 Club in Oxford street and the beaches on Miami, Defected In The House has never had a problem filling a venue, in fact, in most cases, the venue is never usually big enough. Planning its opening party on Tuesday May 20, when most of the tourists have still to land on the island took some people by surprise but it was no major shock to us when we rounded the bend in Ibiza Marina to see a massive crowd waiting outside for the doors to open. Defected was one of the success stories of Booom Ibiza’s debut season and with a move along the weekly schedule to Tuesday nights and a season line up that reads like a who’s who of the house scene, it promises to build on the amazing start it had to its Booom Ibiza collaboration.
Departures 2013 saw Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso combine to maintain a presence in Ushuaia after the final SHM had delivered one of the biggest parties of the previous season. For those that wondered what the new concept would bring, they were answered halfway into the first party of the new regime. It was just as … Read more
From the pre-Cream parties in Club 051, which evolved into Cream at Nation, the emergence of a global brand, a thirteen-year love affair with Ibiza and subsequent Creamfields festivals around the world; James Barton remains an integral part of the dance music scene. Essential Ibiza caught up with the enigmatic driving force behind the brand to get the lowdown on what it takes to make it in Ibiza.
Ibiza Rocks has successfully introduced live music to the clubbing capital of the world, regularly bringing some of the finest bands and artists to the island for their Tuesday night gig. The good news for Ibiza Rocks After Show lovers is that many of them stay on the island and pitch up in Es Paradis on Wednesday.
Mark Knight and Toolroom are no strangers to Ibiza, having enjoyed a five-year residency at Space in Playa d’en Bossa previously, the news that they are returning for Ibiza 2014 and making a home in Booom! Ibiza every Monday night will be a massive boost for the army of Toolroom fans already on or travelling to the island. Booom! Has enjoyed a positive start to 2014 with a weekly schedule that already includes Defected, Coyu and Glitterbox making it an attractive proposition for house music lovers. Add Mark Knight and Toolroom to the equation and the latest addition to the Ibiza club scene continues to go from strength to strength. Label head honcho and grammy nominated DJ and producer Mark Knight will spearhead an eclectic mix of electronic talent guaranteed to deliver one of the fiercest atmospheres on the island. Joining Mark throughout the season will be a host of talent that includes Basement Jaxx, Bontan, Claptone, Hector Couto, Tube & Berger, Sebastian Leger, Sonny Fedora and other special guests dropping in throughout the summer.
Essential Ibiza & Electronica Magazine Presents: WONDERLAND On The Beach Essential Ibiza is pleased to announce the biggest beach party on Ibiza this season. Thursday August 12 at Sands, Playa D’en Bossa will see us team up with Electronica magazine in bringing you Wonderland On The Beach – 12 hours of top drawer house music … Read more
Sunday in San Antonio and it has to be Eden for Judgement Sundays. For as long as we can remember it has been one of the busiest nights on the island, home to Judge Jules, who hosts every weekend, joined by many of the finest exponents of trance and house from around the world.