Red7 Blogs , August 15, 2016
It’s no wonder that Ibiza is known as the White Isle. This Balearic beauty is the epitome of paradise with its stunning sandy beaches glinting in the hot summer sun. Of course it’s a Mecca for any party goer and practically has a heartbeat of its own as the DJs crank up the tunes and the champagne starts to flow. But this stunning island has more than beats and booze to offer its sun-seekers.
Not only have we scouted out the best places to enjoy once the sun goes down, we’ve also found the best spots to relax while catching a glimpse of Ibiza’s earth shatteringly beautiful sunsets. So, if you’re on the lookout for an epic summer group trip, look no further. Ibiza is the ultimate haven for party animals and lazy sun-seekers alike; this ultimate weekend guide will have you feeling like a celeb in no time.
Okay, let’s admit it. You’re probably going to feel a little fuzzy headed when it comes to the morning after the night before (…ahem). Breakfast may be a push, but that’s why they invented Bloody Mary’s. Head straight for Café Mambo on San Antonio’s Sunset Strip. While it’s famous for being the official pre-party hotspot for Pacha Ibiza, it’s also an amazing place to kick back and take in the amazing Ibiza atmosphere in the daytime. Here you’ll be able to watch the party paradise come to life from the comfort of the bar’s luxury white lounge chairs. Relaxing? You bet it is.
Stroll along the Sunset Strip to discover all the sights and sounds of the island. You’ll probably find a million and one places your crowd will want to chill out in, but our advice: head straight to the bay of San Antonio for a tapas dinner and unlimited Sangria. That’s right: unlimited. You can’t go wrong with soaking up the laid back vibe of this beach restaurant as you watch the sun sink behind the horizon.
Or, if you’re already aching to start the party, swap the shore for a party boat and book your crew on the epic Ibiza Rock the Boat cruise for a wet and wild afternoon set to the hottest club anthems. If you’re on the island for a stag do it’s likely you’ll want to hit the clubs early, too! For daytime clubbing like no other, Ushuaia is the place to be. Here you’ll experience an outdoor superclub like you’ve never seen before!
Enjoy a sumptuous 3 course meal and a half bottle of wine whilst soaking up the beautiful setting at Villa Mercedes, one of San Antonio’s oldest villas. After indulging in some fine Spanish food it’s time to make the most of the island’s party reputation with late night entry to Pacha. Aptly known as the Prince of clubs, this is the most stylish club on the island so make sure you dress to impress!
Not quite an early bird? Never fear! Savannah serves breakfast from 11am – 3pm, so you can have a bit of a lie in (we reckon you might need it). Order the eggs benedict and a very large coffee, or if you’re powering through the hangover, sample some of Savannah’s signature cocktails. You could even start the day off with Savannah’s cocktail masterclass by the coastline! The bar is located right near the beach making for an unforgettable lesson in mixology.
Hens in Ibiza can spend the afternoon chilling out in style at the luxurious Ocean Beach Club. Set by the ocean, you can enjoy the stunning views from the comfort of your sun lounger. A complimentary glass of Cava and a tasty sharing platter will see you through until dinner. It’s also the ideal place for taking part in some sneaky celeb spotting as you top up that tan.
Pay a visit to FRESH, the brand new restaurant on the Sunset Strip, for a 2 course Spanish meal to start the evening right. Take in the magical sunset with this mind-blowing dining experience.
Then it’s time to head to the best live music venue on the island; an Ibiza Rocks pool party. Set by the hotel poolside, this infamous venue has some of the biggest acts descending on the stage each week and is host to some of the most popular DJ club nights on the island. Think The Redlight at Sankeys, We Are Rockstars and even Craig David’s TS5 keeping the crowd jumping ‘til the early hours.
And, if you’re still not flat-on-your-back exhausted after all this… head to Amnesia, the quintessential Ibiza clubbing experience that will have you addicted to this unforgettable island.
If you’re looking for a party paradise, then trust us, this is THE place to stay. Ibiza Rocks isn’t just a 4-star hotel; it’s so much more! The rooms are all modern party pads, with many including a stage side balcony, giving you amazing views of the biggest music sets come night time.
So, when we said Ibiza Rocks isn’t just a hotel, we meant it! Top DJs soundtrack the pool parties during the day, getting the party started before Ibiza Rocks transforms into an incredible live gig venue as the sun goes down. With acts as diverse as Rudimental and the Libertines, summer 2016 welcomes some of our favourite acts to the famed Ibiza Rocks stage, including Dizzee Rascal, Skrillex and Faithless. These gigs are usually pretty intimate, so expect a chance to get close to the stage and dance along like you’re at a VIP private party! Plus, it’s just minutes from the beach, the Sunset Strip and the West End making it the ideal location to explore everything else Ibiza has going on.
Live the high life with a stay in this fully refurbished 4-star private villa. Originally built over 400 years ago, today the villa makes the perfect party pad for you and all your mates, sleeping up to 16 in 7 spacious bedrooms. Close to Ibiza town and Playa D’en Bossa, you’re just a short stop away from the biggest clubs on the island and can wind down in the privacy of your own outside pool or private balconies during the day. It’s like your very own private hotel!
Just a short walk from the bay and the heart of the island’s nightlife, the 3-star Azuline Hotel Pacific is in an unbeatable location to make the most of your time in Ibiza. Popular with younger guests, the lively vibe, heated pool and resident DJs make this a winner for most groups. All rooms include a terrace or balcony too, so you can make the most of the beautiful views over San Antonio and the Sunset Strip.
Not everyone is looking for luxury, and you’re probably not going to be spending much time at your hotel anyway… so if you’re just after a safe place to stay and are planning to be out all hours making the most of your time here, the 1-star Florencio has a friendly and welcoming team, as well as a pool for daytime chilling. Clean, comfortable rooms, a private bathroom and a central location just 10 minutes from the beach make this a great low-cost option that still promises to be plenty of fun.