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O Beach & Ibiza Rocks Reopening for 2020 Summer Season

Excellent news emerging from San Antonio this morning, now that tourism has officially been given the green light to recommence. The town’s favourite open-air party venues, O Beach and Ibiza Rocks Hotel, have simultaneously announced they are reopening on 1 July. Both venues promise a return to their unique poolside atmosphere, but with a slightly more laid-back soundtrack for summer 2020 provided by their superb resident DJs.

Obviously, there have been changes forced upon the original entertainment line-ups, which are still yet to be fully finalised, and strict social distancing measures mean that reservations will be made for table parties only. We will update with more information about the replacement parties and how to book them, as soon as we have it.

One thing is for certain, San Antonio will still be offering the best pool parties on the island. Now, if PikesAmnesia and Zoo Project were to follow suit, this could be shape up to make San An THE place to be for a fantastic summer in 2020!

Pacha Ibiza Closed for 2020 Due to Coronavirus

Pacha Group has today confirmed that Pacha Ibiza does not intend to open for the remainder of 2020.

CEO Nick McGabe announced that his team had made the “painful and difficult” decision, based on the recent guidelines issued by the Balearic government.

Nick continued, “we will follow the recommendations of the administration in order to guarantee the safety and well-being of employees and customers.”

This marks the first time in its celebrated 52-year history that the venue will stay shut for summer.

Pacha now joins Privilege and TNL’s venues Ushuaïa and Hï Ibiza in cancelling their season. This does not affect the company’s other businesses on the island, Destino Pacha Resort (only the hotel, there will be no clubbing events) and Lío (with no dancefloor), which are both scheduled to open in July.

Top 10 Best Nightclubs in Ibiza in 2020

Ibiza is renowned for its phenomenal offering of nightlife and all-year-round feel-good vibes. As a paradise for lovers of music and dance since the 1970s, the island provides a level of clubbing that cannot be experienced anywhere else in the world. Plan your night at one of the world’s biggest superclubs on Discotech.

Playa d’en Bossa on the east coast of the island, just south of Ibiza town, boasts the longest beach of the island and a pulsating nightlife. Here you will find a myriad of restaurants and bars for all tastes and budgets, smaller clubs like Sankeys and super-clubs like the world famous open-air venue Ushuaïa and the neighbouring Hï Ibiza, the newest club on the island.

San Antonio, on the west coast of Ibiza, is home to the world famous sunset strip and its cafés, as well as having a broad beach and very lively town centre with lots of bars and smaller nightclubs. Daytime open-air clubbing around the pool can be experienced at the beach club O Beach Ibiza or at Ibiza Rocks Hotel. At night the party continues until dawn in the large clubs Eden and Es Paradis right next to the palm tree-lined promenade.

In the capital Ibiza Town, you will also find countless restaurants, bars, shops and a very international crowd, many in the enchanting setting of the historic old town. The famous super-club Pacha is only a short walk from the centre, as are the smaller venues Heart and Lío.

Privilege

Crowded dance floor at LIV Miami Fontainbleau
It is a privilege just to experience

It’s quite difficult to grasp the scale of things in Privilege Ibiza if you’ve never seen it with your own eyes. With a Main Room the size of an aircraft hangar 25m high, complimented by the spectacular Vista Club, various gardens and chill out areas and of course the iconic dome, it makes for the most captivating multi roomed clubbing experience on the White Island.

Amnesia

The busy dance floor at ELEVEN Miami
Forget your worries and dance the night away

Amnesia’s history begins with a young philosopher Antonio Eschotado who signed a lease for the venue in the mid 1970’s. Originally named ‘The Workshop of Forgetfulness’ Escohotado’s theory is that people would be able to come to his disco and leave their worries behind, escaping from normal life. Very soon after he discovered the Greek word ‘Amnesia’ and he decided this word captured everything he wanted and more from his idea – and so the club was born.

Hi Ibiza

View from the DJ at Story Miami
One of the newer clubs on the island

Hosting the DJs and events that are making history in the electronic music industry, Hï Ibiza welcomes thousands of music lovers from all over the world every summer. Since opening their doors in 2017, they have received multiple awards as a result of their commitment to offering the best experience and music alongside superb service and cutting-edge production.

Eden

Massive dance floor party at Club Space
Recently renovated with a new sound system and interior

Open since 1999 in Ibiza, San Antonio, the part of the White Isle that serves as a gateway for many clubbers who come to experience the party lifestyle of Ibiza. Eden is a large-capacity nightclub and has recently been reconstructed with a booming sound system and new interior to serve music lovers in the best possible way.

Heart Ibiza

Small but crowded dane floor at WALL Miami
Where food, music and art meet

HEART Ibiza is a creative partnership between Cirque du Soleil and the Adrià brothers that explores a new perspective of hospitality where food, music and art collide. This is truly a multisensory experience that you need to see.

Pacha

Bottle service waitresses at Rockwell Miami
The island’s original club

With its whitewashed facade and open floor plan main dancing area, Pacha Ibiza is a sexy message of love to the island. The affair began in 1973 and since then, the love has only flourished. The naked walls enclose a hippie soul combined with the spontaneity of the 70’s, and today’s technology. Be sure to dress a little nicer here as they are a little more strict on the dress code.

Octan

Busy dance floor and themed party at Mynt Lounge
A true rave haven

This venue is a true rave haven to the techno fanatics and electronic music lovers. It consists of different rooms and environments and in each room, you will find something unique. As you enter you will come into the famous Basement with low ceilings and the roof covered with led-lights, the atmosphere is raw. Then you will all of a sudden find yourself raving in the bathrooms where selected local djs are playing. Continuing in you´ll find the LAB which will give you that underground warehouse feeling. The upstairs will lead you out to a spacious terrasse where you can chat with friends, enjoying a cold beer.

DC-10

Crowd close to the DJ at Treehouse in Miami
An open air historic venue right next to the airport

DC10 is already etched firmly into the history books of dance music culture, the small farmhouse at the end of the airport runway in Ibiza has become one of the best known clubbing destinations on the planet, principally due to the hedonistic and no holds barred afterhour sessions of Monday daytime party Circo Loco.

Swag

Blue Martini party dance floor in Miami
Very relaxed dress code allows you to rock your own style

The location of the club is in the center of Playa Den Bossa, surrounded by hotels, beach clubs, and more importantly, the beach. The capacity of the club is 1200 persons with the option to host live music performances as well as DJ events. Swag has three VIP zones, a fully equipped deejay booth that can simultaneously host two DJ’s at once and an impressive sound and lighting/visual effect system.

Es Paradis

Hip Hop Party and Bottle Service at Mr Jones
A popular celebrity hangout spot

Loosely translated as ‘Heaven on Earth’, the white interior and enormous natural gardens make it one of the most spectacular venues, and also a popular hangout for celebrities while they are on the island. With four VIP areas, three chill out bars and three dancefloors, there is plenty to keep you entertained once you are under the breathtaking pyramid roof.


Ibiza Nightclubs FAQ

What time do Ibiza Nightclubs typically open?

The nightclubs open around 11 PM – 12 AM.

What time do Ibiza Nightclubs typically close?

Most close in the early morning at around 6 AM.

What is the dress code like at Ibiza Nightclubs?

It is pretty relaxed and casual all over the island. Guys can wear nice jeans or shorts and a form fitting plain t-shirt or a nice button down shirt. Girls can wear jeans, shorts or a stylish dress if they prefer. Sandals are also acceptable for footwear. Of course guys and girls can never go wrong with dressing up even more – there is no such thing as overdressing when it comes to nightclubs.

How can I book bottle service for Ibiza Nightclubs?

You can book table service using our free mobile app. Or, if you’re on desktop you can use our webapp.

How much is bottle service at Ibiza Nightclubs?

Table minimums can get pretty expensive, but every venue is different. The best way to find out is to use our app.

ibiza boat party during the day

Best Ibiza Boat Parties

Boat parties have become an important pillar of the Ibiza clubbing scene and no Ibiza holiday is complete without having experienced at least one party out at sea. Over the past few years, the boat party market has risen considerably and each brand presents their own concept, music genre and route.

The boat party companies typically sail from both San Antonio and Playa d’en Bossa. Pick your favorite boat, book your ticket and enjoy a day out on the Med. Dancing to the biggest tunes in the sunshine, looking out to sea and the gorgeous Ibiza coastline with beautiful people everywhere around you – can a party get any better than this? Oh yes, in fact it can: some of the boats (mainly the San Antonio departures) sail around sunset so tick the “sunset on a boat” box as well.

Most of the Ibiza boat party companies include at least one free drink aboard and the bar is always reasonably priced. Some boats even run a free bar policy.

And the experience doesn’t just start and end with the actual excursion on the boat; most brands include entry to one or more club nights with each ticket, so make sure you read the detailed information well.

The best boat parties in Ibiza are:

  • The IBZ Boat Party – Daily
  • Cirque De La Nuit – Wed, Fri, Sun
  • Oceanbeat Ibiza Boat Party – Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
  • Pukka Up Boat Parties – Tues, Thurs, Sat
  • Lost in Ibiza – Wed
  • Float Your Boat Ibiza – Mon – Tues, Sat

Best Pool Parties in Ibiza

Temperatures are rising in Ibiza! Wouldn’t it be great know the dopest spots on the party island to take a few dips in a cool, refreshing pool while being serenaded by some of the biggest DJs in the world? Don’t worry- we’ve created a list of the best pool parties in Ibiza to cool you off when things get hot. 

O Beach Ibiza

O Beach Ibiza, previously known as Ocean Beach, is the coolest place in San Antoni since it opened its doors in 2012. Located just at the sea front, its terrace is the perfect place to celebrate its unique and popular pool parties. 

Acrobatics, live performances and, of course, an incomparable atmosphere for you to relax and let yourself go. Forget about your everyday problems and do whatever you feel doing at every second, either dancing to the electronic music in the pool or drinking champagne laying in one of the VIP sun beds. 

Upcoming events at O Beach Ibiza

Nikki Beach Ibiza

A well-known global luxury brand, Nikki Beach’s new Ibiza home does not disappoint those expecting stylish, contemporary surroundings and understated, cool luxury. The furnishings are sumptuous: expect chic drapery, bohemian teepees and plush, white sunbeds. Perfect for lounging in style and comfort whilst sipping champagne or a delicious cocktail, serenaded by the cool beats of Nikki Beach Ibiza‘s resident DJs or signature live music on an electric violin and saxophone.

Nikki Beach parties are famously glamorous events. Dates such as the annual White Party, the Yacht Party and the World Famous Amazing Sunday Champagne Party are set to add a distinct touch of cosmopolitan elegance to the Ibiza summer scene. In a nutshell, Nikki Beach offers impeccable VIP service, lavish comfort and sumptuous dining with excellent entertainment. Oozing with celebrities, the jet-set and the global glitterati, a truly fabulous experience awaits you at Nikki Beach, Ibiza. 

Upcoming events at Nikki Beach Ibiza

Ushuaia Ibiza

Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel is the ultimate destination on the white island for lovers of plush rooms, pure luxury, gastronomic variety and excellence, the beach club of dreams, international events, top DJs and the #1 open air club in the world. Ibiza’s most renowned and exclusive venue, an ambience definitive of a summer in the Balearics in a modern setting, designed to be extraordinary from breakfast to your bed with once in a lifetime experiences in between. Ushuaïa Ibiza is the ideal choice for those who come to Ibiza for the best beach and pool parties. With live performances of the top DJs in the world, the most exclusive day and night ambience in a modern setting and designed with all kinds of comforts, luxuries and VIP services.

Upcoming events at Ushuaia Ibiza

Ibiza Rocks

Staying at the legendary Ibiza Rocks Hotel is an experience like no other. As well as the incredible events taking place every week poolside, the 368 rooms (available in a range of options), two sun-soaked swimming pools, plenty of Bali Beds and sun loungers, multiple bars and restaurants, a supermarket, Rocks merchandise shop and free WiFi throughout the hotel means we’ve got your summer well and truly covered. Plus with the expert guidance of our on site Host Team you can get the insider knowledge of what’s hot, where’s cool, the best beaches, bars, parties and clubs across the island, and all at the best prices. Located in the heart of San Antonio, Ibiza Rocks Hotel is just a short walk to the iconic Sunset Strip, bars and beach. If you want to explore the rest of Ibiza during the day or head up to any of Ibiza’s famous super clubs at night rest assured that we’ve got a dedicated taxi rank right outside the hotel entrance and a bus station just a few minutes away.

Upcoming events at Ibiza Rocks

Ushuaia Ibiza Opening Party 2019

One of the most anticipated parties of the Ibiza season, the Ushuaïa opening party will burst into action one week earlier this year. The opening date for your diaries this year is Saturday 18 May 2019.

The gargantuan outdoor venue has gained some serious kudos over the years also for its grand opening. While the line-up remains to be unveiled, past years have seen massive line-ups including Andrea Oliva, Apollonia, Dublin, Steve Lawler, Nic Fanciulli, Paco Osuna, UNER, Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer, Maya Jane Coles, Andrea Oliva, Hito and Francisco Allendes.

The music, of course, can say it all, but at Ushuaïa you are in for a sensorial feast. Its next level production between the main stage and the pool area includes ice cannons, lasers, flame blowers, stage performers, acrobats and a whole lot more in between.

Check Ushuaia upcoming events for updates on the lineup!

10 Ibiza Trends for 2019

To say that Ibiza in 2018 made interesting viewing would be the understatement of the century. Commercially, this summer’s Balearic dance season was disappointing. Musically, however, it will be remembered as one of the most inspiring on record. With so many moving parts in play, next summer’s plots and subplots will be even more intriguing. If you’re curious to know how 2019 will play out, read on.

Dance Music & Nightlife Fight Back

The mass of new noise and licensing regulations drawn up in Ibiza over the last five years was intended to help the island’s resident population achieve a better standard of living. Which makes sense, after all, Ibiza is more than just the summer home of the electronic music scene – it’s also home to thousands of families trying to live normal lives in a tourist hotspot. Nevertheless, the new legislation is so restrictive to trade that if all the new laws were actually enforced the island would likely suffer the biggest economic crisis in its history. There’s no doubt the new regulations were composed with the best of intentions, but as we’ve seen this summer the economy has been adversely affected. With tourism numbers and club attendances now in decline, people are getting extremely nervous. And it’s not just the English promoters and the Italian DJs, but also the local business owners. In 2019, anticipate a push back, as the notion that killing the economy isn’t the best way to help the local population is finally embraced.

The Rise of Ibiza Pool Parties & Dayclubs

We prophesied the rise of Ibiza’s daytime economy back in 2016, and in the next few years we fully expect the daytime market to overtake the island’s more traditional post-midnight economy. Astonishing as it is, 10 years ago Ushuaïa, Destino and Ocean Beach didn’t exist, while Ibiza Rocks Hotel and Cova Santa weren’t being utilised as electronic dance music venues. Today, these outdoor, daytime clubs are locked into a period of growth, while the afterdark economy becomes less important with every passing season. Indeed, Ibiza’s daytime economy has been on a massive surge for the best part of a decade, yet until now partying outdoors always felt like an addendum to partying afterdark. Next summer expect the day to dominate the night, with parties at Ushuaïa, Ibiza Rocks and Ocean Beach outgunning the post-midnight rave scene.

Migration Towards Megabrands

Back in the ’90s, whenever Ibiza suffered a dip year, the clubbers of the era would migrate towards the big nights. In others words, Manumission, Cream and Clockwork Orange got busier, while the smaller nights stood empty. With next summer expected to be another tough year for Ibiza’s post-midnight venues, those ravers who do choose to party after dark will choose to stick to what they know. Which is why, in 2019, you should anticipate the likes of Resistance, elrow and Black Coffee standing out against the milieu of a troubled market.

More Themed Hotels

Themed hotels are most definitely a growth industry here in Ibiza. A slew of concept driven hotels opened this summer, including the flamingo pink Paradiso Ibiza Art Hotel in San Antonio bay and the mojito-flavoured Cubanito Ibiza Suites near Cala Gracio beach. You’ll also find another new destination hotel, called te Wi-Ki-Woo, situated at the very end of the Sunset Strip in San Antonio town. And don’t forget the aptly named Tropicana Hotel in Playa d’en Bossa, which resembles a psychedelic vision from Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Expect even more 4 star makeovers next summer, as Ibiza’s basic hotels seek to remarket their image to a more affluent clientele base who are prepared to pay extra for Instagram ready backdrops.

Rebranding of Electronic Dance Music

EDM music has been on the decline for at least three or four years. The genre is no longer considered the primary gateway onto the world’s best dancefloors as the young clubbers who embraced the movement at its inception point have long since matured. In Ibiza, the EDM sound still draws a crowd, largely thanks its European clientele base, but even so the long-term prognosis here is one of decline. Rather than go down with the ship, the captains of the EDM movement are already seeking out new horizons. David Guetta could be heard dropping tunes by Adriatique and Maceo Plex this summer. He also joined Solardo for a surprise b2b at Hï Ibiza. Expect the great EDM rebrand to move into high gear in 2019 as the custodians of the genre continue to realign their output to a marketplace that no longer cares for their wares.

Sankeys?

No one knows exactly what will happen to Sankeys in 2019, but it seems entirely logical to assume that the Playa d’en Bossa venue won’t be operating under the guidance of its current owners. Presently there are a number of giddy rumours circulating the island, hinting at what might happen next. The worst concerns a bulldozer. That’s right, according to the grapevine Sankeys will be razed to make room for a cluster of new apartment blocks. A slightly more exciting rumour supports the notion of a full club rebrand. With new club licenses currently outlawed this option seems more likely. But who would have the money and the out of this world status to make it work? Either way, expect a big announcement over the coming months.

Superclubs No Longer Open 7 Nights a Week

Apart from Hï Ibiza, who had a solid summer, 2018 was a tough year for the island’s traditional superclubs, with falling foot traffic a concern for promoters and clubs alike. Based on what we saw this season, It seems logical to assume that the age of Ibiza’s post-midnight venues being busy seven nights a week is now over. We may have seen our first glimpse of the future at Amnesia, where, for the first time in over a decade, the San Rafael dance mecca was shut on Sundays. A little way down the road, at Privilege and Ibiza Underground, three to four events per week was the rostered norm. Moving forward, the big question now for Ibiza’s post-midnight venues is whether sustaining a full weekly party programme is financially viable.

Increased Competition = More Affordable VIP Options

Ocean Beach have been smashing it for years now and this summer their VIP sections have been busier than ever. Why? Because they’re delivering an accessible, aspirational product that young party heads can afford and simply can’t get enough of. Like it or not, expect the affordable daybed and bottle service culture – which is still in its infancy – to explode in 2019, with daytime venues like Ocean Beach and Ibiza Rocks Hotel leading the charge and everyone else following suit. These venues have essentially taken an old school, elitist product and rebranded it as premium standard without the stigma attached. In terms of pricing, it’s a completely different animal to the 5 star VIP economy at Pacha, Lío and Ushuaïa, which is tailored to the international jetset. Instead, venues like Ibiza Rocks and Ocean Beach are catering for real people who want to upgrade their clubbing experience without having to remortgage the house.

The Nostalgia Party Concept

The clubbing nostalgia business is about to take off here in Ibiza. The Clockwork Orange crew have been evoking memories of ’90s Ibiza for years and next summer former Cream boss Nick Ferguson is set to launch his One More Time holiday experience, featuring DJs, brands, artwork, decor and themes from that era, aimed specifically at island workers who were active between 2000 and 2010. And don’t be surprised if Manumission re-enter clubland in 2019. The likelihood that everyone’s favourite immersive club carnival will reincarnate next summer is much greater than it has been at any previous point in the past 10 years. So watch this space…

The Re-emergence of San Antonio

Playa d’en Bossa used to be the cool place to hang for young ravers in their early 20s, but following the closure of Space and the demise of Sankeys, the area is becoming more popular with a slightly older, more international crowd. On the other hand, San Antonio has been very aggressive about attracting youth to the island in recent years, with venues such as Ocean Beach and Ibiza Rocks Hotel and club brands like Defected going out of their way to charm dance music’s next generation. Elsewhere on the island, Ibiza’s obsession with an older, 5 star audience is starting to bite, while San Antonio is bucking the trend and showing signs of growth. Most importantly, perhaps, the top tier DJs and promoters who shunned San Antonio a few years ago are now happy to perform in the town, a factor which is persuading clubbers to party locally, rather than bussing out of town. Next summer, expect San Antonio to retake the British youth market completely and begin marketing itself to a more international clientele base.

Ibiza Clubs + Pool Party Opening Dates 2019

The Ibiza party season typically opens around May of each year. Both the clubs and pool parties tend to have their opening parties around this time.

The official start to the Ibiza clubbing season is considered the International Music Summit (IMS) which takes place at the end of the month between Ibiza Town and Playa d’en Bossa. However, several clubs host opening parties earlier than that. Superclubs as Amnesia, Pacha and Sankeys are typically amongst the first to open their doors. Other clubs such as Ushuaïa, DC10, Privilege and Hï Ibiza usually open later in May. Note that opening parties are actually held after “soft” openings of the clubs.

We’ll update this list as more Ibiza club opening parties are announced – check back as summer gets closer!

Comprehensive list of upcoming Ibiza club events

The opening parties are held throughout all of Ibiza. But the hottest areas to check out are Ibiza Town, Playa den Bossa (Platja d’en Bossa), San Antonio (Sant Antoni de Portmany), and Santa Eulalia (Santa Eulària).

Ibiza Rocks – Headliners at MK & Friends Area 10 Pool Party Announced

Marc Kinchen (MK) has released the names joining him at his brand new AMK & Friends Area 10 pool party at Ibiza Rocks. Get ready for this.

MK isn’t a stranger to producing a hit or two, and neither are his guests. King Kong producers and Annie Mac-favourites Icarus is the first name down. They’re joined by Jax Jones of You Don’t Know Me fame, arguably 2017’s biggest club hit.

Veteran Italian house master Riva Starr and Brighton’s finest Prok & Fitch are also included. Meanwhile, a rising Scottish star that MK has been championing for a while, KC Lights is also on the roster.

One curveball inclusion is MK’s fellow Detroit compatriot Omar S. Also involved are islander and Ibiza Rocks legend Doorly and deep house duo Eli & Fur.

One final name confirmed is Bristolian bass peddler and Dirtybird’s hot new property Will Clarke.

As you can see, the roster is a great blend of emerging talent and friends with legendary status. Even though this will be MK’s first flirtings with the daytime party format in Ibiza, the party is sure to go down as a great success.

The series runs for five consecutive Mondays from 9 July to 6 August at San Antonio’s home of the Ibiza pool party. For those hot tickets and date-by-date breakdowns, see below for everything you need.

Hi Ibiza – Ibiza’s Newest Superclub Opens This Summer

There’s always a certain level of excitement that builds when the month of May rolls around. Sure, festival season is about to kick in and the sun’s trying its very best to poke out of the miserable British skyline but there’s one place that never loses its charm, never loses the hype and never goes sparingly on the build up.

That place is Ibiza and no matter how you feel about the dance music mecca, it’s always been the true home of hedonism, good music and a lot of fucking dancing.

Last year was a weird one though as the most iconic club on the island and one of the most revered venues on the planet, Space, shut it doors after 27 years, throwing Ibiza into a temporary state of uncertainty. However, last night that same club opened its doors once again under a new guise, with a new identity and a new legacy to build. Hï Ibiza is here.

With Ushuaïa at the helm and a complete revamp of the interior and exterior, the world’s greatest super club just got way more super and we braved the madness of the opening party to bring you the full lowdown.

The line-up for Hï’s first foray into Ibiza life spared no expense and it gave a good overview of the residents who are going to be in control over the coming few months. Black Coffee, Luciano, Joris Voorn and Kölsch all turned in some pretty special sessions and kickstarted their 2017 campaigns with serious fervour.

If you were there, you know, if you weren’t, then here are the tracks that helped Hï deliver on almost every level.

Ibiza, we hope you’re ready.