Since the 1970s the tiny White Isle has been considered Europe’s party capital – and for good reason! The nightlife options on the shores of Ibiza are endless, boasting some of the best raves in the world and clubbing experiences unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Kicking off at the end of May, the party season extends until mid-October leaving you plenty of time to dust off your dancing shoes and head to the Mediterranean. Infamous for wild nights to the tune of top notch DJs, here’s a list of the best nightclubs on the island of Ibiza.
The world’s biggest club sits in the middle of the island near San Rafael and is guaranteed to knock your socks off just with its sheer size and grandiose alone. Split into a labyrinth of rooms and corridors, this venue smashes any preconceived ideas you have about clubbing and keeps the music pumping until the sun comes up. So big it can pretty much fit all of the island’s clubs inside it, the main dancefloor resembles an aircraft hangar and is the home of the infamous Manumission. Dance till your feet fall off and watch the sun rise over Ibiza Town in the glass-enclosed Vista club and drink in the atmosphere of the iconic location.
Even since it opened in 1976, Amnesia has been delivering the best of techno, Latin, house and bass to ravers from across the globe. The central venue consists of two rooms, each belting out club classics from dust till dawn, seven days a week. A dark, cavernous, cave, in the Club Room you’ll lose all sense of time as you get lost in the deep beats of the music. Head to the Terrace in the early hours of the morning to watch the sun spill in through the arena’s phenomenal glass roof and make your way home knowing you’ve just had the night of your life.
Get your hands on one of the most sought after tickets in town and prepare for a night at the state-of-the-art super-club, Hï Ibiza. With three open-air areas, two main club rooms, VIP packages which include tepee tents and a DJ booth in the bathroom, the experiences are endless at the venue run by Ushuaia Entertainment. Impressive light-shows and line-ups featuring the best of the best, characterise the relatively new space. Explore all ends of the musical spectrum when you party here, with nights being dedicated to everything from EDM, trance, disco, deep house and techno. Guaranteed to be a night you’ll never forget, this infamous Ibiza nightclub doesn’t disappoint.
As the White Isle’s most notorious venue, this club is literally famous for being famous. Part of the furniture on the island, the venue is located in a former airplane hangar at the end of a runway. With a max capacity of 1,500 partiers, the covered terrace club flies beneath the radar unusually skipping out on the mass marketing synonymous with the other clubs in the area, resulting in a crowd of in-the-know hard core music fanatics. Alive and kicking since 1999, the longevity of the venue is based solely on its devotion to delivering unrivalled quality underground electronic music. Make sure to be in town for one of their legendary opening or closing parties and experience a taste of one of Ibiza’s best nightclubs.
On Europe’s party island, the music doesn’t stop once the sun comes up. Carry on the fun at one of the most iconic pool parties in the world. With over 60 events happening annually, the hotel-club venue is located on the site of the former Hotel Club Paraiso and a 360 degree performance space equip with some of the most luxurious VIP areas you’ve ever seen. Soak up the sun to the beat of premiere DJs in one of the two swimming pools and stay the night in one of the 366 hotel rooms attached to the prime party spot. Expanding its music selection, the pool based club now dabbles on the electronica scene with its regular TS5 nights hosted by Craig David. Take advantage of the hot weather and warm up for the night-time with an afternoon of fun in the Balearic sun.
If you’re dreaming of a holiday where popping champagne bottles, reclining on sun-loungers amongst VIPs and partying in the lap of luxury is a given, then O Beach is calling your name. Hosting stylish, decadent pool parties every day, the bougie poolside club is located in the western area of San Antonio. Playing an eclectic range of music you’ll hear uplifting house beats, dance classics as well as deeper rhythms and world-class live performances. This resort-like clubbing experience pushes the boat out even further with its amazing aerial sky shows, acrobats and incredible fine dining. If it’s extravagance you’re after, you won’t come across better than this.
A real veteran of the Ibiza clubbing scene, Pacha has been around since 1973 and has evolved with the island over the last couple of years. Instantly recognisable by its cherry logo, partying at the island’s oldest club is a rite of passage for first time ravers visiting the Balearic hotspot. Located in a finca in Ibiza Town, Pacha has grown into a global clubbing brand with a reputation for providing a VIP clubbing experience with style and sophistication. Get dressed up in your best outfit, hit the dancefloor and enjoy hours of energetic electronic music from some of the biggest names in the genre. If you really want to experience the true Ibiza, this should be your first port of call.
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- Lucy Norris