There are few places in the world that epitomize sea, sex and sun (or is that ‘sin’) better than the stunning Balearic island of Ibiza. The official birthplace of the ‘rave’, it is not surprising that it has the reputation of being the quintessential clubbing island of the Mediterranean. Ibiza has the beautiful people, the beautiful beaches and plenty of fun to go around year-round. But if you are looking for the ultimate in decadence and debauchery then Ibiza’s Summer party season is when you must go and many of the island’s clubs and venues have special events running right through to the end of August.
And for those that can’t be convinced, here are 5 reasons why a last-minute Ibiza getaway may just be unavoidable.
Having just opened on 1st May 2013, be one of the first to trial the newest venture from the guys behind the likes of Experimental Cocktail Club Chinatown in London and New York’s Experimental Cocktail Club Lower East Side. Given its patrimony you can be pretty confident that this one is going to be a success. Open from 10am to 1am for drinks, food or just a lazy day at the beach.
Another new Ibiza venue with a promising pedigree is Cipriani’s latest club Bomba Ibiza. Last year saw the opening of their Ibiza restaurant Downtown Ibiza. And this year’s club opening is certain to offer the glitz and glamour that we have come to expect from the Italian group. The club was to debut on opening weekend, but it has been announced that it will be delayed (date to be revealed soon). But in true Ibiza spirit, to make up for the last-minute postponement, Cipriani’s Downtown Ibiza will be hosting a number of one-off parties over the next few weeks. And they’ve set the standard by kicking off the season with an exclusive set from Disclosure and Fatboy Slim.
Perfectly placed in the 5* Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel, the Ushuaia party is renowned for being one of the best outdoor summer events. The opening party, with its stellar international DJ line-up, was touted as the hip and happening place to see and be seen and certainly attracted the island’s VIPs. And with parties held throughout the summer season there will be plenty of opportunities to check out the breathtaking views from the newly built Ushuaia Tower or lounge poolside, sipping your cocktail, while the DJs take to the decks and spin the ultimate Ibiza summer soundtrack.
Nothing says ‘summer party’ like live music. And Ibiza Rocks, running from 5th June to 18th Aug 2013, always draws the cream of the Rock ‘n’ Roll crop. It is one of the few venues not to launch on opening weekend. So if you haven’t already booked your Ibiza getaway and you needed one more reason to head to the island this year – this is it. Lap up the sun while enjoying an eclectic line-up including Franz Ferdinand, Aluna George, Tinie Tempah and Ellie Goulding, there’s a little something for everyone.
The Nikki Beach Group doesn’t need much of an introduction, much thanks to its notorious St Tropez location that attracts the rich and famous from June to September. But now Nikki Beaches seem to be popping up in every popular sundrenched destination: Koh Samui, Cabo San Lucas, Mallorca, Marbella, Miami, St Barth, and now the buzzing town of Ibiza (launching this summer) – an obvious choice for their newest spot. Located on the East coast of the island on a stunning beachfront property overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Nikki Beach Ibiza will showcase its signature beach club, a restaurant and boutique.
John-Christian Moquette is a Partner at IAVRA.