The Best Beach Clubs in Ibiza

Blue Marlin is one of the top beach clubs on the island of Ibiza
Blue Marlin is one of the top beach clubs on the island of Ibiza | © Everynight Images / Alamy Stock Photo

Whether you’re after a chilled-out day on a lounger, a dance to Balearic beats or simply a nice candlelit dinner, visiting a beach club is pretty much compulsory when in Ibiza. There are plenty of them on the island, from Blue Marlin to Sunset Ashram, so Culture Trip has selected the best to help you choose the right one for you.
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1. El Chiringuito

Restaurant, Cocktails

view of cala gracioneta beach from the restaurant of cala gracioneta el chiringuito
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In terms of beach clubs, El Chiringuito ticks all the right boxes, and is equally fun day or night. With a spectacular location on Es Cavallet beach, an authentic beach-club aesthetic of natural wood and white fabrics, a great menu and great service, there’s very little not to like. Even your kids will be happy, as there’s a top-notch kids’ menu and the chance to get creative at the Little Chiringuito.The bar list is extensive, and the food is excellent, from breakfast and lunch to dinner or snacks, whether you’re eating in the restaurant or on the beach. The large comfy beds on the beach directly in front of the club aren’t cheap, but they come with towel service and can be reserved. Valet service, in-house DJs and a chi-chi boutique top off the experience.

2. Blue Marlin

Restaurant, Cocktails

Renowned for its parties, the Blue Marlin beach club has been on the scene for a long time, and it’s so popular with the wealthy (and often famous) set that it runs a water-taxi service to ferry guests to and from luxury yachts. Found at the back of the beach on Cala Jondal, this is the ultimate place to have a full day-to-night beach club experience. Fairly chilled by day, but with the music cranking up as the afternoon wears on, the party scene is usually fairly well underway on the terrace before the sun has even set, and then it carries on until the early hours in the indoor club, with sets from famous international DJs. Food and drinks are expensive but excellent (particularly the cocktails); the menu is generally Mediterranean/Asian fusion, and they serve very good sushi.

3. Amante

Restaurant, Cocktails

The restaurant at Amante Beach Club in Ibiza
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In an idyllic setting, nestled in the cliffs above the beach and overlooking Sol d’en Serra bay, Amante beach club is a great place to while away a day or an evening. Luxury daybeds (bookable online) with waiter service and picture-perfect sea views mean you’ll find it hard to move, but if you fancy a break from sunbathing, the restaurant serves excellent Mediterranean food and has an extensive wine and cocktail menu. Yoga followed by a healthy buffet breakfast is offered in the mornings, while after sundown, the club makes the perfect setting for a romantic fine-dining experience. If watching a film under the stars tickles your fancy, Amante also hosts movie nights with beanbags, cava and popcorn.

4. Nikki Beach

Restaurant, Cocktails

The Nikki Beach brand is synonymous with a high-energy, luxurious and overtly sexy celebrity playground-type beach club, and the Ibiza version doesn’t disappoint. With a glorious beachfront location, a fantastic pool and trademark white beds and blue towels, this club plays host to a series of glamorous events and VIP parties over the summer season. The drinks menu is excellent (but not cheap), and you can expect pumping music, gym-honed bodies and endless bottles of fizz being consumed. The seafood, and in particular the sushi, is very good, and there are usually themed barbecues, brunches and sushi nights throughout the week.

5. Beachouse

Restaurant, Cocktails

Located on Playa d’en Bossa, Ibiza’s biggest beach, Beachouse may not be as well established as some of the other beach clubs, but in terms of popularity, you would never know it. This boho-luxe beach club has lots to offer, and it’s easy to see why it has many repeat customers. The rustic Italian food is excellent; tables, sofas and daybeds all have lovely sea views, and the setting is magnificent day or night. There is a small boutique that continues the bohemian theme, and if you need a break from your kids, there is a dedicated kids’ area where they can get involved with some arts and crafts.

6. Sunset Ashram

Bar, Restaurant, European

Bar-Restaurant Sunset Ashram. Sant Josep de Sa Talaia. Ibiza Island. Balearic. Islands. Spain
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A renowned place to watch the sunset, Sunset Ashram is on an idyllic unspoiled beach and has a resident DJ playing music throughout the day and guest DJs playing sunset sessions. Relaxed and unpretentious, the bar is on a rock that divides the beach, with seating under rustic beach umbrellas, and the restaurant serves very tasty Mediterranean, Indian and Japanese food. If you want to come and enjoy a cocktail and watch the sun go down, it’s best to call ahead and reserve a table as it gets very busy later in the day.

7. Cotton Beach Club

Restaurant, Cocktails

Whitewashed to Balearic perfection, Cotton Beach Club positively gleams in the sunshine, in its prime location overlooking Cala Tarida. With the obligatory comfy white daybeds and gazebos, attentive beach service and two restaurants with spectacular sea views, the club has your chilled-out beach club experience all sewn up. The terrace restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine, while the rooftop focuses on Oriental flavours. Both have fantastic views of the sunset, and the cocktails are sublime.

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