While the scene might have mellowed a little in the past years, it’s no question that Ibiza is still up there when it comes to places to party. And while some prefer to slip back to their hotel to rest when the night comes to a close, others just want to party on through the day as well. Here are the best hotels on this banging Balearic isle to do just that.
No list of Ibiza party hotels is complete without the now legendary Ibiza Rocks Hotel. The first destination hotel in San Antonio, it puts on some of the biggest and loudest pool parties on the island (and therefore in the world) with world-class DJs, regular live bands, and the odd celeb such as the likes of Craig David and Stormzy. Guests get automatic free access to all events and pool parties, plus there’s a range of accommodation from basic to ‘Rockstar’ to suit every budget – some even feature rooftop terraces overlooking the throbbing party action.
Described as a ‘five-star theme park for adults’ the Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel fuses high-octane clubbing with luxury-level accommodation and facilities like no other. For those who can afford the hefty price tag, it provides the ultimate high-end Ibiza party experience, without even having to leave the hotel – in some cases without even leaving the room, with some terraces offering direct access to The Ushuaïa Club. World-class DJs, super-swish suites, and an ultra-exclusive VIP experience – that includes DJ masterclasses and luxury yachts at your disposal – all add up to one seriously sexy party package.
What better way to get in the party mood than indulge your inner rock star in this Ibizan outpost of the Hard Rock brand. Regular parties unsurprisingly lean towards live music, attracting some world-class acts that often go against the island’s typical EDM grain. And why not continue the night in the hotel’s top-end Rock Star Suite complete with spa-tub terrace, integrated sound system, and cocktail station that are a sure-fire recipe for wild times.
Definitely one of the most buzzing hotels on the island thanks to its Ocean Beach Club, to which all its guests have free access (six days a week). It’s all about the pool party here, held in and around its 600-square-metre pool with top-class resident DJs banging out the choons accompanied by an army of inflatables, regular spectacles, and expertly mixed cocktails. There are also reservable Bali beds for the VIP experience and guest rooms overlooking the sparkling Mediterranean.
Melia’s ME brand is known for its uber-swish Balearic beach club vibe, and the ME Ibiza certainly has this in spades. An adults-only rooftop terrace boasts an infinity pool with panoramic views, while a second pool hosts live DJ sessions. Don’t expect hardcore partying ’til dawn here – it’s certainly more of a chilled out, party vibe – but still a great hotel to soak up some feel-good music and atmosphere. Also, just next door is the famous Nikki Beach daytime beach club where the beautiful people congregate in full party mode.
As you would expect from the iconic clubbing brand, the Destino Pacha Ibiza Resort offers swish and glamorous surrounds that encapsulates the Ibiza vibe. Its clifftop location sets the scene for some rather special sunset sessions and poolside parties (featuring the likes of Guy Gerber), while its Tox Privé nightclub ensures you don’t have to leave the hotel to hit the dance floor. There are also plenty of facilities to help you recover from the night before, including hot yoga classes, a pool terrace Jacuzzi, and range of spa treatments.
A deservedly popular hotel with both clubbing and non-clubbing crowds, the beachfront Hotel Garbi Ibiza & Spa offers a great laid-back party atmosphere in posh, contemporary surrounds. A resident DJ provides the party soundtrack around the pool, and there’s a luxe spa with Turkish bath, jacuzzi, and sauna room for post-rave relaxation.