Sunday, 4 October 2015

San Antonio, Ibiza

I visited Ibiza in mid August for 4 nights, and it's so hard to say goodbye to San Antonio sunshine. My 2 friends and I stayed in the famous Ibiza Rocks Hotel, and chose a roomy superior stage view apartment, meaning that we could watch gigs from the comfort of our own balcony (if you're not afraid of heights). We booked our stay well in advance and only found out who were playing at the hotel weeks before we arrived. On our first night De La Soul played until midnight, followed by a live session from the amazing Gorgon City on the Saturday.

By day Ibiza Rocks gives a chilled vibe, think pina coladas and bar snacks by the pool - an easy environment to nurse many a hangover. By night the place is transformed - what was once rows of sun bathers,  is now a crowded dancefloor and the stage has well and truly come to life. Most of the acts will only play in the hotel until midnight, acting as your 'pre' for the real partying. Book Ibiza Rocks early for 2016 and get discount - only 25% deposit required.

Aside from Ibiza Rocks, the island plays host to DJs travelling from afar to play in various venues. One of the nightclubs we visited was to see David Guetta's F*** Me I'm Famous playing at Pacha every Thursday. Pacha tickets come with a hefty price tag, but being one of the well known nights on the island, we couldn't give it a miss. Although it's typically overcrowded and overpriced, it still manages to pull in headline artists and their dancers also put on an extravagant show - think itty bitty outfits and gymnastics. Another famous venue on the island that we unfortunately didn't get a chance to visit, is Ushuaia - check out their luxurious rooms and open air nightclub.

My friends and I had booked the Ibiza Rocks boat party that sets sail every Wednesday before their hotel gig. Sadly, we were given the wrong time and instead were given tickets to Friday's Pukka Up sunset boat party, which although a separate company, is equally just as fun. Unfortunately the sea was too rough to do any swim stops, but we still got some beautiful views of the island, even if I was feeling sea sick for the first 30 minutes.

Although no one ever goes to the island solely for the food, if you're sick of drunken pizza, be sure to check out Bondi Ibiza. They specialise in healthy but yummy food, the type you want when you're feeling like a slug in a bikini (you know the feeling). They're situated along the sea front and stay open late most nights.

Ending our last night on a high, we headed to Zoo Project, another of Ibiza's most talked about events. Zoo Project basically involves everyone painting themselves as an animal and heading to Benimussa Park for drinks and music. We bought our tickets online before we arrived, meaning we were guaranteed entry and that we didn't have to pay extra if we arrived at a later time. A taxi from our hotel wasn't expensive, but make sure to make use of the free bus home because taxi prices go up at night. Taking it easy before our flight home that night, we visited the chilled out area of Zoo that opened our eyes to some hippy-esque chanting and singing - surprisingly relaxing and fun to get involved in.

Goodbye Ibiza.


1 comment

  1. ahhh i love to go to ibiza one day


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