Ibiza has been an iconic destination for the dance music scene for decades and has never even thought about slowing down. Though parties come and go, change and evolve, the magnetic draw to the White Isle for hedonists, revelers, bohemians, hippies and those just looking for a good time never seems to cease. The super clubs of Ibiza are voted as some of the best in the world and see millions of ravers through their doors every single summer and VIPs adorning the table every day, enjoying weekly residencies that cannot be beaten anywhere around the globe.
VIP Guide to Ibiza
Partying from day to night in an open-air venue – what’s not to fall in love with? This beacon of Playa D’en Bossa is not only a party venue, but a fully functioning hotel as well. Opening mid-afternoon every day in the height of Summer, Ushuaïa is one of only a few places on the island where you can day-time rave to the world’s biggest DJ’s.
VIP sofas and tables are available in various locations around Ushuaïa, and you will be looked after by the incredible team of hostesses and bar staff, all there to ensure the best day-to-night experience possible. A firm favourite with the Ibiza crowd is Saturday party ANTS, which sees mega-stars such as Andrea Oliva, Steve Lawler and Joris Voorn take the decks on the specially built ANTS stage. Other residencies include David Guetta and Martin Garrix who always pull in the party crowds. Ushuaïa is also famed for its one-off events during the summer which in 2019 included global superstars Swedish House Mafia and Barcelona music and party brand elrow.
Owned by the aforementioned Ushuaïa entertainment, Hï had big shoes to fill after replacing what used to be the infamous Space Ibiza. Split into two main areas, the Theatre and Club Room, Hï’s 2017 modernization brought more of a show inside the iconic Playa D’en Bossa building. And who knew that hanging out in the toilets could be so fun?! 2019 saw some of the world’s best DJ’s grace the specially built DJ booth inside the unisex bathrooms (aptly named ‘The Wild Corner’) including Fat Boy Slim, Mr Doris and even Idris Elba! There are VIP options in both rooms, allowing for revellers to be fully immersed in the club, the music, the lights and the incredible vibe.
The International Nightlife Association recognised Hï as the World’s Best Club of 2018, and it’s easy to see why. With incredible residencies from the likes of Black Coffee, Glitterbox and Camelphat in 2019, we can only see Hï’s popularity increasing year on year.
Housed in an old airplane hangar surrounded by Ibiza’s salt flats, DC10 is the place to be for some of the most down to earth underground parties on the island. This iconic Ibiza club opened in 1999, and over the last 20 years has hosted some of the most talked about events, including one-offs with the likes of Carl Cox, weekly residency Circo Loco and in more recent years Paradise with Jamie Jones.
For a venue that only opens two nights a week, DC10 is firmly rooted into Ibizan clubbing culture. The experience of being right at the end of Ibiza’s airport runway is second to none, with planes flying just overhead whilst you’re taking a well deserved break in the garden. The infamous opening and closing parties, attended by thousands and lasting more hours than are in a day are firmly written into its history books, and a must-do experience for anyone wanting to know the ‘real Ibiza’.
Once an open-air venue, Amnesia Ibiza has taken many different forms over the years but has always been a staple in the clubbing world. Now (unfortunately we think) fully covered, the two rooms of Amnesia host some of the most talked about parties of the summer season. With VIP areas on raised balconies overlooking the parties in each room, all eyes will be on you as you enjoy prompt bottle service and the full VIP treatment.
The 5000-capacity super club is home to incredible parties including Cocoon, Together, elrow and Music On, and has hosted the likes of Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki and Fat Boy Slim in past years. The eclectic mix of music styles ensures that everyone is catered for and the club is full to capacity every day of the week.
Officially the largest nightclub in the world with a 10,000-person capacity, Privilege’s beginnings as Ku saw an open-air venue with a swimming pool, multiple stages and possibly the most famous party ever to grace the earth – Manumission. There’s plenty of different levels of Privilege to explore, but the action is fully focused on the gigantic main room with its 25m ceiling and residencies such as Resistance and Supermartxe being the most popular throughout the summer.
The vista room is a sight to behold, especially at sunrise when the warm sun beams through the floor to ceiling glass walls onto the masses of dancing bodies. VIP tables are placed directly behind the DJ booth in Vista Club, offering the perfect view across the dancefloor, and the various chill out rooms and gardens are perfect for pacing yourself through a long night of partying
The legend of Pacha outlives the majority of us, first opening its doors in the Summer of 1973. This once traditional finca in Ibiza Town is one of the islands oldest clubbing institutions and has an incredible reputation for adding VIP flair to the Ibiza clubbing scene.
2018 saw a massive upgrade of the club and after entering through the original courtyard of the traditional building, partygoers have the choice of multiple areas including the Main Room, Funky Room, Roof Terrace, Garden and Restaurant (which is conveniently right next door). The oldest club night in Ibiza, Flower Power, still holds residency at Pacha, and they have already confirmed their first residency for 2020 – the ever popular Solomun +1 on Sundays.
Remember the famous ‘Club Tropicana’ music video? Well, unfortunately now the drinks are not free, but the fun is still going strong at this iconic Ibiza venue. Pikes, previously in the hands of the incredible Tony Pike, is now part of the Ibiza Rocks family, under the control of Manumission curators Dawn & Andy, and is home to some of the most interesting, intimate and downright fun parties of the Ibiza summer.
The oversized disco ball in Freddy Mercury’s old bedroom, Sunny’s bathtub karaoke and boudoir, gold tiled bathrooms and surprises around every single corner – Pikes has been perfectly formed for those who are looking for a multi-sensory clubbing experience. But make sure you’re on the VIP guestlist – because if you’re not, you won’t be getting in.
Starting off its legacy with illegal gigs at Bar M on the San Antonio promenade, Ibiza Rocks grew throughout the years into a live music venue within a San An hotel, giving us unforgettable concerts from the likes of The Artic Monkeys, The Killers, Biffy Clyro and The Kooks, all the way up until 2015, when the sound laws kicked in and live bands were out.
The Ibiza Rocks musical style has evolved since then, and in 2019 re-branded and became a purely day life venue. Weekly residencies from the likes of Craig David, DJ EZ, Rudimental and Jax Jones fill the pool and dance floor in the center of the hotel through high season, and parties such as Cuckoo Land and MK’s Area 10 complete the lineup. With poolside VIP beds, a party vibe and incredible service – Ibiza Rocks Hotel is the place to be seen daytime.
This luxury venue in San Antonio is the perfect spot for bottle popping, insta-posing and seriously living your best life. Decedent pool parties fill the summer’s calendar, with music ranging from club classics and tropical house to Kisstory, all surrounding the venues 600m2 pool and dancefloor. With multiple levels of VIP to choose from, from pool beds to party cabanas and DJ tables, being a VIP in Ibiza never looked so good.
And if music wasn’t enough, O Beach excels itself with live performers, aerialists, musicians, dancers and bottle processions multiple times a day. So, book a VIP bed or cabana, fill up your insta-story and make all your friends at home jealous with a visit to O Beach.
An innovative music and dining concept, Heart Ibiza is the perfect social hotspot. From it’s open-air terrace to the supper room and late night club, Heart has something to offer absolutely everyone that walks through its doors. Guests can enjoy a dinner show to start their night in the LAB, before moving through to the club to carry on the evening until the early hours. Encompassing all of the senses, Heart Ibiza in Marina Botafoch is an idyllic VIP hangout, whether it’s to start your night or finish it.