Best Beach Clubs ibiza
Ghic, glam and everything you’ve ever heard about Ibiza’s VIP scene and more, the original Blue Marlin Ibiza – located on the pebbly shores of south coast hotspot Cala Jondal – is the undisputed king of Ibiza’s beach club scene.
Being one of the most fashionable and entertaining beach lounge clubs in the world, it’s always worth arriving early to make the most of the day-to-night, open-air experience at Blue Marlin.
CAFÉ DEL MAR
Blessed with spectacular sunsets, it’s one of the island’s most popular venues, attracting throngs of clubbers over the course of the summer season. Hundreds of tourists and locals flock to the famous café to enjoy the combination of relaxing tunes and wonderful views. The Café del Mar has become a world famous brand, spawning CDs selling its chill-out music culture to the non-beach bound, but the original remains the best with good reason.
NASSAU BEACH CLUB
Nassau Beach Club, which opened its doors in 2008, is a comparative ‘veteran’ amongst the other beach bars in Playa d’en Bossa. It is a unique, vibrant and beautiful venue that combines both Balearic charm and modern qualities; fused together to bring the island an original and perfectly suited beachside hangout.
The luxury beach club blends music, fine cuisine, entertainment, fashion, film and art. Nikki Beach Ibiza puts on a series of parties throughout the season with international DJs, live performers and dancers, a lavish twist on poolside partying.
Well known internationally as one of Ibiza’s most popular fine-dining restaurants. Bambuddha offers more than just great Thai cuisine. Its impressive Thai temple décor makes it an enjoyable place to meet with friends for a few drinks well into the night.
Bambuddha’s setting is sumptuous and elaborate. Thatched-roof huts form the modest architectural framework of a venue which hosts stone statues, chandeliers, plump cushions, decorative bamboo and colourful lighting to create an atmosphere that is really something special.
Though not usually a party spot, Bambuddha opens its doors to revelry on a few special occasions throughout the year. On Halloween, for example, it is heaving with every manner of macabre and other-worldly creatures, having become one of the most popular places to compare costumes and have a dance on this special night in Ibiza.
Café Mambo is one of the most iconic restaurants and bars on San Antonio’s famous sunset strip. Providing the sunset strip with a venue that not only serves up delicious food to the backdrop of one of the worlds most mesmerising sunset spots but also a place for tourists and locals to enjoy music from globally renowned DJs. Throughout the week the DJ booth – which is intimately tucked away behind tables that overlook the main promenade, is taken over by Pacha’s finest for their pre-parties. An average week may see the likes of Solomun, Guy Gerber, Martin Solveig and Bob Sinclar take to the decks; and of course with this comes an unrivalled atmosphere which paired with the scenery takes you on a journey to paradise.
Kumharas is spiritual little hotspot that undoubtedly takes the prize for the best bar in San Antonio Bay. It oozes calming vibes and has a crowd to match, with everyone congregating here come dusk to watch the sun in its final moments of glory, all while sipping on a sparkling cocktail.
It’s made up of three different hangout spots – a chill-out area, a lounge and a restaurant, with the latter serving up a magical fusion of world flavours that cause all kinds of sensations for your palette. All this is soundtracked by chilled-out beats and served up with a smile, and with the sky turning a kaleidoscope of colours in the background.
People come here to chat, drink, eat and shop (there are market stalls selling all kinds of tempting wares surrounding the restaurant), and just generally to soak up the feel-good sunset vibes.
SANTOS IBIZA COAST CLUB
You’ll find the Santos Ibiza Coast Club at the quieter end of the Playa d’en Bossa strip, overlooking the Med in all its glistening glory. It’s actually a hotel that boasts contemporary designed apartments, but it also has a pool to die for, serviced by a bar that delivers delicious cocktails to your day bed. By day, the venue is a sun worshipper’s palace, bedecked in an aqua colour palate that complements the beauty of the Balearic midday sun. By night, it comes alive, with a range of resident DJs and parties, which occasionally take you on an unexpected journey – the opening and closing parties are renowned for this.
Tanit Beach Ibiza hugs the coast of the island’s longest beach, providing the ideal spot for sun-soaked days of blissed out perfection. The vibe is low-key, with a menu that’s inspired by healthy choices, which you can enjoy in the midst of elegant décor and a music policy that’s as chilled out as the nearby lapping waves.
On weekends, the music gets turned up a notch and a party atmosphere descends, but at its heart, Tanit’s calm essence remains, making it the perfect place for families and holidaymakers alike.
IBIZA ROCKS BAR
Ibiza Rocks Bar in San Antonio became one of the favoured food and drink spots on the S’Arenal beach strip. On the promenade right opposite the beach, it’s a great spot for people watching, or staring aimlessly out at the water while you sip a beer or cocktail and plan your next move. In deference to the Ibiza Rocks mothership, Ibiza Rocks Hotel, the bar usually plays a contemporary soundtrack that features bands and live artists – a nice alternative to the dance music pouring out of almost every other venue in the area.
Tantra plays host to a variety of official pre-parties throughout each season, with many of the major clubs being a short walk from the venue itself. You can expect to see some of the biggest DJs and some of the dance music’s future stars playing early in the night.
This venue is always hugely popular due to its setup and location only 100 m from the entrance of Ushuaïa and Hi Ibiza opposite and all the smaller bars and beach venues of the Playa d’en Bossa resort. In recent years, it’s become a solid after-party spot, with revellers drifting to its doors to continue the carnage well into the following day.
We may say this a lot but, thanks to its location, décor, history and attitude, Sa Trinxa really does typify the Ibiza island vibe. Set on the sand at the far end of Salinas beach (past the nudey strip), Sa Trinxa has become its own little microcosm – the most festive and social corner of the beach, its atmosphere built around the restaurant and bar that’s brought energy to the area since 1978. The coastal views are sweeping and bright, while the bar’s décor is beachy, colourful and relaxed – this does not feel like another modern, minimalist venue. The food is fresh and varied, with drinks always flowing and the appealing option to have your order brought to you on a tray on the beach – true holiday style.
The venue formerly known as La Sal Rossa has been completely transformed into one of the best beach venues on the island – we suggest you take a trip down to Playa d’en Bossa’s beautiful golden sandy beach to check it out. The restaurant will still serve delicious, authentic Italian cuisine and you can expect the food to taste as good as it looks. Order anything from pasta, seafood, salads, and of course pizzas, which are there to be savoured and enjoyed. Service is available at the tables, sofas or indeed one of the daybeds with exemplary service throughout as standard. Little Beachouse is the kid focused play area towards the rear of the venue, a place you can let your kids be kids while the adults enjoy their time. If you should drop into Beachouse you could find yourself staying longer than intended, with a variety of beach parties taking place over the season.
COTTON BEACH CLUB
A traditionally whitewashed slice of perfection dropped atop the cliffs overlooking the beautiful Cala Tarida on Ibiza’s southwest coast, Cotton Beach Club is one of the premier locations to enjoy Ibiza’s much loved sunsets, a delicious lunch or a quick cocktail.
All material within the venue is 100% cotton, hence the name, and the design is stunning. White woods, metals, materials… everywhere, which makes for a beautiful image when set against blue and aqua hues of the sea and sky in the background. Chic furnishings and stylish day beds, if you visit the Cotton Beach Club you can be assured of a relaxing experience filled with great music, excellent food and refreshing drinks. The restaurant offers a wide variety of dishes to suit all tastes. Fish, of course, hamburgers, pasta, meats and of course, amazing desserts.