The season is almost upon us and Ibiza is waiting with open arms and baited breath to welcome us all to enjoy its warm Balearic sunshine, cool blue seas, golden sandy beaches - and, of course, to party!
Clubbers' paradise it may be, but a first timer may find the ‘White Isle’ quite daunting. There are so many recommendations, places and events to take in that you won’t even know where to start.
But don’t fear, Glossy Pops are here to get you started. Here's our Glossy Pops Guide to the White Isle.
WHEN DOES THE SEASON START AND FINISH?
The season runs from May – October. Most regular bars and clubs open straight away, however major clubs don’t tend to open until the very end of May and the first few weeks of June. Some even later.
HOW DO I GET TO MY HOTEL FROM THE AIRPORT?
If transfers are not already arranged then don’t worry, there are shuttle buses which run regularly from the airport early morning until late at night. Find out more at www.ibizabus.com. Alternatively, there are always plenty of taxis outside, ready to take you to your destination for reasonable prices (e.g. a taxi from the airport to San Antonio will cost roughly 20 euros).
WHERE ARE THE CLUBS?
There are three main resorts the clubbers flock to in Ibiza, but wherever you may find yourself there is no need to worry about moving round the island as taxis and buses are plentiful and most of the clubs will include transfers via coach to and from major resorts.
Central: The central hub of the island is home to three main clubs - Amnesia, Pacha and Privilege.
Be sure to spend some time around Ibiza Town. It's soaked in history and home to many bustling restaurants, shops, cafes and bars. You'll also find shops such as Zara, Mango and MAC Cosmetics just incase you feel the need to indulge.
San Antonio: Bypassing the West End, Café Mambo and Café Del Mar along the sunset strip make the ideal place to cool down with sangria and watch the sunset, and are located very close to the following San Antonio venues such as Ibiza Rocks Hotel, Eden and Es Paradis.
Playa D'en Bossa: 5 minutes in a taxi from Ibiza Town you will find Hi (formally Space), Sankeys Ibiza, Ushuaia and DC10.
WHERE SHOULD I BUY MY CLUB TICKETS?
It is always best to buy tickets before you arrive, especially if there is an event you're planning on going to. It’s much easier, safer and cheaper to do so.
Tickets for most events can be bought by ticket sellers at various kiosks during the day however many a scam can happen and you could find yourself parting with money and not having a valid ticket, so please be careful.
We always find Ibiza Spotlight the best place to check whats on and to purchase valid tickets online.
Tickets to major clubs can cost between 30euro – 80euro so make sure you budget accordingly.
There are so many beautiful beaches in Ibiza and it's the perfect place to explore. Some of our favourites are Cala Conte, Cala Gracionetta and Formentera.
MORE TIPS ////
- Check our blog regularly for further guides such as the best places to eat, hidden gems and Instagram guides as well as other news about whats happening on the Island this summer.
- Keep your eyes peeled in and around resorts as you will see posters advertising special guest DJs and acts that are often only announced a few days before the event.
- August is the busiest time in the Ibiza calendar so it is imperative you pre-book tickets for events as most places will sell out.
- Carry a bottle of water with you through the day. It's easy to get excited and carried away with your surroundings when in Ibiza, but don’t risk sunstroke.
- Wear sunscreen
- Experience a boat trip.
- Go to Craig David's Pool Party at Ibiza Rocks
- Have the time of your life!