Ibiza is synonymous with clubbing. Say the name of this Spanish island and images of nights out in packed clubs followed by days spent recovering on the beach will invariably spring to mind. While there are actually plenty of tranquil spots in Ibiza too (I know, I know - hard to believe given its reputation, right?), this destination is unbeatable if you're after a real party holiday.
Today, I'm going to give you a quick introduction to the island's two most important ingredients - clubs and beaches. So, if you've never been before and are wondering where you shouldn't miss, this is the guide for you. And for those of you who want to get on and book your break, you'll find that this website is a reliable place to find good deals on hotels.
Now, without further ado, let's talk partying!
Clubs - what you need to know
Before you travel, it's worth getting familiar with the way the nightlife works in Ibiza. For instance, while each venue has its own distinct character and vibe, the kind of music and crowd from one night to the next can vary depending on the promoter that's running each event.
Each night is planned by either the club or promoter, and you can check out exactly what's on when (and where!) by visiting the clubs' websites. That said, it's worth bearing in mind that a lot of the venues in Ibiza are pretty massive, and will usually have smaller rooms that'll play different music to the main one on any given night. So, there's pretty much always scope to find something you like!
In terms of entry, if there's any particular club or event you're dead set on attending, it's worth booking your tickets online in advance - that way, you can relax safe in the knowledge you'll definitely get in, and you'll probably pay less too.
Which clubs to hit
So, where should you go? Of course, that's quite a personal choice, but let's be honest, if this is your first clubbing trip to Ibiza, you're bound to want to hit the biggest names. So, it makes sense to put Pacha at the top of your list.
The oldest club in Ibiza, Pacha (which is near the marina in Ibiza Town) is one of the world's most famous clubs. Its programme was given an overhaul last year, which means you can look forward to a seriously fresh club experience. Like a lot of the clubs in Ibiza, there are so many little rooms here that you're bound to miss a couple - but try to check out the Funky Room if you can.
The world's biggest nightclub, Privilege has to be seen to be believed - trust me, the term 'gigantic' does not cover it. You could probably fit half of Ibiza's clubs in here and still have plenty of room left over! Expect a dramatic layout (including a DJ booth suspended over a swimming pool), top tunes and a great atmosphere.
Let's finish up by taking a quick peek at the best beaches. Probably the number one place to be seen, Las Salinas near Playa d'en Bossa is a firm favourite among celebrities. Stretching for a whole mile, this gorgeous slice of sand is known for its party vibe, making it a great place to go if you fancy your days setting the scene for the evenings.
Plus, there are plenty of water sports to try here, not to mention some decent bars and cafes to get you in the holiday mood.
Of course, if you're suffering a bit from the night before, a lively beach isn't necessarily the best medicine. But never fear, because there are loads of super-quiet beaches on the island, if you know where to look. One is the stunning Es Portitxol, with azure waters, dramatic cliff surroundings and barely any other travellers.