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Jet Set to…The Island of Ibiza!



Hotel #1 | Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel

This chic hotel has a beachfront location in the heart of Playa D’en Bossa, just a stroll away from Ibiza’s premier super club Space and the notorious Bora Bora beach bar. The hotel is only 2km from Ibiza Airport and is well connected toIbiza Town. The stylish Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel has two inviting outdoor pools with luxurious Balinese-style sun beds. The focus here is on the music, with live DJ performances and fashion shows a regular occurrence throughout the season. All rooms have air-conditioning, a 42-inch plasma TV, iPod docking station, feature a furnished terrace and have fresh, minimalist décor.

Hotel #2 | Migjorn Ibiza Suites & Spa

Migjorn Ibiza Suites & Spa located close to Playa D’en Bossa beach is a 4 star complex with 100 recently refurbished luxury apartments. The slick hotel has a range of accommodation to suit most budgets, from the one bedroom junior suites that can sleep up to four adults, through to senior superior suites that can sleep up to six people and have a roof terrace with a sea view or a pool view. All the suites have a kitchenette with fridge, hob and microwave as well as a fully equipped bathroom, complete with hairdryer. The one hundred apartments and luxury suites in the complex have recently been refurbished to reflect modern Ibiza style, with ‘technical extras’ and stylish furnishings. The Migiurn has two pool areas, with two or three pools in each area, as well as a spa with hydrotherapy and individual treatment rooms to help ease out the tensions after a long day lazing in the sun. There’s also a fully equipped gym, nursery and supermarket, where you can pick up everything from an international paper to some fresh bread.

Hotel #3 | El Hotel Pacha

The impressive and stylish El Hotel Pacha is situated just 100 metres from the equally sophisticated Ibiza Town and Marina and radiates luxurious glamour. With air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and free parking. This truly is the ultimate destination for those looking for a party but also comfort and relaxation. All guests have free entry to Pacha nightclub and the hotel concierge is always on hand to help with club or restaurants reservations. There is also an airport shuttle service upon request. Rooms are chic, bright and spacious, and come with a private balcony and seating area. The décor is minimalist with modern furnishings and original paintings and photographs by artists like Toni Riera.

Restaurant #1 | Café Sidney, Marina Botafoch

Open 365 days from 9am (10 in winter), until very late, Café Sidney’s kitchen is always open. Breakfast is served at all hours – we love the Barcelona, with Spanish omelette, melon wrapped in Serrano ham and fresh tomato toast and the glamorous Paris, complete with roast beef, smoked salmon and a glass of cava. Muesli, healthy treats and eggs (however you like them) are also plentiful, and on Sundays in winter, don’t miss the all-you-can-eat brunch buffet. For lunch and dinner, the extensive (regularly changing) menu offers something for everyone. Start by tucking into tasty tapas portions or a sharing platter, while for mains, the filet steak is legendary, as is the whole dorada. In summer, fresh, light options such as gazpacho and huge salads prove to be firm favourites but if you’d prefer to takeaway, check out the sandwich menu (try the chef’s special three-storey club) and the pizzas, renowned as the island’s best.

Restaurant #2 | El Clodenis

To start, try the famous lentil salad, genuine Périgord foie gras or Provencal style tomatoes with roasted goat cheese and pesto. Mains include the much-loved free-range chicken with sweet garlic and roast potatoes, mouth-wateringly good preserved suckling pig, with pine nut and golden raisin polenta or the oh-so appropriately named magnificent rib eye, flown in directly from the Pyrénées.

Restaurant #3 | Es Trull de Can Palau Restaurant

Try the house specialty starter, a lightly battered egg with potato puree and herring caviar, or opt for crab tartar, Iberian ham, lobster salad or a sautéed foie medallion guaranteed to make your taste buds sing! Main courses include a mouth-watering suckling pig, grilled-to-perfection tender rack of lamb, duck breast with apple, pear, cinnamon and orange, sea bass cooked in crab juice or squid ink paella. Desserts are equally as eye-catching and delicious.

Nightclub #1 | Space

 

“It’s an honour to be voted No.1 club,” says Juan Arenas, creative director of Space Ibiza. “It comes as recognition for the staff, DJs, promoters and, of course, the best crowd in the world.” Indeed. While the nitrogen blasts, confetti explosions and theatrical face-painted performers on stilts make Space one of the most carefully engineered, pyrotechnically advanced clubs ever to exist, it is the rare affability of its crowd that makes the club so exceptional. Shiny faces in every room, unrivalled warmth and a lack of pretension borne out of a sense of privilege, a mutual cognition that the experience – that mutual feeling of liberation – is one to be savoured.

Nightclub #2 | Amnesia

 

THIS Ibiza institution’s name isn’t entirely appropriate. Once experienced, Amnesia, one of the longest-running and most established clubs on the White Isle, is never forgotten. Converted into a disco on the site of a huge old Ibizan finca (country house) back in 1976, it’s one of the original clubs on the island and has an illustrious history of ringing some of the most significant changes the dance world has seen, from the European embracing of disco, the growth of new-wave and its evolution into the Balearic sound and early house. From its legendary ice cannons that blast freezing gusts of cooling vapour onto the hot, excitable dancers in the crowd, to its stunning, cavernous interior, to its signature club nights, everything about Amnesia is iconic. From the soaring main room electro-house riffs of Cream’s events, and their guest acts like Deadmau5 and Eric Prydz, to the underground techno flavours of Sven V’s rammed Cocoon parties, featuring guest appearances from the likes of Ricardo Villalobos and Cassy, it’s truly dance music in every shade and hue. “Amnesia is all about the people,” says Above & Beyond’s Paavo. “It’s one of the most international crowds you will find. There is a real feeling of history there.”

Nightclub #3 | Pacha

 

AS a global clubbing brand, Pacha is head and shoulders above the rest, but the undisputed jewel in its crown is still the original Pacha Ibiza, on the outskirts of Ibiza Town. Stealing headlines last season on the White Isle by poaching Luciano and Cadenza for its Sunday nights, it also proved that the club, renowned for its rich VIP guests and lithe, jewelencrusted dancers, as much as residences from the likes of Swedish House Mafia, could still attract underground talent. Indeed, with Optimo, Moodymann and Theo Parrish all playing on the same dancefloors as David Guetta’s road-blocked ‘Fuck Me I’m Famous’, they proved that you can have it all under one roof. “Pacha Ibiza is a huge club with an intimate atmosphere,” reckons Radio One’s latest Dutch addition, Chuckie. “But the best thing for me is the soundsystem! I love playing there!” Sidney Sampson adds: “Pacha always rock the house!” With joint IMS founder Pete Tong recently announced as returning to host a night at the club in 2011, expect plenty more surprises before the Ibiza season kicks off proper.


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