Location: Playa D’en Bossa, Ibiza
Ever since it arrived in 2011, Ushuaïa has always been about setting new standards when it comes to luxury clubbing experiences in Ibiza. The club makes no bones about that and prides itself on combining premium accommodation with huge international headliners. Last season, it redesigned all rooms and suites with plush material such as “ash Travertine and black Marquina marble, granite bar counters and combed cotton sheets with creative details by interior designer Nina Campbell for Osborne & Little”, and even added a presidential suite to cater for VVVVIPs.
At the same time, the club continued to bring dance giants like David Guetta, Tinie Tempah, Martin Garrix and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike to play by their famous pool. Thousands flock round it for each party, with palm trees, beach hut like bars and sun loungers all in the shadow of the giant Tower. Another of Ushuaïa’s unique features is that it throws parties in the day, under the warm Balearic sun, without the constant threat of closure from police.
Although the slightly more underground ANTS party continues to call the place home, people who come to Ushuaïa really do so as much for the breathtaking views of the Mediterranean and over-the-top pyrotechnics as they do the music. Each night of the week, Ushuaïa offers varied stage designs and decorations which make for slightly different experiences. But you can always count on there being beautifully designed gogo costumes, as well as an abundance of confetti, streamers and CO2 at each party, and these days the fact all this happens in the open air stands Ushuaïa out from the crowd. In 2018, tropical house and pop crossover star Kygo will return for another summer residency, as will Martin Garrix.