Location: Ibiza, Spain
Capacity: 1,500 for Palmarama concept
Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel was a concept imagined by founder Yann Pissenem, who stumbled upon "a wild and almost undiscovered empty beach in the middle of nowhere" in Playa d’en Bossa when he first moved to Ibiza in 2008. Starting out life as a beach bar, the venue was an exciting new addition to the island's legendary nightlife scene, naturally becoming a destination to party in the daytime and dance under the sun. Nowadays, the lights of Ushuaïa shine bright across the White Isle, as one of its most popular and globally recognised destinations.
Since 2011, it’s become famous for offering a high-end clubbing experience; the venue boasts an Adamson soundsystem with speaker cabinets stacked high alongside each side of the stage, meaning far-reaching, crystal-clear sound that travels to every corner of the venue and then some.
The hotel boasts an impressive 415 rooms, and the venue is set across two buildings: The Ushuaïa Club and The Ushuaïa Tower. Over the years, the venue has been applauded for its finer details, providing one-off concepts, unique decor, and, of course, the open-air parties that run day and night within a stone’s throw of the Mediterranean sea. The hotel balconies overlook the action, and the bar and rooftop of the Tower provide stunning views across the ocean.
Alongside the club and hotel, there’s also an array of restaurants on offer, whether you’re in the mood for steak, Italian food, Japanese sushi, or oysters and caviar. The whole experience is designed for both ravers — old and young — and the more refined club-goer.
The club had been closed since October 2020 due to the pandemic but returned in July this year to reveal a brand new sit-down concept called Palmarama, turning the space into a luscious tropical oasis decked out with palm trees, plants and fancy new furnishings. In line with the island’s Covid guidelines, the capacity is 1,500 (down from 7,500), offering table service and a special Japanese-fusion menu alongside the opportunity to experience world-famous DJs.
In previous years, Ushuaïa has presented club nights such as ANTS, BIG by David Guetta, Cocoon, Tomorrowland, elrow and performances by Kraftwerk, Calvin Harris, Swedish House Mafia, Martin Garrix, Carl Cox and many more. This year, Palmarama kicked off the season with Black Coffee on 31st July and Damian Lazarus on 1st August, and future headliners include Tales Of Us, David Guetta and The Martinez Brothers, to name just a few. Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel consistently rides high in the DJ Mag Top 100 Clubs poll and its prestige continues to grow worldwide, far beyond the Balearics.