Waking up at 11.30am with pounding heads after an awesome time at Ushuaia, I don’t think two girls have ever been so grateful for a buffet breakfast. We didn’t crawl back to our hotel until it was light outside after partying hard the night before. You know how it goes in Ibiza, though – eat, sleep, rave, repeat. We prepared to snooze off our hangovers in the sun, grab some breakfast, and get ready before doing it all over again that night. Today, our plans were going to Ushuaia again to see David Guetta before going to see Steve Aoki at Ibiza’s iconic Pacha nightclub.
Recovering at the Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza
Having rolled in, we went back to our room for a nap before hitting up the breakfast buffet. Don’t be deceived by the healthy picture of fruit and smoothies. It was probably the third plate I’d had after omelettes, bacon, pastries, and a Full English breakfast.
Sadly, today we wouldn’t be making the most of the champagne also on offer thanks to our pounding heads. Feeling a little full, we went to go and relax on Playa d’en Bossa beach. The Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza is very conveniently located right on the beach so it was just a couple of minutes’ walk away.
Don’t worry – after a couple of hours of sunbathing, we were ready to hit the hair of the dog. There’s something pretty refreshing about swimming whilst hungover. It’s even more refreshing when you’re working your way through the swim-up bar’s cocktail menu. How cool are the partially submerged sun loungers? Perfect for cooling off in the hot Ibiza sun.
We ordered a poolside lunch to prepare for the night ahead. Much like last night, the food was absolutely delicious. By the time we ate from the pool bar menu, we were fighting fit once again.
Pregaming at Ushuaia
As the saying goes, a Berocca a day helps you get back on it and play. We got ready in our hotel room, and began drinking once again. Both of us were super excited to see David Guetta that evening and to visit the legendary Pacha, not far from the island’s capital of Ibiza Town.
After years of being David Guetta fans, we went back to Ushuaia to see his set. Guetta sure knows how to get everyone dancing, and the theatrics were amazing to match.
Ushuaia closes around 11pm – as it’s a hotel as well as a nightclub, they leave the residents in peace. Obviously, the party doesn’t stop there in Ibiza. Clubs in Ibiza generally don’t open until 12am, and even then they don’t get busy until around 2am. Typically, headline acts start their sets at 3am, so we had a while to go before seeing Steve Aoki at Pacha. After hopping across the street from Ushuaia to our room at the Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza, it was time to get ready for Pacha. We grabbed a quick bite to eat, had a costume change, and we were ready to go again.
Heading out around 1am in a taxi, we were so excited to finally visit Ibiza’s iconic club, Pacha. Founded back in 1973, Ibiza Town’s Pacha is such a legendary club and brand even today. It has a strong reputation for chic clubbing, with VIP tables and the world’s most famous DJs. As arguably Ibiza’s best known and much loved club, it’s a true to-do for anyone visiting the White Isle.
Everything about Pacha is so dramatic. All of the lighting and decorations from outside are tailored each night for whichever DJ’s residency is that night. At the heart of Pacha, however, it’s just like a beautiful Spanish villa, staying authentic to its Ibizan roots.
The inside is decorated just as elaborately as the outside. There are Steve Aoki symbols hanging around the club, and clubbers got masks. The music pumps and there are steam guns going off every time the beat drops. Pacha is such a fun club to visit.
Steve Aoki was so so good, and I’d highly recommending getting tickets to his residency at Pacha. If you haven’t seen before, he’s pretty famous for ‘caking‘ his crowd. This is where he throws a huge cake into the audience for them to mash up and go crazy with. It’s so much fun! You can expect plenty of champagne showers at his shows too.
After making new friends and partying hard, we crawled into a taxi. We made it back to the Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza for a very respectable 5am.
We’re looking forward to doing it all over again tomorrow at the Hard Rock Hotel’s pool party. Catch you then!
Have you been to Pacha? Which are your favourite places to party in Ibiza?