Why Go to Ibiza: With golden sand beaches by day and epic fiestas by night, Ibiza is one of the sexiest destinations on earth, the ultimate spot for a bachelor party to enjoy a little of everything: boats, beers, and beats.
Best Ideas: Rent a catamaran to cruise to hidden windswept coves (or rent convertible Mustangs and explore the beaches), spend an afternoon Go-Kart racing, and party until the wee hours of the morning at one of Ibiza’s famous nightclubs.
Good to Know: Tourist season runs from May to October, so make sure your visit falls during these months or else expect rainy, cool weather and restaurant and nightclub closures. And though it’s in Spain, Catalan is the main language spoken on Ibiza. (In this guide, we give the Catalan names of places followed by the Castilian Spanish name in parentheses upon first reference.)
Ibiza is one of the most popular party destinations on the planet. If you haven’t visited already, you’d better get there soon because the island is geared toward those who are young, toned and, well, still single. You can always bring your Dad bod and kids along in the future, but it may be best to head there now with a group of guys so you can kick back with beers at your fancy villa rental or live it up celebrity-style seeing DJ David Guetta at the biggest club in the world. Even if wild clubbing to techno music all night long isn’t your thing, Ibiza has an eclectic dining scene, gorgeous beaches, and plenty of adventure activities perfect for a bachelor party. And the vibe is expanding beyond just DJ beats to include Hip Hop, R&B, Reggaeton, and other genres for those craving musical diversity.
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Travel & Getting Around in Ibiza
Ibiza is larger than you think, so be prepared to take taxis or rent cars during your trip. If you plan to be regulars on the party scene, it may be best to stay in Sant Antoni de Portmany (San Antonio Abad), known for its pubs, sunset bars, and general upbeat vibe, or Platja d’en Bossa (Playa d’en Bossa), where many of the major nightclubs are. If you want more of a tranquil trip, opt for a home rental in the north of the island, close to some of the more secluded beaches and best hikes. If the groom really isn’t a drinker or club-goer, the nearby and infinitely more charming island of Formentera is just a ferry ride away. Its white, crystalline sands are repeatedly voted as one of the best beaches in the world.
Getting to Ibiza is fairly simple — fly nonstop to Barcelona or Madrid from a number of U.S. cities, then hop on an hour-long flight to Ibiza.
Beware of winter travel and don’t be seduced by ultra cheap airfares in the colder months — you’ll later regret it. Ibiza is a seasonal destination, meaning many of the best clubs, restaurants, and hotels all close between November and April each year. Although you may be able to find a home rental and a restaurant or two open, it may be freezing or pouring, and you’ll likely have nothing to do since all the attractions are closed and it’s not beach weather. Make sure your trip falls between May and October. For the best weather and a time where the island’s still not too overcrowded, the shoulder season months of May, June, September, and October are best. If it’s clubs you’re in the market for, the opening and closing parties of the season are known to be some of the most memorable. Recent summer seasons have hosted DJs like Carl Cox, Pete Tong, Steve Aoki, Armin van Buuren, Paul Oakenfold, Calvin Harris, and David Guetta as well as musicians like J Balvin and Craig David, another reason why going during the summer months is much more fun.
Why go here? Ibiza is a truly gorgeous island, filled with all sorts of things to do beyond just partying. From the biggest clubs in the world to farm-fresh cuisine, and endless coastlines, visiting this beautiful Spanish island feels like a real escape. Eco-friendly travelers will be thrilled to see an uptick in sustainable properties and even nightclubs dedicated to reducing plastic use. Just be ready to fork over some cash, as Ibiza isn’t cheap and once you’re there, you’ll be inspired to splurge even more.
Pros and Cons of a Bachelor Party in Ibiza
- It’s one of the best party destinations on earth
- It has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world
- Everyone there is gorgeous and in vacation mode
- It has a boho-chic, hippy vibe once you leave the club scene
- The island isn’t cheap, especially the nightclubs
- It’s far from the U.S., and you can’t fly nonstop
- The best season to go is also the most crowded season
- Transportation can be annoying, as Uber and Lyft don’t operate on the island
Best Attractions and Activities in Ibiza
Ibiza is full of different activities ideal for groups even if you aren’t a big partier or a beach person.
SailingCoral Yachting, Ibiza, Spain
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One of the most popular ways to sail is a catamaran rental, ideal for groups of six to 12 people. The rentals are suited perfectly to your needs, and come with a captain and optional extras like flyboards, paddleboards, and jet skis. If you prefer to be your own skipper, you can also rent a smaller sailboat without having a boating license. Options range from budget to luxury, making private boating an option for any group.
Booze CruiseIbiza Boat Party - Float Your Boat, Passeig de la Mar, Sant Antoni de Portmany, Spain
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Those on a tight budget may be better off joining a booze cruise, which can be done either during the day or at sunset. Tickets range from including an open bar to just the boat cruise itself, and although you’ll be with a larger group of people, the vibe is usually lots of fun — and so is the music.
Paintball Lounge PartyCampo Juegos de Estrategia, ibiza
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Campo Juegos de Estrategia, or Ibiza Laser Combat, offers groups the option to play paintball, but also lets you chill by the pool and hang by the bar. Paintball can be done during the day or late at night when giant floodlights are turned on to illuminate the pseudo war zone.
Go-Kart RacingIBIZA KARTING San Antonio, Sant Antoni de Portmany, Spain
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Karting is another affordable day or nighttime activity popular for groups. Ibiza Karting in Sant Antoni has a special electronic timing system so you can compete not only with the others in your group but with Formula 1 elites like Alonso, Hamilton, or Button.
Exploring Cove Beaches by Mustang ConvertibleMustang Adventures, Ibiza
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Of course, you can also rent a car and explore cala after cala — the secluded cove beaches that Ibiza is known for. While this is a fairly typical activity for any Ibiza visitor, you can kick it up a notch by exploring in style: in vintage Ford Mustangs from the 1960s from Mustang Adventures. The island really does look sexier from the backseat of an antique convertible.
Surf the FlowRiderSurf Lounge Ibiza, Camí des Molí, Sant Antoni de Portmany, Spain
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If your whole crew doesn’t have enough surf experience to take on the ocean swells, FlowRider at Surf Lounge is the perfect alternative. A wide waterslide spitting makeshift waves, the FlowRider is a less-intimidating way to learn how to ride the waves.
Attend a Famous Pool PartyOcean Beach Ibiza, Carrer des Molí, Sant Antoni de Portmany, Spain
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Hitting one of Ibiza’s famous pool parties is a must for some fun in the sun. Parties range from glam to basic, and some of the best can be found at spots like Ushuaïa, Ibiza Rocks, Ocean Beach and Nikki Beach. Things like Champagne-filled super soakers, world-class DJs, and armies of Instagrammable pool floaties will make Ibiza pool parties unlike any others you’ve ever been to.
Go Off-Roadingibiza jeep safari, Carretera Sta Eulalia, Santa Eulària des Riu, Spain
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Head off-the-beaten-path in a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon with Ibiza Jeep Tours. Though different styles of tours are offered, the best ones visit the highest peak of the island, secret beaches, hidden spots for cliff diving, and the island’s wine country. The company also rents 4x4s if you’d prefer to explore without a guide. Better yet, Ibiza Jeep Safari provides off-road tours of hidden spots with larger vehicles that seat up to eight passengers.
The downside to visiting many of these attractions (and the island in general) is that whenever the weather is nice enough to do so, it’s crowded. But visiting during the shoulder seasons like May, June, September, or October means you may just have the beach almost to yourself.
Best Hotels, Resorts & Airbnbs in Ibiza
Those who want to venture deep into the party scene are better off staying in the busy areas of Platja d’en Bossa and Sant Antoni — just know it might get loud and you may not get much sleep here. Ibiza parties often go until sunrise, too, so don’t expect things to shut down at a decent hour.
For a quieter, more upscale area, Santa Eulària des Riu (Santa Eulalia del Río) is a short drive away from the livelier spots but calm enough for a good night’s rest. Villa rentals in the center or north of the island are ideal for tight-knit groups who just want to spend some quality time having backyard barbecues by the pool.
Hard Rock Hotel IbizaBest for Bachelor Parties Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza, Platja d'en Bossa, Sant Jordi de ses Salines, Spain
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Vibe: Starting with more of a fiesta vibe, the Hard Rock Hotel (a Palladium Hotel) is just a few minutes on foot from some of Ibiza’s largest nightclubs and the airport. The Rock Suite may be the best bet for your crew, complete with a bar area, fully furnished terrace overlooking the Mediterranean, and a gaming area sporting a revolving, 50-inch flat-screen TV with a video game console and an iPad. The regular rooms aren’t so bad, either, with some featuring swim-up direct pool-to-room access.
Price: Room rates start at $460 per night during high season, while the Rock Suite will run you around $750 per night.
Ibiza Rocks HotelBest Value Ibiza Rocks Hotel, Carrer de Cervantes, Sant Antoni de Portmany, Spain
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Vibe: Known for its aforementioned pool party, the Ibiza Rocks Hotel is in the heart of party zone, Sant Antoni, and gives guests free pool party entry with their stay.
Price: Those on a budget can choose the most basic rooms starting at around $60 per night, but it may be worth it to spring $120 for a Rooftop Rocks room, which sleeps three and overlooks the raging pool parties from above.
Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach HotelBest Party Hotel Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel, Platja d'en Bossa, Sant Jordi de ses Salines, Spain
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Vibe: Connected to the outdoor Ushuaïa Beach Club, Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel is arguably one of the most famous nightclubs on the island. Keep in mind that the clubs are outdoors, so while the hotel is convenient for partygoers, those wanting a little shut-eye may end up wide awake. The Ushuaïa suites are incredible, though, especially the I’m On Top Of The World suite, one of the largest in all of Ibiza. It comes with two hot tubs, an outdoor terrace, and the ultimate party item for the groom-to-be to live out his DJ dreams: a special DJ booth with a DJM 2000 DJ mixer.
Price: While regular room rates start around $350 per night, this special suite will run you about $10,000 per night.
W IbizaBest Rooftop Pool W Ibiza, Carrer Ricardo Curtoys Gotarredona, Santa Eulària des Riu, Spain
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Vibe: The brand-new W Ibiza makes for a calmer trip, with its location in the peaceful area of Santa Eulària des Riu. With a rooftop pool overlooking the sea and fitness and yoga classes, this is the place for a groom who chooses wellness over clubbing.
Price: Rates start around $350 per night or 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night.
Hotel Garbi Ibiza & SpaBest Amenities Hotel Garbi Ibiza & Spa, Carrer de la Murtra, San Jorge, Spain
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Vibe: Design-forward Hotel Garbi in Platja d’en Bossa is within close proximity to the major clubs, but also has a more relaxing vibe. Enjoy chill daytime DJ sessions by the pool, play tennis, or visit the spa, which has a free circuit for guests including Turkish baths and various pools and hot tubs.
Price: Room rates start at $280 per night, while some dates have minimum-stay requirements of four or five nights.
Your best option, especially if your group is larger, might be to get a self-catering home rental in order to all stay in one place together. Many of the island’s Airbnb rentals seem made for groups — white, sprawling Ibicenco-style villas towering over the sea with amenities like private pools, hot tubs, terraces, and barbecues.
Airbnb: Villa BambouBest Off-The-Beaten-Path Option Villa Bambou, Diseminado Can Ferrero, Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Spain
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Vibe: Villa Bambou is a five-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom mountain retreat with two terraces, an infinity pool, and a BBQ area. Although it’s within walking distance of a supermarket, restaurants and the beach, you’ll still have a ways to go in the car before reaching any of the larger clubs.
Price: Rates hover around $900 per night.
Airbnb: Amazing VillaBest Pool Es Cubells, Spain
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Vibe: This Amazing Villa has six bedrooms and six bathrooms, as well as a large infinity pool with sea and mountain views, a charming outdoor dining area, and fitness equipment.
Price: Rates from around $900 a night.
Airbnb: Villa One&OnlyBest "Go Big or Go Home" Splurge Santa Eulària des Riu, Illes Balears, Spain
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Vibe: For a huge group or the ultimate splurge, Villa One&Only has seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms, sleeping more than 16 guests. Hang out in the stunning pool or work out in the gym — there’s even a playroom with a pool table, table tennis, and bar area.
Price: Rates start at $3,600 per night.
Best Restaurants in Ibiza
Since high season is always busy, make reservations at restaurants whenever possible, especially if you’re traveling with a large group. If heading out to dine in low season, call ahead to ensure your desired spot is actually open. Most restaurants, especially the beachfront ones, are pricey so be prepared with an ample dining budget.
Bambuddha IbizaTrendiest Asian-Inspired Eatery Bambuddha Ibiza, Carrer de Sant Joan, Santa Eulària des Riu, Spain
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This is the island’s trendiest Asian-inspired eatery. Expect delicious food with many vegetarian and vegan options at Bambuddha, but dress to impress and prepare to reserve a spot well in advance. Plan to splurge too — tasting menus here start at about $100 per person.
La Bordega IbizaBest Views la bodega ibiza, Carrer Bisbe Torres Mayans, Ibiza, Spain
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For more of a Spanish-style local experience, head to La Bodega in Old Town Ibiza for wine and tapas. Sit outside for views of the castle, or indoors to experience what was once an old storehouse and stable turned cozy, cave-like restaurant and bar. Reservations are recommended and main courses start at about $15.
Es PinsBest Traditional Ibicenco Cuisine Es Pins, Carretera C-733, Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, Spain
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You can’t leave the island without sampling some of the traditional Ibicenco cuisine: fried octopus, fish stew, and paella, among other dishes. Head to the family-owned, no-frills Es Pins restaurant for a hearty lunch of these Mediterranean delights. Paella prices start around $13 per person.
Wild BeetsBest Vegan Option Wild Beets, Carrer Venda de Can Llàtzer, Santa Gertrudis de Fruitera, Spain
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For a low-key vegan lunch, head to Wild Beets, which uses only the best organic, locally sourced, and fresh ingredients. If you’ve had a particularly intense week of partying, the restaurant also offers bespoke cleanse options for a much-needed detox. Main courses and bowls start at $12.
Sa TrinxaBest Mediterranean Beach Club Experience Sa Trinxa, Playa de Ses Salines, Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Spain
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Spend the day on the beach and dine at Sa Trinxa, a hippie-inspired beach club that serves fresh Mediterranean cuisine and international options. After eating, dance on the beach as live DJs spin, or have a siesta in one of the hammocks. Fresh grilled sardines (beach views included) cost about $18.
Bali Beach Restaurante IbizaBest Upscale Seafood Bali Beach Restaurante Ibiza, Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Spain
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For a fancier beach club vibe, Bali Beach Restaurante Ibiza lets you reserve beach beds as well as dine. Order items like lobster paella or fideua, which is similar to paella but made with noodles instead of rice (starting at $22 per person).
El ChiringuitoBest Breakfast Menu El Chiringuito Cala Gracioneta, Carrer a Grasio, Sant Antoni de Portmany, Spain
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One of the best breakfast spots on the island, El Chiringuito whips up morning delights like pancakes and omelets you can enjoy with gorgeous views of Es Cavallet beach. Expect to pay around $20 for breakfast and coffee.
SavannahBest Hangover Cure Savannah Ibiza, Carrer del General Balanzat, Sant Antoni de Portmany, Spain
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But El Chiringuito only serves breakfast until noon, so if you need your morning sustenance, well, in the afternoon, head to Savannah, which serves breakfast until 5 p.m. And if you end up there for a very late breakfast, stay until sunset for gorgeous views of the sun dipping below the ocean waves. If you do show up for sunset, be aware that outdoor table prices have a $55 or $65 minimum.
Fish ShackBest Fresh Fish Spot Fish Shack, Cap Martinet, Spain
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If you want fresh catch for dinner or a tasty late-night snack, head to Fish Shack, which is open until midnight — just bring cash, as credit cards are not accepted. Plan to spend about $25-$30 for fresh seafood and beers.
Best Bars and Clubs in Ibiza
Ibiza is known for its nightlife, and even if you want to skip the huge clubs, there are plenty of bars, sunset lounges, and hangout spots to enjoy drinks with your crew.
Café del MarBest Place to Get Your Night Started Café del Mar, Calle Vara de Rey, Sant Antoni de Portmany, Spain
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Start with some of the best sunset spots, like Cafe del Mar, which features famous lounge, ambient, chill house and Balearic beats.
Sunset AshramBest Low-Key Party Scene Sunset Ashram, Carr. de Cala Conta, Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Spain
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With an unassuming vibe, Sunset Ashram is ideal for a group of guys just wanting to relax with beers at sunset. DJs spin chill tunes as visitors enjoy drinks below palm umbrellas with their toes in the sand.
Blue Marlin IbizaBest Day-and Night Club Blue Marlin Ibiza, Cala Jondal, Ibiza, Spain
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Beach club by day and disco by night, Blue Marlin is one of the most popular places to dance under the stars. Just expect to fork over some serious cash for cocktails, as drinks do not come cheap here.
If you’re going to be visiting larger clubs, make sure you are dressed appropriately. Avoid wearing shorts, flip-flops, gym shoes, tank tops, and sleeveless shirts and be ready to spend money. Nightlife in Ibiza is the priciest in the world — especially if you’re a big drinker or are after bottle service or the VIP entrance. Checking out the calendar of events and buying tickets in advance is the best way to ensure entry, avoid lines, and skip paying higher prices at the door.
UshuaïaBest Place to Dance Under the Stars Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel, Platja d'en Bossa, Sant Jordi de ses Salines, Spain
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Mentioned above in the hotel section, Ushuaïa has one of the most well-known clubs in Ibiza. Expect the best DJs, the hottest go-go dancers and acrobats, and some serious light shows under the stars.
Pacha IbizaBest Place to Go Dancing All Night Long Pacha, Av. 8 d'Agost, Ibiza, Spain
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Pacha Ibiza claims to be the most Ibicenco club on the island, with a “hippie soul and the spontaneity of the 70s.”
Lío Club IbizaBest Place for Dinner and a Show Lío Club
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The Pacha group also runs the nearby Lío Club Ibiza, which features the best cabaret shows on the island. There, you can enjoy dinner and a show, and party all night long. Reserving a table here is essential, so make sure to do so ahead of time.
Amnesia IbizaBest Disco Party Scene Amnesia Ibiza, Ctra. Ibiza a San Antonio, Ibiza, Spain
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Another massive disco with some of the most popular DJs in the world, Amnesia has parties titled Insane and Do Not Sleep, so it’s best to come ready to rock all night long.
Privilege IbizaBest (and Biggest) Megaclub Privilege Ibiza, Urbanización San Rafael, San Antonio Abad, Spain
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Continuing the megaclub theme, Privilege Ibiza calls itself the biggest club in the world. Hosting the world-renowned SuperMartXé party, as well as others, this spot should also be a must-do on your nightclub bucket list.
IbizaCrawlBest Bar Crawl Av. 8 d'Agost, 07800 Ibiza, Islas Baleares, Illes Balears, Spain
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Navigating the club scene on your own can be complicated, so consider doing the IbizaCrawl. The company also organizes special bachelor party nightlife tours and relaxed rooftop bar crawls, among other fun nights out.
DiscobusBest for Bachelor Party Groups Parada Del Puerto Discobus, Avinguda de Santa Eulària des Riu, Ibiza, Spain
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For those looking for non-taxi transport when going out at night, catch a ride on the Discobus, a night-time bus service that stops at many of the major nightclubs and other areas of Ibiza, getting you to the club or back home after a long night of partying.
Taboo IbizaBest Strip Club Taboo Ibiza, Carrer de Santa Agnès, Sant Antoni de Portmany, Spain
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The only strip club worth visiting in Ibiza is Taboo. Make your purchase ahead of time online for standard tickets, VIP tables, bottle service, and even lap dances. The gentlemen’s club specializes in bachelor parties, so if you’d like to arrange anything specific, email the club ahead of time.
Obviously, if the groom is a party animal, Ibiza is the ultimate bachelor party destination. But the nightclubs embrace rather than hide the true beauty Ibiza offers — a boho-chic ambiance, stunning beaches, beautiful people, magnificent sunsets, and endless dancing under the starry skies. Even if beaches, beers, and pool barbecues are more your style, the white isle is still a winning choice for a bachelor fiesta.