Ocean Beach Ibiza is about pure, unadulterated fun and it’s not ashamed to admit it, thank you very much. So if you’re looking to dance around a sunshine-lit pool surrounded by hot young things in wedges and bikinis (who isn’t?), then this is the place to do it. And it’s exactly because it doesn’t take itself too seriously that you’re pretty much guaranteed to have such a rollicking good time.
Kick back, get a massage, have some sushi – whatever it is you’re looking to do at Ocean Beach Ibiza they’ll take care of you because pleasingly, it’s a beach club that delivers the quintessential Ibiza pool party experience with ease. And with a different party showcased every day of the week, day to night here slips by in a sustained, contented stupor. It’s no wonder it’s become the San Antonio success story that it’s known as today. Jump in with both feet and you won’t regret it.
It’s no secret that in the days before Ocean Beach opened back in the summer of 2012, San Antonio’s once gleaming halo was slipping. The town on the west coast of the island once famed for staggering sunsets, an up-for-anything crowd and the rise of the pivotal white isle rave movement had seemingly lost its way, and instead of being at the centre of Ibiza’s party scene, it was constantly battling a slew of bad news and an increasingly declining reputation.
And then Ocean Beach flung open its shimmering doors in a seaside location just around San Antonio Bay and seemingly changed perceptions of the town overnight. Suddenly San Antonio was popular again and a young, party hard crowd started to return to the area, keen to find out for themselves what all the fuss was about.
The key to the venue’s success was it’s no fuss, ultimate fun approach. Ocean Beach doesn’t pretend to be anything other than what it is – a pool party palace that’s designed for a facilitating ridiculous amounts of fun in the sun. It’s affordable, too, which means upgrading to VIP status is within reach for almost anyone, and instead of a stuffy system that favours those with status and wealth, anyone is welcome – and everyone is made to feel special. That’s why the majority of clients choose to go VIP here, because having a VIP poolside bed and cocktails delivered to your table is par for the course and all part of the experience here. Engaging your inner celebrity is well and truly and encouraged.
And it’s worth noting that the food here is top class, too. You might get lost in the process of enjoying yourself but if you do start feeling a little peckish, head to the restaurant and you’ll be served some of the finest food in all of San Antonio. Tuck in, refuel then dive back into the important business of relishing that Balearic vibe.
Distinguishing features: A constant parade of beautiful British soap stars and muscle-flexing footballers, glitzy swimwear, aquatic acrobatics, and endless girls in high heels, which sounds ridiculous when you’re teetering close to a poolside edge but makes perfect sense once you’ve seen it in action.
Most likely to: Be thrown into the swimming pool.
Least likely to: Just have a quiet one.
Most iconic party: It’s a toss up between Hed Kandi and HotBed, both of which provide the kind of happy, vocal house tunes that leave smiles etched on faces. That being said, Ocean is the kind of place where you can’t help but smile so as long as you’re up for a good time, it doesn’t really matter what day of the week you decide to head down.