I feel as though, since the pandemic, a few places have been buzz words for travel. Everyone obviously went to Dubai. Influencers secured territory in Mexico. And the world refell in love with Ibiza.

I was excited to go for many reasons but predominantly due to the fact that I was going to stay at the party hotels: Ushuaïa and the Hard Rock Hotel. Located next door to each other, both are just a few minutes drive from some of the best clubs the island has to offer. As well as hosting their own entertainment events, the two hotels are in prime position to make sure you have the best stay on the island. While the island has more to offer than just a good time, I was ready to experience just that.

Ushuaïa has its tower residence full of rooms, as well as the Club suites and apartments, where during the season, guests can watch David Guetta and Kygo perform their sets right from their rooms. Talk about boujie. Priorities are taken seriously at this hotel, it seems.

The Hard Rock Hotel was the same: aside from the tower (which guests might opt for for more privacy and quiet time), there are swim up suites with private pools, club villas with their own hot tubs and other rooms with a prime viewing spot of the Hard Rock Stage, which hosts various music acts and events, including the popular Children of the 80s party. ABBA Voyager, who?

I was able to get tickets to Ushuaïa’s famous pool party, Ants, and let me tell you, whether you make your way to O Beach or the other clubs, it’s well worth going to this event. From a great DJ line up, to sipping on drinks as you get (fake) ant tattoos to really fit in with the atmosphere, it’s the perfect pre-party before heading to nearby Hï or Amnesia later on.


Right, let’s talk breakfast. Now I know it’s coined the most important meal of the day but, to be honest, I’ve always figured parents made that up to get us to eat before school. Well, Ushuaïa Ibiza is here to scrap that theory entirely. Yes, you’ve got your regular fruit plates, hot food buffet, juicers and omelette stations but there is so much more.

I’m talking a chocolate fountain, a pick n mix Ferris wheel – the works. Fancy a Simpsons-worthy iced donut? They’ve got it. Just come from the club and want a kebab as a form of luxe junk food? It’s made-to-order. Regrets from Amira? Not actually ordering one. I know, I know but I always get distracted by the eggs…

From oysters on the beach to paella poolside, there’s a variety of food choices at Ushuaïa. Fine dining options come in the form of sushi and steak – with vegetarian options also available.

At the Hard Rock Hotel, the beach front restaurant offers dinner and a show – with fun loving costumed characters appeasing both adults and children. The saxophone is definitely favoured at this hotel, with a musician playing top tunes both here and by the pool. If this serenade doesn’t have you wanting to party, I don’t know what will.

Speaking of poolside entertainment, I’d thoroughly recommend opting for lunch at one of the Bali beds at the Hard Rock Hotel, as it’s the ultimate way to soak up the Ibiza ambience – and the sun. Guests wanting to dress up in the evening can visit Tatel for beautiful inteirors and delicious cocktails. Must-order: the truffle tortilla. Match made in heaven, that. The hotel also has a delightful rooftop bar for after dinner drinks or to simply watch the sunset.


If you’re looking to take some time out and simply relax after a night full of music and dancing, there’s no better place for it than the Rock Spa. A tranquil oasis within the hotel, it is a completely secluded spot featuring saunas, jacuzzis and various treatments. The outdoor pool comes equipped with water fountains and massage beds and is the perfect place to escape the buzz of the poolside areas.

Planes flying into Ibiza soar over both Ushuaïa and the Hard Rock Hotel, and while this is a novelty during the beginning of your stay as you’re sipping on cocktails by the pool, it’s a sight you don’t want to see as you near the end of your trip and are reminded that you’re going home soon. Ah well, time to plan next season!

Booking details


Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza – B&B doubles start from £183

Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel – B&B doubles start from £243

More information can be found on palladiumhotelgroup.com


Always looking for exciting opportunities to travel, eat fabulous food, and enjoy the fashionable-side of life, Amira writes with passion, enthusiasm and genuine interest.

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