Sands is one of the most well-known and respected beach lounge bars in Ibiza. Found on the golden white sands of Playa d’en Bossa, (Map) the world famous resort and Ibizas longest beach, the location is idyllic.
Famous for their parties, menu and the setting, Sands is a venue any hard-core fan of Ibiza should know. Don’t worry if it hasn’t hit your antennae before as it’s relatively new, opening in just 2009 but its reputation is heading for the Ibizan stratosphere of cool places to chill out.
Normally, gorgeous beds stretch out luxuriously on the beach with people relaxing and enjoying top class cocktails, served direct to you. Mediterranean paradise? Hello Sands.
On the second day of IMS (International Music Summit) Sands chose to throw their Opening Party. Carl Cox, DJ extraordinaire, (returning to super club Space for the 11th consecutive year and co-owner of Sands) was there to pump it up personally, wowing the crowds.
On a day of perfect blue skies, a calm azure Mediterranean stretching out before the party and private jets flying in overhead as more and more VIPs arrived, Sands rocked the beach.
DJ Antz (pictured above, centre), an island favourite, stepped up as Carl Cox finished his set and hats off to Antz, the crowds loved it. This was the party to be at and everyone there knew it.
Of course, with the Med' right in front of you, cooling down before getting back to the bass was an option too good to pass up for some!
Looking ahead for this year, Sands are offering a brand new menu and fingers crossed that whilst they toned down the parties in 2011, they’ll still be throwing a couple of corkers this season. If you don’t know Sands, it’s time to bring yourself up to speed.