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Ibiza Virgins' Guide: O Beach Ibiza

Let us guide you through Ibiza's most famous beach club.

Even if you've yet to set foot in O Beach, you've most definitely heard of it.

One of Ibiza's most popular daytime party venues, the beach front haven is co-owned by the awesome twosome Tony Truman and Wayne Lineker - two of the island's most well-known business men. WATCH OUR INTERVIEW

The pair have put their heart and souls into making it what it is today. Ten years on, the O Beach brand continues to soar and expand each year.

No matter the day of the week, whether you're planning a hen or stag, or going on your first girls or lads holiday, your trip to Ibiza wouldn't be complete without experiencing O Beach in all its glory.

Quite literally a show in itself, a day at O Beach is one of the most value for money experiences on the island. 

Best known for its crazy productions, over-the-top theatrics, dancers dangling from the skies, champagne showers and performances from top DJs and live musicians, there's a whole lot more to the venue than initially meets the eye.

No wonder it doesn't have any trouble selling out multiple days a week.

With each day of the week unique in its own way, you really are spoilt for choice.

Whether a Monday or a Saturday, you're guaranteed a full to the brim dancefloor, where you can dance your troubles away, dip your toes in the pool, chill on a sun lounger, make new friends and get a photo with Wayne - the classic O beach staples!


Ten years of O Beach

Ten years on, O Beach has grown into a mammoth, the success of which even Tony and Wayne could not have predicted. From bean bags and deckchairs to a total revamp with VIP tables and booths, this year hallmarks a decade of O beach and just how far it has come.

With an incredible restaurant, Sunset Roof Garden terrace, clothing and accessories boutique (if you're feeling plush and want to splash the cash), numerous bars and a VIP clubbing area for after hours, its got everything you need for a fun-filled day out.


Quick facts

Number of rooms: one open-air oasis home to its iconic main stage, sun loungers for days and stupendous swimming pool, not to mention various levels, viewing platforms and an on-site restaurant.

Access to certain areas may be restricted, depending on your own status. For example, general admission ticket holders will not be able to enter the VIP zones.

Famous for: electric outfits, intricate set-pieces, confetti canons, Wayne Lineker's well-documented poolside antics

Vibe: get your glam on and get ready to party or lounge in whatever ratio you see fit

Go if: you want to make a day of it in the sun, surrounded by your mates and beautiful strangers

Trivia: O Beach is now the parent business of other island brands within the empire, such as Skinny Kitchen, Chi Kee Wun, Bam Bu Ku and Wi-Ki-Woo


HOW TO GET TheRE

For those of you staying in San Antonio, it's right on your doorstep.

Located on the main promenade along the seafront, it is within a 15 minute walking distance from all of the main hotels. If you're in Playa d'en Bossa, you can pick up a taxi for around €25-30 between you and your friends and slightly less if travelling from Ibiza Town.


the music

O Beach's has got its weekly roster of DJs and live musicians down to a tee.

Although there's a different party every day of the week, there are subtle differences between each one. Generally speaking, you can expect vocal House of the sing-a-long kind with a few well-known chart anthems thrown in for good measure.

Kisstory, for example, plays classic hits across the board, HotBed is exclusively soulful House and Soul Heaven is modern, Disco-edged dance music, while ONE leans more to UKG and rap music.

Basically, you have the best selection of bangers from House, Hip-Hop, R&B and Garage - something to complement everyone's dancing shoes. Watching the dancers do their thing is enough to get your body moving and it's certain that no one is stood still.

For a full run down, check out our party calender, to see all of its daily events and line-ups.


dress code

Known for its distinctive day-time, distinctive glam from the ladies, it's a place you can get dolled-up to the max or throw on your comfiest pair of flats and a beach shirt.

Although there is pretty much free-reign, some notable items on the banned list are sports jerseys and any sport-associated colours - which includes towels and caps, so please bear this in mind when packing your bag. Lads, we're primarily looking at you for this one!

Women - wedges, sandals, classy co-ords and two-pieces, swimsuits and kaftans

Men - swim shorts, linen-shirts, slides/trainers. Oh, and don't forget your sunnies.

It's also worth remembering that O Beach shuts as late as 23:00 at the height of summer, so that dazzling bikini which seemed like a great idea eight hours ago might not be so appropriate for the walk home. A change of clothes, or at least something to pull over, won't go amiss.


FOOD AND DRINK

Despite the island being known for its expensive food and drinks prices, O Beach is reasonably priced compared to a lot of others on Ibiza.

Spirit and mixers cost €15, bottled beer €10, shots €5 and 330ml water is €5, but you can also find full bottle service listings, including Magnums of spirits and champagne, which will set you back hundreds. Though, when splitting between a decent sized crowd of you... it's completely up to you - be as boujee as you wish.

The restaurant is known for it's delicious sharing platters, cocktails and cuisines from all over the world. The portion sizes are super generous and will set you up for your day.


Cloakroom / ATM

There is an ATM which charges for withdrawals just around the corner, towards the roadside taxi pick-up point. However, with water and cash being a bad combination, you might want to consider simply using your card/contactless technology. Soggy bank notes - ewww, the barman's face will say it all.

But remember, phones and water don't mix too well either. Look after your property.

O Beach doesn't have a cloakroom exactly, but perhaps more convenient are its lockers.

These are available on a first-come, first-served basis and cost €10 for a full-day's usage. Each one even comes with a handy phone charger port, which means you can top-up your battery in between social media posts.


O Beach opening, closing and birthday celebrations

O Beach operate a little differently to the other party venues, in the sense that it has a soft opening at the very start of the tourist season and then continues with poolside sessions around the weekends, usually staying closed midweek.

Then, as tourist numbers pick up, it moves to daily sessions. These tend to be more chilled, lower-scale affairs which won't have the same degree of production as the season-proper, but still with a DJ spinning great tunes at poolside.

Then, around the first or second week in May, O Beach kicks off with a huge official Opening Party. This comes with full fanfare and sets the tone for the summer ahead.

While O Beach also winds down slowly from its full weekly programme at the end of summer, it replicates the madness of the opening at the Closing Party which is the last date in the calendar. It typically takes place the second or third week in October and is one giant party in which staff and customer-alike celebrate the summer that was.

Also worth mentioning is O Beach's Birthday weekend, which is also a bit special. This falls on the third weekend in June. For 2022, the celebration was spread across three days to mark ten years of O Beach. Needless to say, it was a bit of a riot.


Not just your average beach club, this poolside session needs to be a part of your holiday itinerary.

ADDITIONAL WORDS | by Stephen Hunt

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