San Antonio, Ibiza
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I visited a the Cala Llonga area of Ibiza last year with friends and decided to venture into San Antonio one night to try out the clubs there as our part was quite quiet. Towards the end of the night, at around 2am, we went to Eden to find it fairly busy, but to say it was July and the hight of the summer season and it has a capacity of 5000, it wasn't anything near 'packed'. It is a really good idea to pay a visit to the promotions people near the club, who give out v.i.p entry wristbands and a free drink token, which saves you quite a lot of time waiting to enter the club, as the queues outside are usually really long and take ages to go down. When we got in, we found that the atmosphere was really good inside, and after speaking to some people that work there, we were informed that they almost always have some live entertainment on (when we were there it was MC Harvey). The decor inside is amazing, with the enterance being lined with star-like lights and they have podeums around the two dancefloors, although only dancers that work there are allowed on them which is quite dissapointing! Overall it was a really good night but the drinks are very expensive so I would reccomend you to be aware of this before you go.
We were staying in San Antonio at the time and what I liked most about Eden was that we didn't have to get a Disco Bus to get there, it was easily walking distance from most of the hotels and cheaper bars there.
In terms of line-ups, Eden does get some of the best names, the night we visited Pendulum, Kissy Sell Out and Chase & Status were on the bill. Although Kissy Sell Out cancelled last minute, Eden were able to fill his slot with Sinden, again a big name who played a brilliant set so not much harm done.
Prices for drinks and entry were cheaper than some of the other major Ibiza clubs but still on the elevated side if you're comparing to an average night out at home. Entry was between 30-40 euros with advance tickets, with alcohol drinks averaging about 8 euros.
What does make Eden stands out though is that it has it's own pre-drinking bar next to the entrance with very good drinks offers. We arrived well early as we thought we might be queueing a while but ended up having time to spare so made use of the 2 drinks and 2 shots for 10 euros deal they had on. This could also be very useful if you're not sure where's good to pre-drink in the area or your ticket stipulates you have to be in by a certain time and you want a cheeky (non-overpriced) drink before you get in.
We had mixed experiences with many of the staff at Eden, and I hate to generalize but mostly we found the British staff were lovely and friendly (although sometimes a bit useless), and the Spanish a bit rude and abrupt. On the door the British hostesses were lovely but didn't seem to know anything about the set times or room lists. Inside the (British) girls at the balloon stand were also very friendly and helpful. The Spanish bar staff however were very impolite. My friend hurt her foot and the barman wouldn't even give her some ice for the pain without a tip!
As we had been to Priveledge the night before, Eden was a bit of a letdown in comparison. In Priviledge there were outdoor bits, chillout areas, food stands, wandering laughing gas girls and even though entry and drinks were expensive it was a complete club experience.
In Eden for the same sort of entry all you get in 3 covered rooms, no chillout area, no food, 1 tiny balloon stand that closes early and generally the experience I could have gotten on an average Saturday night at home.
That and the rude staff just ruined it for me, I think I'll just stick to my local from now on!
Eden is another great club on the water front of San Antonio!
You can fit 5000 (apparently) people inside of this club - the décor is amazing, really modern and great lighting.
They have an amazing DJ booth and they even have a stage for when bands come and perform..there are plenty of bars in this place, although they are constantly lined with people and would advise buying two bottles at a time to avoid constantly waiting around..
Prices on entry are similar to Es Paradis - which is not far from Eden.
We paid Euro20 for entry and we paid similar prices for drinks - around Euro8 for a vodka and mixer and around Euro7 for a Bud.
The music is pretty good but clubs such as Amnesia churn out classics much more often than Eden.
Great looking club but on average is not really worth the entry price considering the long waits at the bars..
Walking in at midnight to join a rather small amount of people, My first impression of Eden was....could be boring. The Place is set out with a couple of dance floors surrounded by podiums (yes i did try...and get chucked off!) and a couple of bars situated conviently near the dance floor. Bar prices in comparison to some other clubs (Space - 8 pounds for a bottle of water)in Ibiza were ok. 800pts (about 3 pounds) for water. 1300pts (about 5) for a smirnoff ice. A friend of mine had his debit card nicked by one of the barmaids, So watch out there. The music was umemorable, but it had a beat and due to none of the music in Ibiza being my type of thing I lived with it! It soon got very crowded and about 6 O clock they had a foam party. It wasn't the best club I've been too but I give it an average rating. Probably worth investing your money in a better club and missing this one out.
So there aren't any snakes who will tempt you with apples (unless you count the barman and the apple schnapps), but this certainly is a paradise for clubbers. Featuring a great summer line-up, such as Tonic on Thursdays, with a host of great DJs (and unfortunately that old guy Tony Blackburn, although he wasn't too bad), this is a place you have to go to at least once. The place is pretty much one level for dancing, with the first level a place you can spectate and/or rest at. Down on the floor you can either dance in the packed (but not cramped) main floor, or move to the area at the back where they host the foam parties. This area has smoke, lasers, strobes, the lot. If you fancy a great clubbing experience then go here, and if you want to get soaked then wait until 5 for the foam to start. What you may not guess at first is that they soak you with gallons of water from the ceiling until there's about 6 inches of water on the ground - so don't wear your best shoes!), and then they start the foam. Die hard fanatics will love it, the inexperienced won't. Drinks are pretty much normal price for a club, with water selling for 800 ptas a bottle. There are plently of bars at the edge of the floor and upstairs, the lime plastics glasses glow in the UV light, and the place is nice and dark - but bright enough to check out that attractive member of the opposite sex (of course, that does vary on how much you drink). Entry is around 6000 ptas, but the queues to get in aren't too bad (better than Es Paradis next door). The whole setup is simple and works well, and you never have to wait long (if at all) for drinks at the bar.