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Es Paradis (Ibiza)
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Es Paradis (Ibiza)
Advantages: can get a free wristband,
Disadvantages: wristband is only valid until a certain time,
Me and a group of five girls have just got back from ibiza, and I have been so excited to discover you can review places in ibizaaa! If you're thinking of going holiday soon, or are interested by these types of reviews I will also be adding more, so watch this space.
To explain quickly, for people that don't know, Es paradis is a nightclub situated in San Antonio, Ibiza. We went to Es Paradis, on a Monday night to go to the waterparty. We booked the tickets before at home rather than when we got there. Big mistake. Because our holiday was a package through Thomsons, we had been told they sometimes sell nightclub tickets. We thought it might be an idea to buy tickets before, to ensure we get tickets if busy and to save us the hassle of buying them there. However, when we went around the West end on our first night (main strip of bars in San Antonio) we discovered that free wristbands were being given out free!
The tickets cost us a miserable £35 (which we thought at the time was pretty cheap!) and to discover that you can get in free, we felt scammed. Don't buy club tickets from home, especially Thomsons. Another example to support this is the fact that they were selling Space tickets (another big nightclub for the less knowledgable readers!) for £50, whereas when we got to ibiza, tickets were 60euros including a free bar at a preparty from 6pm-9pm and travel there included. This was a pretty good deal, and there will be plenty more as well. I strongly recommend buying tickets there. You can shop around and find out loads of different prices and packages. When we got to Ibiza we also found out that other events we're on the same night which we wanted to go to, so we missed out.
Another downer about buying the pretickets was the fact that because I was the one that booked it, I had to take my credit card to the door to claim admittance. This isn't necessarily a problem for other people, but it was quite annoying for me as initially I wasn't going to take this card abroad.
One more nuissance was on the print out receipt/info from Thomsons (after we booked it), it said we had to go there before 12pm, no later. Now some people reading this might be thinking this isn't too late and gives you a lot of time, but in reality the actual water for this club isn't switched on til around 4/5 am so you were waiting around a while.
The only advantage that we got from booking it in advance was that we were able to leave the club and get a stamp. When entering the club, a bold sign when you enter and exit boldly says, no stamp until 4. Because we paid in advance, they let us get a stamp. This let us leave the club and come in later, which was good to go to cheaper bars and get better drinks.
As San Antonio is one of the main resorts in Ibiza, it is also the hotspot for the young, night-lovers. Es Paradis is a short walk from the West End, which is handy as you can get cheap drinks before. We stayed around San Antonio bay and it cost us about 10-12 euros in a taxi and it also costs 2.50 euros to get a boat across the bay. For us it was perfect location, and we also walked back, wouldn't advise walking both ways though, cause it takes about half an hour.
**The club itself**
We were pleasantly surprised when we walked into the club, as we found the atmosphere and deco seemed a lot better than people made out. The music was mainstream dance, which we loved because we could sing along to most of the songs and knew them. Often when we went to other nightclubs, wordless unknown songs we're being played by DJ's we had never heard of which was a put off after a while.
The nightclub wasn't too busy when we got there, but throughout the night it picked up and by the end it was packed. I think this just added extra to the Ibiza atmosphere, but also got quite dangerous later on when the water came on. There is a central dancefloor that you walk down over steps. This dancefloor filled with water eventually, and became practically a swimming pool. This became pretty dangerous especially if you stood next to a group of drunken rowdy lads! I don't want to put people off or sound like a whiney bore, but its just something I thought I should mention. The health and safety in this country is far different than here at home and I've heard some pretty nasty stories about accidents! Not saying don't go, just wear good footwear (flipflops not really a good idea).
As mentioned before, the water doesn't get fully turned on til 4am, so you have quite a lot of time to kill. Best thing to do is go to bars before at West End and head to es paradis later. Only thing is though, I think the free entry wristbands aren't valid after either 12 or 2am, so if you want free entry you'd have to go early!
When the water came in it was really fun! We loved it, but we did end up setting off a bit earlier than when it finished, consider us boring or not, but we were knackered. We also didn't buy any of the drinks there, as the prices were really expensive. It cost 12 euros for a mixer, but it cost 6 euros for water which is cheaper than places like amnesia (9euros for a tiny bottle of water!!!). Just go to bars before and get trolleyed, not in here.
Having these events on so late, also lets you watch the sunrise which is beautiful! Something you have to go see when you're in Ibiza is the sunset and sunrise.
The interior of the club is really attractive, and well decorated. It looks almost like a circus and quite magical which gives a unique and original feel to it. For all the lads as well just to mention, there are some hot dancers all over the place ;)
Me and my friends went in bikinis which was worth doing, as you get soaked! We took small crop tops with us though, and then put them in our bags after. Try and get a waterproof bag though, because otherwise everything will be wet through!!
The club in general is one of my favourite, personally even better than Amnesia and Space. However, I have heard some people say it was bad, although I can't believe this, so it will depend on personal taste. I would definitely love to do this again, and also go to other events at es paradis. Unfortunately we had so much planned in ibiza, we didn't have chance to go again,
Summary: Overall one of my favourite nightsout in ibiza