Home of the pool party

Big bass, big stars, and big hair – rock music never goes out of style. Born in a back room at Manumission many moons ago, Ibiza Rocks moved to the old Bar M (now Ibiza Rocks Diner) in 2005, before turning a once friendly family hotel into Ibiza’s epicentre of pumping rock concerts in 2008. Now the centrally located apartment hotel is the self-declared home of the Ibiza pool party blending hip hop, grime and house with live music and pumping beats.

Mondays are home to the Lovely Laura with her live saxophone and DJ Ben Santiago, whilst Tuesdays host the inimitable Craig David whose TS5 pool parties have set a new bar for the daytime jam.

Wednesdays invites the nutbag world of Bongo’s Bingo where everyone’s a winner, and on Thursday Rudimental returns to blow off the roof – if there ever was one. On Fridays Cuckooland introduces some electronic house into the pool party mix, before Applebum’s Bottomless Brunch dives deep into hiphop.

You can’t help but get in the mood as you walk into the hotel-slash-mini-stadium, past the iconic fluorescent signage and into an explosion of raw energy, complete with giant inflatables and a whole lot of splashing around.

Photography by Phrank & La Skimal