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Escape: The best open-air clubs in Ibiza

Best for: A blast from the past

Children Of The 80s at Hard Rock Hotel

Take a time machine back to when pop culture revolved around neon bumbags, leg warmers and mullets at this retro pool party. Catch German synth-pop band Alphaville on May 31, with eurobeat legends Snap! making an appearance later in the summer.

Great Eighties: A retro pop party in full swing at the Hard Rock Hotel

And if you’re on the lookout for food and drink, head to Santos Coast Suites (santosibiza.com), where the guacamole nacho plates (£8) are ideal for sharing and the dark rum mojitos (£10) deliver a face-inverting zang. Playa d’en Bossa, weekly from 6pm, May 31 to Sep 27. Tickets from £15, childrenofthe80s.com/events

Best for: Five-star raving

Dance Or Die at Ushuaïa

You’ll find the biggest names in underground dance music performing at Ushuaïa on Wednesday afternoons, including headliner Nic Fanciulli, who hosts a brand-new party at this epic 7,000-capacity beach club. Expect next-level production from veteran techno kingpin Carl Cox and top Spanish selector Paco Osuna, who make their Ushuaïa debuts on June 19. At midnight, hop over the road to Hï (hiibiza.com/en), Ibiza’s newest superclub, where trance music legend Armin van Buuren will guide you into the early hours (tickets from £35). Playa d’en Bossa, weekly from 5pm, Jun 19 to Sep 25. Tickets from £30, theushuaiaexperience.com/en/club/events/dance-or-die

Best for: International DJ line-ups

Cuckoo Land Presents Sonny Fodera

Confetti, palm trees and inflatables help create a colourfully crazed backdrop at this sun-drenched daytime party where you can dance around or simply chillax in the pool. Australian superstar Sonny Fodera is this year’s Cuckoo Land headliner, with top-tier DJs Hannah Wants and Huxley supporting a euphoric house and deep-disco vibe. After the poolside party action has ceased, stop by Ziggy’s (ibizarocks.com/hotel/ eat-drink/ziggys) for an evening pepperoni pizza pick-me-up (£3 per slice), before heading across town to San Antonio’s 2,500-capacity superclub, Eden (edenibiza.com), where stellar dance insignia Defected will be showcasing contemporary house music of the very highest order (tickets from £18.50). Ibiza Rocks Hotel in San Antonio, weekly from 2pm, May 31 to Sep 2. Tickets from £13.65, ibizarocks.com/cuckooland

Best for: Poolside posing

Ibiza Pool Party at O Beach

Ocean Beach may have rebranded this summer but the extravagant sky shows that define their flagship pool party are only going to get bigger in 2019. Make sure you engage in this exclusive event, fuelled by resident DJs Tom Crane and Clara Da Costa, with a group of your closest mates, ideally booking a five-person day bed (from £400). On the way back to your hotel check out Babel (Plaça de s’Església, 2) for one last drink and something exquisite to eat.

Located in the heart of San Antonio’s old town, this authentic tapas bar is renowned for its Galician octopus (£12) and serves arguably the best strawberry daiquiris in town (£6.50). San Antonio, weekly from 12pm, Friday May 24 to Sep 27. Tickets from £20, obeachibiza.com

Splashdown: Don’t miss a beat at O Beach’s colourful events

Best for: Partying on a budget

Shadows at Cova Santa

Bright spark: Techno star Magdalena hosts Shadows among the pine trees

After hosting a triumphant DJ residency at Blue Marlin last summer, techno producer Magdalena relocates to Cova Santa in 2019. Nestled among the pine trees above San Jose, this quirky dance venue is the perfect fit for Magdalena’s enchanting Shadows party, where tourists and hippy natives mingle. Make sure you hang around until the beats have ended. Then, at 6am, take a taxi to Playa d’en Bossa beach to watch the sunrise over the ancient city walls of Dalt Vila. Total cost of the night: not very much. Who says Ibiza has to be expensive? San Jose, weekly from 6pm, Jul 12 to Sep 13. Tickets free, covasanta.com

Sven Väth’s legendary Cocoon Ibiza party will begin its summer with a one-off special event at Ushuaïa Ibiza Beach Hotel on May 25, cocoon.net