Step inside the weird and wonderful world of Ibiza Rocks House at Pikes. Fasten your seat belts you’re in for one hell of a ride…
An Ibiza institution, Ibiza Rocks house at Pikes beholds over 500 years of the island’s infamous legacy, making it the rock and roll residency of choice for many a famous face over the years. Founded by Tony Pike who still lives at Pikes today, the retreat is now owned by Andy McKay and Dawn Hindle, the brains behind the iconic Ibiza Rocks brand. Encompassing a rustic villa aesthetic, with generous helpings of lavish luxury Pikes is more than just a resort, it’s a flamboyant expression of true Ibiza steeped in history and anecdotes from those who have graced the house with their presence. From Grace Jones to Freddie Mercury, the clientele have left elements of their wisdom and talent making Pikes truly unique. This year for the first time ever, Dawn and Andy have re-created the Pikes magic at Ibiza Rocks House at Pacha, their weekly residency which takes each of the weird and wonderful element of Pikes, making them bigger and better than ever.
THE A TEAM
Take a walk around Pikes and you’re in for a real treat. From photos of Tony with Grace Jones, who he indulged in a relationship with after Grace visited the hotel, to photos of Boy George and Freddie Mercury. There aren’t many places that can boast this sort of clientele. Merging the past and the present, Ibiza Rocks House also showcases images the artists who have played at Ibiza Rocks Hotel, from the Arctic Monkeys to the Ed Sheeran.
ROCK N ROLL RESIDENCY
As expected, the rooms are to die for. Summing up lavish luxury and Ibiza hedonism in equal measure, each room is unique. Featuring plush velvet bed throws printed with Pikes ephemera, dreamy palm tree prints, iconic photographs and the comfiest of beds (perfect for the recovery phase) we couldn’t want for more. And with staff who will bend over backwards to meet your every need, we can see why Pikes is so much more than your average hotel.
SECRET SUN DAYS
Set in the hills behind San Antonio’s vibrant centre, Pikes provides the perfect escape despite being a stones throw away from all the action. With a swimming pool surrounded by plush sun loungers and a view of the sea, it’s the perfect place to replenish your body after a tough night of partying in one of Ibiza’s many super clubs.
WIERD IS WONDERFUL
When re-creating the epic Ibiza Rocks at Pikes party on a large-scale at super club Pacha, Dawn and Andy took into consideration each and every detail of Pikes and maxed it out to the extreme. It’s not over until the fat lady sings, so the fat lady sings opera at Pacha. The trademark Pikes taxidermy is taken up a notch when life-size pigs hung suspended in the air and Pikes infamous ball pit bathroom karaoke transcended into a whole bathroom dedicated to karaoke at Pacha, equipped with bathtub and shower curtain – it’s not weird, it’s wonderful okay?
A bar named after Pikes most legendary guest, where the Pikes House Party is host each week.Yes, that’s right, Freddie Mercury. After celebrating his 40th birthday there, it became quintessentially Queen. But the celeb references don’t stop there, the Room 39 restaurant serving up a delectable menu of modern dishes with a Spanish twist celebrates Wham’s Club Tropicana hit ( the 39th biggest seller of 1983).
EAT, SLEEP, RELAX, REPEAT
Whilst Ibiza is renowned for its non-stop twenty-four hour immersive party scene, Pikes also offers you the chance to relax at this serene retreat. Forget the cocktails for a day or two and opt for some fresh fruit smoothies, a sunset yoga session, a game of tennis on the neon courts and some pool side tapas (the prawns are to die for). What’s more, Ibiza Rocks House is now boasting the only Aquavibe therapy suite on the island – combining sight, sound and touch, half an hour on the floatation platform is like getting a whole nights sleep. The perfect end to a week of partying.
For more information head to ibizarocks.com.