Essential Ibiza Company Info

Since 2010 Essential Ibiza has been providing unmatched news and reviews of everything Ibiza has to offer. From the most extravagant clubbing experiences to the most intimate hidden natural gems, we bring you closer to the true spirit of Ibiza than any other website.

Essential Ibiza was born out of a collective love for the Island we call home. We are legendary Ibiza characters but most of all we are Ibiza lovers. Our mission statement is to bring you closer to this wonderful island and the people who make it tick. We were the first digital publication to bring a dedicated in-house team of journalists and photographers to the island, setting the standard for online event and news coverage.

In addition our weekly newsletters keep you up to date on all of the things that are happening on the island during the summer. To opt-in too recieving our newsleters, please folow this link…

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Our Team


Iain Thomson (Editor in Chief)
A respected dance music journalist, DJ, and radio presenter Iain has many years experience on Ibiza as a clubber, DJ, and journalist. As Editor in Chief for Essential Ibiza Iain is responsible for the unrivalled island news coverage we are famous for.

Olivia Ebeling (Writer/Editor)

Originally from Germany, Olivia spent many years living and working as a journalist in London. She has previously contributed to several national magazines as well as TV shows like The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent. A long-standing visitor to the White Isle, she left her last role as Style Editor and Video Production Manager to join Essential Ibiza and fulfill her dream of living and working on the island. In her spare time, she enjoys keeping fit, eating out with friends and going to gigs.

Nina Saei (Writer)

Having descended onto the island over several years working in every industry there is, from concierge to yoga retreats, property to party rep, Nina’s love affair with Ibiza and its colourful people is now her fuel for putting pen to paper. With a Swedish nationality, Iranian ethnicity and an upbringing in the UK, the world is no short of a curious place for her. Leaving her role as Concierge Assistant to pursue her deeper pull to bring a voice to people and places, her journey begins with the place she now calls home. Beyond reporting for Essential Ibiza, Nina works freelance with independent businesses producing written marketing material.

Business Development:

Charlie Chester (Ibiza) –
After bringing 100 clubbers, 20 DJs and a Channel 4 film crew to Ibiza in 1990 Charlie sealed Ibiza’s fate as the world’s #1 dance music location, and the resulting film “A Short Film About Chilling” went on to become the most successful youth culture film in Channel 4 history. A legendary Ibiza promoter counting Mad on Mondays (which became Manumission), and Circo Loco at DC10 as past achievements, Charlie knows Ibiza inside-out.


Phil Jordan (CTO) –


Karon Dunn –

Club Tickets & Customer Service:

Conor Wheeler –


La Skimal (Photographer)
Cinit Fest (Videographer)
Tamara Sini (Photographer)
Andrei Oprescu (Photographer)

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