At the start of last summer no one had even heard of Bora Bora, a beach bar in Playa D'en Bossa that you wouldn't give a second glance to. By the end of the season everyone seemed to be name checking the joint as the most exciting place to be in Ibiza. Bora Bora provides a beachside backdrop for daytime clubbing that doesn't cost you a penny and gives clubbing holidaymakers a reason to be awake in the day light hours. At the helm is DJ Gee, an affable cockney armed with a couple of boxes of freshly import twelve inches, with a mission to take sun worshipping clubbers on a blissful journey into the twilight hours.
So how long do you usually play for?
Well, it depends when the people start arriving. Usually about twelve hours a day and seven days a week.
How do you plan a twelve-hour set?
Well the music gets progressively faster as the day goes on. I usually start off with mellower stuff early on and then get in to some house stuff around about five or six in the evening. Then I start to get into the techno and to finish off the day I usually end up playing some Euro-trance, if you want to call it that.
What is the magic formula that makes Bora Bora so special?
I've no idea, I just haven't got a clue. We started three years ago and used to get about fifty people turning up. It was mostly Spanish and people who were working on the island so the word spread easily. It got bigger and bigger and I didn't understand why. It could have something to do with us attracting an overspill from Space but you have to remember that there are days when Space is closed and this place is rammed.
If the place opened three years ago why did the British clubbers only discover it last year?
A few found out about it and that was it. I just tried to keep it very quiet for as long as I could. As far as the British are concerned Bora Bora only started last year, but it has been a progression over the three years. As bad as this sounds, I really did try to keep it away from the British because I knew that the San An element would end up coming down. I know that sounds bad and I know that San An has good clubbers but I just couldn't risk the bad element coming along with the good element. The people that come down to Bora Bora are very sophisticated, beautiful and quite trendy so they just wouldn't appreciate that.
You seem to be very protective over it.
Sure, it's my baby and I'll always protect it so if anyone goes near it I'll tear their heart out.
Did the crowd change once Bora Bora started appearing in all the magazines?
Yes, it's more Majorca style now and this has put a bit of a dampener on it to be honest. The tourists do sour things a little bit. People just don't seem to go as mad as they used to. If you want to go crazy the last thing you need is a lot of tourists taking pictures of you, you just wanna relax and enjoy it. Hopefully that will all burn out though.
Do you think you will ever get sick of playing on a beach to a crowd of delightful lunatics and go back to living in England?
No way, never. It won't be happening.