Dates you were there: 11 nights from Monday 25th September to Friday 6th October. Where you stayed (resort/hotel): Sol House Mixed by Ibiza Rocks. Booked the Xtra House Party Room, just to guarantee sea view. Good decision, up on 5th floor, amazing views right across to San Antonio and Café Del Mar/Café Mambo, and got the tunes from Rooftop Nine on my balcony in the evening. Rooftop Nine Bar was great, chilled music and amazing views. Good spot late afternoon before a siesta, for the sunset, and on the way out for the night. I’m at the age where I’m not in Ibiza just to party, so found San Antonio Bay a great place to stay. This was my 8th year visiting at this time, with only 1 break, and it was San Antonio Bay I stayed the first few times, so was nice to be back after the last couple of years around PDB. Club nights visited: Friday 29th September, Taste the Punch Closing at Eden (mainly for Faithless DJ set). Sister Bliss was fantastic. Obviously, Insomnia was a moment to savour, but other memorable tunes were Open Up, KLF, and a Depeche Mode mix of Shout. There was a lot more but these were the ones stuck in my head the next day. Got quiet after Sister Bliss, so quiet the closed upstairs. First ever visit to Eden and really enjoyed it. Great sound wherever you were. Wasn’t very busy, no obvious VIP, and not too many mobile phones in the air. Sunday 1st October, Defected Closing at Eden. Much busier night, which made it better. Loved the music. More obvious VIP, but not taking up the best spaces and a lot more phones on the dance floor. More obvious drug taking on the dance floor too. Only saw one group getting pulled away by bouncers though. Wednesday 4th October, Cosmic Pineapple at Pikes. Didn’t get there until about 10pm, so maybe missed a lot. However, found it too much of a hippy vibe even though I was expecting that. Loved looking around Pikes, you could just feel its past. From about 1am, everyone packed in to the back room (can’t remember what it was called, through Freddies) and that was really good from then on, lots of happy people, very friendly feeling. Best night: They were all fantastic, and I’d have to say Defected was the best. Loved the tunes and much busier than Taste the Punch, but still enough space and not too packed, although I did stay in the back half of the dance floor. Spotlight did a better review of the night than I ever could https://www.ibiza-spotlight.com/magazine/2017/10/spin-through-classics-close-defected-house Worst night: Didn’t have one, but if I have to say one, then the Saturday between the 2 nights at Eden because I had a total night off, even from bars. But actually enjoyed getting a proper rest and being fresh the next morning. Best bar: Bars are more my thing, so that’s why San Antonio Bay really suits me. A water taxi across the bay and a walk up to Café Del Mar or Savannah and then a leisurely walk back round the bay with a few stops was a great way to spend a day. Had good afternoons in Savannah and Café Del Mar, Ibiza Rocks Bar and Itaca on the way back, then Donnegans for a pit stop. Nearer the hotel, afternoon and early evening beers in Millennium, and over to Mar I Pins later on was great fun. Have enjoyed Peppers 2 in previous visits here but only got a couple of evenings before they closed up for the season. BN3 was good too, but not my preference given all the bars in the area. Best place to eat: Was on my own so didn’t got anywhere special and generally snacked rather than any proper meals. Food at Sol House was decent. Small tapas menu at Minimal nearby, where the meatballs were probably the tastiest I’ve ever had (or I was just really hungry). Couple of nice café’s just opposite Sol House too. There’s not a worst place to eat, but I have to mention a pizza restaurant near Bucanero and Dennegans called Ausonia. Was walking past there one evening and fancied something so went in and ordered a lasagne. I couldn’t believe it was still frozen in the middle when they served it, so won’t ever go back there and don’t recommend anyone else does. Or if you do, have a pizza and not the lasagne. The pizzas did look good. Money spent: Very roughly, about £1,800 on flights and hotel, and about £1,000 spending money. Plus the tickets to Eden, train to Glasgow, and hotel the night before flying. Not a cheap holiday, but loved it so worth it. Biggest regret: Missing too many breakfasts and not getting a chicken pitta in Ibiza Rocks Bar. Probably not exploring the island is the only real regret. Next time! Going back?: Yes, will be back the same time next year, maybe a week later. Probably back to San Antonio Bay, and maybe even Sol House again. Top tip: Just do what feels right at the time, and enjoy. Try to see a sunrise as well as the sunset. Not my tip, but best tip I used from here was to have a couple of Chupa Chups ready for any time you start to get a bit tired. And keep visiting the Spotlight site and forums to get all the info you need.