Temple du Lac Bratan, Bali (Photodisc)

Phuket Beach (iStockphoto)

Terraced rice field with water, Bali, Indonesia (Photodisc)

Luxury mansion outside deck with Bali hut, bar and pool (Hemera)

Temple Ulun Danu (iStockphoto)

Rice fields in mountains (iStockphoto)

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What to do in Bali

Bali has come to represent the epitome of a tropical wonderland. That slice of sandy perfection can indeed be found on this Indonesian island, but it’s the newfound reputation as a place to “find yourself” that is getting most of the attention—you know, the whole body-and-soul-aligning thing. We don’t know about all of that, but one thing is for certain: It’s an enchanting place of rich woods and fabrics, traditional dances and beautiful women, temples framed with Technicolor sunsets, sweeping rice fields, misty hikes among lush towering forest, thatched-roof huts, and powder-soft sweeps of white sand framing shallow, aquamarine waves. And the locals? They’re lovely, too—happily offering massages, meals, and words of wisdom to the inquisitive traveler. Bottom line: Those coming here searching for something usually find it.

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Alima rates Bali
Hello, NEVER G Adventures Bali and Lombok Tour I would like to provide some description about Bali-Lombok Tour by this company, which was a complete rip-off! In terms of money that we have paid and the conditions that were provided. Terrible hazardaous conditions, unethical behaviour of the guide, and visible signs of corruption made this tour disgusting and a wate of time/money. Would like to warn everyone not to be hooked on this trick! Dont add profit margin to the company. Read a full review with pictures here: http://www.facebook.com/GAdventuresBaliLombokTour Regards, Anna
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Fat Paddler rates Bali
Tropical heat, beers in the pool, chilli crab cooked over coconut husk embers on the beach - what's not to love about Bali! The Indonesian paradise is one of those places you want to keep going back to. The people are amazing, so friendly and helpful. Indonesian food as a rule is pretty simple but a trip to Jimbaran Bay for chilli seafood at one of its many "on beach" restaurants is a culinary treat well worth going out of your way for. Inland you have lots of places to visit but the prettiest areas are the stepped rice-paddy areas in the mountains. I personally love a surf so there's plenty of areas there - Kuta itself has a break (although a bit busy), but areas like Uluwata and even Sanur on the east coast are probably better. You can also get a boat out to local islands and coral breaks at sea ("Shipwrecks" from memory) for more surf.
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