Yes, Kuta is as bad as you've heard. But it's not the real Bali.
Now you don't have to pay for a visa, you can spend the $50 you save on one of these great things.
Forget knockoffs and cheap sarongs; Bali is all about high-end boutiques, incredible homewares and custom-made furniture. And here's where you can find them.
Bali's funkiest address is home to the island's coolest boutiques, restaurants, cafes and more.
After thinking Bali had outgrown him, Craig Tansley discovers a part of the island that takes him back to his first trip to Bali 25 years ago.
Tourists flock to this tiny jewel in Indonesia's crown for many good reasons: the stunning; luminous green rice paddies that stretch for miles; monkeys that run amok at ancient temples; or the ripping volcanoes that dominate the landscape. Wild, untamed surf beaches are a short distance from high-end clubs and restaurants. Despite its popularity, you can still find nooks that remain untouched by tourism.