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.
The last time I had nothing in an aircraft was during a Chinese CAAC domestic flight in 1990.
With prices from $885 one way for business class, this is a stylish and comfortable way to get to Bali.
Resorts have come a long way from over-crowded pools, long lines for mediocre buffets and unimaginative (boring) activities.
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.