There's a first time for everything – including the almost compulsory visit to Bali.
There's no such thing as boredom here. Kuta and Legian beaches are about a 10-minute walk away.
Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua is a tropical Balinese paradise with a nice big dollop of French flair on top.
Bali has transformed itself into a mecca for serious foodies, with the restaurant scene outpacing the frantic building of resorts, day spas and infinity pools.
Ubud is cool and pleasant, and provides a refreshing dose of Balinese culture in a lush rural setting.
Luxury at a stretch: Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort
Set on the south-western tip of the Bukit Peninsula in Uluwatu, Alila Villas is a 14-hectare world away from Bali hub-bub.
It's easy to get to from Singapore and just a one-stop flight from Australia.
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.