This is the sort of blissful natural setting, combined with the luxuries and comforts first-world travellers have come to expect, for which Bali has become renowned.
For some, an island holiday is never enough. Six Australian expatriates share why it's impossible to leave these paradises.
Sampling the fabulous local flavours - that's what eating out in Bali should be all about, says former NSW chef Matthew McCool.
Fairfax literary editor Susan Wyndham hops aboard the yacht Katharina for a literary and culinary-themed cruise in Indonesia.
Here are the world's most perfect beaches, with one to suit your tastes whatever they may be.
A getaway to a secluded spa resort provides a welcome taste of old Bali.
Sue Bennett discovers it is possible to have four full days' break in Bali while taking only two days off work.
Finding the real Bali, away from the tourist traps, is what Sheriden Rhodes went looking for ... and found.
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.