Java is an exotic mix of old and new.
This unspoilt haven for surfers with a thriving local culture also happens to be home to the best hotel in the world.
"Old Batavia" not only still exists, much of it has has been beautifully restored.
Everyone's excited about Nusa Dua's cool new beachfront-bar vibe.
It's as if Robinson Crusoe had built himself a sun-bleached, solar-powered five-star resort.
Mysterious Mount Agung and spectacular over-water sunsets stop guests in their tracks each day.
Hidden down sandy lanes on Bali's southern Bukit peninsula are a bevy of beach clubs: welcome to Billionaire's Row.
It's a smokey, heady scent that fills the Indonesian air; a combination of tropical fruits, grilled chicken, or smokey motorbikes as they roar down the street. While farmers in conical hats work their picturesque rice fields, women sashay through markets in batik sarongs. Outside the cities, gamelan music tinkers from ancient temples, and old forests hum with sounds from exotic critters.