Being able to fly in the day makes this my favourite new way to return from Bali.
From a blue cocktail to a laksa-inspired bisque: the flavours of Bintan are unforgettable.
It's rated among the world's best, but can a resort that accommodates more than 1500 guests be all that relaxing?
There's something about old-time sailing ships that captures the mind and heart.
You can see passengers decompressing, shedding their clothes, giving up on trying to comb their wind-tangled hair.
It's a slow sail of creaking canvas and gentle swells, to beautiful places where I rediscover the joy of doing nothing.
Robust massages are just some of the treats at Bali sister properties, Alila Seminyak and Alila Manggis.
Choosing is a fun problem to have.
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.