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.
The island of Flores, named by early European visitors for the abundance of flamboyant, red flowers found on local trees, offers so much more than a fascinating history.
There's far more to Asia than just Bali – although you might not know it from talking to some of your friends.
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.
Four families, one boat and no Wi-Fi: A holiday experience of a lifetime.
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.