Mystical, magical and utterly memorable, Bali is hotter than ever thanks to the book-turned-film Eat, Pray, Love. It's set in central Ubud but you would be mad to visit Bali and not see its stunning beaches.
Jimbaran Bay is a secret pocket of golden sand that links the popular, long Kuta beach to the Bukit Peninsula. The Four Seasons Resort climbs the hill at the southern end of the bay, with villas dotting the gardens like an ancient village.
Outdoor seating areas are perfect for couple's spa treatments. Or learn to cook Balinese-style at the cooking school, where you start your lesson with a trip to the food market at the other end of the bay. But mostly just sit back, relax and adjust to the slow Balinese pace.
Wow factor: 'Beds on the
Beach' dining - hundreds of candles, canopied beds and a
multi-course tasting menu.
Flight time: From 11 hours via Kuala Lumpur.