Bali has exploded in popularity ever since Eat, Pray, Love (the book and movie versions) romanticized the island. In fact, many hotels and tour companies have “Eat Pray Love” packages for the rabid fans who flock here. You can even book an appointment with Ketut Liyer, the palm reader Elizabeth Gilbert encounters. But Bali is far more than a dreamy cliché from a book. It is a verdant island nicknamed “The Island of the Gods”, characterized by majestic volcanoes, hillside temples, ancient palaces, friendly people and beautiful beaches. Practice yoga in Ubud, the artsy, spiritual center of the island. Or take in an aquatic adventure such as surfing, whitewater rafting, kayaking , snorkeling , sport fishing, diving, banana boat rides, parasailing and jet skiing. Try out Tai Chi. Or relax over a signature Balinese massage (which can be had for as little as $6 outside the resort areas). There is so much to do in Bali, that many people stay here for months to explore this special place.

If you want to stay at a hotel close-by:
Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort