If you have 2 weeks to spare, you can take a more leisurely and complete tour of the island.
Days 1 & 2: Seminyak
Lounge at the oceanfront pool at the luxurious Legian, followed by a sunset visit to the temple Tanah Lot. The next day, take a surf lesson at the Rip Curl School of Surf, followed by a sunset cocktail and dinner at Ku de Ta.
Days 3 & 4: Ubud
After the 1-hour drive to Ubud, base yourself at either the COMO Shambhala or the Chedi Club -- worth every rupiah. Take a morning trek through the rice paddies and then check into one of many local spas. Tuck into a gourmet French meal at Mozaic for dinner. The next day, peruse the numerous shops on Monkey Forest Road and take a break at the Monkey Forest, where you can feed the monkeys a few bananas. Late in the afternoon, take the 1-hour drive to Penelokan, a town that sits on the outer crater's edge of Gunung Batur. The best of the local accommodations is the Lakeview Hotel.
Day 5: Gunung Batur
Make the 2-hour ascent of Gunung Batur, an active volcano. At the top, you can boil eggs in pockets of erupting steam and walk along one of the volcano's ridges. In the afternoon, hire a car for the 2-hour trip to check-in to Candidasa, on Bali's east shore. The boutique Alila Manggis has good value accommodations, beachside massage pavilions, and one of the area's best restaurants, Sea Salt.
Days 6 & 7: The East
Take a day trip to Pura Besakih, Bali's most important temple, and spend the afternoon wandering Tenganan village, followed by dinner at Vincent's in Candidasa. The next day, go diving or snorkeling at the Bloo Lagoon. If you're an advanced diver, sign up for the famed wreck dive at Tulamben.
Days 8 & 9: The North or Lombok
To truly get away from it all, head to either Bali's northern beaches by car or the neighboring island of Lombok via plane or boat. In the north, stay at the Matahari Beach Resort, which provides bungalows with traditional Balinese facades and a Michelin star -- worthy restaurant. On Lombok, the most luxurious choice (and a good value) is the Oberoi, with a gorgeous swimming pool and a secluded beach.
Days 10 & 11: Jimbaran Bay
Hire a car to the romantic yet local area of Jimbaran Bay, home to a number of the world's top resorts. The cream of the crop are the Karma Kandara and the Four Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay. Visit the cliff-side temple Uluwatu at sunset, followed by a grilled lobster and shrimp dinner at Menega Café, the best seafood hut on Jimbaran beach.
Days 12 -- 14: Nusa Dua
End your holiday by winding down beachside or poolside at any number of the resorts in this five-star enclave. Visit Bumbu Bali, one of the island's top restaurants, which offers authentic Balinese cuisine and cooking classes.
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