When youÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂre on holiday, thereÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs no doubt youÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂre in search of something. Maybe youÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂre looking to relax or maybe to surf ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ the bottom line is you know what ya like! Luckily in Bali, and its neighbouring island to the east, Lombok, there is something for every mood and desire. If you likeÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ¦
The quiet life
If youÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂre looking for peace and serenity, Bali has what you need. In east Bali, the Aiona Garden of Health offers yoga and simple guesthouses in Amed, while the Puri Lumbung Cottages in Mundak, a village in BaliÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs central mountains, will send you on soul-searching walks around spice plantations and rice terraces. If you enjoy the sight of water, Sayan Terrace hotel, located west of Ubud in the centre of Bali, overlooks the Sungai Ayung river, and in south Bali, there are a number of holiday retreats worth staying at in Bingin, or thereÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs the luxurious Alila Villas in Ungasan ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ either way youÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂll have breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean.
BaliÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs surf breaks are legendary and there are many. On the increasingly popular Nusa Lembongan island just off the southeast coast of the main island of Bali, head out from Coconuts Beach for the best waves. The Halfway Kuta beach break in Kuta, at the southern tip of Bali, is the perfect spot for beginning surfers, with more challenging breaks off of Tuban Beach. And for the ultimate away-from-the-crowd breaks, head to Ekas Bay in southeast Lombok.
Diving and snorkelling
For some of the finest diving and snorkelling in Southeast Asia, check out the island of Pulau Menjangan, off the coast of west Bali, where you can either snorkel or dive close to shore or hire a boat to take you to viewing hotspots. On Nusa Lembongan, learn to dive with World Diving or snorkel just off Mushroom Bay. Off the northeast coast of Lombok, Gili Trawangan, one of the three Gili Islands, is a diverÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂs paradise ÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂ learn to dive at one of the eight scuba schools or simply snorkel off the beach on the northern part of the is