Bali is a tiny island that lives up to its reputation as both a beach paradise and a deeply spiritual place. Go to Bali for the quiet calm, the breeze from the ocean and the vistas from the mountains. Notice how the locals smile even while they go through their daily tasks. Everyone says it, but get out of Kuta as soon as possible, as it runs counter to the peaceful Bali you’re there to find. If you want beaches, Seminyak is where it’s at, along with some hidden spots (White Sand Beach) on the east side of the island. Embrace the inland nature of Ubud and reconvene with nature in this land of tiered, emerald rice paddies. Get to know the island, and get to know yourself.