Indonesia Travel Guide

Balinese Barong on Rangda dance performances take place at Pura Taman Saraswati (Ubud Water Palace). It's the hub of Ubud, and surrounded by crafts stalls.

Steeped in mystery, this extraordinary 11th-century monument—just northeast of Ubud—is a true don’t-miss. The parking lot is crammed with hawkers, but don’t despair; a set of stone steps leads you down into an Edenic valley of sunlit waterfalls and palm-studded rice terraces.

George Clooney, Liz Hurley, and Richard Branson have all shipped furniture home from this two-tiered showroom in Seminyak.

Textile gallery and emporium that supports local women's weaving cooperatives.

Where It Is: Set in the Indonesian province of South East Sulawesi, the Wakatobi preserve spreads across hundreds of square miles of thriving coral reefs, which surround an archipelago of four main islands.

A two-hour white-water rafting tour on the rushing Ayung is easily the most exciting way to see Bali’s inland jungles and waterscapes.

This beautifully maintained stable just outside Seminyak offers guided horseback rides twice a day—in the morning and at sunsest—on Seminyak Beach.

Silk dresses in turquoise, crimson, and saffron, plus one-of-a-kind cashmere shawls, are the standouts.

The world's largest Buddhist stupa.

Organic café selling indigenous foodstuffs, including local Big Tree Farms' sea salt and spices.

Set deep in the Petanu River valley, Goa Gajah—better known as “The Elephant Cave”— houses an ancient (circa 11th-century) Buddhist and Hindu temple that’s one of Bali’s most bewitching tourist attractions.

This glittering salon, which partially occupies the Kerobokan property of owner Sandra McArthur, is filled with fabulous custom-beaded handiwork.

Public tours of the 23-acre campus are held on Mondays and Wednesdays.

The Canadian-born designer moved to Bali more than 30 years ago to study local silversmithing and eventually created a multimillion-dollar business.