On planning your first trip to Bali, your first critical challenge is choosing where to stay and which beach is best for you. Making the wrong choice could ruin your holiday.
Even though Bali is a small island, its different beaches and areas offer their own set of features. What one lacks in dynamic nightlife it might make up for in quiet and laidback settings, and so forth. It's worth going through some of the highs and lows of each of Bali's most popular areas before deciding which hotel to book. If you're planning your first visit to Bali, or just curious about which hotel, location and highlights is the best fit for you, here's a quick guide showing you the main features of Bali's most popular areas.