When I was planning this 9 month world tour, Bali was not one of the stops. I had no idea it was so close to Australia. In the first few days in Bali, we got a hotel ($11 a night with a pool and breakfast included) in Kuta, and started to check it out. Lots of shopping and one of the worst looking beaches we have seen on this trip. We will keep exploring and let you know what we find... it has to get better!!