There is an amazing small island off the coast of Bali, called Lembongan Island. You can catch a sailboat ride from the harbor with Island Explorer Cruises. The sail is about 2 or so hours and just so beautiful. The place to stay is the Coconuts Beach Resort. It is a very romantic and peaceful hideaway and offers the most magnificent view of the Badung Strait and Mt. Agung, Bali's highest volcano.
The scenery is breathtaking, the crystal clear blue ocean and white sand beaches. There are 18 free standing villas with alang alang thatched roofsand you can hear the sound of the sea from every villa.
The charming villas look like round huts, with open panaramic views overlooking two infinity pools. Each villa is surrounded by a raised pavilion with a landscaped setting, and gardens.
There is a wonderful 3 level ocean view restaurant with delicious Asian Cuisine.
There is also a great wave to surf, snorkeling, and diving. The economy of the island is seaweed farming and you can watch every day as the locals on the island farm their seaweed to send to Japan and other countries.
It is one of those places that I have visited in my life that is etched in my mind forever. I look forward to traveling back to this magical place. This resort cost only $35.00 per night with breakfast included!!