Lovina, Bali: Zen Resort Bali
Far quieter than some of Bali's other beach destinations, Lovina, on the island's north shore, offers black-volcanic-sand beaches, hot springs, dolphin watching, and spa resorts where you can get away from the crowds. A luxury wellness hotel perched on a hill above the sea, the Zen Resort Bali is the area's top-rated property, but has rates starting at just $128 per night, with breakfast included. Stay in one of 15 oceanview villas and participate in yoga, meditation, and pranayama breathing classes, ayurveda spa treatments, and excursions like dolphin sails, rice-field treks, and Balinese cultural performances.
(Photo: Zen Resort Bali)