The popular holiday areas of Kuta, Tuban (south of Kuta), Legian and Seminyak (north of Kuta), these days comprise one bustling area of shops, bars and restaurants, catering for every purse and every taste. While this part of the island is renowned for sun, surf, sunsets, shopping and a lively nightlife, you don't HAVE to be in the center of activities ALL the time. Just stay in one of the quality hotels and gaze away time in their lush tropical gardens or swimming pool. After all, this area claims the best and widest beaches of the whole island and the sunsets are short of breathtaking ! And when you do go out, next to the well-stocked department stores, you can browse an amazing variety of goods from all over the Indonesian archipelago in the smaller shops.