Worth getting out of bed for
You're just a five-minute drive from scene-stealing Seminyak's beaches, bars and boutiques, so most of your time is going to be spent strolling around here. The hotel's free shuttle bus will ferry you back and forth.
If you fancy venturing further afield, L Hotel can arrange tours and day-trips, whether you favour four legs or two wheels. Try horseriding treks on the beach and gentle elephant safaris in the Taro jungle, or come over all hardcore with a Harley Davidson ride across the island.
Aquatic types should sign up for rafting on the rapid-flowing Ayung River, surfing just off Seminyak Beach, or a two-day diving course at blissful Barat National Park.
Pander to your pan-Asian cravings at Mama San (+ 62 (0)361 730 436; www.mamasanbali.com) on Jalan Raya Kerobokan. This edgy restaurant and lounge bar dishes up fab contemporary food including crispy pork ribs, tangy Vietnamese salads and daring dim sum. Master mixologist Joel Fraser shakes up tempting tropical cocktails, such as coconut mojitos and passionfruit martinis.
Latin lovers should seek out elegant seaside restaurant La Lucciola (+62 (0)361 730 838) beside Petitenget Temple, a perennially popular spot thanks to its mellow vibe and delicious Mediterranean fare.
No visit to Bali is complete without a night spent propping up the bar at Potato Head Beach Club (+62 (0)361 473 7979; www.ptthead.com) on Jalan Petitenget. This is where all the cool kids come to play, cutting a path between the breezy restaurant/bar, palm-dotted lawns and infinity pool that leads down to the sea.
Another must is sunset cocktails at Ku De Ta, at 9 Jalan Kayu Aya in Seminyak (+62 (0)361 736969; www.kudeta.net), which combines a seductive beach club, lounge bar and restaurant on the waterfront.
Sip tea with royalty at Biku (+62 (0)361 857 0888), an enchanting 150-year-old Javanese teak joglo house owned by Princess Asri Kerthyasi of Ubud, and her son, Tjok Gde Kerthyasa, a tea master. High tea is the main draw – start with a limited-edition Javanese tea and a three-tiered platter of house-baked sweets and sandwiches.