Bali, Indonesia

If you want to throw yourself into the sound and fury of Kuta Beach, La Walon Bungalows are a few blocks up from the beach on Poppies Lane. This is the main shopping area of Kuta Beach, an impossible number of shops and restaurants all squeezed in next to each other – the gauntlet of temptation when you take the five minute walk from La Walon Bungalows to the beach.

The La Walon Bungalows are the equivalent of an American motel, but very few American motels are as classy, comfortable or inexpensive as the 40 rooms at La Walon Bungalows. They are cool and comfortable and built around a swimming pool - which is just the thing for washing away the salt of surfing and the sweat of shopping in a tropical city.