Bali should be high on your list of places to visit

The small, volcanic island of Bali is a veritable tropical paradise with its turquoise waters and white sand beaches fringed with palm trees. It is the perfect holiday destination for those who want to visit somewhere that the modern world has reached but has not tainted it in any way. There is a thriving tourist industry due to this, and in some of the luxurious retreats you can actually feel as if you are the only ones there, as if you are on your own personal desert island.

These private accommodations offer the last word in luxury where you can simply lie back, relax, and forget about the rest of the world for the duration of your stay. Built with seclusion and privacy in mind, these retreats have everything you could possibly want and staff that simply seem to vanish into thin air once they have fulfilled their duties, then reappear again the next time they are needed.

They are peppered across the island and you can wake to stunning views over the ocean, or sit eating breakfast on a verandah in the mountains. For those who are used to crowded resorts and want to escape from all that should really consider Bali, as you will be lucky enough to encounter 10 people on your stay here, such is the way these resorts have been planned. The private beaches are something to behold, and it is little wonder that Bali is so popular as a honeymoon destination.

We all need to take time out and get away from it all on occasion, and Bali is one of the last places on earth where this is not only possible, but actively encouraged. There are organised tours available if you want to see more of the island, or you can hire a bike and explore it yourself, or simply spend your holiday sipping exotic cocktails beneath a palm tree and feeling more relaxed than you thought possible.