SURF’S UP IN BALI
The opening credits of Hawaii Five-O may be synonymous with the island state’s world-renowned surfing scene (bottom) but Bali is the place to catch some waves this summer. Beginner-friendly Kuta Beach is great for novices with boards for hire, lessons and lifeguards on duty, while Canggu attracts surfers of all levels and offers a quieter all-round beach experience than touristy Kuta. Seasoned and expert surfies regularly head to Keramas. Dry off and discover Bali’s other attractions from Mount Batur’s Kintamani volcano in the central highlands to hidden canyons, dramatic waterfalls, verdant rice terraces and historic temples. Fuel up and eat at the Dirty Duck Diner close to Ubud Monkey Forest, which specialises in traditional bebek tutu (marinated and smoked duck); or feast on local seafood at one of Jimbaran Bay’s food stalls. Stay in a futuristic studio at the ’60s space age-inspired Luna2 Studiotel (from Dh1,000) in trendy Seminyak, with its underground Pop! Lounge and spacious fuss-free rooms, or trade up to the luxurious jungle sanctuary that is the Como Shambhala Estate (from Dh2,200) in Ubud with its destination spa and schedule of cultural activities. Getting there: Emirates flie daily direct.