Is­land guide: Bali

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Surf's up ... board rid­ers scope the waves at Echo Beach (right); catch of the day at Alila Seminyak (mid­dle right); one of Bali's famed sun­sets from the Como Uma Canggu ho­tel (far right). trans­lates into its bou­tiques: home­wares store Bun­ga­low Liv­ing will kit your house out in beach chic, and you can top up with eth­i­cal buys from Be­yond Borders and Jun­gle Trader’s trea­sure trove( bun­ga­low liv­ing bali. com, be­yond­bor­der­sim­ports.com, the­jun­gle­trader.com).

The lat­est open­ing, Lyfe Con­cept Bali (in­sta­gram.com/ lyfe _ by _ ma­rina), blends a cafe, home­wares and fash­ion fea­tur­ing lo­cal de­sign­ers on Jalan Pan­tai Ber­awa, while those need­ing a surf­board as a sou­venir should head to Deus ex Machina, in Seminyak and Canggu (deuscus­toms.com).

PIL­LOW TALK

Ev­ery bud­get is catered for in these three key tourist ar­eas: fam­i­lies ap­pre­ci­ate Sher­a­ton Bali Kuta’s (sher­a­ton­ba­likuta.com) fan­tas­tic kids club and it doesn’t hurt that it’s linked to Beach­walk Mall.

Seminyak is filled to the brim with beau­ti­ful vil­las: Elite Havens lists some of the is­land’s iconic prop­er­ties, while Space Vil­las is pop­u­lar with smaller fam­i­lies with very young chil­dren (elite­havens. com, spaceat­bali.com).

For beach­front beauty, Alila Seminyak (alila­ho­tels.com) chan­nels cool Asian trop­i­cal style and runs shop­ping sa­faris,

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