If you go to Bali then the chances are you’ll either begin or end your trip in Kuta, as it’s right by the airport. Kuta was the last place we visited in Bali, and therefore the last destination of our WHOLE Asian backpacking adventure *sob*.
The Gilis are three tiny islands, reachable by boat in about two hours from mainland Bali. They consist of: Gili Trawangan (or Gili T), Gili Air, and Gili Meno.
Ubud was my favourite place in Bali – it’s where the book Eat, Pray, Love was set and is like Mecca for yogis, a far cry from hedonistic Kuta just an hour and a half away.