Travel: Harper Kuta

LIFE’S A BEACH. Relive the surfing craze in Bali with a stay at the newly opened Harper Kuta (Jl. Legian no. 73, Bali; +62 361 846 9869;

Charming with rustic touches in the heart of Legian, the 149-room hotel is within walking distance to the festive lanes of Poppies 1 and 2, as well as the nightlife hub Sky Garden and the legendary Kuta Beach. Shopping is also made effortless, thanks to the semi-open Beachwalk shopping mall nearby. Should you feel like staying in though, the in-house Rustik Bistro & Bar will feed you with many delightful dishes and a dose of pumping beats. Or else, take a plunge into the main pool after sunbathing, followed by prolonged relaxation at the spa.