Bali manages to be both bustling and serene. Hindu temples dot the landscape, the scent of frangipani wafts through the air, and the Balinese hospitality is famous. Meanwhile, the southern beaches — Kuta and Nusa Dua — are packed, as are towns like Seminyak and Ubud with their restaurant scenes. Cruise ships call at Benoa, and large ships must anchor offshore and tender passengers to land. From there, excursions head to the more scenic sections of Bali.