When people say that they are going, or have been to Bali,it's usually to Kuta. Kuta is a mixture of traditional Balinese culture and Australian surfer culturer from the late 70's. Temples still exist where traders come to leave offerings to their gods, but it also has its surfers who arrived 10 years ago, and never wanted to return home. Kuta Beach has great sea with some very high waves, but also places where you can have an introduction to surfing. Diving is more complicated because the sea is not so clear and there is poor visibility. In Kuta all European comforts are available, high speed internet, air conditioning in the room, international food, electronics stores with amazing prices, and craft markets to bring home souvenirs. The hotels are concentrated along some streets, ranging from 5 euro for a romm in a family guest house, usually with breakfast. It's easy to stay in Kuta, to rest, and organize the rest of the trip. You eat well, sleep well, but it lacks the cultural heritage that gives Bali iots charm. However, it is very fast to get out of town and find yourself in rice fields, without any tourists, and see how a traditional village actaully lives.