Bali is an tropical island in Indonesia. One of the most beautiful islands among 17,000 other islands within Indonesian archipelago. Warm throughout the year (yesh, you'll definitely get tanned) with lots of white sand and blue water sea beaches like Kuta, Sanur, Nusa Dua, Senggigi, etc. Lots of other attractions to if you're not into the beach, like mount Agung, lots of forests, native villages, Hindu temple and pura (this is like a tower for praying), Tanah Lot (a sacred temple built on top of coral rock right on the shore), Uluwatu ( a beautiful cliff with monkeys), Kintamani, a grave yard where corpse, instead of buried, are left on the surface, and the list keep going on and on. A cheap and economical choice for vacation, esp. with 1 USD = 9,500 Indonesian Rupiah... buoy.. you'll feel instantly being rich going there.. you're gonna carry tenth of millions of cash in your wallet... the people are friendly and willing to help.
Backpackers and those with limited budget should aim for Kuta beach on their top list. There are lots of cheap place there, but it's really crowded. Broad choices of accomodation, from a hut to 5 stars palace.
Those who're more extravagant can choose Nusa Dua or Kuta with plenty of 5 stars hotels, ressorts, and cottages.. ur choice!
Shimering night life.. around tourist centre... lots of bars, pubs, karaoke, anything u can think of , even probably guys' paradise, if u know where to go.
It's really awesome to spend couple weeks there esp. if u know local people (like ME...) and able to speak Indonesian (trust me.. it's very easy compare to English) coz. you'll get lots of bargain. O yeah... did I mention about lots of handicraft, statue, all exquisite pieces you can think of... sure you'll get something for everyone on ur list (bring a large luggage, would ya,LOL)
As people in Indonesia say.. Bali, the Island of Gods...