Zen Paradise, Bali

A fusion of Balinese and Japanese architecture, this 150 year-old home is wide open to the elements and magic is everywhere, pouring out of the teak structure. Yet somehow the building so often plays second fiddle to the valley rope swing, which has attracted photographers and bloggers from all corners of the globe to capture that iconic shot over the Ayung River Valley.

If there's one place I'd recommend to stay in Bali, this is it, but if you'd rather not then you can still pay for half an hour on the swing!