A friend and I are headed to Bali from late September - early October. We are two single women in our late 30s. We have the first 5 nights booked at the Padma Bali in Kuta. We have another 7 nights to stay elsewhere. I'm thinking Ubud for a few days and another beach location for a few days. I would like somewhere very different from the hustle & bustle of Kuta. I envision huts on a beach... although this might be a bit of a stretch as we tend to like hot, fresh water and at least fans (preferably AC). :)
Some of the areas that might be options include: Nusa Lembongan, Candidasa, Amed, Gili T and Lombok (what area?). I'd love some feedback on these spots and am open to other recommendations as well. In terms of our interests, we don't dive, but a bit of snorkeling would be good. Easy bike rides or walks would be great. Cultural things are good (temples, festivals, local food, etc.). No need for partying or shopping, since we will have that covered in Kuta.
Looking forward to your suggestions! Thanks in advance,