I've been to Bali a couple of times, stayed at Grand Mirage/Nusa Dua about 5 years ago, then Champlung by Monkey Forest a couple of years ago. I'm in transit again to dive destination and have 2 nights on front end, then a night on the back end, in July. I've done Monkey Forest, Mother Temple, water temple, etc. and shopped some close to Monkey Forest. It's been suggested I stay at the Mercure closer to airport, or the Laguna in Nusa Dua. For my one full day I'm looking for just a half day tour of rice paddy views and/or a different lovely temple, but with shopping too (have been to Ubud as well) so i can enjoy beach/hotel amenities for that one day. How is the Bali Collection for local sarongs, etc?
So can i get suggestions on staying at GM that I already know, or spend more $ to stay at the Laguna, or even somewhere else. Beachfront would be nice. Also suggestion on tours/driver to some temples/shopping I haven't done yet.