A few friends were planning to come for a vacation from the 27th of December 2010 to 2nd of January 2011. I was actually settling on Bali as our destination, but had a few concerns about the weather - there being high chances of rains during that period. I friend of mine recommended i go on the web and i do a little research on Bintan since i had not finalized yet.
If one's parameter to decide was a nice relaxed vacation - not too far away from Mumbai, India with people keen on doing some snorkelling/scuba/water sports and seeing the city - shopping and nature which destination would one suggest? And also keeping a keen eye on the weather since we do not want to come there and find out all the excursions are shut due to the weather!
Can you'll help me out please.