3. Lombok, Indonesia

If you want to experience some Indonesian culture and want to avoid the over-commercialization that is now so true of Bali, head to Lombok. You can see locals dyeing fabrics using the ikat techniques and molding decorative pots. At Sayang Sayang art market you can buy nice rattan baskets and wooden boxes inlaid with pearls! Learn to surf or just enjoy the fabulous beaches.