You can take a look at this 10 day itinerary. It can easily get expanded to two weeks: http://www.vilondo.com/blog/2011/08/bali-itinerary-in-10-days/ You should also consider to include Gili islands. No cars or motorbikes, just white sand beaches. It could be a good place to finish your trip. You can find massage places almost anywhere. You can get an hours massage for around 6 $US. There is usually different massages to choose from. The Balinese style seems to be a little softer than than the Thai version. over 7 years ago
What is the best area to be while in Bali? Is Kuta not the best place to be? If in Kuta, what options do I have to enjoy our vacation?
I would only recommend Kuta if night life is your top priority. I really like Ubud. The atmosphere is very relaxed there compared to Kuta. If you are looking for beach vacation you do not want to go to Ubud though, some of the above options could be a good idea. Sanur is nice if you like a more polished place. There is some really nice accommodation option in Sanur- For example take a look at these Sanur villas: http://www.vilondo.com/sanur-villas-bali.html almost 8 years ago