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Travel Challenge

A Bali beach break

Each week we invite three companies to offer us their best deal for a specific break. Today: a Balinese beach break. Prices are per person, based on two people travelling together. Each package includes flights from Heathrow on 1 September, transfers and 10 nights' B&B accommodation.

Virgin Holidays - £1,329

Includes Thai Airways flights via Bangkok and accommodation at the Centra Taum in Seminyak. “This recently opened hotel is a stone's throw from some great restaurants and the area's top temples,” says Gill Standeven (0844 557 3859; virginholidays.co.uk).

Trailfinders - £1,299

Includes Singapore Airlines flights via Singapore and accommodation at the Courtyard by Marriott in Nusa Dua. “Set along the stunning coast of southern Bali, minutes from the white-sand beaches of Nusa Dua, this hotel offers contemporary style and great value for money,” says Tiffany Cope (020-7368 1200; trailfinders.com).

Kuoni - £1,600

Includes Qatar Airways flights via Doha and accommodation at the Legian Beach Hotel in Legian. “This traditional hotel sits on the beachfront with two swimming pools, Balinese cooking classes and a surf academy,” says Nicky Betts (01306 747008; kuoni.co.uk).