The most important meal of the day is also the most blissful at The Ritz-Carlton, Bali. At this 313-room Nusa Dua resort overlooking the Indian Ocean, butlers serve beautifully prepared “floating breakfasts” to guests as they soak in their suite and villa pools. On the menu: freshly squeezed juices, poached eggs with smoked salmon and caviar, French toast, yogurt parfaits, “fruit pizza,” muesli, and more. Senior editor Joel Centano had the pleasure to experience the breakfast firsthand during a recent stay, part of his seven-day Bali tour. The resort’s immersive culinary experience encourages lots of lingering, he says, but for those who do eventually peel themselves away, additional water-based activities – aqua-stretching classes, surfing lessons, and swan neck showers in the spa’s Hydro-Vital Pool – await.

Morning glory: “fruit pizza,” plus fresh juice, lemongrass fruit salad, and muesli. (Photos: Joel Centano)