So by the grace of God (or a hard hit to the head), my wife said she was okay with me going to Indonesia by myself, for a two week surf trip for my 39th b-day (a little over a year and a half away giving me plenty of time to develop a budget and save). I originally pitched it to her as a boat trip- now I'm wondering if that's the best way to go. I initially was set on a boat trip to the Mentawai, but now I'm wondering if a camp in Bali (or elsewhere -definitely in indo, not the maldives) might be equally as fun, and save me a grand or two. I know a couple of you have posted about boat trips before, and I've noticed that prices vary from $1500 to $5000+ (not including flights). Just wondering what those of you who have made a trip similar to this have done and why. Is a boat that much better (I guess I'm looking at you get what you pay for) than a resort? I have my heart set on going to Indonesia, so you can skip the whole go to Nica or somewhere in central or south america and save the $$$.