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Also known as the Land of the Gods, Bali appeals through its sheer natural beauty of looming volcanoes and lush terraced rice fields that exude peace and serenity. Bali enchants with its dramatic dances and colourful ceremonies, its arts and crafts, to its luxurious beach resorts and exciting nightlife. And everywhere you will find intricately carved temples.

Kuta has a large variety of boutiques and shops, selling everything from bright T-shirts, surf- wear, flip-flops to creative trinkets. If you wish to buy dried food stuffs, Bali coffee is most aromatic. You may also want to buy aromatherapy essential oils to sprinkle your bath with.

It’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with useful phone numbers, weather conditions, and special holidays to avoid experiencing classic travel mistakes. We have split them into categories so that you’ll be able to scan through this page quickly and easily. These tips are quite easy to follow, but when added together, can make a huge difference to your first experience of Bali.

Getting to Bali..

Getting to Bali...

Getting

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1. VISA

Nationals of 169 countries can visit Bali without a visa (for up to 30 days). Visa on Arrival applies for others for a fee (extendable once).

 

2. WEATHER

Wet season: October–April Dry season: May–September Best time to go: May–August

 

3. SPECIAL DAYS 

Try not to visit Bali during Saka New Year, or Nyepi Day (specific dates are based on the Saka lunar calendar, but usually takes place in March).

4. DRIVING

Drive on the left lane.

 

5. RENTALS

An international drivers' license is required to rent cars and motorbikes in Bali

 

6. TAXIS

Blue Bird Taxi (+62 (0)361 701 111) is a popular and reliable taxi company in Bali. All of their taxis are metered.

 

7. TRAFFIC

Traffic in Bali is notoriously congested so allow Read More...

Money 

Matters...

9. CURRENCY

$1 = Rp 14,000++ (rates may vary)

 

10. ATM

ATMs dispense Rp 50,000 or Rp 100,000 bills. If you’re using foreign bank cards, Visa or Mastercard, withdrawal fees can be quite high. Beware of skimmers and rigged units. Remember to take your money and ATM card after each transaction.

 

11. EXCHANGE

It’s best to change your money Read More...

Staying

Connected

14. SIM CARDS

SIM cards are widely available at kiosks and convenience stores. Verify SIM and micro-SIM factors upon purchasing.

 

15. ELECTRICITY

220 Volts, 50Hz. Electrical plugs are 2-pronged Europlug type.

Customs &

ETIQUETTE

sTAYING

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16. TEMPLES

Temples are generally free to visit, though a donation box is available at the entrance. Must-wear on temple visits: sarong (usually with a sash around your waist), which you can rent for about Rp 10,000. Always use your right hand for gesturing. Using your left hand or feet is considered rude. Read More...

17. WATER

Tap water is not drinkable in Bali. Ice served in drinks at established bars, hotels and restaurants are usually safe.

 

18. DRUGS

The penalty for using drugs is death. 

 

19. MONKEYS

Wear minimum accessories when visiting Bali’s monkey forests. Don't feed or approach the wild monkeys as they can be rather unpredictable. 

 

20. EMERGENCIES

In case of emergencies, dial 110 for police and 118 for ambulance.

Article's credits:

1. bali-indonesia.com

2. lcc-abbeytravel.com

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