Bali Travel Tips & Suggestions
The following list has been compiled to help you
make the most of your stay in Bali. If you have any further concerns
that are not mentioned here, please do not hesitate to
contact us with any questions or queries that you may have.
General things that you should or shouldn't
change money at a reputable looking location; use
your own (or the hotel's) calculator before changing!
put on loads of High Factor Waterproof Sun Cream
(especially if you intend to spend a lot of time in the water).
drink a lot of bottled water and eat a lot of fresh
fruit - do your body a favor.
be careful with your belongings at all times. Crime
is on the increase and can ruin your holiday. Cases of handbag
snatching have been reported, so leave important documents in your
hotel safe and wear your bag across your shoulders!
try not to step on offerings in the street (walk
respect the slow pace of processions when stuck
behind one, i.e. don't honk!
haggle when buying (except on price-tagged goods).
buy 'Imodium' to relieve bouts of Bali belly.
have a great holiday!
× Don't ...
forget to take your passport (or a photocopy of your ID), with
you at all times and a copy of Bali Plus!
swim outside designated swimming areas on the beach, currents
can be very strong. Swim between the red and yellow flags.
do drugs! It can carry the death penalty, and there are enough
foreigners residing in Bali courtesy of the Govt. prison service!
touch people's heads - it is very offensive to Hindus.
enter a temple during menstruation. Sorry Ladies!
forget to put salt on your food & drink water - you will
probably sweat a lot.
worry too much about the ice - it's government-quality
controlled in established bars and restaurants.
forget to look and listen while you cross the road. Cars may
stop, motorbikes may not!
forget to reconfirm your flight 72 hours prior to flying. Airport
Departure Tax is:
International = Rp. 100,000 Domestic = Rp. 50,000
Passports and Visas
Bali Visa. Important change to
Indonesia's Visa Policy for Tourists.
Please read carefully as there have been
changes to Indonesia visa policy.
(updated December 1st 2006)
Countries that do not require a Visa to
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region,
Macao Special Administrative Region,
Countries that require and are eligible
for Visa-On Arrivals - cost for these visas are US $10 for a
stay of up to 7 days, US $25 for a stay of up to 30 days.
(updated June 18th 2007)
United States America
It is important to also note the
The Visa on Arrival is non-extendable and
cannot be converted into a different visa.
The Visa purchasing system will take
approximately 3-5 minutes per applicant.
There are 6 payment counters, a bank and
a money changer set up to process payments.
Once you have paid for and received your
visa you will need to proceed to Immigration where your
visa will be processed.
Citizens of countries not on the visa on
arrival or visa free lists will be required to apply for a
visa before entering Indonesia.
Your passport must be valid for at least 6
months from the date of entry into Indonesia, and you must
have proof of onward passage (either return or through
tickets). If you cannot fulfill both of these requirements,
you may not be allowed to enter the country.
The Rupiah. Notes 100, 500, 1,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000,
100,000. Coins 25, 50, 100, 500, 1000. Currency Converter
Bali Time Zone is GMT + 8 hours.
Major credit cards are acceptable in most hotels
along with American dollar traveler's cheque.
Most hotels use 220 volts, 50 cycles and a round, two-pronged slim
plug. Bathroom shaver plugs usually have a transformer switch. We
suggest taking an adaptor for your appliance.