Bali, one of the most beautiful island destinations in the world, has become a major tourist hub over recent years. It is the most visited place in Indonesia, and with a hot climate, tropical seas and welcoming islanders, it isn’t difficult to see why.
The famed island of Bali, which is covered in luscious green landscapes, white sandy beaches and spectacular views, has something to offer every traveller. Including world class surfing opportunities, scuba diving, and of course, an amazing range of cultural and historical sites and attractions.
While Bali is a wonderful place, for first time visitors there may be some surprises in store – some good, and some not so good. Like any foreign location, Bali has a different culture to what you are used to, and it is best to be prepared for that.
To ensure that your trip to Bali is as wonderful as possible, we have put together a list of top tips for visiting Bali. To find out more, have a read of this.
Bali is all about the location, where you stay can affect the quality of the vacation you have. The amazing thing about this island is that it has various areas within it, each one offering a different travel experience.
If you plan to party, then the Kuta section of Southern Bali is perfect for you. If you want something a little more high end, then give Seminyak a try. If you are planning a spiritual trip, then Ubud is the destination you will need. If you are travelling with the kids then hotels in Nusa Dua are perfect for you. Looking to surf, head straight to Canggu – my personal favourite!
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Take cash on your flight
Bring cash with you on your flight so that you can pay the entry visa fee when you arrive at the airport. The fee is around £20 per person, but budget £30 per person to ensure that you have enough cash.
Don’t rely on taxis
When you are planning how you will get around Bali, bare in mind that public transport doesn’t really exist here. Some areas of Bali do have taxis frequently available, but not all areas.
The best way to get around is to hire a moped or a car for the duration of your trip. If you don’t fancy driving in a foreign country that’s fine, you can also hire a driver to drive you around.
Don’t get Bali belly
Most travellers have experienced an upset stomach while visiting another country, which will usually pass quickly. However, Bali belly is much more uncomfortable and could ruin your trip.
But, there is no need to worry, there are plenty of ways you can avoid Bali belly. Don’t drink the tap water, only drink bottled water. Make sure to also avoid any drinks with ice in them. Brush your teeth with bottled water to ensure that you don’t accidently swallow any tap water. Always clean your hands before eating with a hand sanitiser.
Have an amazing time
Bali is a beautiful place, with so much to offer any traveller. Make sure to take full advantage of this island paradise and have an amazing trip.