Travel Tips

Plan Ahead With Our Useful Travel Tips

Prepare yourself for a hassle-free vacation to Bali. On this page we’re sharing some of our best travel tips to paradise. We translated the most asked questions into helpful travel tips; from the moment you land on the island of the Gods all the way till your departure, we covered it all. Do you for example know where you get the best exchange rate? Or what those scratchy cards are, which are often handed out on the streets of Kuta, Legian and Seminyak? What about transportation, what’s the best way to getting around in Bali? Are you travelling with kids? Then explore the kids section for tips about nannies, kid-friendly activities and more.

Our most important tip is to not travel to Bali without insurance, we hate reading about people who are meant to be having the time of their lives and it is turning into a financial nightmare for themselves and their families. Eliminate all the risks, so you can really enjoy your well-deserved holiday.

Money Tips

Commission rates, exchange rates, interest rates, and transaction fees all add up to a common practice of organizing your money while on the road. Withdraw your money from a reliable ATM and, for stays longer than 1 month, open a Wise account to save on currency conversion fees.

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Things to Do in Bali with Kids

Looking for the perfect destination for your upcoming family vacation? Look no further, Bali it is! From beautiful beaches, to the lush and green rice terraces to cultural attractions for kids, Bali has it all!

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Babysitting Services

Bali is definitely kid-friendly and so, in every respect, it makes the perfect choice for a family holiday in a marvellous setting of sun and beach. Plenty of accommodation in fine houses and villas and babysitting services just right for your needs!

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Baby Equipment and Pool Fence Hire

In Bali we are lucky enough to have some really well-stocked companies to hire everything you need for travelling with young children. Staying in a villa and worried about the pool? Rent a pool fence for a worry-free holiday.

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Bike and Car Rental

Driving in Bali without an international driver licence- NO! You should apply for it in your home country and bring both of them with you. Careful. There are shopkeepers that can sell you a bike pretty easily but don’t be swayed by them!

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Grab

Grab isn’t a one-size-fits-all ride. You can use the app in 4 different ways, making it perfect for tailoring your evening with no speed bumps in sight. That’s exactly what makes it such an “everyday everything” app for the contemporary consumer.

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Things to Avoid

Tourists are usually easy pickings, which is why you should keep an eye out at all times! Only transact with reliable money changers, be aware of potential card skimming and pick-pocketing, and learn to recognize banknotes.

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Travel Insurance

Going on a trip is always a fantastic adventure but better safe than sorry. Having travel insurance that includes coverage for medical bills in Bali is mandatory! It not only is useful against unforeseen medical expenses but also against other travel-related issues, such as the loss or damage of your luggage.

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Medical and Emergencies

For your own safety, we’ve put together a list of what are undoubtedly the most important emergency contact numbers in Bali along with a whole list of hospitals and clinics.

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Health

Bali is a real paradise in anyone’s eyes, a little less for your health if you do not take the necessary precautions! Tropical diseases exist…. avoiding paranoias, make sure you are vaccinated! Avoid Black-Henna Tattoos, drink a lot of water (not from the tap!), protect yourself from mosquitoes and low-quality alcohol, and always wash your hands!

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Language

Despite speech and cultural differences, English remains the top language choice in Bali, followed by Indonesian/Balinese. In this spirit, we have prepared for you a word list that you can start learning for a daily conversation in Balinese

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Weather in Bali

You only have time to pack the essentials: What clothing should you be wearing in Bali? Great question, because warm temperatures throughout the year climate the island. However, there are distinctive dry and wet seasons although the weather depends on the area.

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Phones in Bali

No need anymore to pay a crazy phone bill due to inadvertent roaming. You can still use your mobile in Bali just replacing your old SIM card with a local one and unlocking your device, if it’s not a GSM, in a mobile phone shop- it is as simple as that!

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Bali Airport by Night

Airport Transfers

Nothing like the stress of not knowing the details of your transport until the very last minute. A string of public taxis, Grab and Gojek… which one to choose? Just let it go and book your driver in advance that will be outside arrival!

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Arriving in Bali

Before you get to Bali, there are a few things you might like to know in advance, for example having a passport with a minimum period of validity of six months,arranging transport with GRAB or directly with the VIP Airport Butler Service that provides a hassle-free way to travel.

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Departing Bali

And eventually, your vacation in Bali is got to come to an end. Do not sacrifice all of the good times because of serious lapses of memory on travel regulations: check the weight of your suitcases, make your luggage even safer, carry the right amount of liquids in your hand-luggage, and always make a copy of your documents!

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