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Travel Tips

Plan ahead with our useful traveltips.

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.

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Grab isn’t a one-size-fits-all ride. You can use the app in multiple 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.

Pool Fences by Bali Baby

Bali Baby is one of Bali’s leading baby equipment rental companies. They can provide all of your baby equipment, temporary pool fences for villas and even baby supplies! The website is user friendly with live availability and you can pay online.

Bali Buddies Nannies

Bali Buddies has a small number of Nannies available for casual bookings. These are all Nannies we have known and worked with for many years and who is also use for our own children personally. Having a nanny doesn't always mean leaving your kids back...

Bali Buddies Drivers

A private guide and driver is the best way to get around for longer trips and for first timers. By booking a reputable guide you are ensured you get an English-speaking driver (and also other languages) who is licensed to drive tourists around. You also...

Bali Buddies Bike Rental

Getting around on a scooter/moped in Bali is a fabulous way to explore the Island….and it sure beats being stuck in traffic. Before taking to riding a bike in Bali yourself there are some things to be aware of: The road rules will be different...

Bali Baby

Bali Baby is one of Bali’s leading baby equipment rental companies. They can provide all of your baby equipment, temporary pool fences for villas and even baby supplies! The website is user friendly with live availability and you can pay online..

Bluebird Taxis

Taxis are a quick and convenient way to get transport. On any of the main streets you will see taxis trawling along and beeping their horns looking for customers. There are quite a few different taxi companies and there are varied opinions on each company....

Arriving in Bali

Things to know about arriving in Bali On this page, we're sharing useful tips for a hassle-free arrival at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali. One of our best tips is to take out the stress of the arrival experience by booking the VIP Immigration...

Departing Bali

Things to know about departing Bali Not something many of us look forward to, but equally important is to be prepared for your departure home. It's always better to leave with pleasant memories of your time in Bali than with a tumultuous departure. Did you...

Things to Avoid

Money Changers Dont be tempted to change your money with the peddlers on the street advertising extra high exchange rates. These moneychangers can be like magicians and magically make your money disappear! Its best to stick to the trusted moneychangers..

Money tips

Currency in Bali The Indonesian Rupiah is the currency of Indonesia. The currency code for Rupiahs is IDR, and the currency symbol is Rp. Changing Money You will always get a better exchange rate if you wait to change your money once you land in...

Travel Insurance

*** Bali Travel Insurance is a non negotiable! *** You don't want to think about the things that can go wrong on a trip, but it's always good to be prepared in case you get sick while traveling. As in Bali the hospitals follow a...

Hospitals & Clinics

BIMC KUTA +62 361 761 263 +62 361 764 345 BIMC NUSA DUA +62 361 3000 911 SILOAM SEMINYAK +62 361 779 900 EMERGENCY DEPT +62 361 779 911

Emergency Contact Numbers

Emergency Contact Numbers in Bali When planning your holiday to Bali (or to anywhere in the world), it's a good idea to prepare a list with local emergency contact numbers. Unfortunately this is often forgotten by travelers as we all assume we don't need it....

Health Tips

No one wants to get sick on their holidays here are a few tips to keep you healthy in Bali.. Vaccinations:Many doctors will give you many different opinions when it comes to whether or not you need vaccinations..


The Bali locals are all so good at English (and many other languages) they make it quite easy on tourists to holiday without learning the local language. However when you do try and use some of their language they really love it and are astounded...


Bali Weather Bali has a tropical climate appropriate to its proximity to the equator. Year round temperatures average 31 degrees Celsius. High humidity can be expected during the Wet Season between the months of October – April. The Dry Season..

Phones in Bali

Most people will take their phones to Bali and when taking your mobile phone to Bali there are some things to consider before you travel. You will either use your phone in one of the following ways during your trip, there are points to consider...