FOODS YOU SHOULDN’T MISS OUT ON WHEN GOING TO BALI
BALI had become one of the most popular locations not only for it’s beautiful landscapes and beaches, majestic mountains and citizens’ kindness….Read More
Do you plan to go on a trip to Bali? This is the perfect blog for you! Read it fully to know what you need to know before you go on the Bali trip.
First of all, there are some months in the year that you might want to think twice before booking a ticket.
It is possible to divide Bali’s seasons into two groups: dry season and monsoon season. Rain is expected more frequently during the monsoon season, even though you can still experience most days being dry, it can interrupt your schedule. The monsoon season lasts from November till March.
The dry season, from April till October, can be again divided into two parts, the high season (July and August) and the shoulder season. In the high season, you can expect the island to be busier, flights to be costlier, and accommodation prices to go up by 30-50%. It is best to go during the shoulder season (May, June, September, October) to avoid this crowd. You will get regular prices, avoid the summer crowds, and have wonderful weather!
For first-time visitors to Bali, here’s one of the best tips: travelers from roughly 160 countries can enter Bali visa-free for up to 30 days. Apart from that, if you are planning on staying longer than 30 days then you will need either a visa before you arrive in Bali or a VOA (visa on arrival), which can be extended once.
If you enter the country visa-free, you are not eligible for extending your stay. It is important to check which conditions apply to you.
Delicious food is one of the many advantages of traveling in Bali. You should eat at a warung if you want to experience the best local food. Warung in Indonesia refers to a small family-owned restaurant or cafe, and there are plenty of them in Bali.
There’s usually a lot of local food to choose from, either from a menu or as part of a buffet. In addition, they offer a large selection of veggies, tofu, and tempe (a traditional Indonesian dish).
Bali visitors should be aware that there are additional taxes and service taxes when getting a restaurant or cafe bill. Typical extra taxes are 15% to 20%. Keep this in mind when planning your itinerary.
There are two apps in Indonesia that you could not go without, Grab and Go-Jek.
Grab is used in Bali. Be careful, in some areas, it seemed almost impossible to find a Grab driver. It is not recommended to order a Grab or Go-Jek driver in Bali but on the other hand, these apps are excellent for ordering food.
For a very small fee, you can get almost any dish from the many restaurants in your area delivered to your doorstep. Great if you are not feeling too well, or just simply prefer to don’t leave your house.
While Bali in general is safe to travel and easy due to a large amount of tourism, there is one thing that is unsafe in Bali: the tap water. It is strongly advised to only drink bottled water in Bali, as the tap water can make you quite ill. Bottled water is available everywhere. It would be wise to bring a water filter or check if your hostel provides free drinking water.
In Bali, they drive on the left-hand side. This means that if you come from a country where they drive on the right-hand side, you should be extra careful, not only when driving yourself, but also when crossing the street.
You will notice upon arriving in Bali that there is a lack of highways, and as such there are many traffic jams. In general, traffic in Bali can be quite chaotic and you will notice people crossing, dogs running across the street and people making sudden turns, definitely something that can take some getting used to, so it is best to pay attention at all times.
No public transportation means arranging your own transport, and renting taxis or tour services can get quite expensive, depending on how much you want to go and see! Scooters and motorbikes, on the other hand, are relatively cheap and depend on the length of duration and location of rental. You can expect to pay between 3$ and 10$ a day, making it a cheap and affordable mode of transportation.
Motorbikes and scooters allowed us to visit as many sights as we like and get to the most beautiful spots for sunrise without having to arrange a taxi. But with Bali’s traffic being quite chaotic, this option is not really recommended unless you feel confident and comfortable riding a motorbike here, and if you do, be sure to wear a helmet as this is mandatory in Bali!
Planning your trip or perhaps your Bali itinerary? You are most likely using Google Maps to plan your trips and check distances and times. Don’t trust Google Maps when it comes to travel times in Bali. Due to chaotic traffic and religious ceremonies, there is a high probability to be rerouted or extremely delayed.
If you are planning on catching a sunset in Bali add some extra time for the possibility of traffic jams so you won’t miss it. Be sure to download either the Google offline Maps of Bali. It is not impossible that you completely lost your internet connection, and without those offline maps, it could be harder to navigate!
If you have made all your plans for your trip to Bali you don’t need to worry about the accommodation part because “Bali Villas R Us” offers you the chance to book your choice of villas in Bali’s top locations including Semiyank, Canggu, Ubud, Jimbaran, and many others.
Additionally, we are able to arrange special packages such as photoshoots in traditional Balinese costumes, babysitting services, spa and wellness services, and special decorations.