Bali-the gate of heaven, the land of the God. It is also known as a surfers paradise. Bali, an island of Indonesia, is lavished with incredible natural beauty. The climate of this place is harmonic and serene. It’s full of great beaches, sensational sceneries, amazing amulet, and diversified culture. People who think to escape from the rigors of daily life or one who wants to spend some time with friends and family. Trip of Bali will be a memorable travel experience that they will set it in mind for a lifetime. Bali is also an excellent place for one who wants to celebrate a honeymoon. And this trip will be incomplete without watching cultural performances of the serpentine and traditional Balinese dance, lounging on the pristine beaches, exploring the deep forests, and gazing over the rice terraces of Bali. Other sights include the Nine Directional Temples such Tanah Lot, Besakih and Uluwatu, as well as the Garuda Wisnu Kencana, which is a statue of the God Vishnu as he rides the gigantic mythical bird.
Best Time to visit:
The most comfortable time to visit Bali is the dry season. The dry season or summer runs out from April to October. It is the season when humidity is the least, and there is no rain. It is the best peak tourist season in Bali. The hottest month is May when the temperature rises up to 33°C. After that, the temperature starts to fall slowly. The weather in August is amusing for the tourists to enjoy with no rainfall. It is the pleasureful timing to visit this place for enjoying water sports like swimming, snorkeling, rafting, sea walking, etc. In this area, the weather contains frequent temperature throughout the year- tropical, hot and humid. The best time to travel here when the humidity is relatively low, and easy for tourists to enjoy all the activities that the place has to offer.
Map of Bali:
Bali, an island of Indonesia, located in South East Asia, is one of the most popular islands in the world. Every year around 3million people visit Bali. It is approximately 1,600 miles due north of Perth in Western Australia and 600 miles east of Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia.
The total area of Bali is about 5780 sq km(2230 sq mi). Around 4,225,384 people live in Bali. It is the only Hindu-majority province in Indonesia, with 83.5% of the population adhering to Balinese Hinduism.
How to Go Bali:
Airways is the most convenient way to reach Bali. This Indonesian Island is very well connected to all parts of the world by direct and indirect flights due to its gigantic popularity as a year-round destination. With a number of international carriers flying into Bali you are sure to find a few options within your budget from your origin city. The Ngurah Rai International Airport at Denpasar handles all international flights to Bali. Ngurah Rai International Airport or Denpasar International Airport is located in South Kuta district and is just 13 kilometers from Denpasar, the capital of Bali.
Being an island, Bali does not have any highway or road link with other parts of the world. it is impossible to reach Bali by road directly. You can take a bus from Jakarta (the capital of Indonesia) to Bali but only if you can brave the 23-hour bus journey. In this way, the route will be India- Myanmar- Thailand- Malaysia- Indonesia. Going to Bali, the journey by road can take weeks to reach the destination. Also, one must have a visa and other permits for all the countries that are on the way, which makes the road trip very expensive. Please note that buses might not always be available from the airport.
Bali is quite a popular port for most cruise liners passing through South East Asia. To get into Bali through the sea route, take a flight to Singapore, Sumatra or Java and take a ship for your dynamic journey to Bali. The information desks will guide you thoroughly at the airport.
NB: Being the most popular holiday destination in Indonesia, Bali is well connected to different parts of the world. The best way to get to Bali from India is by air. The total distance between India and Bali is 5829 km and it takes approximately 9 hours to reach Bali from India.
- New Delhi to Bali is 9.0 hours by flight
- Mumbai to Bali is 8.0 hours by flight
- Bangalore to Bali is 8.0 hours by flight
- Chennai to Bali is 8.0 hours by flight
Getting Around Bali:
When you will land at Ngurah Rai International Airport, the first thing will be how you getting to your hotel. Bali Airport transfer services solve the hassle of finding a random taxi and save precious time. You can book your airport transfers ahead of time so that you can spend much time at the sea-beach or at the poolside bar. Whatever transfer you choose and reserve, you will assure an easy transition till the last leg of your journey before your Bali holiday. It will be a begin in earnest.
If you’re planning on traveling from place to place, such as Kuta to Ubud, there are five options I will recommend. Google Maps will become your best friend in this situation.
Rent a scooter:
Scooter is the best way to travel around on your own. If your packing is light then two people can easily ride on one scooter. Always wear a helmet and carry an international drivers license with you at all times because the police can fine you if you’re missing either.
If you’re traveling in a group and want a favor, a private driver is a way to go. There are plenty of drivers available in Bali. Ask a local person or your hotel’s information desk and they’ll likely know someone, but it’s always best to go off a recommendation.
It is the most reliable and cost-effective way to travel between places. The buses are comfortable, that run on a schedule and have many outgoing times throughout the day. It’s a great option for solo travelers on a budget. By online you can reserve your ticket and pay for it at your local Perama bus office, which is also where your bus will depart.
Nowadays Uber is one of a new and popular transport option in Bali, and It cost much less than a taxi. So, You need a wifi network to order an Uber or have access to data on your phone. Unfortunately, Uber is prohibited in certain areas due to conflicts with the taxi industry. Sometimes it’s processing is time-consuming. But I liked taking an Uber because there was no cash exchange and everything was billed right to my credit card.
To find a taxi in Bali isn’t a big problem because it is in everywhere. I Honestly feel like there are 5 taxis for every tourist. If you want the convenience of quickly getting to your destination, a taxi is your best bet. This convenience, of course, comes with a higher price which makes taxis the most expensive way to get around. Blue Bird Taxis is the most reputable company. Who claim their meter is broken, keep an eye on them, otherwise they will give you an inflated flat rate price. You should ask for an approximate cost before getting in.
Where to Stay in Bali:
When you are on planning about your first time traveling in Bali, It’s a tough or confusing situation to select a perfect hotel or resort, that which beach is best for you. if you make the wrong choice, it could ruin your holiday. Though Bali is a small island, its different beaches and areas offer plenty of choices. Each area offers a completely different experience than others. If you’re planning your first visit to Bali, or just curious about which hotel, location, and highlights are the best fit for you, Here’s a quick guide showing you the main features of Bali’s most popular areas.
Seminyak often considered as a most premium location in Bali. It is used to be a small fishing village which is now one of the largest attractions in all of Bali.
Seminyak is a great area to be based in because of its beautiful and fairly quiet sunset beaches, some of the best restaurants, beach bars and lots of accommodations options ranging from budget to luxury. It also has an amazing shopping area with many designer boutiques and brand shops selling everything from typical souvenirs to trendy clothing, accessories, and beachwear.
Why Stay In Seminyak:
If you’re looking for excitement and activities, then Seminyak is an amazing place because there’s always something special going on, and the beach itself is in pristine condition. Seminyak is Bali’s upmarket beach resort area, where has luxury five-star resorts, solitary villas, world-class beach clubs, and hip sunset venues, nightlife options. Most of the island’s best restaurants are found in this area and most of them known as Jalan Laksmana or Kayu Aya named the street. Another street, Jalan Dhyana Pura or Camplung Tanduk, is popular for the gay-friendliest, with fun bars set virtually side-by-side.
Why Avoid Seminyak:
The downside of Seminyak is a busy place and so that you can feel cramped after a while. It’s not recommended for those people who prefer to be a little isolated from crowds and large happening. It also not compatible for who like divers and seek to explore the waters near the coast. Traffic jam is common during the peak season (roughly June to December) and so that walking is often required.
Hotels in Seminyak:
Budget: Grandmas Plus Hotel Seminyak
This Hotel is 5 minutes walk from the beach and surrounded by the shops, restaurants, and nightlife of Seminyak. It offers modern rooms with free WiFi access and flat-screen cable TVs. and surrounded by the shops, restaurants, and nightlife of Seminyak.
Mid-Range: The Bli Bli Villas & Spa
The Bli Bli Villas & Spa Surrounded by gardens, each air-conditioned villa has a well-equipped kitchenette, dining area, and semi-outdoor bathroom with a wide bathtub. Benefits include a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a DVD player. The villa also comes with a roomy living area. Prices start at £129 per night.
Luxury: Villas: The Ulin Villas and Spa – by Karaniya Experience
The Ulin Villas and Spa – by Karaniya Experience have 14 well-decorated boutique villas and each villa features wide bedrooms and large dining and living areas. Features also include a designer kitchen and a bathroom with sunken tub and separate shower. Free WiFi is available in all rooms. Prices for this type villas start at £234 per night.
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Some Other Reputed Hotels and Resorts in Seminyak:
- The Haven Bali Seminyak
- The Seminyak Beach Resort,
- Amadea Resort & Villas,
- Dash Hotel Seminyak,
- The Kayana Villa,
- Bvilla Seminyak,
- Courtyard By Marriott Bali Seminyak Resort Seminyak.
Ubud is such a place, where one will lose him/herself into Balinese local culture. Meditation, spirituality, and culture are the main features of Ubud. It’s also a place of stunning nature with dense forests that surrounds the valley and dotted with many unique temples filled with people. After all, People who prefer green valleys near the beach, arts, culture and historical places, Ubud is the best-staying place for them.
Why stay in Ubud:
In Ubud, the locals are warm and welcoming, and they greet many of the tourists as they go about their day. A lot of tourists come to Ubud for the yoga, meditation, art museums, for the cooler climes, or just to escape the comparative anarchy of Kuta. Ubud also offers numerous temples, markets, traditional dances, and is an ideal base for day-trips to extraordinary places like the sacred temples and springs at Tirta Empul; the crater lake of Bratan mountain; and the Elephant Safari Park. There are also outdoor activities like rafting, hiking, and mountain biking, which are nearby and easy to arrange.
Why Avoid Ubud:
IN Ubud, events are very rare because it’s a very cultural place with museums and peaceful restaurants There are no beaches near the water. And this place is not recommended for those people who want to participate in something actively, as there’s a very little way of excitement and opportunities for adventure. In this place Narrow streets with detours and congestions are common.
Hotels and Resorts in Ubud:
Budget – Angga Homestay
In Angga Homestay, the rooms are provided with a terrace, a desk, and a seating area. The bathroom also comes with a hot and cold shower facility. From the room, visitors can enjoy the beauty of the gardening view. Breakfast is served in the room. Prices for this reliable accommodation start at £13 per night.
Mid-Range Purana Boutique Resort
In Purana Boutique Resort, all units are air-conditioned and feature a flat-screen TV, CD player, DVD player. Some units have a seating area or terrace. There is also a kitchen, with a refrigerator and a minibar are also available. There is also a private bathroom with a shower and slippers in every unit. Towels and bed linen are offered. Prices start at £85 per night.
Luxury – Pramana Watu Kurung Resort
Pramana Watu Kurung Resort offers certain units which have pool views, and every room includes a private bathroom and a desk. The units feature a wardrobe. You can get a private villa with incredible views of the jungle. Prices start at £117 per night.
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Others Best Hotels and Resorts in Ubud:
- Viceroy Bali,
- Visesa Ubud Resort,
- The Lokha Ubud Resort,
- Black Penny Villas Ubud,
- Alam Puisi Villa.
Once a time, Kuta was a fishing village which is now famous for surfing because of perfect water and soft sand that is a surfers dream. it is one of a great nightlife area as well as surfing. It’s also a heaven for party lovers because it’s filled with lots of bars, clubs and beach clubs that throw some amazing parties. For budget travelers, there are countless restaurants, a big mall, the largest waterpark in Southeast Asia(Waterbom Bali, Kuta), and a wide variety of hotels to suit any budget. Nowadays Kuta has become the most popular beach area in Bali.
Why Stay in Kuta:
Kuta is perfect for those people who love watersports in general. Surfing is definitely the biggest draw of Kuta also a great place for partying and finding affordable backpacker style accommodation.
Why Avoid Kuta:
Kuta is not a perfect place for a family vacation, because there’s not really a lot of activities for children than the other beaches. Traffic congestion is common during the peak season and venues are occurred widely. There have a lot of constructions and beaches have become quite polluted.
Hotels in Kuta:
Budget – Pondok Sutya
Rooms are featured with a seating area for tourists convenience. A terrace or balcony, and a private bathroom are added to those rooms. The TV is only available in selected rooms. Prices start at £9 per night.
Mid-Range – The Anvaya Beach Resort Bali
The Anvaya Beach Resort Bali is fitted with a flat-screen TV, a minibar and coffee/tea making facilities that blended with modern designs, Balinese touches, and air-conditioned rooms. The spacious villa features a private pool and a large en suite bathroom with a walk-in dressing room, double vanities, a bath, and a separate shower. Prices start at £88 per night.
Luxury – Aryaduta Bali
Every spacious room is furnished with a sofa, a flat-screen TV and a fridge. Aryaduta Bali has rooms with a balcony, but all of the air-conditioned rooms come with a private bathroom. Prices start at £70 per night.
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Best Hotels in Bali:
Here I am providing a list of best hotels in Bali according to their rankings, services, reputations and customers satisfaction.
- Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan
- Jamahal Private Resort & Spa
- Kayumanis Jimbaran Private Estate & Spa
- Kayumanis Nusa Dua Private Villa & Spa
- Kayumanis Ubud Private Villas & Spa
- Kelapa Retreat & Spa
- Komaneka at Bisma
- Komaneka at Tanggayuda
- Mahagiri Villas Sanur
- Plataran Canggu Bali Resort and Spa
- The Elysian Boutique Villa Hotel
- The Samaya Seminyak
- Viceroy Bali
- Villa de daun
- Anantara Seminyak Bali Resort
- Bali Dynasty Resort
- Bali Emerald Villas
- Belmond Jimbaran Puri
- Bulgari Resort Bali
- Conrad Bali
- Gending Kedis Luxury Villas & Spa Estate
- Hanging Gardens of Bali
- InterContinental Bali Resort
- Kamandalu Ubud
- Kamuela Villas & Suites Sanur
- Kamuela Villas Seminyak
- Le Jardin Boutique Villa
- Matahari Beach Resort & Spa
- Maya Ubud Resort and Spa
- Padma Resort Legian
What to Eat:
If you are visiting Bali for the first time, I would like to share my experience with you about Balinese food and restaurants. Bali is a splendid destination for food. Much of traditional Balinese food bears resemblance to typical Indonesian food but unlike its mostly Muslim neighbors, Bali is predominantly Hindu which means that they rarely eat beef and have a lot more pork on the menu. Although Indonesia has a long history of food, it has not been well documented throughout the ages. Because Balinese food is a solid mix of indigenous cuisine as well as influences from Chinese, Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine that sets it apart in many ways from just being “Indonesian food”.
Some staples of Balinese food are rice. If you’ve seen the images of natural sceneries, it most likely will be of their great rice fields and terraces. Rice will be something that is included in almost every meal. Another popular raw material on the dinner table is kecap manis which is a light soy sauce that is used a lot in local cooking.
Best Restaurants in Bali:
Here I gather the top-ranked 20 Restaurants name and their location according to their services & customer’s satisfaction to support in your traveling time-
- Musubi: Location-Canggu
- Jackson Lily’s: Location-Seminyak
- Makase Restaurant: Location-Seminyak
- Apéritif Restaurant & Bar:Location- Ubud
- Zibiru: Location-Seminyak
- Ji Restaurant Bali: Location-Canggu
- Boy’N’Cow Meat BoutiqueLocation: Seminyak
- Nusantara by Locavore: Location-Ubud
- Aya Street: Location-Seminyak
- Blanco Par MandifLocation-Ubud
- Luxe Barbeque & Grill: Location-Ubud
- Parachute Bali.
Best Foods in Bali:
- Balinese Kopi (Coffee): Balinese Kopi is recommended from Revolver Expresso-Seminyak, Anomaly Coffee-Ubud.
- Babi Guling (Suckling Pig): Babi Guling (Suckling Pig) is recommended from Warung Bali Guling-Ubud, Warung Babi Guling Pak Malen-Seminyak.
- Desserts: Desserts are recommended from Angelita Patisserie-Kuta, Alchemy-Ubud.
- Ice Creams, Gelatos, Lemonades: Ice Creams, Gelatos, Sherbets are recommended from Gusto Gelato Café-Kuta, Gaya Gelato-Ubud.
- BBQ Pork Ribs: BBQ Pork Ribs is recommended from Naughty Nuri’s Warung-Ubud, Warung Wahaha-Seminyak.
- Bebek Goreng/ Bebek Betutu (Fried/Smoked Duck): Bebek Goreng/ Bebek Betutu is recommended from Bebek Bengil Dirty Duck Diner-Ubud,
- Cocktail Bars: Cocktail Bars is recommended from Rock Bar, Potato Head Beach Club.
- BBQ Seafood: BBQ Seafood is recommended from Jimbaran Seafood Cafes, Jimbaran Bay Seafood Club.
- Pisang Goreng
- Nasi Campur
- Bebek Betutu
- Mini Rijsttafel
Best Things to Do in Bali :
- To watch the sunrise from the top of Mount Batur-You’ll have to wake up early, possibly as early as 3 AM, if you want to be at the top of the mountain before sunrise and really the view is definitely worth it.
- Drink from the fountain of youth at Goa Gajah-The Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) was built in the 9th century and worshipped as a sanctuary. It’s a peaceful and spiritual place and got a little waterfall, a beautiful green terrain, fascinating temple ruins, etc.
- Let monkeys climb all over you at in Ubud-Jalan Monkey Forest of Ubud is one of the most famous attractions in Bali. Among this forest area, the air is very cool, but the sun still shines bright and warm in. I’ve never been a big monkey fan, but these guys are adorable so that you will feel love for it.
- Release sea turtles at Kuta Beach,
- Explore the cave under Uluwatu Beach,
- Dinner by the sunset at Jimbaran Beach,
- Ride on horses along the coastline,
- Camel riding along the shore,
- The climax at Waterbom Bali,
- Watch dolphins at sunrise at Lovina Beach,
- Have satay while chilling at Petitenget beach,
- Suntan at Geger Beach,
- Explore the underground labyrinth Goa Gala-Gala,
- Experience the Golden Hour at Agung Rai Museum of Art,
- Tegallalang Rice Terraces,
- Visit a local farm and home,
- Try cat poo coffee,
- Talk to people and make new international friends,
- Enjoy the beauty of royalty at Ubud Palace,
- Watch the sunset over paddy fields,
- Soak yourself in holy water at Tirta Empul,
- Watch the Kecak Fire Dance,
- Visit abandoned airplanes,
- Visit this abandoned amusement park,
- Calm your mind with some Yoga,
- Explore the Alley Of Art at Legian Street,
- Get experience traditional shopping at Ubud Market,
- The 100% Genuine Fake Shop,
- Learn to ride the waves at Odyssey’s Surf School,
- Learn Wood carving,
- Learn Batik,
- Go for water rafting at Ubud,
- Paraglide over the sea,
- Walk on the sea,
- Skygarden(Bali’s mega club),
- Cocoon(Beach club),
- Potato Head in Bliss,
- Try local food,
- Try to taste street food,
- Visit the reformed Rickety Bridge.
Best Places in Bali:
- Pura Tanah Lot: In Balinese, Pura means temple. Pura Tanah Lot is one of the most iconic temples in Bali stand on a rocky islet surrounded by crashing waves, which is located in about 20 kilometers northwest of Kuta. It is one of the most blessed of all the island’s sea temples for Balinese people. It was built at the prime of the 16th century which is believed to be inspired by the priest Nirartha, who asked local fishermen to build a temple here after spending a night on the rock outcrop. Visitors can walk across to the main temple at low tide, and allowed taking photos and soaking up the magnificent setting but enter any of the temples is not permitted for the foreigners. As a visitor, when you are visiting any of the temples in Bali, be sure to dress respectfully, and wear a sarong and sash. An interesting part of the temple is that one can visit the cultural park and enjoy traditional dance performances. Bali tour would not be complete without a visit to the Tanah Lot temple which attracts a lot of tourist across the globe.
- Pura Luhur Uluwatu: Uluwatu Temple is one of the island’s most famous temple for sunset delights with direct views overlooking the beautiful Indian Ocean and daily Kecak dance performances. Sunset is the best time to visit here when the sky and sea glow in the late afternoon light. It is one of six key temples which is believed to be Bali’s spiritual pillars. The temple is regarded as it protects Bali from evil sea spirits, and thought that the monkeys who reside in the small forest near its gateway guard the temple against bad influences. From the entrance to the temple, a breathtaking view is a scenic pathway snake. Balinese, “Ulu” means “tip” or “top” and “Watu” means rock or stone, the suitable name for the location of the temple. It is located in Pecatu Village, Kuta sub-district, Badung regency, about 25km south of Kuta and it usually takes around one hour to get to there. It is well known for its magnificent location, stands on the top of a vertical cliff nearly 70 meters above sea level. Only Hindu worshippers are allowed to enter the temple, but the beautiful setting and the sunset Kecak dance performances that take place here daily are more than worth the visit.
- Mount Batur: In Bali, every day hundreds of visitors begin the trek up at pre-dawn darkness to the 1,700-meter height of Mount Batur to watch the sunrise. Mount Batur is one of the most dramatic landscape for sightseeing and also known as Kintamani volcano. It is one of the active volcanoes in Bali, which gives a beautiful view of Lake Batur, and all the neighboring areas. At Mount Batur, you should visit Pura Ulun Danu Batur, loiter around the cave on the mountain, ride a bike through the ancient villages, a therapeutic soak in hot springs at the beautiful village of Toya Bungkah on the banks of Lake Batur, etc. And also don’t miss trek to the peak before sunrise and soaking yourself in the beautiful sunrise. You should also keep in mind to get a tour guide especially a local person, wear comfortable clothing as the temperature can be cool before sunrise and good grip hiking shoes, also carry a camera to pick a scenic beauty there.
- Jatiluwih Rice Terraces in Bali: It is one of the places to visit in Bali to capture a beautiful picture of emerald-hued rice fields. If you are interested in photography, then you must have to go Tegallalang and Jatiluwih Rice Terraces for a photo opportunity to click the vast green expanse of rice paddies with a series of hills in the background. Besides this, you can enjoy the coffee over there. The Jatiluwih rice terraces was once a candidate for the UNESCO world heritage site for its pristine and picture-perfect landscapes which consist of over 600 hectares of land as rice terraces enveloped with high hills of the Batukaru mountain. It is located in Jalan Jatiluwih No No.Desa, Jatiluwih, Penebel, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali.
- Kuta Beach
- Sekumpul Waterfall– Located in Sekumpul, Lemukih, Sawan, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali.
- Pura Ulun Danu Bratan– It is located in Danau Beratan, Candikuning, Baturiti, Tabanan Regency, Bali .
- Tirta Empul Temple
- The Nusa Islands– It is located at a distance of almost 26 km from Denpasar city.
- Sanur Beach
- Lovina Beach
- The Sidemen Valley
- Bali Safari and Marine Park Gianyar- Located in Jl. Bypass Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra Km. 19,8, Serongga, Kec. Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80551.
- Ubud Monkey Forest
- Bali Bird Park-Jl. Serma Cok Ngurah Gambir, Singapadu, Batubulan, Kec. Gianyar, Bali.
- Elephant Safari Park North Ubud
- Goa Gajah Gianyar– It is located on the island of Bali near Ubud.
- Agung Rai Museum of Art
- Neka Art Museum
- Bali Fun World
- Puri Lukisan Museum-Ubud
- Gunung Payung Beach– Located in Nusa Dua, Kuta Selatan, Kutuh, Kuta Sel, Kabupaten Badung, Bali.
- Lake Beratan- Located in Jl. Bedugul, Candi Kuning, Tabanan 80345,Bali.
From my experience sharing with you some precaution which one should take before traveling to Bali. Follow the afterward and make your trip smart-
- Carry the copies of your passports and travel documents. Leave the originals locked up in your hotel room or use the hotel’s security box when available. If not, then carry all your valuables in a front carry pouch keep it in your touch.
- If you value your life, don’t dare to drive yourself instead of getting a car with a driver and say no to ride a self-drive motorcycle.
- If you’re a lady, and you’re alone, it will not be perfect to walk alone at night especially in Kuta, as this can create unwanted attention.
- Though Bali’s beaches are the top attractions to visitors, they still aren’t 100% safe. Riptides, searing sun and even tsunamis existence create risks for swimmers in Bali. Keep in mind about the red flags. On the southwest part of Bali is known as dangerous rip tides and undertows. Dangerous beaches are marked out by red flags. Do not attempt to swim on beaches where indicates red flags, as these shores have strong currents that can sweep you out to sea. Collect the tsunami information from your hotel index. And of course, apply high SPF(sun protection factor) sunscreen on your skin.
- Avoid drinking water from the tap. The tap water in Bali is not qualified, and is often create cases of “Bali belly”. When you are on a trip there, stick to canned drinks or bottled water. The ice in Bali is safe because the island’s ice is supplied by the local government which is quality-controlled.
- Although Its beauty for a holiday destination, petty crime is common and often corruption occur. Follow any local laws or customs. There have been cases of bag snatching so remember to keep your valuables close to you and zipped up.
- When you are visiting the famed Jalan Monkey Forest in Ubud, make sure not to carry any plastic bags with you because it looks like there’s food inside.