Bali travel tips and advice

Handy tips when traveling to Bali

If this is your first trip to Bali, Indonesia, our handy Bali tips and advice will help you get the most out of your Bali experience. Bali is a place of idyllic beauty, a place to relax and have fun.
Bali travel requirements

  • Customs and culture

The culture of Bali is unique. Balinese people are a self-content, warm and inviting people who celebrate life with dance, drama and sculpture. When visiting Bali pay particular attention to what you wear. Dress modestly especially when visiting temples and places of worship. Ensure your shoulders, upper arms, waist and legs remain covered at all times.

  • Money and currency

When traveling to Bali with cash, avoid changing your currency with any establishments other than one of Bali’s reputable banks or establishments that are recognised by the Bank of Indonesia. Look out for green Berizin shield advertising “Pedagong Valuta Asing Berizin” or withdraw cash directly from your bank account or credit card from approved ATM’s.

  • Health

Taking the right health precautions in Bali can prevent you from a multitude of health risk and an unscheduled visit to a Bali hospital. Avoid drinking tap water and the dreaded “Bali Belly”. Stick to bottled water or canned drinks and make sure you get acquainted with the reputable Bali hospitals in the event of an emergency. Sign up with a good travel insurance company for extra protection when traveling to Bali.

  • Transportation

There are many modes of transport available in Bali - taxis, scooters, bicycles and self-drive or hire – each priced according to the luxury and comfort you desire.
To remain on the safe side it is recommended you catch the blue Bird taxis marked as “Bali Taxi” to avoid being cheated when traveling around Bali.

  • Beaches

Whether you surf, sun bathe or swim in the sea, beaching in Bali needs to be done with safety. From Kuta to Cariggu, Bali beaches present fun as long as you adhere to the rules and swim between the red and yellow marked flags, to avoid riptides and undercurrents and perhaps being swept out to sea. Be sure not to leave any valuables on the beach unattended while swimming, a better option would be to keep your valuables locked up in a safe at the hotel.

What to pack
When visiting Bali, pay particular attention to the time of year you choose to travel as Bali experiences rainy seasons and humid days at various times of the year. Alongside clothing, pack the necessities that will make your trip more comfortable such as:

  • Light clothing (depending on the time of year)
  • Backpack, when traveling around Bali, light packing is best
  • Sunscreen or sunblock and protective hat
  • Travel insurance
  • Currency in updated denominated notes
  • Book to help with Balinese translations
  • Travel adaptors
  • Spare batteries for your camera
  • Credit card

Follow these handy Bali travel tips and advice for a safe and memorable holiday in Bali.

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Travel light with Exportair Bali contact us today for your excess baggage requirements.