Temple - Pura Ulun Danu Lake Brataan
Sunset at Kuta Beach
Rice Paddies of Ubud
Traditional Balinese Dance
Bali has long been a travellers’ paradise with visitors to the island literally spoilt for choice with an abundance of shopping, cultural and natural attractions and outdoor activities all on offer with your Bali accommodation. For the avid shopper, you cannot go past the bargains at the local markets present in Kuta and Legian, or for a modern mall experience head to Discovery Kartika Mall right on the beach in South Kuta or head over to Seminyak for trendy boutiques. To leave the hectic fast paced life behind, head to the mountains of Bali – Ubud or north to Candi Dasa and treat yourself with spa retreats and cooking schools whilst enjoying Bali’s stunning surrounds. If you seek true relaxation, head to the Gili Islands or Lombok and enjoy its unspoilt beaches. The list is endless and the choices never ending whether you are a surfer, golfer, shopper, nature lover, artist, adventurer, Bali simply is the perfect paradise for all.
Asia Escape Holidays s happy to book your Bali holiday in a Bali resort or Bali villa.
Bali is considered an ideal tropical holiday destination all year round, with the average temperature ranging between 29-31 degrees celsius . Rainfall occurs mostly during the monsoonal months from November to March.
Passport and Visas
Each person must carry a passport with at least 6 months validity from the date of arrival into Bali. Australian passport holders require a visa for travel to Bali payable on arrival. Asia Escape Holidays highly recommends checking all visa requirements with the appropriate embassies or consulates before making travel arrangements. Alternatively, please ask your travel agent for more information.
The national language is Bahasa Indonesia. English is widely understood in all the main tourist areas of Bali and Lombok.
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Bottled water is available at local supermarkets and in your hotel. It is not recommended to drink tap water. The ice in hotels, restaurants and bars is now Government-regulated and considered safe.
Metered taxis are a popular mode of transport to get around Bali however the traditional ”bemos” are still popular and readily available. Prices for Taxis and Bemos can be negotiated.
Asia Escape Holidays highly recommends that you seek prior qualified medical advice in regards to vaccinations or medications that you may require.
Currency & Money Changers
The local of currency in Indonesia is the Rupiah (RP). Major credit cards and travellers cheques are widely accepted. Money can be changed at licensed currency exchanges, banks and hotels. It is not advised to change your money at roadside exchangers. Credit cards are widely accepted in department stores, hotels and restaurants and ATM’s are widely available. Some form of identification will be required when cashing in traveller’s cheques.
Holidays and Special Days
There are a number of special days/holidays in Bali however Nyepi Day, which falls in March, interferes with travel arrangements. Nyepi Day is a day of reflection and marks the Hindu New Year with both Hindu and non-Hindu alike, respecting the rules of silence. It is a day of absolute silence throughout the island and no traffic is permitted on the streets for the 24 hour commemorative period from 6 a.m. continuing until 6 a.m the next day. Surcharges may apply at hotels and for certain flights during these times. Check with your travel agent for public holiday updates.
Indonesia’s voltage can be either 110 volts or 220 to 240 volts. Some hotels will provide adaptors on request however purchasing your own is recommended. Power plugs and points in Indonesia are two pinned and round shaped.
Asia Escape Holidays highly recommends purchasing comprehensive travel insurance when travelling to Asia. Please discuss your insurance options with your travel agent.
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