What currency should I bring? Can I bring a prepaid currency card with US dollars loaded on ? Is this easy to use here and can I lift out rupiah from an ATM on the prepaid US dollars card ?
What is the best way to travel between Sanur and Jemeluk?
I plan to go to Bali again, my Bali driver I hired in 2011 in still in my list, he charged RP450,000 for a standard full day. This coming trip, I plan to hire a driver for 4 full day. would want to invite a few more recommendations of good driver, just for comparison.
HI!! I hope you are all well. I am just back from a fab trip to West Coast Australia & am already planning a trip for next July. I am in my mid-30's, love travel, seeing new places & new cultures ( I am very interested in Buddhist culture), I am very active and love hiking, swimming, snorkelling etc... I hear mixed reports on Bali: some say it has been destroyed by tourism: Is it still worth a trip? I'm looking at doing an adventure group tour and then having a few days to travel on my own; here's the itinerary... intrepidtravel.com/indonesia... Any advice would be appreciated! Kind regards! Dave
Hi, I am planning to travel solo to Bali end Jan or early Feb, staying in Ubud area. Wondering if anyone has similar itinerary and would like to travel together? I am from Asia, Singapore :)
Hello, Group of using are heading to Bali in May 2013 for a wedding. We are looking for accommodations, preferable a villa near the jimbaran or Nusa Dua area. Any recommendations on Villa's that provide full service (ie. chef, maid, driver) would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance,
Hi, I am in Bali now, I would like to know a good optician as I need to make a pair of spectacles, I am staying in Nasue Dua. Thanks for u reply.
Hi.. il be on a holiday in bali Next month. Iv heard and read so much abt the island. From the streets, hotels, attractions etc.. I also heard that there's so many x-rated party spots. Can anyone here tell me the better place to bring my family and friends (adults) to party. We dont want to end up in those places with HUMAN AQUARIUM or places that are full with prostitutes and call girls.. THANK YOU....
Hi Folks, I am travelling to Bali with my wife on Aug 1st to 6th. I am a elbow crutch user, with a fair bit accessibility (basically I can climb stairs with rails, or those with enough area to rest my feet). I wanted to check what are the tourist spots that are not very disabled accessible that (a) I should avoid (b) take any assistance if available ? Any insight would be well appreciated. Cheers, Prashanth
Hi, My friend and I will be staying in Ubud come Sept 19. Do you know of any car owner who cant rent his/her car (with driver) for a day's tour around the island? we're looking for the best deal. im also wondering if it's better to book a package tour through a travel agency online. thanks!
I will be travelling to Indonesia width my family.I will have a few days for my own adventures. Anybody been to Indonesia before to suggest for me the places to visit? And the hotels that I can book? Thanks!
Hi myself and 2 friends will be visiting Bali in June.. We are unsure where to stay but all we would be interested in will be Spa's markets, shopping, spas and more spas lol.. Not really interested in water activities.. Maybe a day out looking at the temples.. Please can you suggest an area to stay in.. Thankyou
Hi, I and my hubby will be going to Bali in Oct and not sure which area should we stay becos I don't have any single idea about the geographic location of Kuta, Ubud and a lot other area names I've seen from the VT reviews. Understand that Kuta is too commercial. Since we are not sea sports or beach lovers so it's no need to stay around the beach side. Other than the Sukowati market, Matahari, Candikuning market etc, where can we go to experience more local people daily lives e.g. vegetable market, internet cafe (if there's any) etc? Many tks,
New ideas needed! My wife is in Ubud now, staying at a house on Jl.Bisma where she has stayed before. This time, though, heavy construction is going on at the Pertiwi across the stream from the house. She would like to move someplace quieter on M.F Road or Jl. Bisma. We know a number of the places on Monkey Forest but could use some help here. Wishes: A/C, pool, clean, upper room if possible with private balcony, safe and secure for personal belongings(safety box). Can go as high as Rp500,000 or so. Thoughts? Ubud Inn, White House, Dewi Ayu, gimme some feedback here. Tegal Sagi/Greenfields is a bit far from her usual haunts(Tutmak,Sagittarius, Cafe Wayan) and usually booked solid. Any help appreciated. Thanks
hi,sorry another question,what is the best way to use mobile phones in Bali, to buy a sim card or to use international roaming?
hi,my family of 4 will be arriving in Bali in 2 weeks,what is the best way to get transport from airport to the Bali Dynasty? & how much should we pay? thanking you.
Hi , I will be arriving in Bali in the late evening, so I wouldn't want to spend too much on a hotel where I will be just sleeping. My budget will be about Usd30-50 for a night, prefer to be in Kuta or places with food. First day arriving would be tiring, so we just need a place near food so that we dont need to walk too far after checking in and probably some places that we can walk around for the first night .
Hi all! We are a Muslim couple intending to have our 5 days 4 night honeymoon in Bali this November 21-25. Would love to hear on the recommended accommodation areas, Muslim eating places as well as places to visit. Husband-to-be has requested that we should have a private pool to ourselves. Suggestions and ideas will be greatly welcomed!!
I wanted some information on catching a boat from Serangan Bali to Gili Trawangan is there other options than very fast boats from that port,I dont want a gut wrenching experience!
Can I know where can I do this Bungee Jump and how much is it ?
Hello everybody , I am looking for a hotel that offers villa with private pool and a kitchen if possible my price range is up to 170usd per night i found those two places but i am not sure whichis better or if there is something better than them Parigata Spa Villas Balibaliku Luxury Villa I am going there for honey moon looking for your answer :) Any one need anything from Egypt i am here :) Thanks Karim Kassem
Friend of mine is going to Bali next month. Where can she get to the best money exchange. Thank you. kazu
My original plan was for 4 days but got extended. I would like to have suggestions on how to spend the extra 3 days there. Day 1: travel from Lombokt to Ubud, SPA in the afternoon Day 2: Rent a car for Pura Tirta Empul/Goa Gajah/Kintamani/Grand Puncak Sari/Tegallalang Day 3: Ubud Place/Market, SPA in the afternoon Day 4: no plan Day 5: Rent a car from Ubud to Kuta, also visit: Taman Ayun/Tanah Lot/ Uluwatu/Jimbaran Day 6: no plan Day 7: discovery mall shopping/fly to Jarkarta in the evening For D4 in Ubud and D6 in Kuta any day trip I can go? I would rely on car rent as I don't drive. I can't swim so won't be able to join water activities. For the traffic from Kuta to airport, I know it is about 1.5 hours, but do I need to go earlier as I heard traffic in Bali is not very good. My flight departs at 1800. Thank you!
I have been to bali once before on a packaged tour and did the Kintamani, Ubid etc tour which most have done. I will be there in mid Dec for 4D3N and have some questions 1.) what other type of tour can you recommend I do? I was thinking of perhaps doing a cycling tour through villages in Ubud. Pls suggest 2.) Is there any nice place to snorkel where the corals still alive near Seminyak where I am staying.? 3.)How about white water rafting anybody tried that before? 4.)How do you get around say from Seminyak to Kuta or shopping centres? Is there an official metered taxi to avoid being cheated? I don't even mind taking local buses if it is easy to get around with. 5.) I know there is Matahari, are there any other large shopping centres worth visiting like those found in bankok. Not looking for high end or traditional balines stuff. Are there any night markets in bali like in Thailand? 6.) Is the exchange rate better in Indonesia airport than in our home countries? Thanks to all for your suggestions and ideas.
Hi everyone! Got a few questions for you! 1) my boyfriend and I are headed to Lombok in a few days. Is Padang bai worth drying a night or 2 in or should we just connect directly to Lombok? 2) has anyone had any bad experiences with cops while renting scooters on Lombok? We rented them in kuta and got stopped by the police on numerous occasions fr nonsence reasons and had to give the money in order to be let go. 3) does anyone have any recommendations for accommodations in either Padang bai, Lombok or gili meno or gili air. We are looking for something under 200,000. (the cheaper the better) Air conditioning and hot water is NOT necessary but more a of bonus if we can get it at a good price! Any tips would be greatly appreciated! We are in ubud now and are loving it!! Cheers everyone! And thank you!!! Lisa
Hi, I'd like to ask if Lovina and Jemeluk are worthy places to relax and lay on beach and if Jemeluk is easy to reach considerating I'm coming by ferry from Java Island. Do you think it's more quiet and nicer than Padang Padang?
We are considering a trip to Bali I n March next year. The area that we would be interested in staying is Ubud. I have read that this is the rainy season and I wonder what this means. Rains for days on end or short daily downpours? We are more interested in touring and culture and less in beach activities. How will the weather patterns affect our potential enjoyment at this time if year? Given a choice, we would not travel at this time of fear but we do not have much flexibility. Thanks for your help!
Hi! I live in Spain and I want to send some clothes from Bali to Barcelona. I don't know what is the best and cheapest way to transport these things. Can you give me some advice? Thanks!
Hi Vters , This is my second time visiting Bali, thus would like to focus on a few things below that I hope some of you might be able to help or point me to the right direction :- a) Focus on Sunrise and Sunset photography ~ prelim location includes Besakih Temple , Uluwatu , Pura Ulun Danu & Tirtaganga. Dont want to go to other distractions or shopping or usual touristy stops , thus wondering if its better to get a guide or drive myself instead of a package tour ? Any suggestion would be appreciated ... b) Heard Besakih is good for sunrise, while Uluwatu & Tanah Lot is good for sunset , any other locations ? c) Any good restaurants as well as restaurants with a "WoW' dining effect ...eg Sunset view etc ... Thanks
Hey there!! i'm travelling to Bali this August-September. I have hired a car to move around freely. do you have any recommendations on traffic written or unwritten "rules"?? i'm from spain and i'll have to get an international driving permit. do you think it is necessary?? thanks almanso