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    • Currency exchange

      Bali Jan 13, 2017 at 1:42 AM

      Hi, should I exchange my GBP£ for Bali currency in the UK or should I wait until I get to Bali?

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      Seminyak or Sanur

      Bali Jan 3, 2017 at 11:47 PM

      If staying for two days before departing, which one would you prefer?

    • Last 4 nights Uluwatu or Lombok?

      Bali Jan 5, 2017 at 7:28 AM

      I am travelling to Bali for 14 nights in June and I am seeking advice on where to visit and for how long.

      This is a loose plan so far however I am open to suggestions!

      4 nights Seminyak
      3 Nights Ubud
      3 Nights Gili T
      4 Nights either Lombok with a day trip to Uluwatu during our stay in Seminyak or 3 nights in Uluwatu and an extra night in Gili T with day trip to Lombok.

      In terms of what we are looking for on our trip, we are looking for a variety of things. We are a young couple and like going out and partying however we also want to do lots of cultural things as well and see some temples. We prefer to stay in five star hotels/villas and we have already chosen ones we like in Seminyak, Ubud and gili T.

      Ideally we would like at least one destination on our trip to include nice white sand beaches however we are not big water sports people so that is not mandatory. We have decided against Nusa Dua though as we want to experience more of what Bali has to offer rather than stay in a 5 star resort the whole time.

      I would also like to swim with turtles which I have heard you can do in Gili T and see some waterfalls which seem to be abundant on Lombok however I was wondering if this could be a day trip?

      I want to visit all of the above at some point during the trip however I am undecided on whether to do a day trip to Lombok when in Gili T and stay in Uluwatu for 3 nights or to visit Uluwatu for a day trip while in Seminyak and then stick with Lombok for 4 nights. My main concerns are how few and expensive the nice resorts are in uluwatu are (I am finding it difficult to find the right accommodation in terms of price, availability and service level) while I have found this to be easier on the north side of Lombok I am concerned about the travelling time staying in Lombok will add on to the trip and that the nice beaches seem to be much further south far from the hotels in the north?

      Any advice would be greatly appreciated!


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      Travel Route

      Bali Dec 25, 2016 at 11:33 PM

      I have a thought on travel route in Bali (7nghts) and would like the experienced members to comment on the pro & cons
      ....Go direct from airport to Sanur and stay for two nights (leaving one case in local storage)
      Then travel to Ubud for two nights
      Then travel up onwards over hills to Lavina or Pemuteran (recommended by lonely planet) for two nights
      Then take west coast road back and stay in Seminyak for one night before collecting case & departure

      I am estimating travel time in car with driver, subject to traffic....are these correct?
      30mins from Sunur
      2.5 hrs from Ubud to Lavina
      3 hours from Pemuteran to Seminyak
      25mins Seminyak to Airport

      I look forward to your comments

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      Is Lonely Planet Ebook worth buying?

      Bali Dec 22, 2016 at 10:00 PM

      Is lonely planet ebook on Bali worth buying and upto date?
      I head off in a few weeks and wanted to ask members if any had bought it and thought this ebook was a worth while addition for their trip?
      Will not go diving so don't need it on that front.
      While writing can members advise if Sanur is worth a two or three day visit .....current thought is to perhaps head straight there from flight arrival as it should only take 25mins with roads being quiet late at night.

      All thoughts welcome and appreciated

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      denpasar airport lockers safety and where to go during 8 hours waiting for the flight

      by joanamar Online Now May 14, 2016 at 7:21 AM

      Hello everyone!

      Can you tell me if denpasar airport lockers are safe? I have 8 hours before my flight, so i would like to spend the time without worrying about baggage. I also not sure about what to do? Kuta beach is a good idea? I want to spend this hours as good as possible. Thank you :)

      7 Answers May 25, 2016 at 4:10 AM
    • Airport layover

      by oznztofro Online Now Dec 19, 2014 at 4:08 AM

      Hi there

      I have a flight from Dili Timor Leste to Bali on Sriwijaya Air and then i have a connecting flight to Jakarta in the afternoon like less than 2 hrs after landing

      I was wondering is it very quick process to let says get off the plane, pay the $35USD for Visa On arrival, get stamped into Indonesia, exit customs then find my way to DOMESTIC DEPARTURES where they probably gave me my Jakarta boarding pass in Dili and all whats left is to pay domestic departure tax and go through security as there is no need to exit Indonesia as this is a Domestic flight

      I am flying Sriwijaya Air so does this mean there is a seperate terminal at Bali airport for Domestic flights?

      Also how much do i pay for departure tax tax for a domestic flight

      I have never traveled to Bali Airport before as next week will be a huge challenge and I cant miss my flight to Jakarta as that means having to by another flight

      3 Answers Dec 19, 2014 at 1:49 PM
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      visa costs

      by LisaB100 Online Now Jan 23, 2014 at 3:49 AM

      Hi there, I am off to Bali next month. Havent been for 4 years. Is it still 25 US dollars for your visa? Thanks.

      5 Answers Jan 25, 2014 at 5:35 PM
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      Secret must sees Denpasar / Bali

      by kiiia Online Now Dec 25, 2013 at 9:40 AM

      Hey guys,

      I am looking for any great places that are a must see in Bali. Of course I already read a lot, but I love to see places where locals go, and which are really authentic. Do you have any places to share?


      5 Answers Jan 24, 2014 at 5:51 PM
    • accommodations

      by travelling_princess8 Online Now Apr 23, 2013 at 4:42 PM

      I will be landing in Denpasar a day ahead of the rest of my travelling mates, and then we're headed off to Seminyak. I will be landing in the evening of May 21, 2013, and meeting the rest of my mates the next day in the early evening.

      I would like to spend a day exploring Denpasar on my own, but unsure of where to stay at for the evening. A hotel I have seen with a great rate is Cityzen Renon. Anyone have any opinions about this hotel? It seems to be well rated.

      Also, any suggestions on "must-sees" in Denpasar?

      Thanks in advance!

      16 Answers May 7, 2013 at 4:16 PM
    • Komodo Island

      by Liekemijn Online Now Mar 7, 2013 at 2:24 AM

      hey guys, i have plan to travel komodo island on april 5th. theres any advice to get cheap boat? "_"

      2 Answers Mar 16, 2013 at 10:57 PM
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      Bemos Kuta-Dempassar-Padangbai

      by worksopian Online Now Apr 29, 2012 at 10:09 AM

      In October I will be backpacking around Indonesia.

      The first part of my adventure will be to get to the port of Padangbai from where I will leave for Lombok.
      I intend using the Bemo for this leg.Is this a good idea?Are they practicle for westerners?Will they rip me off?

      Thanks in anticipation of your help?


      5 Answers Jun 7, 2012 at 11:08 PM
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      Bali to Yogyakarta by Bus or Train

      by haydnesque Online Now Jul 6, 2010 at 8:00 PM

      he people! I'm planning to go to Bali and Yogyakarta this December. I will be arriving in Bali first and then after a few weeks proceed to Yogyakarta. Are there any direct bus from Bali to Yogyakarta? how frequent is it? How much does it cost?

      If no direct transportation, I don't mind changing bus or AIRCONDITIONED trains from other cities. I'm on a cheap travel so flying is not an option.

      Thank you very much!

      10 Answers Jul 26, 2010 at 6:52 AM
    • Hotel in Denpassar/Nusa Dua

      by cl3150 Online Now Dec 4, 2008 at 9:47 AM

      I will be in Nusa Dua (Denpassar) in late February for 4-5 days, and the only information I have found about hotels has been on the Internet, from sites trying to sell rooms. I would love to get some feedback from those of you who are knowledgeable about the area. I have sort of narrowed down my search to the following hotels: Grand Hyatt Bali, Sheraton Laguna, Sheraton Nusa Dua, Nusa Dua Beach Hotel, Anantara, Conrad, The Bale, Amanusa, Westin.

      I realize this is quite a long list, but any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.



      6 Answers Dec 6, 2008 at 12:51 PM
    • Denpasar Airport and Accomodation question

      by geminimoai Online Now Dec 2, 2008 at 5:40 AM

      Hi there.
      Does the Denpasar airport have coin lockers big enough for a small rolling suitcase?
      Also, could someone recommend a nearby hotel for about30/night?


      5 Answers Jan 28, 2014 at 7:06 PM
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      Staying in Bali with a kid

      by jarvis256 Online Now Nov 22, 2005 at 1:49 AM

      Helo, we are staying in Bali with our almost 3 years old kid, with my wife, we will stay here at least one year more, and the kid somehow miss playing with other children, is there any family with the child of the similar age with the same problem?

      2 Answers Dec 4, 2005 at 11:07 PM
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      by jarvis256 Online Now May 14, 2005 at 3:29 AM

      Hi ALL,

      I am coming to Denpasar in August and i will stay there for more than one year as i am going to study there at the University. I would like to ask if anyone couldnt help me with information about the accomodation. What kind of accomodation i can expect, what price should i expect to pay for one year, etc... I will appreciate any information which you would find helpful for me...

      4 Answers May 20, 2005 at 3:49 AM
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      Will my debit card work there?

      by josepontes Online Now Feb 21, 2005 at 11:31 PM

      Hello people, I would like to know if my debit card will work there! My debit card is VISA ELECTRON, with type of bank's do you have there? Do you have ATM'S? Wich card's are accepted? Thank's for the reply....

      4 Answers Feb 25, 2005 at 3:14 PM
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      General Questions?!

      by josepontes Online Now Feb 8, 2005 at 4:22 AM

      Hi again! I had a friend of mine that is already in Bali with is wife (she is from timor) and he told me that the hotel prices are a bit hi, because this is HI season in Bali. And for him, is wife he only got 30Euros/night from 3 nights! Does anyone know of a place that has a low buget stay? I will be staying from 18FEV to 14MARCH Thanks to tintin72 for the reply and explanations

      3 Answers Feb 11, 2005 at 4:13 AM
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      What to see, what to do?

      by josepontes Online Now Feb 3, 2005 at 5:13 PM

      Hi there, I'm going to Denpasar in 17 of FEV 2005, and I would like to know what to see and what to do! Do you know anyone that as some contact with a tourist guide (honest)? Pleased let me know! Thanks

      3 Answers Feb 7, 2005 at 8:42 AM

      by Lisa14 Online Now Jan 5, 2004 at 8:58 PM

      hi, my friends and i will be travelling to bali on the 12th feb? Any advise on what to see / do whilst there? we would like to see both tourist sites and also mingle with the locals... we are only there for 5 nights? how hot is the weather likely to be also? thanks lisa

      6 Answers Apr 28, 2004 at 2:26 PM
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      Vacation in Bali

      by Botherme Online Now Jun 1, 2003 at 6:25 AM

      I'll be in Bali during August 2003 and it's my first time. I would appreciate if someone could advise me if it's better to book accomodation on the net or book directly when I get there. Are there many budget accomodation in Bali near the beach, any recommendations? I would also appreciate meeting fellow VTers travelling to Bali during that time, anyone?

      5 Answers Jun 27, 2003 at 12:23 PM