Bali Travel Guide - Tips & Facts


All you need to know when coming to Bali

To know a few facts about Bali before arriving can really make a difference, particularly when you are arriving for the first time. But even the seasoned traveler to Bali will each and every time be surprised about new things, new tricks to ensure a smooth time on Bali. Bali is a part of Indonesia and therefore still subject to all the opportunities and challenges that a developing country is facing in this very dynamic time. Although Bali is pretty safe and easy to travel, a lot of things simply don't work the way you are used to. Well, that's part of the fun, isn't it.

Bali is known to many, but only understood by a few. You can have the best time of your life in Bali (most of you will) or experience a really bad time (some of you will). It all depends on knowing a few facts about this unique island that you wish to visit, and understanding what you can expect where and when, and respecting some basic rules. How to behave in certain situations and what to avoid. Take your time and read up on the information, which will help you to enjoy a fantastic holiday on Bali, like millions before you.

Bali Guide

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Quick Tips

Must Know Tips

Save some time and money by reading through this list of good to know tips about Bali.

Must-Know Tips

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Weather, Climate, Seasons

Weather, Climate, Seasons

Best time to travel, average temperatures, when is rainy season, dry season, rain fall, weather forecast...

Weather in Bali

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Visa & Immigration

Visa and Immigration

Visa requirements, immigration rules, is your passport ready? What are the costs and regulations.

Visa Tips

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Arriving at Bali Airport

Arriving at Bali Airport

DPS - What to do and to expect when arriving at the airport in Bali. Helpful tips to avoid hassle and waste of time.

Arriving Tips

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Plugs and Voltage Bali

Plugs, Sockets, Electricity

What sockets are used on Bali, do you need an adapter, what's the voltage on Bali?

Plugs and Voltage

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Currency Exchange Rates

Currency & Converter

Exchange Rates AUD to IDR (Rp.). All currencies. In Bali, even if prices are displayed in USD you will be charged IDR.

Currency Converter Bali

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Local Time & Time Zone

Local Time & Time Zone

Time difference to Australia & other countries, local time right now, time zones.

Local Time & Time Zone

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Internet / Stay Connected

Prepaid SIM Cards

How to buy prepaid SIM Card, add pulsa and get mobile internet connection on Bali. Free Wifi Info.

Mobile Internet SIM

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Vaccination for Bali

Vaccination & Diseases

There are some things you need to know when you come to Bali. Overview of diseases and proposed measures.

Vaccination for Bali

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Language on Bali

Language in Bali

Spoken languages on Bali. English, Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian) & Balinese

Language on Bali

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Traffic & Scooters

Traffic & Scooters

What you need to know about traffic in Bali and renting a scooter, motorbike or car. Really important to know ;-)

Must-know about Traffic

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Handling Money Tips

Handling Money

Before coming to Bali, it's good to plan your cash management. Here you find the most important tips on cash, money changers, ATM and Credit Cards

Handling Money Tips


Bali Map

Bali Maps on Topography, Tourism Areas etc. Where to stay is a very important question in Bali. Because Bali is very diverse and although it's a rather small island, compared to its neighbour Java, each area is very different. Not only in regards to weather, nature, and beaches, but also overall atmosphere and tourism infrastructure.

Map of Bali

Balinese Names

Ever wondered why almost everyone is called Wayan, Made, Nyoman or Ketut in Bali? Balinese name their children automatically based on the birth order, and there is no distinction between girls and boys.

Balinese Names

Moving to Bali?

Definitely a dream for many people. Particularly if you have fallen in love with this island while visiting during your holidays. It's not an uncommon phenomena, that people from all over the world decide to find a way to move to Bali and live here.

Things to Know when moving to Bali