Here are 7 travel tips for Bali first visitors. A friend once said that it isn’t valid if it had never traveled to Bali, especially for a travel addict like you. In fact , there is always a first experience for every place .
If you are planning to travel to Bali for the first time , here are some practical tips on planning a tour in Bali.
Travel Tips for Bali First Visitors #1: What ride to Bali?
It’s easy to choose modes of transportation to Bali. There are many ways to Bali . The easiest course on a plane.
Tickets promo with a price under Rp 400,000 (around US$ 40) each way has a lot to offer. All Indonesian airlines have offered cheap tickets like this. Make sure you order it in advance, even a year in advance to get cheap tickets .
Other path is through land, you can ride the bus to Bali, especially if transit first in some cities in island of Java, West Nusa Tenggara, and East Nusa Tenggara . The price varies depending on the distance. From Jakarta to Bali usually around Rp 300,000 (around US$ 30).
Travel Tips for Bali First Visitors #2: When the best time to come to Bali?
Throughout the year is a good time to travel to Bali. This is because Bali offers a variety of activities and attractions. In times of rainy season (Nov-Mar), you can just visit the museum and arts center.
However, if you are targeting a beach or nautical tourism and mountain, then select in – season or the dry season months of minimal rainfall, approximately between April and September.
In addition, you need to pay attention to dense traffic or high season and peak season. In this period, the prices will go up, especially for airfare, car rental, and accommodation. The price increase could reach 25 percent. Peak season visit was in June-August and November-January .
Not only the price is rising, any tourist object will be very very crowded. So get ready for more bad road conditions and more crowded tourist attraction.
Travel Tips for Bali First Visitors #3: Stay where?
Well, before you seek out accommodation in Bali, determine first, which areas in Bali that you want to visit. Usually, for the first time tourists to Bali will go directly to the south of Bali which is the center of the tourist crowds in Bali.
The southern area is the famous Kuta area. Kuta has plenty hotels / motels / place to stay. Adjust the budget that you have. If you are looking for cheap lodging under Rp 300,000 per night, you can look it up in the Neighborhood Gang Poppies (1 and 2), Three Brothers Road, Jalan Raya Tuban, Gang Puspa Ayu, until Lily Jalan Sari.
Log into small alleys off the main street like Jalan Raya Kuta and Jalan Raya Tuban , then you will find small hotels cheap guesthouses style. Some even like the boarding house price can be under Rp 100,000 (US$ 10).
Travel Tips for Bali First Visitors #4: Want more luxury?
Luxury hotels can be found at Jalan Kartika Plaza, Jalan Legian and Jalan Raya Kuta. The villas offer privacy that you can find in areas like Seminyak on Jalan Drupadi.
Search should be based on the recommendation acquaintance who stayed at the hotel before. Or, if you are desperate to find a new hotel when arriving in Bali, just ask the taxi driver to stay where he could recommend.
Travel Tips for Bali First Visitors: Must stay in Kuta?
If you are not too happy with the crowd and noisy party in Kuta, you can choose other destinations in Bali. Try local Sanur, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua which are more quiet.
All three are close to the beach. Only hotels in Nusa Dua are expensive because the concept of the resort area. You can also choose to stay in Ubud, which located in Kabupaten Gianyar, area that still virgin. But there was no beach in this area.
Gianyar has many interesting attractions, such as zoos, safari parks, cultural tours, mountain, up the coast. Another option is the area of Lovina, Singaraja, prices here are still cheap, good hotel and food. But it is far away from the airport, about three hours.
In eastern Bali, is the most dominant appeal Candidasa in Karangasem area with beaches are still relatively not crowded. Many cheap hotels and expensive resorts in the region. Another option is to Nusa Lembongan.
While the West Bali, you can try to stay in the area as a place famous Canggu surf or around Tanah Lot. If you buff mountains and cool air, or in the surrounding area Jatiluwih Mount Batukaru could be an option. This area was relatively quiet.
Travel Tips for Bali First Visitors #5: Riding what in Bali?
Public transport such as public transport or called in Bali as Bemo, relatively difficult. The numbers is just a few with random timing. If you are familiar with Bali, bemo and bus Trans Sarbagita it could be an option .
However, if this your first experience to Bali, you should rent a car. Plenty cars for hire. Cheapest range from Rp 200,000 (US$ = 20 for 10 hours) is included driver, but not including petrol. Price depends on the type of car hire.
You’ll want to hire a car driver as well as services, in addition to saving time is not lost in the street, you can get advice on the choices tourist attractions and restaurants .
Keep in mind, car rental with driver in Bali only for 10 hours. If you use more than 10 hours, then the tenant an additional cost per hour. To search for car rental is very easy, you can do via the online reservation.
Another way is to find a rental car at the airport or nearby places to stay. Each rental car usually set prices are not much different. However, you should perform a little survey to get the best price .
Another option is to rent a motorcycle, but it will be the hassle if you do not know the way to drive it. It could also ride motorcycles taxi (Called ojek). Negotiate the price to take you around all day. Motorcycle suitable option if you traveled alone.
Could be an option to take a taxi to take you from the airport to hotel or vice versa. Taxis are relatively safe in Bali, including Bali local taxis. Choose a taxi with the meter. You can also take advantage of a shuttle car facilities available at the hotel.
Travel Tips for Bali First Visitors #6: Eat where?
Whether an expensive or cheap, like a typical local Indonesian cuisine or foreign cuisine, all can be found in Bali.
However, be careful if you are looking for halal / kosher food. Safest , find a restaurant like Padang restaurant, meatball shop, and so on. For a restaurant, you can ask in advance for halal menus.
Jalan Raya Tuban and Jalan Teuku Umar, including well-known for a culinary tour of the archipelago and halal food. Also try Balinese food such as rice Jinggo cat -like rice Yogyakarta style. It contained only rice, bean tempeh, shredded chicken, and sambal. It is definitely halal and the price was cheap, only Rp 2,000 (US$ 0.2). But it is not enough if one takes Jinggo rice .
Travel Tips for Bali First Visitors #7: How to Behave and Fits to Local Custom?
Respect and follow the local custom . Use decent clothes . If you wear shorts, wear gloves or cloth. Some places also require you to wear a sarong and senteng.
Do not walk in front of the person who is praying or shooting with flash when ceremonies were going on . For women, do not get into the temple if you were in the period.