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Welcome to the Island Destination, Destination Guide for Bali, Indonesia, created to help make your choice of luxury holiday as easy as possible. Here, you will find more detailed factual information about the destination you have selected.
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Bali is one of more than 17,000 islands in the Indonesian archipelago and is located just over 2 kilometres (almost 1.5 miles) from the eastern tip of the island of Java and west of the island of Lombok.
Bali, its said is the Island of the Gods, and this is with due reasons. With its rugged coastlines, varied landscape of hills and mountains, sandy pristine beaches, barren volcanic hillsides and lush green rice terraces all providing a picture-perfect backdrop to its colorful, deeply spiritual and incredibly unique culture, which makes it possible for a serious claim to be paradise on earth. Bali offers world-class surfing and diving, a large number of historical, cultural and archaeological attractions, and an enormous range of accommodations. This is arguably one of the world’s most popular island destinations and its no surprise it wins travel awards constantly.
Bali has something for every one, whether you are a back-packer or super rich, the variety of accommodations, dining options and other relaxations offered are astounding.
|TIME DIFFERENCE||8 hours|
Visa and Advance Passenger Information
All passengers must ensure they have a valid, acceptable passport, any required visa and any other documentation for both the final destination and any stop-off points en route. Please make sure that Advance Passenger Information is submitted in advance to travel for all destinations. Failure to hold correct documentation or submitting incorrect details with Advance Passenger Information or Visa applications may result in refusal of carriage or entry into a country. Please check with the relevant Embassy regarding visa requirements well in advance of your travel date. Charges may apply for some visas.
Travelling With Children or Without an Adult
Children travelling without both parents should be aware that some countries require documentary evidence of parental responsibility before allowing lone parents to enter the country (for example, South Africa) or, in some cases, before permitting the children to leave the country. Please contact the relevant Embassy for the county you are travelling to for further information.
Passengers not travelling on a British Passport are advised to contact their relevant Foreign & Commonwealth office for individual Visa requirements.
If you’re travelling to Indonesia for a holiday of up to 30 days, you can enter the country without a visa at certain airports and seaports, providing you also leave from one of designated airports or seaports. You will not be able to extend your stay beyond 30 days if you enter under this visa waiver scheme. For more information, and to ensure you meet visa requirements prior to travel, it is advised you visit the website of the Indonesian Embassy , or your nearest Indonesian Embassy offices.
Bali has one of the best range of accommodations of any island destination, from few dollars a night homestays to those that costa a few thousand a night. It offers home-stays, hostels, budget hotels to mid range and five star luxury hotels and even private villas if you fancy having your own piece of paradise.
Once again Bali has been awarded constantly on the culinary experiences and its hard to argue with its beach side BBQs, local sidewalk delicacies to international fine dining.
Bali enjoys a pleasant tropical climate year round, with day time temperatures ranging from 20-33⁰ C (68-93⁰ F). The West monsoon from December to March can bring rain showers and high humidity, however days are still sunny and rain starting in late afternoons or evening and it can be rather brief. From June to September the humidity is low and it can be cool after the sunsets and it also brings hardly any rain to lowlands of coastal areas.
Forming one corner of the ‘Coral Triangle’ and containing over 3,000 fish species and 600 species of coral, steep walls, deep water trenches, underwater volcanic mountains, World War II wrecks, and an endless variety of macro life, Indonesia is probably one of the worlds’ best dive sites.
To the east of Bali lies the Lombok Strait, through which flows the greatest volume of tidal water on earth, creating some powerful currents and rollercoaster rides that characterise Bali’s best scuba diving sites. The strong currents cleanse the water and create fantastic visibility of the pelagic fish – mola mola and sunfish – that visit regularly.
A mind-blowing variety of superb dive spots are easily accessible from Amanwana. Guests can organise their underwater programme at The Dive Centre that provides a range of equipment and underwater programmes that include day and night dives.
Shopping In Bali
Bali is without a double a Shopaholic’s paradise. Every imaginable handicraft is available to the visitor, who even has the opportunity to see the products being made in the local villages. it is also famous for its Wood and Stone Carvings, Woven and Dyed Fabrics, Silver jewelry, Paintings and Semi Antique and Modern Furniture. For those looking for famous International brands and designer labels, they can be found in the up market shops, surf shops or large Shopping Malls. In most Tourist shops haggling for a good price is part of the fun of shopping and is expected.
Where better than the tranquility of a Tropical Island like Bali to enjoy your favorite Spa treatment. Bali has always been associated with mind and body healing treatments, being closely related to its cultural heritage. The Spa business In Bali is enjoying an upward trend, from local salons to hotels with their own Spa, many which are magnificent, offering their guests an increasing range of therapy and healing treatments. Every Spa is different, with a basic listing of treatments on offer and their own signature Massage or Body Treatment. And for some it’s not just the treatment, but the location. Some are beachside others in peaceful mountain retreats or overlooking idyllic mountain rivers.
Currency And Money Changers
Local businesses and services will only accept the local currency, Indonesian Rupiah or they accept major credit cards.
The currency is one of the most devalued currencies in the world hence don’t be surprised to see the rates going anything from 9000 to 14000 for a dollar.
While exchanging currency, only use authorized money changers with proper offices and avoid doing it in smaller exchangers located in narrow lanes or smaller shops. They often display a higher rate, however that is only to lure you in and because they have a trick or two up their sleeves.
Most of the online Transportation companies such as Uber, Grab and the local Go-jek are operating on the island, although there is are certain places that locals do not allow these services. The traditional Taxis are also available along with private car or motorbike rentals scattered around the island for anyone who have an international license.
Words To Help You Get By
|Thank you||Terema Kasih|
|Good Morning||Selamat Pagi|
|Good Afternoon||Selamat Sore (Soree)|
|Good Evening||Selamat Malam|
|I already have||Sudah Punya|