Bali is full of lush greenery, mesmerizing beaches, active volcanoes, breathtaking landscapes and respectful people. It can be difficult for first-time travelers whereas easy for the ones who have visited the island before. As you reach the airport, it is recommended to pre-book your reservations, be it for a taxi or a hotel for your comfort. However, we have bought seven things to ensure in Bali visit that would make your stay a lot easier and exciting. Have a happy reading!
Way of Transportation
As soon as you reach the airport, ensure that you book the taxi beforehand, otherwise, the screaming and yelling of the taxi drivers outside the airport can make you anxious. They even follow you a long way to give you a ride, which can make you feel overwhelmed.
The best thing is to do the pre-booking directly from the hotel and use the shuttle service initially when you visut Bali. However, when you go out to see spots, you must hire a cab driver to take you to places or rent a bike or scooter. These two ways are the best and cheaper ways to roam around from your hotel to restaurants and shopping markets
Learn to haggle beforehand
If you are not good at haggling, make sure that you know how to do that beforehand. Otherwise, don’t worry! You would get ample time to practice and hone those skills in Bali.
Generally, there are different prices for locals and tourists, so you wouldn’t want to pay higher and you can haggle to almost half the price they quote. These are some things to ensure before Bali Visit, however, keep in mind that you don’t negotiate too much as you would not like ripping the locals from their source of income.
The Visa Requirements
There are overall 40 countries that are given free entry to Indonesia. You can choose which visa is suitable for you and choose the right one. There are different kinds of visas available, one is the free-entry visa which is non-extendable. In that case, you would be restricted to leave the country within 30 days.
The other one is Visa on arrival which can be extended once by paying 35 USD. The different visa regulations for different countries can be checked from the Bali tourism official website. This is one of the most required things to ensure before Bali visit. At all, if you have a doubt to visit Bali, you must click here to know the reasons why you must visit Bali at least once in your lifetime.
Eat the Local Delicacies
If you are visiting Bali, even if you are not a foodie, you cannot miss having the affordable food and beer at every nook and corner. If you are a foodie, this place will prove to be a heaven for you.
With delicious Balinese and Indonesian culinary delights like Nasi, Ayam and Bebek Betutu, Babi Guling, Sate, Nasi Campur, Lawar, travelers would have ample dishes to treat their taste buds. Try to stick to local food, especially if you have a tight-budget, because if you visit hotels such as, Potato Head or Ku De Ta, it will be much expensive.
The Right Place for the Right Activity
For all the adventure enthusiasts who are visiting Bali to experience thrill can go towards west coast for surfing. Some of the places for surfing is Canggu, Gilis, Kuta. You can also head towards east for scuba diving and snorkeling. The required gears will be available to you and you just have to enjoy the thrill.
If you are visiting this beautiful island to laze around and have a quiet time, you must visit Permuteran beach (north-west coast of bali), Tulamben beach (towards north-east of Bali) and Nyang Nyang beach where you can avoid crowds and spend time within your thoughts.
Avoid Tap Water
This is a highly recommended tip. You may stock up the water bottles for your use as the weather generally stays hot and humid in Bali but due to not-so-clean water available on the island. This is because of the water is polluted by domestic sewage, agricultural and other waste and much of the water is extremely dirty that cannot be even treated.
Stay away from the tap water and use the bottles for drinking or even while brushing your teeth. This tip goes to people especially who have less immunity, they must not take the risk by drinking tap water.
Respect the Culture
When you visit Bali, make sure that you do not disrespect (even unintentionally) the locals. Do not point a finger at another person and in case, you want to call them, just wave your hand. Apart from this, give or receive anything from your right hand instead of your left, which is considered dirty.
Besides, everyone removes their shoes when they enter their home and shops, and make sure that you are covered modestly when you visit temples or even any government office. Don’t forget these things to ensure before Bali visit.
Bali is all the beautiful landscapes you would have imagined about! You just need to explore the island and spend time to make the memories of your lifetime. You can go there with a group of friends, your family or even with your partner and you are sure to spend a great time here. Have a happy Holiday!