Bali Travel Guide

Bali is one of my favorite destinations and for many people around the world and it’s easy to see why! From idyllic beaches, captivating waterfalls, terraced rice fields, and exotic sunsets. There is so much to see and experience on this magnificent island! Learn everything about it in this Bali Travel Guide!

Bali travel guide

Pick a destination

Going to Bali feels like going on a never-ending adventure, there is some activity to suit everybody! From surfing, yoga, trekking, delicious food, or amazing nightlife.

Like every tourist island, certain areas of Bali have been influenced by tourism, with hubs of cute cafes, hip bars, and vegan restaurants. Other areas are quite remote, maintaining their uniquely Balinese beauty and charm.

Girl looking at Tegenungan waterfall Bali

Best time to visit Bali?

Best time to visit Bali is during the island’s dry season. From May to October, you won’t have to worry about rain ruining any outdoor activities, and humidity levels are low all summer.

The only downside is that it’s the most popular time to go. Flights are more expensive during this period, but as usual, they depend on where are you flying from. I went to Singapore first and then to Bali and I can say that prices weren’t that high. But be sure to book your first choice hotels and flights months in advance.

If you don’t mind the short rainstorms, visit Bali between November and April. There’s still plenty of things to do, and it’s the cheapest time to go!

Girl standing at entrance to villa in Ubud with pool in the background
Girl standing and looking at Saraswati temple in Ubud

What to expect in Bali

Language in Bali

The main languages spoken in Bali are Indonesian, Balinese, and English. Bali is a tourist island so you will have an easy time communicating.

Currency in Bali

The currency being used in Bali is the Indonesian Rupiah. 1 Euro is equivalent to about 17,500 IDR.

Credit Cards and ATMs

There are plenty of ATMs in Bali’s main cities like Ubud and Seminyak, but there will be a withdrawal-free (about 5 Euros on 100 Euros withdrawn). As long as you’re not eating at local restaurants, you can pay for your meal with your credit card, but cash is preferred.

Girl posing with monkey lying next to her in Ubud
Girl looking at rice fields in Bali

Plugs being used in Bali

The plugs in Bali are the same ones as in Europe, but if you are traveling to Asia be sure to have a universal adapter with you.

Is Bali safe?

Bali is one of the safest destinations for everybody! Biggest thing you need to watch out for is road safety, especially if you’re renting a motorbike, and be sure to grab insurance.

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