Bali Travel Guide
Bali is a favorite destination for many people around the world and it’s easy to see why! From its list of unending idyllic beaches, captivating spiritual energy, terraced rice fields and exotic sunsets. There is so much to see and experience on this magnificent island paradise!
Going to Bali feels like going on a never-ending adventure – there is an activity to suit every soul! Experience surfing, yoga, meditation, trekking, delicious food or amazing nightlife. Certain areas of Bali have been influenced by tourism, with hubs of cute cafes, hip bars, and vegan restaurants. Other areas are still quite remote, maintaining their uniquely Balinese beauty and charm.
The 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, and you’ll need to book your first choice hotel 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!
Check out The Best Time to Travel to Bali for complete details!
What To Expect
Language: The main languages spoken in Bali are Indonesian, Balinese and English.
Currency: The currency of Bali is the Indonesian Rupiah. 1 USD is equivalent to about 14016,00 IDR.
Credit Cards and ATMs: There are plenty of ATMs in Bali’s main cities like Ubud and Canggu. As long as you’re not eating at local ‘warung’ restaurants, you can pay for your meal with your credit card, but cash is preferred.
Plugs: The plugs in Bali are type C and F. The standard voltage is 230 V, and the standard frequency is 50Hz. I recommend buying a universal adapter (make sure it has surge protection) and using a converter for hair dryers and hot tools.
Safety: Bali is one of the safest destinations for solo female travelers! The biggest thing you need to watch out for is road safety, especially if you’re renting a motorbike. Take a taxi if you’re not a confident rider. It will always be cheaper than a hospital bill.
My Experience as an Indian Traveler
As an Indian American female traveler, Bali has always been warm and welcoming. I have been there multiple times and one of those trips was solo. The locals are kind and greet you with a smile. I even had a few people sing old school Bollywood Songs to me. I’ve truly fallen in love with the people, culture, food, landscape, and love that Bali has to offer.
Our Experience as a Lesbian Couple
While Indonesia’s laws are very anti-LGBTQ+, we did have a safe experience in Bali as a same-sex couple. Bali has been well known for being a progressive island, and it does attract many LGBTQ+ travelers. However, there are no legal protections for LGBTQ+ people, and this year the government is reportedly investigating and reprimanding Balinese businesses that cater to the gay community.
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