If you don’t know where to start or being overwhelming in planning a trip to Bali, this ultimate Bali guide might be useful and helpful for your planning.

Planning a Trip to Bali

When planning a trip to Bali, you might want to consider this ultimate Bali guide and information.

  • When to Visit
    All year long is good except during the rainy season at the end of the year.
  • Bali weather
    March and April are usually very hot, but when June starts to be windy till September. The rainy season is generally happening around the end of November till the end of February.
  • Currency and money
    The official Indonesian currency is Indonesian Rupiah, and here’s everything you need to know and prepare about Bali currency and money changers in Bali.
  • Language
    The official language in Bali is the Indonesian language, but most of the Balinese can speak English due to the established tourism industry in Bali.
  • Bali airport
    Ngurah Rai Bali international airport serves over 24 million passengers each year, making it become one of the busiest airports in the country. Here’s the Bali airport guide to prepare for your trip, so you’ll know what to do upon your arrival.
  • Wi-fi, phone, and internet
    Overall, Bali has a good internet connection, and here’s the ultimate Bali guide regarding the wi-fi and phone in Bali, including about where you can buy the SIM cards to stay connected.
  • Getting around
    In Bali, you can get around the island by car or motorbike rental, meter taxi, or online transportation services. Here are more details about the best Bali transportation to get around the island, and tips on renting the scooter in Bali.

Things to do in Bali

Bali definitely has everything for everyone. Here is the ultimate Bali guide about things to do in Bali.

Eating and drinking in Bali

Generally, Bali has all kinds of food if you are looking for international cuisines or just missing your home-country food. Meanwhile, you can also try these suggestions to enjoy authentic food of Bali:

  • Try the local food
    Bali has authentic food around the island, so make sure to try some Bali’s best authentic food and cuisine or local food that only the locals know. You might also want to visit Bali night markets to try local delicacies.
  • Cook the Balinese cuisine
    If you want to cook Balinese cuisine by yourself, you can do some cooking classes in the area where you’re staying at, or learn about the Balinese herbs and spices used for cooking.
  • Enjoy the fresh seafood
    Enjoy a lovely evening in seafood restaurants by the Jimbaran beach, or simply buy your own fresh seafood in Kedonganan Jimbaran Fish Market Bali.
  • Tap Water
    Bali and Indonesia tap water is not drinkable. You can buy the mineral water which is available in gallons or bottles; otherwise, you can cook the tap water till boiled before drinking it.

Where to stay in Bali

Bali offers a wide range of accommodations from the budget, mid-range, to luxury hotels and private villas around the island.  Most budget and mid-range hotels can be found around Kuta, Seminyak, and Canggu. While if you are looking for luxury accommodations, they are widely available in Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Uluwatu, and Seminyak. For more relaxing options, you can find ones in Sanur or Ubud.

Etiquette and customs in Bali

It is very important for tourists and visitors to know and respect some basic etiquette in Bali, to get the most out of your Bali trip. Here are some helpful hints for Bali first-timers, and Bali etiquette tips.

How to stay safe when traveling in Bali

To stay out of trouble during your Bali trip, make sure to know these annoying scams in Bali that tourists should know and tips on how to stay safe in Bali while traveling.