It’s easy to vacation properties choose the mode of transportation to Bali. There are many ways to go to Bali. The easiest is of course to get on a plane.
Promo tickets with prices under Rp. 400,000 one way have been offered. All Indonesian airlines have offered these cheap tickets. Make sure you order in advance, even one year in advance to get a cheap ticket.
The other route is by land, you can take a bus to Bali, especially if you live on Java, West Nusa Tenggara and East Nusa Tenggara. The price varies depending on the distance. From Jakarta to Bali, it is usually around Rp. 300,000.
When is the best time to come to Bali?
All year round is a good time to travel to Bali. This is because Bali offers a variety of activities and tourist attractions. When it rains, you can just visit museums and arts centers.
However, if you are eyeing the beach or marine and mountain tourism, then choose in the dry season or minimal rainy months, around April to September.
In addition, you need to pay attention to the high season or high season and peak season. In these times, prices will rise, especially for airline tickets, car rentals and accommodation. Price increases can reach 25 percent. The high season for visiting is June-August and November-January.
Not only prices are rising, even now Bali will be crowded with tourists. So get ready for more congested road conditions and more crowded tourist attractions.
Where to stay?
Well, before you find out accommodation in Bali, ask first, which area in Bali you want to visit. Usually, for tourists who are first to Bali will go directly to the southern part of Bali which is the center of the tourist crowd in Bali.
The famous southern area is the Kuta area. In Kuta there are many lodging places. Adjust the budget you have. If you are looking for cheap lodging under Rp. 300,000 per night, you can look for it in the area around Gang Poppies (1 and 2), Jalan Three Brothers, Jalan Raya Tuban, Gang Puspa Ayu, to Jalan Bakung Sari.
Enter the small alleys of the main streets such as Jalan Raya Kuta and Jalan Raya Tuban, then you will find small, guesthouse-style hotels that are cheap. Some even like boarding houses with prices that can be under Rp 100,000.
Want more luxurious?
You can also find star-rated hotels in the area of Jalan Kartika Plaza, Jalan Legian, and Jalan Raya Kuta. The villas that offer privacy can be found in the Seminyak area such as in Jalan Drupadi.
Looking for a hotel can be based on the recommendation of acquaintances who have stayed at the hotel before. Or, if you are desperate to find a hotel when you arrive in Bali, just ask the taxi driver where to stay that he can recommend.
Need to stay in Kuta?
If you are not too happy with the hustle and bustle of Kuta, you can choose other destinations in Bali. Try the quieter areas of Sanur, Jimbaran and Nusa Dua.
All three are close to the beach. It’s just that hotels in Nusa Dua are quite expensive because of the concept of a resort area. You can also choose to stay in the Ubud area that seems unspoiled. But there are no beaches in this area. It’s just that Ubud is in the district of Gianyar.
Gianyar has many interesting tourism objects, such as zoos, safari parks, cultural tourism, mountains, and beaches. Another option is the area of Lovina, Singaraja, the prices here are still cheap, both hotels and food. But the distance is far from the airport, about three hours.
In eastern Bali, the most dominant attraction is the Candidasa area in Karangasem with its beaches which are still relatively busy. Many cheap inns and expensive resorts in the region. Another option is Nusa Lembongan.
While in West Bali, you can try to stay overnight in the famous Canggu area as a surfing spot or around Tanah Lot. If you like mountains and cool air, Jatiluwih area or around Mount Batukaru can be an option. This area is still relatively quiet.
What ride in Bali?
Public transportation such as public transportation or commonly referred to in Bali by bemo, is relatively difficult. The fleet is small and the clock is indeterminate. If you are familiar with Bali, taking a Saremoita bemo and bus can indeed be an option.
But if this is your first time in Bali, you should rent a car. The choice of cars for rent varies. The cheapest range starts from Rp. 200,000, including the driver, but does not include gasoline. Prices depend on the type of car being rented.
It’s a good idea to rent a car as well as a driver’s service, in addition to saving time not getting lost on the road, you can get recommendations on choices of attractions and restaurants.
Keep in mind, rent a car with a driver in Bali only for 10 hours. If usage is more than 10 hours, then the tenant is charged an additional hourly fee. To find a car rental is very easy, you can make a reservation through online.
Another way is to look for rental cars at the airport or around the place to stay. Each car rental usually prices are not much different. But it’s good you do a little survey to get the best price.
Another option is to rent a motorcycle, but it’s a hassle if you don’t know the way. Can also ride motorcycles. Negotiate the price to take you around all day. Motorcycle taxi choice is suitable if you are traveling alone.
Taking a taxi can be an option to take you from the airport to the hotel or vice versa. Taxis in Bali are relatively safe, including local Balinese taxis. Choose a taxi with a taximeter. You can also take advantage of the shuttle car facilities available at the hotel.
Where to eat?
Want expensive or cheap, want local specialties Indonesian cuisine or foreign cuisine, all you can find in Bali.
However, be careful if you are looking for halal cuisine. The safest, look for restaurants like Padang restaurants, meatball stalls, and so on. For restaurants, you can ask in advance for halal menus.
The area of Jalan Raya Tuban and Jalan Teuku Umar, including those famous for culinary tourism in the form of archipelago and halal food. Try also Balinese special food such as jinggo rice which is similar to Yogyakarta-style cat rice.
It only contained rice, tempeh beans, shredded chicken, and sambal. It is certainly halal and the price is cheap, only around Rp 2,000. But not enough to eat jinggo rice.
How about stepping on offer?
Banten or offerings in the form of flowers and other offerings in coconut jars (canang sari) are usually placed at the entrance and areas that are often traversed by people. Often the question arises what if accidentally stepped on.
Actually it doesn’t matter if you accidentally stepped on it. If you step on it in front of the owner or shopkeeper or the place where the offering is placed, simply say “sorry”
We recommend that when walking, avoid by passing it, lest you deliberately step on it. The same is true when you visit temples or places that are considered sacred by the local community.
Respect and follow local customs. Use modest clothes. If you wear shorts, wear a sarong or cloth. Some places also require that you wear a sarong and senteng.
Do not walk in front of people who are praying or flash with photos during the ceremony. For women, don’t go inside when your period is coming.