Visiting Bali can be daunting for first time visitors. The balinese culture is much different to the Australian way of life. We've put together a bit of a guide to help make your Bali visit as smooth as possible.
Before arriving at Bali - organise some currency
Arriving in a new country is stressful enough without realising you have to try to find an ATM to withdraw some local currency. Bali's currency is known as Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). All international airports have currency exchanges and we recommend withdrawing some rupiah before departing your home country.
We recommend arriving with at least 500,000 rupiah, which sounds like alot but it's roughly $50 Australian.
Arriving at Bali's International Airport
Bali's international airport (Ngurah Rai) also known as Denpasar Airport is roughly 13km south of Denpasar. Bali has very strict airport checking procedures and the penalties for breaking the rules are very serious so it is important that you familiarise yourself with what you can and can't bring into the country.
Transport from Denpasar airport to your Bali villa destination
We can assist you with arranging a transfer from the airport to your Bali villa. For first time visitors it is important to pre-arrange an airport transfer as arranging a taxi or other forms of transport can be somewhat chaotic.
Those experienced Bali visitors may prefer to travel in a taxi. A taxi from the airport could cost anywhere between 60,000-350,000 rupiah depending on your destination.
Car & Driver Options
Cars & driver are usually around 400,000 to 600,000 rupiah per day. Contact Nina Bali Villas and we can arrange a driver for your day trips.
The cost of things in Bali
To give you an idea of the cost of things in Bali, we've put together the selection below.
ATMs are located all over Bali and inside some convenience stores. Use only the big money changers such as BMC, Money Exchange (EYEX) and kodak Shops. Avoid using whole in the wall places with high rates and a small whiteboard sign.
Internet Access in Bali
Most of our villas feature high speed internet availability. There are also plenty of cafe's in Bali with WIFI.
Communicating with the locals - language
Indonesian is the official language in Bali but you will have no problem finding english speaking locals in the tourist areas.