Bali Travel Guide For First Timers?

What should I do on my first day in Bali?

Check out what activities that I personally recommend to you as a first timer in Bali.

  • Eat at a Nice Restaurant.
  • Visit Lembongan Island.
  • Visit Pura Ulun Danu – Tabanan.
  • Diving in Tulamben.
  • Climb mount Batur (or/and mount Agung)
  • Visit and Explore Tegalalang Rice Terrace.
  • Go Cafe Hopping in Ubud.
  • Swim with Mantas, Nusa Penida.

What to Know Before Travelling to Bali?

Bali travel tips: 10 things to know before you go

  1. Learn to haggle for almost everything.
  2. Head west for waves, east for snorkelling.
  3. Get the right visa.
  4. Embrace mopeds as your transport of choice.
  5. Don’t miss the Gilis.
  6. Watch a fire dance at Uluwatu.
  7. Be vigilant with money.
  8. Get a health kick in Ubud.

How many days in Bali is enough?

If you just want to visit the main island, a week in Bali is perfect for seeing the most important things. However, if you also want to visit the Gili or the Nusa Islands, I would recommend you spend 8 days in Bali.

What should I avoid in Bali?

sometimes you need to know what not to do so you can get the most out of your Bali Holiday.

  • Don’t haggle for 30 minutes at the markets with no intention of buying.
  • Don’t spend all your time in Kuta.
  • Don’t not see Kuta.
  • Don’t look up when you are walking.
  • Don’t leave your drinks unattended.
  • Don’t just eat Western food.

Where should I stay in Bali for the first time?

Best Areas to Stay in Bali

  1. Kuta – for surfers & party lovers.
  2. Seminyak – for sunset beach bars, luxury restaurants, and shopping.
  3. Canggu – for laid-back boho-chic beach lovers.
  4. Uluwatu – upscale clifftop resorts and beach clubs.
  5. Ubud – for serenity, stunning nature and peaceful getaways.

Is Nusa Dua worth visiting?

Because there is no doubt – the beaches of Nusa Dua are the best beaches I saw on Bali. Nusa Dua is all about beach walking, sunbathing, swimming or water sports. Nusa Dua is almost in its own Bali bubble and if you want to spend your holidays in Indonesia like you’re not actually in Indonesia – go for it!

What is illegal in Bali?

Bali’s drug laws are very strict and should not be trifled with. Indonesian Law No. 35/2009 lays down harsh penalties for drug users caught with Group 1 drugs like marijuana, heroin, and cocaine. You can get life imprisonment for possession or the death penalty if you’ve been convicted of trafficking in drugs.

Is it safe to walk around Bali at night?

Yes, you can walk around in Bali alone at night and in most cases, nothing will happen to you. Indonesia is relatively safe and there aren’t a lot of violent crimes but petty theft is common. Although it’s not as much as in other countries. Females should be aware of the increase in bag snatching and guys running off.

What should I be careful of in Bali?

10 common tourist traps/scams in Bali and how to avoid them

  • Phony commission drivers.
  • Taking taxi rides in Bali.
  • Tour guides at Goa Gajah (Elephant cave)
  • Experience an authentic Balinese market.
  • How to deal with temple touts – Besakih Temple.
  • Touts at Kuta Beach.
  • Seafood at Jimbaran.
  • Drinking Arak, a traditional Balinese alcohol.

What is the best month to go to Bali?

April to October is the best time to visit Bali, when there is little rain, low humidity, and lots of sun. Bali is a good year-round destination. There is a wet season but it can still be a fine time to visit Bali. If you want to save money the best months are May, June, and October.

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What is the cheapest month to fly to Bali?

At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Bali is currently March; with December being the most expensive.

Is food and drink expensive in Bali?

Food in Bali ranges from street food and cheap warungs to five star restaurants with famous chefs. While more challenging in south Bali, it’s still possible to eat well on $7-9USD a day. Western food was also widely available in the popular destinations, but was generally much more expensive than the local fare.

Can I brush my teeth with tap water in Bali?

Before visiting Bali it’s important to understand what you should potentially expect when it comes to dealing with anything water-related. Water from the tap is typically not okay to drink, cook with or brush your teeth with.

Do they eat dogs in Bali?

Recent reports have uncovered that the Balinese people are brutally killing dogs and serving them to unsuspecting tourists. Bali law states that eating dog meat is legal but selling it to tourists under a false name, is not. These poor creatures are caught, muzzled, shot, poisoned and butchered on a daily basis.

What are the do’s and don’ts in Bali?

Dos And Don’ts When Visiting Bali

  1. DO: Cover Up In The Temples.
  2. DON’T: Use Your Left Hand When Giving/Receiving.
  3. DO: Leave Your Shoes Outside.
  4. DON’T: Touch People’s Heads.
  5. DO: Be Careful Where You Step.
  6. DON’T: Drink Tap Water.
  7. DO: Haggle – But Not Too Hard.


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