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Bali enjoys global fame as a tropical paradise and tourist hotspot. Every year, the world-class surf, beautiful beaches, active volcanoes, and a full array of exciting activities entice millions of travellers to plan a Bali trip. Whether you plan on doing a little white water rafting on the Telaga Waja, four-wheel driving through the rainforests, or trekking on Mount Batur, one thing is for certain: Bali will steal your heart! If you are wondering what to do in Bali, the coasts provide for excellent scuba diving, sea walking, and other water sports. But, if you simply wish to rest while pampering yourself during your Bali vacation, then you find no shortage of ways to make that happen. Indeed, you might discover that relaxing is one of the most popular things to do in Bali!

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Our tips for Bali

  • Make Way. Although cute, the stray dogs, monkeys, and other animals should be approached with a degree of caution. Rabies and other diseases are still found here; so, give the animals a little space during your Bali tour.
  • What Sarong With You? Most visitors enter at least one local temple at some point. If you decide to go inside one of these holy places, you should wear the traditional sarong and scarf as a sign of respect.
  • A Penny Saved. The best places to change money safely advertise pretty clearly. Look for the green shield containing the words “PVA Berizin” on the outside of money-changing establishments. These businesses typically provide the best rates and will cut you a fairer deal.

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Best time to visit

Bali enjoys a truly tropical climate with temperatures that remain constant year-round! So, in general, if you want to determine the best time to visit Bali, you will have to decide what’s most important to you. If you want the best weather for simply relaxing on the beaches, late May through early August provides the driest weather. But, you’ll also encounter the highest amount of tourism during this time, which means higher rates across the board. Monsoon lasts from October to April, bringing the wind and rain. It’s not the best time for sunbathing; but, the landscape is at its greenest and the wildlife becomes highly active. Finally, surfers can enjoy Bali all year long. However, the best waves hit the west side of the peninsula between May and October.

Getting around
  • Renting a scooter is the best option in Bali; and, many of the tourists select this option. You should wear a helmet to avoid paying a bribe to the police. Plus, the traffic in Bali can get quite hectic.
  • Bali suffers from a great deal of taxi scams. If you don’t know the rates, you could end up paying 3 or 4 times the actual price and think it’s still a reasonable rate. Use the Blue Bird Taxis if you don’t want to research the most recent fare charts. They generally hire honest drivers.
  • The only vehicles in Bali that remotely resemble public transit are the Bemo minibuses. The locals use them all the time as a cheap way of getting around Bali. Just make it clear to the driver that you only want a one-way trip and aren’t chartering the vehicle for the day.
Stay Safe
  • While possession of a controlled substance in your hometown might warrant a mere citation and fine; in Bali, it can carry a life sentence or even the death penalty. Consider taking a break during your time here.
  • If you plan on touring Bali, don’t drink the tap water. The minor illness known locally as “Bali Belly” can really put a damper on your dream vacation.
  • Check the factory seals on all food and drink items. Unscrupulous vendors will reuse packaging to make an extra buck, unaware that they could imperil your health with phony products.

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