Bali is a small island in Indonesia that offers two wonderful things: cultural heritage and stunning nature. In this island, you can see the high value cultural heritage such as temples, traditional dances, the great funeral ceremonies, the sacred offering to the god, and many other things. Mostly, the Balinese are Hindu and their devotion can be seen through the dances, reliefs on the temple and the religious ceremonies. Bali is also blessed with the stunning nature. The beaches offers nice wave throughout the year and wonderful views on sunset.
Now, what you need to know before going to the island? Below I have listed some essential tips to go to Bali:
When to Go
If you want to get the most of your trip to Bali, then you need to know the perfect time to go. Visiting the island during the monsoon will be a little bit uncomfortable as the humidity level can reach up to 97%. The monsoon usually starts from October until April. Then, the dry season will last from May to September; this will be the perfect time to go. The weather is warm so that you can get around comfortably.
Traveling with Children or Disabilities
Children and disability need extra care so that you should know the obstacles you may find. In Bali, facilities for disability still don’t meet the standard. You will find out that some pavements are uneven and ramps are absent. Fortunately, there are some companies that provide service for disability. Sanur is a city where you can find a company that serve travelers with disability. They rent wheelchairs, accommodation and transportation. If you travel with your children, you don’t need to worry on how to buy their needs such as diapers or powdered milk. In Denpasar, Kuta, Sanur or Ubud you can find supermarkets that sell complete products for your baby. Make sure that you also bring your baby’s car seat in case you need to rent a car in Bali. Car seats are not common there so it would be better to take it on your own.
Since Bali is a tropical area, it would be more comfortable to wear clothes that are made from cotton. Loose clothing with shorts is a nice choice to get around during dry season.
How to Get Around
Public transportation is available in Bali but they only serve certain routes. If you need to explore the island without depending on the bus route, then you should hire a motorcycle. However, you should have an international driving license to ride motorcycle in the island. The traffic rules are strict there so make sure that you have a driving license to get around with motorcycle or car.
It is totally not recommended to have a holiday without learning about your travel destination.