Bali Holidays – 11 Things You Must Know Before Travelling to Bali
Bali, commonly known as the “Island of Gods,” is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. Situated just west of Lombok and east of the gorgeous island of Java, Bali is one of 17,000 islands on the Indian Ocean. Of these islands, 6,000 are inhibited by people.
Here is a list of some of the top things you should know before you book any of your Bali holidays:
1. All holiday makers going to Bali must have at least 6 months valid on their passports from the date of arrival.
2. Bali’s customs only allow a maximum of two litres of alcohol on entry into the country.
3. If you are a smoker, each visitor is able to bring 200 cigarettes, 100 grams of tobacco or 50 cigars into Bali.
4. The local currency used in Bali is the “Rupiah”. The currency ranges from 50 and 100 in coins, and 100, 500 and 1,000 in either coins or notes.
5. There are approximately 3 million people living in Bali where most of the workers are working within the tourism industry. Holidays to Bali are very popular during the dry months of the year.
6. The power supply in the larger cities is 220 volts, however 110 volts is used in some smaller and more remote areas of the country.
7. Gratitude tips of 5-10% on the total bill are appropriate and acceptable.
8. Airport porters expect a tip of approximately RP. 3000 for bags heavier than 20kg.
9. The local time in Bali and Lombok is GMT + 8 hours.
10. Bali is only 5.6 sq kilometres and it is possible to explore the whole island on a one day tour of Bali.
11. Beaches along Eastern and Southern Bali are white whereas in other parts of the country, are grey or black due to volcanic sand.