Getting to Bali, Indonesia

Bali, a renowned island paradise, is more accessible than ever before, welcoming travelers from across the globe. Whether you’re flying from a nearby country or crossing oceans, reaching Bali is a journey well worth the effort. Here’s what you need to know:

General Information

Internet Data Options

  1. You can buy e-sim for Tourist from one of the Telco providers from Indonesia called Telkomsel. You can purchase your e-sim in advance through this link or when you lands at the airport by the Telkomsel Booth. 
  2. You can check roaming options from your Telco providers for Indonesia.

Health and Safety

  1. Vaccinations: Check with your doctor and update any required vaccinations for Indonesia.
  2. Travel Insurance: We advice you to purchase travel insurance that covers trip cancellations, medical emergencies, and baggage loss.
  3. Medications: Pack any necessary prescription medications. If you need more info, please check with Indonesian embassy in your respective country. Click here to see detail explanations from Indonesia Embassy in Norway for example.

Bali, as a major tourist destination, has a robust healthcare infrastructure to handle a wide range of medical needs. Many hospitals and clinics in Bali employ multilingual staff to cater international patients.

Before you embark on your journey, check the latest visa requirements for Indonesia. Many nationalities benefit from visa-free entry for short stays, while others may need to apply for a visa on arrival (VOA) or obtain one in advance. Always verify the current visa policy as it can change through Indonesia Embassy in each of your respective country. 

You can apply for Electronic Visa on Arrival (e-VOA) through this website. Please check here if your country is eligible for visa exemption or you need to apply for e-VOA.

Please note for e-VOA, you need to apply for B2 Visa on Arrival if you are attending the GA and B1 Visa on Arrival for your family who are going to do tourism in Indonesia. You can also obtain your Visa On Arrival (VOA) at the airport when you arrived. But we recommend you to apply for e-VOA before hand to speed up your immigration process. 

 

If you need an Invitation Letter for a Indonesian visa, please fill out this form as soon as possible.

Ngurah Rai International Airport (Denpasar International Airport), located in the southern part of the island, serves as Bali’s primary entry point. It is well-connected with major airlines offering direct and indirect flights from Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Australia. When booking your flight:

  • From Asia and Australia: You’ll find numerous direct flights from major cities like Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Sydney, and Melbourne. These routes are serviced by a wide range of carriers, from budget airlines to premium flag carriers.
  • From Africa, Europe and the Americas: While direct flights are less common, many international airlines offer flights with just one stopover, often in cities like Singapore, Doha, Dubai, or Kuala Lumpur. This makes Bali relatively easy to access despite the distance.

The Anvaya Beach Resort Hotel is conveniently located in the Kuta area, which is very close to Ngurah Rai International Airport. The distance is approximately 2 to 3 kilometers.

Transportation Options

  • Golden Bird Taxis:
    • Flat Rate
    • Payment Options: Credit Card or Cash
    • Features: Premium service, comfortable and reliable transportation
    • Recommendation: Easiest and most convenient option for a stress-free journey. Lounge is provided by the Baggage claim area.
    • Online reservation 
  • Bluebird Taxis:
    • Fare: Metered
    • Payment Options: Cash
    • Features: Economical, widely available, safe, and professional service
  • Ride-Hailing Apps:
    • Services like Grab and Gojek are popular in Bali and can offer competitive rates for your journey from the airport to the hotel. These apps allow you to get a fare estimate and track your ride for a secure and efficient travel experience. However, note that there might be designated pick-up points for such services at the airport.

  • General Climate: October in Bali is characterized by a transition from the dry season to the rainy season. While the early part of the month may still enjoy the tail end of the dry season’s sunny days, the latter half can see an increase in rainfall.

  • Temperature Range: Expect average temperatures to range from 23°C (73°F) to 31°C (88°F). The humidity starts to pick up as the month progresses, making it feel warmer.

  • What to Wear: Light, breathable clothing is advisable for the warm weather, along with a sturdy pair of sandals or shoes comfortable for walking. Since you might encounter rain, packing a lightweight waterproof jacket or a portable umbrella is also recommended.

  • Outdoor Activities: Take advantage of the typically sunnier first half of October for beach activities, surfing, and exploring Bali’s outdoor attractions. As the month moves on, plan for more indoor or sheltered activities, just in case of rain.

  • Voltage and Sockets: Bali uses a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz. The island primarily uses two types of power plugs: type C (the two-pin round plug) and type F (the two-pin round plug with two earth clips on the side, also known as a “Schuko” plug). It’s important to check if your devices are compatible with these plug types and voltages.

  • Adapter/Converter: Travelers from countries with different electrical standards will need a plug adapter or voltage converter for their electronic devices. It’s a good idea to bring a universal travel adapter that can accommodate various plug types.

  • Power Availability: While Bali’s tourist areas have reliable electricity, occasional outages can happen, especially during the rainy season. Consider carrying a portable power bank for your mobile devices to stay charged during your adventures.

  • Be Prepared for Traffic: While the distance from the airport to the hotel is short, Kuta can experience heavy traffic, especially during peak travel seasons. Allow some buffer time for your journey.
  • Local Currency: Ensure you have some Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) on hand for taxis or small expenses. There are currency exchange counters and ATMs at the airport.
  • Stay Connected: Consider purchasing a local SIM card at the airport to stay connected and use ride-hailing apps more conveniently. There are various booths offering SIM cards with data packages at reasonable rates.
  • Stay Hydrated: Bali’s tropical climate, especially in October, can be deceptively hot and humid. Ensure you drink plenty of water to stay hydrated throughout your trip.
  • Sun Protection: Regardless of the increased cloud cover or rain in late October, the sun can still be intense. Always apply a high-SPF sunscreen, wear a hat, and use sunglasses during outdoor activities.
  • Respect Local Customs: Bali is rich in cultural heritage. When visiting temples or attending ceremonies, dress modestly and follow local guidelines, such as covering shoulders and knees and removing shoes where required.