The island of gods, love it or hate it, Bali is a place full of experienced to be had. Read on and I'll introduce you to my favourite spots, whether that would be food, waterfalls or hotels!
Bali is an island famed for its beauty and rich Hindu culture with many claiming the Balineese beeing the kindest people on earth. You will arrive to this magical place and leave feeling enriched both in experience as well as spirit. (seriously, you will)
When to go?
All year round the temperature hovers around 27 degrees Celsius, however, the drier summer months between May and September are much preferred by tourists.
Things to keep in mind is that during the wet season it will rain, but only in short downpours, however, the rain will wash down garbage from the rivers out into the ocean which makes for polluted swimming waters and beaches.
Most people rent scooters for around 4 USD per day, where petrol isn’t included.
There’s a taximafia on the island that keep the prices up, especially around the airport and Canggu, however, there’s a company called Bluebird that use a taxameter for fair prices. Make sure it’s a bluebird though as there is another company that tries to make their cars look as similar as possible in order to lure customers.
Things to keep in mind
If driving a scooter without a license you will run the risk of being stopped by the police as they are fishing for such people on major intersections. Wear a helmet and you not only save yourself in case of a crash but also reduce the risk of being stopped. If you do insist driving without a license, put your ID with a 50 or 100K IDR bill in a separate pocked in case you get stopped.
Stay away from staying in hotels as villas and homestays is a far more enjoyable experience and the choices are of abundance in Bali. It comes out to the same price anyway!