Travel Guide to Bali and its Beaches

 

Weather

Bali enjoys tropical climate due to its proximity with the equator. The sun rises at 6 AM and sets at 6 PM. The temperature variation is very small. Bali does not have four seasons, there is one wet season from September to February, and a dry season for the rest of the year.

Getting There

By Air: Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport (DPS) is just south of Kuta. The domestic terminal and international terminal are a few hundred meters apart.

International airlines flying to and from Bali include Air Asia, Cathay Pacific Airways, Continental Airlines, Eva Air, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas Airways, Singapore Airlines and Thai Airways International.

Facilities include a hotel-booking counter, a left-luggage room, several moneychangers, an expensive duty-free shop and many souvenir shops, ATMs and fast-food places.

By sea: You can catch frequent ferries from the neighboring islands of Java and Lombok. Ferries shuttle regularly between the western Balinese port of Gilimanuk and Ketapang in eastern Java. You can also purchase boat/bus combination tickets between Denpasar and Javanese cities. Ferries between the eastern Balinese port of Padangbai and Lembar on the west coast of Lombok depart throughout the day.

Getting Around

By car: You can rent a car from any of the rental agencies on the island. Make sure that the car is insured and also double check its condition. You require an international driving license to drive in Bali.

By motorbike: This is another feasible option to travel around Bali. The prices vary from US$ 7 to US$ 10 per day. Helmet is a must when riding a motorbike in Indonesia.

By bus:Bemo, the public transportation company in Bali runs buses around the city. Buses are cheap but not exactly comfortable.

 

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