Bali is one of the most popular tourist destinations with Australians, partly because the air fares and accommodation are so reasonable. And because it is quite close to our shores, you don’t waste a lot of time travelling. Bali offers plenty to do and see and the nightlife is something that attracts many young people. If you are thinking of Bali as your next overseas destination, there are some must-dos before you travel, but here are some travel tips to make your holiday even more spectacular.
- Many people book accommodation in one of the hotels, but according to holiday booking experts Luxury Villas Bali luxury villas can be a good alternative and sometimes closer to the beach. Since the beaches and surf are often a big drawcard, it is better to stay close to them than have to travel out of the city every time you want to surf.
- There are many different types and locations when it comes to villas in Bali. You can book into a cabin that is part of a resort and have all the advantages right on your doorstep. Or you can have accommodation that is more private, away from all the other cabins. You can even have your own chef and a chauffeur driven car, if you book them ahead of time. The latter is an excellent choice if you want to enjoy the nightlife but are not sure of getting home afterwards.
- You may think that shorts and t-shirts are all you need for a trip to Bali, but many clubs enforce a higher standard dress code, so it will pay you to take at least one ‘good’ outfit.
- Not everything in Bali is cheap. While you can certainly holiday on a budget, you can also blow it unless you are careful. If you don’t want to spend too much, avoid high-end establishments and spa treatments and seek out discounts and happy hour deals.
- Don’t monkey around! The monkeys do enough of that. Watch for monkeys and remember that they are still wild animals even if they don’t realise it. If they steal your bag you may find it difficult to retrieve. There are also many stray dogs you should be cautious about touching.
- Many Aussies have time off work in January and head overseas thinking the hot weather will be great for beach activities. In Bali, January to April is a rainy season so be prepared for sudden downpours. October and November are also rainy months.
- Respect the rules. Many people think just because they go to another country they can do what they like. Indonesia has laws that must be adhered to, just the same as other countries. Don’t expect special treatment just because you are a tourist.
Once you take note of these tips, your stay in Bali should be very satisfying.