What you need to know before going to Indonesia

This article will discuss some of the things that should be known with certainty before you go to Indonesia. Bali is the most famous island in Indonesia and the island attracts millions of tourists from around the world every single year. By reading this article for a few minutes then you will be better prepared for a trip to Bali. In this article we have divided the information into categories that make it easy to find all the information you need.

The most popular hotels in Bali:

Guest rating:

The Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa 4.6 / 5

TS Suites Bali 4.6 / 5

Hard Rock Hotel Bali 4.1 / 5

Bali Dynasty Resort 4.3 / 5

AYANA Resort and Spa Bali 4.7 / 5

Marriott Autograph Collection, The Stones Hotel, Bali 4.7 / 5

KUTA SEAVIEW Boutique Resort & Spa 4.1 / 5

Legian Beach Hotel 4.2 / 5

Mulia Resort 4.6 / 5

Padma Resort Legian 4.7 / 5


Indonesia frees visa to visit Bali for citizens of 169 countries for 30 days. You have to pay USD 35 for Visa on Arrival.


The best time to go to Bali is: May to August. Rainy Season: October to April, and the Dry Season: May to September.


You will find no trip for one day, in the Saka New Year or so-called Nyepi. It is underway in March with the date varies according to the Saka lunar calendar calculation.


You will be driving on the left, in accordance with prevailing regulations in Indonesia.


You need International Driving License as a requirement in renting vehicles (cars and motorcycles).


You can use any taxi, but Blue Bird Taxi (+62 (0) 361 701 111) is the most recommended. They work in a professional manner. Don’t ever use illegal taxi or you will get yourself stuck in a problem.


You will encounter heavy traffic so you need to plan the estimated time required to visit some certain sights.


Bemo is public transportation commonly used by local residents to travel within the city. You just pay Rp 5,000-10,000 for a single trip.


USD 1 = Rp 13,000

Automated teller machines

Automated Teller Machines issue denominations of Rp 50,000 or 100,000. If you use non-Indonesian bank then you will be charged high enough. Beware of the skimmer in Bali.


You may need to bargain hard, up to half of the price offered in the traditional markets.


You need to obey the rules set by the temples of Bali, for example, a belt and a loincloth. You cannot smoke inside the temple because you will tarnish its purity. In some temples you will met a “donation box”. Give 1-2 dollars per box to help the local residents.


Never carry drugs or you will be executed. Indonesia is one of the countries that apply the death penalty for any drug smuggler.