Q? WHY STAY IN A VILLA INSTEAD A HOTEL?
Choose to stay in a villa rather than a standard hotel room give a heightened sense of privacy. You are free to come and go as you want, without the hassle of worrying if you are disturbing others. There are no time limits or rules and you’re able to have a midnight swim in your private pool or just choose to stay up all night to watch the stars.
A dedicated team of villa staff are available to anticipate and take care of all your needs and to pamper you. This personalized service is the epitome of luxury and you can choose to have meals prepared by a professional chef. Or go around by an air-co car with a professional driver or indulge yourself with an in-house spa treatment and experience traditional healing and beauty rituals. You have the space and opportunity to relax and escape the busy lifestyle.
Villa accommodation is generally a more affordable option compared to staying in a hotel room of the same caliber. You also have the added incentive to enjoy facilities such as your own private swimming pool and tropical garden. You do not have to share anything with others. There is space for sunbathing around the pool without unexposed shy or inhibited to feel. Not ‘to fight’ in the early morning for sunbeds…
Staying in a villa instead of a hotel is a great opportunity to experience the Balinese spirit. You will gain first-hand knowledge of the island cultural way of life in which the passage of time is measured by an endless cycle of ceremonial rites. In a paradise setting, away from the hustle and bustle of the South, you can enjoy waking up each day by the sounds of nature.
Q? IS IT SAFE TO DRIVE IN BALI?
We always recommend that our driver pick you up and take you to the villa, as it can be difficult to find. Although the staff can help you rent a car once you arrive, if you have not driven in Bali before, we do not recommend it, as the road rules are very different from those abroad and in some cases there are no rules at all, so it can be a very stressful and dangerous experience. You are required to hold an International Driver’s License and typically rental cars do not come with insurance. If you have an accident, as a foreigner it is automatically your fault and you will be expected to pay for any damage or hospital fees incurred by both parties.
For not much more money, you can rent an airco car with driver and he can take you on tours of the island or do taxi-services for shopping or to restaurants.
If you are making your own way from the airport to a hotel in the south of Bali before coming to the villa, go to the Airport Taxi stand where you will see fixed prices listed to nearby destinations. If you do not use an Airport Taxi, you will probably be grossly overcharged.
Q? WHEN IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO SCUBA DIVE IN NORTH BALI?
The dry season in Bali runs from April to October however: The best diving season is from May to November (May, June, July, September, October, November). The best time to see Manta Rays is April and May. The best time or season to see the famous Mola Mola, Oceanic sunfish is from August to October.
Q? IS THERE AN AIRPORT DEPARTURE TAX?
The Departure Tax fee is now included in your ticket price.
Q? WHAT MONEY SHOULD I BRING?
The local currency is the Indonesia Rupiah (IDR or Rp). If you wish to exchange foreign notes in Bali, they should be clean, new and crisp. Indonesian banks and money changers will not accept old notes or notes which are damaged in any way. You can also use your credit or debit card at ATM machines in town to withdraw Rupiah. It is advisable to inform your bank or credit card company that you will be visiting Indonesia prior to your departure, as it is not uncommon for the bank to put a block on the card if they suspect it has been misappropriated. Travelers cheques can be cashed at money changers in Lovina.
Bali is a cash country and vendors prefer to be paid in cash. Most restaurants and larger shops, however, will accept credit cards.
Q? NYEPI RELIGIOUS DAY
Please be informed that Bali island celebrates Nyepi (Silent) Day each year on specific dates (2019: 7 March and in 2020: 25 March). The Nyepi (Silent) Day is a day of absolute silence throughout the island. No outdoor activities are allowed including check in and check out from hotels. Even the airport and internet will be closed! This is a very religion experience, everywhere silence!
Q? DO I NEED A VISA FOR BALI?
In conjunction with the revision of the visa policy, President of the Republic of Indonesia has issued and signed a revise decree no. 69, on 09th June 2015, the following countries do not require a visa to enter Indonesia for a short visit of up to 30 (thirty) days and cannot be extendable.
The following countries that do not require visa to Indonesia :
1. Austria 2. Bahrain 3. Belgium 4. Canada 5. Czech Republic 6. Denmark 7. Finland 8. France 9. Germany 10. Hungary 11. Italy 12. Japan 13. Kuwait 14. Mexico 15. Netherlands 16. New Zealand 17. Norway 18. Oman 19. Poland 20. Qatar 21. Russia 22. South Africa 23. South Korea 24. Spain 25. Sweden 26. Switzerland 27. Tiongkok 28. United Arab Emirates 29. United Kingdom 30. United States of America
Entry Requirements for Visa-Free Short Visit
1. Passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 (six) months as from the date of entry into Indonesia 2. A return tickets or ticket to continues the journey to other countries 3. Visitors on Visa-Free Short Visit must be enter and exit from certain airports and seaports in Indonesia, there are 5 airports and 4 seaports as follows :
Airports : (1). International Airport Kuala Namu in Medan (2). International Airport Soekarno-Hatta in Jakarta (3). International Airport Juanda in Surabaya (4). International Airport Ngurah Rai in Denpasar (5). International Airport Hang Nadim in Batam
Seaports : (1). Sri Bintang Pura in Tanjung Pinang (2). Batam Center in Batam (3). Sekupang in Batam (4). Tanjung Uban in tanjung Uban
Q? BALINESE WANT TO MAKE YOU HAPPY
Balinese want to make you happy, also do the staff. But if you have the staff, for example, after dinner, no longer needed, let them know they can leave. Also, if you’ve want more privacy, please let know the staff.
Q? WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO BALI?
Minimized! Some clothes for a tropical climate, slippers, perhaps walking shoes, sunscreen and swimwear. In most villas first meal after arrival are provided so you don’t need right away all the way to do shopping. Most things are cheaper than in Europe, Singapore or Kuala Lumpur.
We recommend, therefore, make it yourself easy, take as little as possible, travel light. Handy to take with is a SIM lock free phone. You buy on desk a SIM card and some credit for €5 / 7 USD. Convenient, because then you call at local cost! Our staff will gladly assist you to buy a SIM card.
Q? WHAT ABOUT MEDICAL FACILITIES?
Bali have enough first aid stations, doctors, dentists and hospitals, in case you come across something. Ask the villa manager or the staff.
Q? IS BALI SAFE?
Bali is safe. Crime is little or hardly at Bali. You can safely walk on the street, even at evening. Sharks, snakes, scorpions, rats, mice, mosquitoes and cockroaches occur naturally in Bali, it remain a tropical climate. However, if you just pay attention, just like you do in the own country, there are no threats to your health. The food in Bali in restaurants is generally good, you are experiencing no problems with this.
Q? CAN I WITHDRAW MONEY EASILY WITH A DEBIT CARD?
The currency in Bali is Rp 1 Million Rupiah correspond to approx € 60.00 / 70 USD (April 2019). You can pin almost anywhere with a pin/debit card at the many ATM machines. Credit cards such as Visa and American Express can also be used. Check though the terms of your bank. Remember to unlock your bank/debit card for recording abroad!
Q? WHAT TAKES YOUR STAY IN BALI?
Bali is fortunately still pretty cheap. Dining out with a drink still for about € 7.50 p.p. A T-shirt you can already buy for 2 to 3 euros, sneakers for about € 8, -. Imported drinks on the other hand very expensive. A reasonable bottle of wine can easily cost € 10, – to € 20, -, not to speak of stronger drinks. Advice: take your favorite liquor with you from the airport of your country. Meat, fruit and vegetables are fairly cheap.
Q? HOW LONG IS THE TRANSFER FROM THE AIRPORT?
Transfer to the south of Bali will take about 20-30 minutes. The transfer to the north of Bali takes between 2 ½ hours after 3 hours, depending on the traffic. You sit long in the car but the route you take is worth beholding. You drive through Bali, as you approach the north is the nature more beautiful and bustle of the south gives way to the quiet, relaxed life of North Bali. You arrive at beautiful rice fields, but also vast palm plantations, high mountains and beautiful lakes. Please ask the driver to stop!
Q? WHAT IS THE BEST TIME FOR TRAVEL?
The weather in Bali is usually delicious. Almost every day it is very sunny and warm. The usually warm weather on the coast is pleasantly tempered by a lovely cooling sea breeze. The monsoon creates high humidity, sometimes up to 95 percent in the rainy season. The rainy season lasts approximately from November to April.
North Bali is the driest part of the island and even during the rainy season, most rain falling along. As a result, are suitable for a good stay in Bali, in principle, all the months of the year.