TRAVEL GUIDE: BALI, INDONESIA

Hey Babes! I just got back from an amazing trip to the beautiful Island of Bali! This is my first time visiting and I loved being able to see the island, learn the culture, and meet the people.

Do you need a visa to visit Bali?

Under the Visa Exemption rule, American citizens are not required to have a visa to enter Indonesia for a 30 days or less stay. U.S. citizens visiting family or traveling for other purposes may apply for a 30-day visa on arrival. The Visa-on-Arrival may be extended for a maximum of 30 days by applying at the immigration office in Indonesia

Regardless what country you are from and what visa you plan to get. You need…

  • A passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the day you enter Indonesia.
  • A passport that has at least one complete blank page.
  • Proof of a return flight or onward flight out of Indonesia.

Here’s a list of countries with Visa exemption

Here’s a list of countries where you can get a Visa on Arrival (VoA)

Do you need vaccinations to visit Bali?

There are no essential vaccines needed for entry to Bali. However for your own personal protection travelers are recommended to consider vaccination cover against a number of diseases.

Here’s a list of recommended vaccines according to Passport Health

Where to stay in Bali ?

My friends and I stayed in a beautiful Villa called the “The Africa House” in the town of Seminyak.

Bali has several options when it comes to housing. There are hotels, air b n b’s, and villa rentals available.

Where to shop in Bali?

There’s tons of shopping available in Bali. From street vendors, to boutiques, to major shopping malls. I did a lot of shopping in Seminyak Square.

SPENDING MONEY IN BALI (Currency exchange)

The rupiah (Rp) is the official currency of Indonesia.  The name derives from the Indian monetary unit rupee which is called rupiya in Indian languages.

Here is a website where you can put in USD and see how much it will convert in Bali – https://transferwise.com/us/currency-converter/usd-to-idr-rate

What do I need for my electronics in Bali?

If you are visiting Bali or any destination outside of the US prepare to buy an adapter. In Indonesia you can expect the 2 pin socket and plug , this is also used in larger parts of Europe. 


I bought this adapter from Amazon. Worked great charging my phone, camera, and laptop at once.

A lot of the airports have adapters for sale, you can also find them in store, I personally bought the Ceptics adapter from Amazon, for less than $30 dollars. I often travel with several tech gadgets and appreciate how the Ceptics adapter can charge multiple items at once.

Best beach clubs in Bali?

There are TONS of beach clubs in Bali. From Finns to Omnia and other hidden gems in between. During my trip my friends and I went to Finns beach club and we were thoroughly impressed. The food is great, affordably priced, the portions are more than enough, and the aura is amazing. The beach club has a dj, dining area, and sits right next to the ocean, making for some amazing views and backdrops for photos.

I ordered their Caesar salad for dinner
I ordered their double chocolate cake for dessert – it was so rich in taste and came with a side of vanilla ice cream.

How’s the weather in Bali?

Bali is about 8 degrees south of the equator, with a tropical, warm and humid climate year around . The island has two main seasons: dry season and rainy season.

I went to Bali in September. The weather wasn’t too hot or cold. For many reasons, best time to visit Bali is April, May, June and September. During this time of year, the Island is still in dry season, it’s slightly less humid, and hotel prices and villa rentals can be 30-50% cheaper compared to high season.

When out shopping, you’ll see shops offering sales and promotions this time of year, restaurants are less crowded and in general Bali is a bit more relaxed.

Would you plan a trip to Bali? (comment below)