Bali is just south of the equator and has a 12 months round tropical climate with only 2 seasons – wet (Oct – March, high humidity) and dry (April – Sept). I’ve visited in both seasons, and found each are unpredictable, nevertheless, the temperature is often fixed at round 28 – 30. Even if it does bucket down with rain, you’re by no means cold! The mountain regions are all the time just a little cooler, particularly at evening, so if you’re staying in that area it is a good suggestion to pack a warm jumper.
What to pack…
– As little as potential!
– Smart-casual and comfortable is the norm, however remember to pack consolationable walking/hiking shoes.
– Sunscreen, insect repellant, hats and a folding umbrella for these sudden showers.
– An extended skirt for the ladies and pair of lengthy trousers is a must, significantly if visiting temples where this etiquette is a requirement. (In its place sarongs may be hired or bought at point of entry very cheaply).
– If you put on glasses, it’s a good idea to pack your spares in your suitcase.
– A face washer or hand towel for long journeys – in case you endure humidity stress, an excellent refresher is to freeze a bottle of water and take the frozen bottle & face washer in a plastic bag in your trip for quick ‘cool downs’.
– Anything you could have forgotten can be purchased very cheaply in Bali!
– Journey insurance is a must – if you happen to don’t already have it – consult your journey agent or journey insurance could be purchased on line.
– Make 2 photocopies of your passport, credit cards, travel insurance and I.D. data – leave one copy at home (with a relative or good friend) and take the other copy with you (in your suitcase) keeping it separate from the original documents.
– Take some spare money (for medical emergencies or in any other case).
– Most hotels & accommodation have safes – both at reception or in-room – use them to your personal safety & peace of mind.
– Using your credit card to make purchases in Bali is a protected and broadly accepted follow, nonetheless, all the time take care as you’d wherever e.g. do not let your card out of your sight on the point of transaction.
– Bali has its share of petty crime the identical as any country – take care together with your purse or valuables in any respect times. (Drive previous ‘snatches’ have gotten more prevalent).
– Only change money at your hotel, resort or reputable trying areas where you belief the changer (and the calculator used) – standard follow is to depend your money back earlier than you and a receipt is given.
– A great tip is to take a ‘cheat sheet’ forex converter with you – it will only be a rough guide (as forex change rates change daily in Bali spa seminyak) however it will probably save the frustration of haggling over something which could solely be a couple of dollars difference. You can also make up your personal ‘information’ from any of a number of on-line trade foreign money websites.