Info on Bali

Info on Bali

Booking Flights:

Kayak.com uses a price calendar in their flight searches—a great travel tool! Airasia, Garuda, and Jetstar airlines are great if flying to Bali from southeast Asia and Australia.

Airport:

Denpasar, Bali (airport code: DPS)  The airport is about a 90 minute drive from Ubud. When you depart the Denpasar airport on your return flight home, you must pay a 150,000 IDR CASH ONLY (approx $15 USD) airport tax per person.

Indonesian Visas:
Apply for a VISA ON ARRIVAL at the Ngurah Rai airport in Denpasar when you arrive in Bali. (airport code: DPS)
The visa is $25 US and is valid for 30 days with an option to extend for an extra 30 days.

Phones:
Nokia phones are $ 30 US. You must buy a phone number (SIM card about $3 US) and credit ($5-10 US)Bring an unlocked phone if you have one.

Wifi:
Is available everywhere in Bali and at the villa.

Transport:
Taxis are around $ 35 US from airport to Ubud.
Renting a motor bike costs approximately $ 5 US a day, less if you rent by week/month. Hiring a driver/taxi in Ubud is approx $5 USD each way in the village.

***If you would like us to hire a driver to pick you up at the airport, please let us know—we are more than happy to arrange this for you. Please email us your flight details. A driver will be waiting for you at the arrivals gate with a sign with your name on it.

Additional accommodation outside retreat dates:

Accomodations in Ubud from mid-range rates to budget rates:

  • Honeymoon Guesthouse
  • Ananda cottages
  • Melati Cottages
  • Ubud Bungalows
  • Greenfield Bungalows
  • Family Guesthouse
  • Rona

Currency:
Indonesia Rupia (IDR)
1 U.S. dollar = 8,500 IDR
An average latte at a nice restaurant costs 20,000 IDR or approx. $2.25 US.

Weather & Clothing:

Ubud is warm—often very warm and sunny. Summer clothing suggested. Bring a light jacket for the evenings when the weather cools. If you have plans to climb the volcanoes, please bring warm clothing. It is very chilly in the volcanic regions. Rain ponchos can be bought easily in Ubud if needed.

Temple dress:

Women must wear a sarong to cover legs and a shirt which covers shoulders to enter the temples. You may borrow or purchase here in Ubud easily if you do not own a sarong.



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