Bali is just south of the equator and has a 12 months spherical tropical climate with solely 2 seasons – moist (Oct – March, high humidity) and dry (April – Sept). I’ve visited in both seasons, and found each are unpredictable, however, the temperature is normally fixed at round 28 – 30. Even if it does bucket down with rain, you’re by no means cold! The mountain regions are always a little bit cooler, notably at night, so if you’re staying in that region it’s a good idea to pack a warm jumper.
What to pack…
– As little as attainable!
– Smart-informal and comfortable is the norm, however keep in mind 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 should, significantly if visiting temples the place this etiquette is a requirement. (As an alternative sarongs may be hired or purchased at level of entry very cheaply).
– For those who put on glasses, it is a good suggestion to pack your spares in your suitcase.
– A face washer or hand towel for lengthy trips – when 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 might have forgotten may be purchased very cheaply in Bali!
– Journey insurance coverage is a should – in the event you do not already have it – consult your journey agent or travel insurance coverage may be bought on line.
– Make 2 photocopies of your passport, credit cards, journey insurance coverage and I.D. data – go away one copy at residence (with a relative or good friend) and take the opposite copy with you (in your suitcase) keeping it separate from the unique documents.
– Take some spare cash (for medical emergencies or otherwise).
– Most hotels & accommodation have safes – both at reception or in-room – use them in your own security & peace of mind.
– Using your credit card to make purchases in spa bali is a protected and widely accepted practice, however, at all times take care as you would anyplace e.g. do not let your card out of your sight on the point of transaction.
– Bali has its share of petty crime the same as any country – take care with your handbag or valuables in any respect times. (Drive past ‘snatches’ are becoming more prevalent).
– Solely change cash at your hotel, resort or reputable looking areas where you trust the changer (and the calculator used) – ordinary practice is to depend your money back before you and a receipt is given.
– A very good tip is to take a ‘cheat sheet’ foreign money converter with you – it would only be a rough information (as foreign money trade rates change day by day in Bali) but it will possibly save the frustration of haggling over something which might solely be a few dollars difference. You can make up your personal ‘information’ from any of several on-line alternate forex internetsites.