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201 things to be considered before booking a Bali holiday package in 2021?

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Bali is the Hindu capital of Indonesia 🙂 Though it is an Islamic country but this town of it is known for Hindu population .In the last decade Bali tourism has developed a lot. It gave a new shape to the economy and wealth of the Island . This Island is considered as the second home for Australians . Not Only Australians but also Indians , Chinese and Europeans loves to visit the island .If you also wish to visit the island then you must read the full article where we have given 201 things to be considered before booking a Bali holiday package

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201 things to be considered before booking a Bali holiday in 2021.

Important facts of Bali tourism in general

  1. Bali Airport’s name is Ngurah Rai International Airport which is in DPS (Denpsar)
  2. Bali Airport is very near or one can say in the city
  3. One can easily hire a cab from the Airport after arrival from Airport
  4. Though hiring a cab after arrival is very easy but it is always recommended to get it booked before arrival , no one would want to negotiate with drivers after a long flight
  5. Ngurah Rai International Airport is not too big and one can easily understand the navigations to gates , arrivals or exit
  6. One can exchange currency easily at Bali Airport
  7. One should always have Indonesian Rupiah if arriving Bali
  8. Exchanging currency at any airport will be an expensive affair , it is always recommended to exchange currency from local vendors of your town
  9. One can buy tourist sim card at Bali airport for Incoming , outgoing and Internet .Though getting sim card at airport can be an expensive thing to do as you can easily get a new sim card activated from local vendors in the market
  10. One can easily hire a full day 10 hours cab for tours from hotels or local vendors
  11. One should very well know that using Public washrooms in Bali is not free and might cost you a dollar or 2 🙂
  12. Napey day is a big festival in Bali , one before booking flights should always check that dates are matching with Napey day . All tourist activities including Restaurants are closed for at-least 48 hours .No one even speaks on this day
  13. It is always recommended to get the cars booked from before otherwise on the moment drivers ask for almost double the amount
  14. The main tourism prone areas of Bali where one can reserve accommodations for comfortable stay are –
    • Kuta
    • Benoa
    • Seminyak
    • Denpsar
    • Legian
    • Nusa Dua
    • Jimbaran
    • Uluwatu
    • Sanur
    • Ubud
  15. All above provinces /areas are not far from each other except Ubud which is far
  16. Kuta is an area full of budgeted hotel properties with few exceptions
  17. One can easily get vegetarian food in Kuta
  18. Kuta is famous for Waterbom water park
  19. Waterbom is a world famous water park where one can enjoy water rides
  20. One can spend a full day enjoying the rides
  21. Meals are available inside the waterbom premises
  22. There are different packages of water bom depending on rides starting from 60 USD per person
  23. These water slides are of various varieties starting from Mellow level for kids to extreme level for thrillers
  24. One can get a good discount on group booking of Waterbom
  25. Kuta beach is also a popular place to spend time
  26. If staying in Kuta one can walk to the beach and spend some good time in the evening after the completion of tour
  27. Discovery Kartika Plaza mall in Kuta is the biggest mall of Bali
  28. Few Indian restaurants in Kuta are –
    • Ganesha ek Sanskriti
    • Spice mantra Indian Cuisine
    • Bollywood masala’s
  29. Few Chinese restaurants in Kuta are –
  30. Few Indonesian restaurants in Kuta are –
  31. Kuta Art Market is the most famous market of Kuta where one can get Art and craft products
  32. Barong Dance is also an exotic experience to see in Kuta
  33. Benao is almost 7-8 kms away from Kuta
  34. It is popular for its adventurous beach where you are most likely to do the water sports activity
  35. Jet Skii , Banana Boat , Snorkelling , Parasailing , Scuba Diving and Flying boat are mostly the activities to do there
  36. There are many different vendors offering water sports activities there
  37. These vendors try to loot tourists by asking 10 times the cost
  38. It is always recommended to get the water sports activity booked in advance through tour operators
  39. While parasailing always opt for Double , though it is expensive but is safe against winds
  40. In case one has opted for Single parasailing vendors to grab more money out of tourists pocket deny to to provide the service by giving an excuse of heavy winds .The sure sort way to ignore this issue is to get Double parasailing booked for you
  41. You might get changing rooms around but dont expect those to be clean as in Europe or Australia
  42. There are also few beach resorts in Benoa that can offer awesome experience to tourists
  43. Seminyak is almost 10 kms from Benoa and around 6-7kms from Kuta
  44. Seminyak is a party place of tourists
  45. Potato street in Seminyak is a famous place of Australians and Europeans
  46. Few Late Night Clubs /Bars of Seminyak are –
  47. There are Hotels in Seminyak where mostly Australians and Europeans stay for happening night life and food options
  48. There is another part of Seminyak also which is not happening
  49. There are good private pool villa’s built in the not so happening part of Seminyak for relax and peaceful time for tourists
  50. Few places to see in Seminyak are –
    • Pura Petitenget Temple
    • Santo Mikael Church
    • Seminyak Beach
    • Oberoi Flea Market
    • Seminyak Square
  51. Denpasar is almost 8 kms from Seminyak , around 9 kms from Kuta and almost 15kms from Benoa
  52. Few Places to see in Denpasar are –
    • Upside down
    • Sakenan Temple
    • Pura Agung Jagatnatha
    • Bali Museum
  53. There are few good Hotels in Denpasar Kuta and Seminyak are always recommended
  54. Bali’s Jail is also located in Denpasar
  55. Legian is almost 7kms from Denpasar , 3.2 kms from Kuta ,10kms from Benoa and around 2 kms from Seminyak
  56. Legian is also considered to be the middle point of Kuta and Seminyak
  57. There are few good 5* resorts in Legian
  58. Legian beach is quite beautiful and exotic experience
  59. Nusa Dua is almost 14kms from Legian , 10 kms from Kuta ,15 kms from Seminyak ,16 kms from Denpasar and 7 kms from Benoa
  60. Nusa Dua is specially popular for its 7* beach resorts and rich classy crowd
  61. Some resorts in Nusa Dua are quite expensive
  62. Few places to see in Nusa Dua are –
    • Nusa Dua Beach
    • Geger Beach Nusa Dua Bali
    • Museum PASIFIKA
    • Golf Club Nusa Dua
    • Mengiat Beach
  63. Hardy’s mall is the shopping centre of Nusa Dua where one can look for Souvenirs also
  64. Few famous resorts in Nusa Dua are –
    • Westin Nusa Dua
    • Grand Mirage
    • Grand Hyatt
    • Hilton Nusa Dua
  65. Jimbaran is 12kms away from Kuta , 10 Kms from Nusa Dua and 15 kms from Seminyak
  66. Jimbaran is famous for Jimbaran Beach
  67. It is very near to the Nagurai Airport Bali
  68. It is a fishing Hub of Bali
  69. It is very important to choose a Hotel which is far from Jimbaran fish market otherwise you shall be ready to cope-up with smell of raw fish
  70. There are many Hotels , resorts and Pvt pool villa’s in Jimbaran that offers amazing experience
  71. There are good food restaurant options in Jimbaran, though before choosing Hotel/resort food preference should be considered
  72. Uluwatu is almost 15 kms away from Jimbaran , 25kms from Kuta , 27kms away from Seminyak and 15 kms from Benoa
  73. Uluwatu area however was not developed or considered by tourist few years ago but now is becoming favourite among tourists
  74. It is becoming favourite among tourist with the construction of Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park
  75. Here there is a statue which is designed to be Indonesia’s tallest statue
  76. One can spend a full day here and be amazed with the art and architecture of modern era
  77. Uluwatu is also famous for charming and amazing Uluwatu temple
  78. This temple is on the cliffs and gives an awesome view of ocean
  79. Kecak dance uluwatu is also very famous activity that people love to see in Bali
  80. One should wear long dresses like sarong , long skirts or even jeans are ok
  81. There are other beautiful and amazing beaches near Uluwatu –
    • DreamLand beach
    • Padang Padang beach
    • Suluban cave beach
    • Balangan Beach
  82. There are lots of Villa’s and resorts built in Uluwatu
  83. Sanur is almost 30kms away from Uluwatu , 13kms from Kuta , 16kms from seminyak and 17kms from Benoa
  84. Sanur though underrated but is a good area to explore
  85. Sanur is harbour which connects bali from other small island near by
  86. One is transferred to other island on Speed boats and ferry’s
  87. Sanur has also got good Resorts or accommodations to stay
  88. Sanur beach is quite popular among tourists
  89. Ubud is almost 28kms away from Sanur ,38kms from Kuta ,37 kms from Airport ,54 kms from Uluwatu and 39 kms from Benoa
  90. Ubud is an Isolated but popular place among tourists
  91. Ubud is mostly famous for PVT pool villa’s built in lush green forests and rice fields
  92. One can see big Lizards in the hotel rooms or outdoor areas
  93. There is no nightlife in Ubud
  94. People usually comes back before dark to hotel rooms
  95. Ubud is totally safe but quite isolated
  96. One can get glimpse of Hindu culture in Ubud
  97. Few places to see in Ubud are –
    • Ubud Art and Craft market Silk and Mass
    • Kintamani Ubud Volcano
    • Monkey Forest
    • Bali Safari marine Park
    • Bali Bird par
    • Tukkad Waterfall
    • Holyspring Temple
    • Tegenungan waterfall
    • Mt Batur
    • Coffee Plantation
    • Campuhan Ridge walk
    • Gate of Heaven (Lempyang temple)
    • Trita Emphul Temple
    • Ubud Swing
    • Elephant cave
    • Royal Palace cultural night performance
  98. One can hire 2 wheeler from Hotels or vendors but with existing international license .
  99. Before Booking accommodation in Ubud one should be fully sure about staying in peace and isolation .
  100. Silk and mass is a good place to explore but your cab driver might have a deal with vendors there ! Dont let cab driver force you to spend more time at the market
  101. Vendors might give you a deal of Kintamani tour with Lunch , it should be noted that the lunch buffet at Kintamani volcano is not upto the mark as per the hygiene standards, it is always better to have food on your own at a good restaurant
  102. At Monkey forest monkeys are very familiar but on the same time dominating . If you think that you can handle the touch of monkey’s only then plan to visit there
  103. These monkeys are long tailed and is rare
  104. Coffee Plantation is an awesome place if you are a coffee lover
  105. One might not like the taste of coffee but experience is impeccable
  106. Bali Safari marine park is one of the most popular tour of Ubud as well as of Bali
  107. One can spend a full day here as per the entry packages
  108. There are few packages which offers meals with elephants or other wild animals
  109. There is Mara river Safari lodge where one can book a stay near or connected to wild safari park
  110. Gate of Heaven (Lempyang temple) is becoming very popular among travellers !People love to click and post the pics around this gate
  111. Ubud Swing is also becoming Bali sensation on Instagram , people are loving swing activities and picture clicks here

Other Important tours of Bali

201 things to be considered before booking a Bali holiday package in 2021?
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  1. Other Important tours in Bali are –
    • Tanha Lot Temple
    • Ulun Danu Temple
    • Handara Gate temple
    • Baisakh Temple
    • Lovina beach
    • Gitgit waterfall
    • Air Panas Banjar hot spring
    • Dolphin Spotting
    • BanyuMala twin water falls
    • Munduk waterfalls
    • Bounty Cruise
  2. Tanha lot temple has become the symbol of Bali tourism in last decades
  3. Every 3rd picture on internet about Bali is of Tanha Lot Temple
  4. It is another temple on the ocean which gives a beautiful experience and picturesque location
  5. Tanha Lot temple is almost 21 kms from Kuta , 43 kms fro Uluwatu and 33 kms from Ubud
  6. Another temple which is near to Tanha Lot is Ulun Danu temple
  7. There are different Ulun danu temples around Bali and this one is most visited by tourists
  8. Near to Ulun danu temple there is Handara gate which is also becoming one the favourite spot for tourism
  9. Baisakh temple is the area of Mt Agung which is a Volcano that erupted in 2017:)
  10. Baisakh temple is quite beautiful and is at a distance of 65 kms from Kuta
  11. Lovina Beach is one of the most amazing beach you will see in Bali
  12. It is 87 kms from Kuta and 72 kms from Ubud
  13. The way from Kuta or Ubud to Lovina is quite Isolated
  14. One can also do Dolphin Spotting near to Lovina beach
  15. Bounty cruise is a queen of cruises of Bali
  16. It provides Dinner service in the evening as well as Day cruise tour in the morning to Lembongan island
  17. This cruise departs from Sanur which is a harbour that connected many islands
  18. One can experience cultural dances in the cruise
  19. The dinner served will be a Chinese buffet
  20. though it is called a romantic experience but one should not expect such from it
  21. There will be red plastic chairs for audiences who can fill the plates and sit on chairs to have their meals

Things to be considered before visiting islands Near Bali

Things to be considered before visiting islands Near Bali
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  1. Few important tourist Islands near Bali are –
    • Nusa Penida
    • Nusa Lembongan
    • Gili Island
    • Raja Ampat
  2. Nusa Penida was not so famous until 2016 but its popularity Started increasing when internet bloggers and nomads showcased the beauty of it in front of the world
  3. Nusa Penida’s beaches are quite awesome and unexplored
  4. One can have an experience of Scuba diving in the beautiful marines of the island
  5. One can travel from Sanur in Bali to Nusa Penida
  6. There is a tourism fee of almost 5 USD to enter the island
  7. One can get glimpses of culture of Indonesia in Nusa Penida island
  8. Though it is not much developed but investors has starting building hotels and resorts here
  9. There is No Nightlife in Nusa Penida Island
  10. Mostly people do a day trip to Nusa Penida and comes back in the evening
  11. If one wants to stay , 1 night is more than enough to explore the island
  12. One needs to be picked up from Hotel early by 7 in the morning to catch a ferry to Penida
  13. It is always better to get the tour booked with the vendor in advance to be safe from paying more
  14. Nusa Penida oceans are the Hub of Jelly fishes which sometimes also become head ache for tourists
  15. Also read – Which is Better Gili Island or Nusa Penida Island ?
  16. Speed boat from Gili can be caught from Padag Bai port of Bali
  17. It almost takes 1:30 hours to reach to Gili from Bali
  18. It is important to keep in mind to book fast boat only to travel to Gili
  19. There are 3 islands in Lombok
    1. Gili Air
    2. Gili Memo
    3. Gili Trawangan
  20. There are no boats from Gili to Bali in the evening after a certain time
  21. There are no motor vehicles in Gili , if there are some those are exceptions for locals
  22. From Gili port to Hotel one has to hire Cidomo(Horse cart) as there are no cars
  23. Cycle is the popular source of transportation in Gili
  24. Gili Trawangan is the party Island where one can do most of the activities
  25. Night life in Gili trawangan is quite popular
  26. Though it is an Muslim majority Island but Booze is still allowed here
  27. There is one Mcd in Gili island
  28. Gili islands are famous for water sports activities
  29. These are also famous for Big and turtles around
  30. Out of 3 , Gili Trawangan is the most developed island where one can get good resorts
  31. In 2018 it was struck with earthquake with an Tsunami alert
  32. People usually loves to spend 2 nights in Gili
  33. One needs to be picked from Kuta or Ubud in the early morning 7
  34. If tour is properly planned , it can become an inexpensive affair for you
  35. Lembongan is another Island for which one can board ferry or cruise from Sanur port
  36. The most popular way to travel to Lembogan is through Bounty cruise
  37. This cruise includes Slides , on Stage performances, lunch and water sports activities
  38. It takes you to Lembogan island where one can enjoy the activities at shoreline, spend awesome time and have barbeque
  39. The cruise will drop one back to Bali max by 5 PM
  40. One can also travel to Lembogan from Bali via ferry
  41. 1 Night is enough if one wants to stay in Lembogan island
  42. Lembogan island is semi developed and one can find good budgeted resorts here
  43. Compared to Gili one wont get good nightlife in Lembogan
  44. Gili is famous for nigh life , Penida is famous for natural beauty and Lembogan is popular for water sports activities , in short
  45. Raja Ampat is another unexplored island which can be clubbed with Bali
  46. It is not as developed as other islands near to Bali
  47. It is almost a 7-8 hours ferry ride from Bali to Raja Ampat
  48. No good Hotel chains and restaurants has yet reached to this Island
  49. It comprises of 1500 small islands

Candle Light Dinner facts before Booking Bali Holidays

Candle Light Dinner facts before Booking Bali Holidays
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  1. There are variety of candle light dinner options in Bali and why not it is the romantic gateway destination for couples
  2. Prices for Candle light dinners starts from 10USD until 1000 USD depending upon your budget
  3. Vendors mostly offer beach candle light dinners however most of those are not upto the mark as they were only included for name sake in the quote to attract people for Booking
  4. Budgeted good candle light dinners can easily be done at Beach resorts with awesome ambience around and yummy food.
  5. Some of the beach properties where you can experience candle light dinners in good ambience are –
    • Westin Nusa Dua (Indian Cuisine is a must try)
    • Sadara beach resort (Awesome non vegetarian dishes)
    • Grand Mirage beach resort
  6. One can also have candle light dinners in Villa’s around the PVT Pools
  7. The best part of having candle light dinners in Villa is mostly you can get the menu prepared as per your own preferences
  8. Beware of places where they will make you sit in a restaurant with kids all around , having few roses on table and a candle . Yes they call it romantic
  1. One should always follow the general rules like Wearing a mask and keeping social distancing
  2. It is very important to choose a not too cozy accommodation for the tour , there must be good ventilation in hotels and rooms
  3. One should always choose an accommodation where staff and management is professional , one should never take risk of staying at a hotel where no professionalism is being applied
  4. One can always check genuine reviews of hotel before deciding on it
  5. One should not eat anything from anywhere while on tour, proper restaurants and chains should be chosen for having a meal
  6. There are many tours in bali where they will give you an option of SIC transfers (Seat in Coach) in other clearer terms Shared transfers which should totally be ignored at least in 2021
  7. Private cabs in bali comes in Budget without giving extra load to the pocket
  8. Before indulging into activities like Scuba and Snorkelling it should be assured that the masks and equipments are properly sanitised after every use , if there is even a single doubt better leave the option of doing it
  9. Ignore entering into night clubs where there is a lot of crowd , if can’t control the freak inside you better wear mask and gloves
  10. Before even travelling to any country other than Indonesia also , it should be on your priority list to get your insurance done with trusted insurance company which provides their services in Bali also
  11. It is always better to examine yourself before travelling to any other city country , if you are suffering from underlying deceases like diabetes or Kidney then it always better to postpone the travel until situation gets better.
  12. Always be updated with WHO guidelines before travelling to any destination in the world

These were 201 things to be considered before booking a Bali holiday package , we pretty sure that once you will read these points you will get clear Understanding of Bali as a destination

Some frequently asked questions on Bali destination

Is Bali open for tourism in 2021?

Until 31st December 2020 , Bali did not open for tourism but is expected to be open any time soon between the months Jan 2021 to March 2021.
Also read – When Bali is opening for Tourism ?

What is the procedure for getting tourism Visa for Bali ?

Tourism visa for most of the countries is on Arrival .One Just need to arrive Bali with confirmed Hotel and return Air ticket. You will get a visa for 30 days .
Post Covid, rules might change and will be updated as per notification here
Check if your country is in on arrival country list

Is Bali medical infrastructure good enough to handle Covid 19 cases ?

Bali’s medical infrastructure is improving but compared to western countries does not have good ranking. It is always recommended to not to travel away from home if one is already suffering from underlying decease .

Is Bali Expensive ?

Indonesia’s currency is very low as compared to other Asian Countries also but that does not mean that Bali is very cheap . As water bottle may cost 50 cents to 1 dollar .
Yes as compared to European , Caribbean and American countries Bali is very inexpensive.

It is better to book Bali on own or one should use travel agency services ?

Bali can be pretty easy to book on own but there are few loopholes which can convert your trip into unwanted mess . Sometimes a professional travel executive can make it effortless and hassle free in the same price .

Does LestacWorld arrange packages for Bali ?

Yes , we are a service and knowledge providers and connects tourists with Vendors that can help passengers managing a hassle free trip.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Shreya

    Helpful

  2. Kiran

    Is it recommended to book a holiday travel package through Lestacworld ? IF any has experienced please share with us !

    1. Srinivas

      How much should a 5 nights package in Dec 2021 cost from Malaysia?

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