All About BALI – FAQs from Travellers
Going to Bali? Have Questions and doubts? Relax! We have got answers for you. Know all about Bali ahead of your trip to the little paradise on earth. Bali is one of the most sought-after attractions among tourists. Travellers have all sorts of queries too. We are here to answer the frequently asked questions from our travellers to make their travel experience a comfortable one.
All About Bali
Bali is a religious country that gives much importance to its customs and traditions. Bali is a province of Indonesia and an island on the westernmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands. The area includes the island of Bali and a few smaller neighbouring islands, notably Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan. Its capital and largest city are Denpasar.
1. Is Bali a Buddhist country?
It is a multi-religious island, people on this island follow Balinese Hinduism which is a fusion of Indian and Local Bali customs and culture. Also, Muslim, Christianity, and Buddhism are a few other minority religions on the island.
2. What language do they speak in Bali?
Bahasa Bali and Bahasa Indonesian are the prominent languages on the island. Most people in Balinese are bilingual and speak both these languages. Also, some people are fluent in the English language in Bali.
3. How many airports does Bali have?
There is only one airport in Bali, i.e. Denpasar Ngurah International Airport. It has two terminals designated to domestic and international flights. Also, Airport has all the modern facilities to provide convenience and comfort to the passengers.
4. Does Bali airport have WiFi?
Denpasar Ngurah International Airport in Bali has free wifi, and it is easy to connect to the network too. The free session lasts for 4 hours.
5. What’s the exchange rate in Indonesia?
The most famous exchange rate in Indonesia is the USD to IDR rate. The national currency of Bali is the Indonesian Rupiah. The value of INR 1 stands against 206 Rupiah (Rp).
6. What are drinking, smoking and drug laws in Bali?
Smoking laws: Smoking or selling cigarettes and tobacco in public places like tourist attractions, hospitals, temples, and public transport is strictly prohibited. Smoking zones have been set up in public places where smokers can freely smoke. Restaurants and bars in Bali have their smoking zones where you can take a smoke undisrupted.
Drinking Laws: The legal drinking age in Bali is 21 years. You will not find any Halaal restaurant selling liquor because of Muslim customs.
Drug laws: Drug laws in Bali are stringent. You will be harshly penalised if you get caught with any kind of narcotics like cocaine, marijuana, and heroin.
Things to do in Bali
1. Can a non-swimmer do various water-related activities in Bali?
Yes, jet-skiing, sea-walking and river rafting are some of the water-related activities which do not require any prior experience in swimming or diving.
2. What are the best things to do in Bali with kids?
You could take your kids to Safari & Marine Park which is considered one of the most popular theme parks on the island. Also, Dream Museums is another popular tourist attraction.
3. Where can I do Sea Walking in Bali? How much will it cost me to do Sea Walking in Bali?
Sanur in Bali provides you with a few of the most wonderful sites where you can walk right through the bottom of the ocean and experience colourful sea life. Both Adults and Children can do this activity. Also, you don’t any prior experience in swimming or diving.
Age limit: 9-70 years old
Sea walking price (dive only): INR 2,413
Sea walking price (with underwater photo): INR 3,900
Sea walking price (with underwater video): INR4,400
4. Can I do river rafting? Is it safe?
Of course, Apart from beach hopping and sea water activities, the rivers provide an excellent opportunity for river rafting.
River rafting in Bali is absolutely safe provided that you do with a reliable rafting operator and wear all the essential safety gear. Also, it depends upon the level of river rafting and the strength of the water currents.
5. Does Bali have a casino?
No, There is no casino in Bali. There are no sanctioned casinos or poker rooms in Bali. In fact, the activities of gambling and betting are illegal in Bali as it is against their religious principles.
6. Can I do a helicopter tour in Bali? How much will it cost me?
Yes, There are a number of helicopter tours to choose from that give you a bird’s eye view of the diversified landscapes in Bali. Kintamani Volcano Tour, Mount Rinjani, and Tanah Lot Temple are some of the popular helicopter tours among tourists. Moreover, the best part is that you can even organise a marriage proposal in the air if you wish to pop-up the question to the love of your life.
The cost of a helicopter tour may vary on different operators and locations.
7. Can I do Campuhan Ridge Walk?
Yes, it is one of the top things to do in Ubud, Bali, where you can enjoy invigorating nature walks through the lush forests and paddy fields accompanied by the beautiful sceneries of mountains. The best time to start is early in the morning when the sun is not too harsh.
8. Can I do horse riding in Bali? Where can I do it?
Yes, Horse riding tours are surprisingly famous among tourists. Horseback is one of the best ways to experience the charming views of landscapes. Many horse riding tours are organised in the rice and paddy fields of Ubud, beaches of Canggu, and the forests of Carangsarri.
Places to Visit in Bali
1. Where can I watch dolphins?
Lovina Beach in the North Bali is famous for watching dolphins. Many tour operators conduct various dolphin-watching excursions where you touch, swim, or watch dolphins playing in the water.
Cost: INR 6,500 For 30 – minute interactive session
2. Which all places are good for yoga and meditation in Bali?
The Yoga Barn in Ubud, Shankari’s Yoga Retreat in Denpasar, Power of Now Oasis in Sanur, and Prana Spa Bali in Seminyak are some of the few great spiritual retreats in Bali for soul-seeking and relaxed vacation.
3. Which spas are good? How much will be the cost?
Heavenly Spa by Westin, Chantara Spa & Wellness, The Care Day Spa in Seminyak, and La Joya are some of the best spas in Bali where you can enjoy the world-famous Balinese massage.
Cost: INR 500 for a 30-minute traditional Balinese massage.
4. Can I visit Bali Safari & Marine Park? What is special about it?
Safari & Marine Park is one of its kind animal theme park in Bali where you can visit with your kids and family. Also, it is an open zoo where you can witness endangered and rare species of animals walking freely in a forested area. Marine Park, another section of the park, is where aquatic animals like dolphins and sea lions put up entertaining shows for the spec.