Travel Tips


    We recommend that you DO NOT change money at small counters displaying “NO COMMISSION”  signs. We recommend that you use the following money changers


    Please ask our reception staff for location details


    When using taxis we recommend that you use the BLUE BIRD TAXI group. Phone bookings can be made with reception. We also advise that, when booking by phone, a minimum fee of IDR 30,000 will be charged.

    Our reception staff can arrange for you to hire a CAR or MOTOR BIKE during your stay. Rates are available on request – we do, however, advise that you are in possession of an INTERNATIONAL DRIVERS LICENCE before driving in Indonesia

    If travelling on your own, by taxi from the airport, we strongly advise that you book your taxi at the TAXI COUNTER at the airport. These taxis have set rates, to all parts of the island, and this will assist you in not being taken advantage of by unscrupulous taxi drivers waiting outside the arrivals terminal


    The hotel has a DOCTOR ON CALL service but, should you require hospital care, then we recommend the BALI INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CENTRE located on Jl. By-Pass Ngurah Rai in Kuta


    Visa exemption - Visiting Bali, Indonesia

    List of countries: Free Visa Stamp - 30 days, NO extension possible
    Brunei, Cambodia, Chile, Ecuador, Hong Kong SAR, Laos, Macao SAR, Malaysia, Morocco, Myanmar, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

    Visa exemption for tourism purpose ONLY

    Initially the government of Indonesia planned to also add Australia to this list but decided at the end not to do so. In Sep Indonesia announced again to include Australia starting 1st of October but backed off again last minute on the 28th of Sep.

    You will still have to queue in the immigration hall at the airport and obtain a stamp, because the length of stay is restricted to 30 days. But you do not need to pay anything nor queue at the visa on arrival counter for payment anymore.

    This facility is now available for nationals of the following countries: Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarusia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chech Republic, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominica, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Timor Leste, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, UK (United Kingdom), USA, Vatican, Venezuela.

    Visa on Arrival, VoA, for Bali and Indonesia

    Following nationalities are eligible for a Visa on Arrival. Costs: US$35
    Australia, Brazil, Libya.

    30 days, extendable at the immigration office for another 30 days.

    Applying abroad for a Visa

    Visa regulations, Bali, Indonesia

    If you have a passport from a country that is not listed above then you have to apply for a visa abroad - in one of the Indonesian embassies or consulates. Visas are issued to those persons who are visiting Indonesia on government work, on business, for social-cultural activities and for holidays (purpose of visit).

    If you wish to stay longer than 30 days then you could apply for 60 days Visa - depending on your purpose of visit (e.g. sponsor letter needed). Note: A standard 30 days Visa on Arrival can be extended in Indonesia in one of the immigration offices (or with the help of an agent). A 30 days free entry stamp CANNOT be extended.

    For further information please contact the Indonesian Embassy in your home country. Make sure you start to apply a few weeks before your departure and get all necessary documents ready. Visas available: Single Entry Visa, Business Visa, Socio-cultural Visa (Social Visa), Tourist Visa, Government (Diplomatic/Service Visa), Multiple Entry Visa, Temporary Stay Visa.

    Calculating the Days - Overstaying in Indonesia

    Good to know:
    - The VoA and free stamp is NOT VALID FOR ONE MONTH. It's 30 days
    - The day of arrival counts as day one
    - The day of departure also counts

    Even if you leave or arrive 5 minutes after midnight, that "new" day will be counted as a full day.


    If you overstay you will have to pay a penalty of 300.000Rp per day. Up to 3 days is usually no problem, you will simply pay the fee at the immigration counter without getting hassled (stay polite at all times and say you miscalculated or run into troubles catching a bus from Java, etc).



    Prohibited Items
    Weapons, narcotics and pornography are prohibited to bring into Bali. Pets are strictly banned to prevent the spread of rabies.

    Alcohol & Tobacco
    You are only allowed to bring a maximum of one litre of alcohol, 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars or 100grams of tobacco and a reasonable amount of perfume into Indonesia. Photographic equipment, typewriters, laptop computers and radios are admitted, provided that they are taken out on departure. All these should be declared via a customs declaration form that must be completed before arrival.

    Currencies, Etc
    Another subject is the import and export of currencies; one is not allowed to import or export Indonesian currency exceeding IDR 5 million. In addition, the export of national treasures is frowned upon - genuine antiques, tortoise shell, crocodile skins and ivory are not to be taken out of Indonesia.

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