BALI – PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Visa-on-arrival

IMG_2725Most European passport and also US, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand passport holders can obtain a visa-on-arrival upon entering Indonesia. The visa-on-arrival is valid for a stay of maximum 30 days and the costs are USD 35 (or approx. € 30) per person. Payment for the visa-on-arrival can be done only with cash.

The day of arrival and the day of departure are both included in counting the 30 days. Please make sure your passport remains valid for at least 6 months upon arrival and there are still two blank pages in it.
We advise you checking with the authorities prior to your departure to ensure regulations have not been changed. If you stay longer than 30 days in Bali (or Indonesia) you will have to apply for a visa in advance at the embassy of Indonesia in your home country.

IMG_2733Time zone information

Indonesia is divided into three time zones. On Bali, the Indonesian Central Time is valid. This means that in the summer months on Bali it is 7 hours later than GMT and in the winter it is 8 hours later than GMT.

Electricity

Bali’s electrical current is 220 volts AC. The villa’s electrical sockets are of the European type (two pins). An adaptor is available in the villa. As in many other Asian countries, power cuts frequently occur.

Banking

In general, cash payment with Indonesian Roeppiah is still applicable in most of the places in Bali. Only hotels and expensive restaurants are accepting credit cards. In Lovina and other large cities such as Singaraja you will find ATM cash machines where you can use your ATM or Debit Card to withdraw Indonesian Rupiah. Keep in mind that you often can withdraw only a small amount at a time, and that you (still) cannot pay by credit card at most places in the north part of Bali. It is therefore advisable to bring some cash for the first days and exchange this in Ruppiah after arrival. After you passed the customs and just before you enter the arrival hall you have several money changers. You can also use an ATM, which you will find in the arrival hall.

Also in Lovina you can exchange money, we can recommend Tip-Top Money Changer, they have often good rates for exchanging foreign currency into Indonesian Ruppiah.
You find Tip-Top next to Hotel Chonos at the main street of Lovina.

MORE NEEDS TO KNOW ….

Your first steps to a hassle-free arrival and an unforgettable stay:

▪ Address Villa Bayu: IMG_1829Jalan Air Terjun Sing Sing – Temukus/ Lovina – Buleleng – Bali
▪ Currency is the Indonesian rupiah and 100.000 Rp is approx. € 7.00 (April 2016) but check the latest rates.
▪ Ensure passport with 6 months validity and 2 empty pages and bring along 2 copies of your passport for tourist police.
▪ Obtain necessary vaccination.
▪ Obtain international drivinglicense if you have plans to drive whatever transport means and note that driving is at the left hand side.
▪ Stay less than 30 days? Buy USD 35/Euro 30 visa at the airport, else contact Indonesian embassy in your basecountry.
▪ Prior to approaching immigration, fill out and complete arrival and registration card(s).
▪ Don’t even think about bringing in soft or hard drugs.
▪ But maximum 1 liter of alcohol and 1 carton of cigarettes per person is no problem at all.
▪ Villa Bayu is 2½-3 hours drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport near Denpasar.
▪ Please let us know in advance whether you require transport to the villa.
▪ And a small tip for all staff upon departure is highly appreciated. Also by their families.
▪ At immigration, pay departure fee of 200.000 rupiah per person but check the latest information.
▪ Once back to your normal life again, let us know any good and all your bad experiences for our learning.

VILLA PURI SOKA – LOVINA – BALI