Travel Guide for Your First Trip to Bali

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Bali is an island in Indonesia located between Lambok and Java. It is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Asia owing to its beautiful beaches and clear blue sea. It is also known for its Hindu temples located throughout the island, and its developed art scene characterizes with paintings, woodcarvings, dance, and metalwork. 

If you are looking for a wedding destination, a Bali wedding is one you will want to consider. Bali wedding venues are ones of most beautiful and sure will interest your guests. It is also the perfect honeymoon destination, meaning you can plan an all-inclusive wedding trip. Apart from beach wedding options, you can also plan for a Villa wedding if you prefer an indoor setting. 

If you have never been to Bali and are planning to visit for a wedding, honeymoon, or pleasure, here is everything you need to know about visiting Bali for the first time. 

The best time to visit Bali 

Bali is characterized by two seasons, a dry season and a rainy season. The dry season runs from April to October, while the rainy season runs from November to March. Even in the two seasons, the temperatures are moderate, with the dry season the best time to visit Bali. 

July and August are the best weather months in Bali if you are looking for the perfect opportunity to visit. However, these are also the pick months, making it an expensive time to visit. The skies are also clear in April and June and between September and November. These are the best times to have a Bali wedding as the place is not streaming with tourists, and the rates are fair. 

Where to stay 

It is always ideal to book your accommodation before you travel. Bali is beautiful and full of beautiful places to stay. Accommodation options include hotels, villas, boutique hotels, hostels, and shared accommodation. Villas are the best choice when traveling as a group. They also make perfect wedding locations.  Because of the high competition in the hotel industry, you can get luxurious accommodation at very affordable rates. 

Traveling to Bali 

If you are going by flight, the Ngurah Rai International Airport is the main entry point to Bali. From here, the most reliable transport is a private taxi transfer to your hotel. 

For a private transfer, you will meet your driver waiting for you at arrivals to take you directly to your hotel or villa. There are several online airport transfer services you can use to book your transfer. You can also ask the hotel you will be staying in for the service. 

For taxi travel, you can get operators around the airport. Even so, it is more expensive than a private airport transfer. 

Currency exchange 

The Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) is the unit currency used in Bali. You can find several currency exchange agencies throughout Bali. Ensure you are careful when exchanging your money and look out for shady dealers, especially in tourist destinations. The banks are the best choice for currency exchange. It is always advisable to pay with your travel card whenever possible. It makes it easier for you and prevents the need to carry a lot of liquid cash. 

Things to do in Bali 

As a famous tourist destination, there are plenty of things to do in Bali. Because of the underdeveloped transport system in Indonesia and attractions spread in different locations, you need to consider booking a car charter with a guide. Also, guided boat trips are ideal if you want to move from one island to another. Some of the famous places to visit include Tanah Lot Temple, Uluwatu Temple, the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Cultural Park statues, and watch the Devdan Show at the Nusa Dua Theater. If you are a lover of watersports, Bali is a beach haven that offers all types of water sports, including deep-sea diving, water rafting, surfing, and swimming with the

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