Bali is a popular travel destination with a huge range of attractions and activities to take in. If you’re visiting the island for the first time there are a few dos and don’ts you should know before heading out to make your trip as hassle-free as possible.
The best time to visit Bali is during the dry season which runs from April to October when you can enjoy warm weather and less rainfall than during the wet season. However, the island does get very crowded and prices are higher during the wet season.
Avoid the crowds if possible by choosing to stay in areas away from the main tourist centres and popular beaches. This can be a great way to experience the true Balinese culture and way of life without dealing with overcrowded spots.
It is also possible to hire a car and driver for an additional fee which can be very helpful if you’re planning to visit multiple destinations. This is particularly useful if you want to explore the inland areas of Bali which are much less populated.
Public buses are available between major towns in Bali but routes, costs and departure and arrival times can be tricky to work out. It’s usually easier to ask for a private transfer from your hotel or accommodation.
Be patient on the road in Bali and don’t get frustrated if you are caught behind a procession of locals. The traffic system is fairly reasonable but it can be busy at peak periods.