Bali Travel FAQs
Do I need a visa to travel to Bali?
US citizens do not need a visa to visit Indonesia for up to 30 days. Longer stays will require a visa. Tourist visas are not hard to get, and we can help point you in the right direction throughout the process. Check the visa requirements
for more specific information.
Is tipping customary in Bali?
You do not have to tip in Bali, as a service charge is usually already included in your bill. If you want to leave some extra money, that is at your discretion based on excellent service.
What is internet access like in Bali?
Don't count on reliable internet access in Bali. It might be available in certain hotels, but otherwise it is unlikely that you will find a strong or fast signal. While we can't say that you definitely won't have internet access, it's best to assume that it will be very limited on your trip to Bali.
Can I use my cell phone while in Bali?
You might be able to use your phone in Bali, but only when you are within range of the cell towers. You will need to ask your service provider to unlock your phone so that you can purchase a SIM chip once you arrive in Bali and access their local network. This will only work if your phone is GSM-enabled. Otherwise, consider just using WiFi where it's available or asking your service provider about international plans.
Do I need power adapters?
Bali, like most of Indonesia, will have C or F style plugs - the European two round prong style, contrary to the A & B styles of North America. Power is 220v, unlike the 110v power in the US, but most 110v devices can also handle 220v without needing a power converter.
What are the toilets like in Bali?
Cruise ships and hotels will have normal bowl toilets, however in remote areas of Asia, it is common to find squat toilets. If you're in remote areas, it's a good idea to bring your own toilet paper and not flush it down any toilets.
Can I drink the water in Bali?
You should not drink or prepare food with the tap water in Bali, but you can use it for bathing. We make sure that you will always have access to either clean bottled or purified water on your trip.
Are credit cards accepted in Bali? Will I be able to find ATMs?
ATMs are pretty common in Bali, but cards aren't accepted in many places. We recommend taking money out of an ATM several times throughout your trip so that you can pay with cash. The more isolated your destination, the less likely it will be that you can use your card or find an ATM.
Should I purchase travel insurance?
It's always a good idea to purchase travel insurance before going on your vacation, and our close relationship with TravelGuard
ensures us some of the best prices on comprehensive insurance coverage.