Bali is an Indonesian island known for its forested volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, beaches and coral reefs. It enchants visitors from all over the world whom return regularly, however you’ll find the majority of tourists are from Australia. The welcoming nature of the Balinese, the incredible value for money ratio, the vibrant and alive culture, and the year-round pleasant climate make Bali a slice of paradise.
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT BALI
On arrival: You will arrive at Denpasar International Airport, and I highly advise setting up a driver prior to arrival from your place of accommodation. Bali airport is very overwhelming and it’s easy to get scammed if you don’t know your way around.
Population: 4.22 million
Currency: Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Language: Balinese, which is a dialect of Indonesian
Religion: Religion is a very important part of the culture in Bali. 90% of Balinese are Hindu and around 5% Muslim. The remaining five 5% practice Buddhism or Christianity.
When to visit: High season is during the months of July and August. However best time to come to Bali is May, June and September, just before and just after high season. It’s still dry season, it’s less humid, and room prices can be 30-50% cheaper than during high season.