Indonesia is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations and is renowned for its incredible shopping and beautiful resorts. You will be hard pressed to find a more brilliant holiday destination that won't put a huge dent in your wallet.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Languages: Indonesian, English, and Dutch.
Power: 230 V, 50 Hz
Climate: Indonesia has a tropical climate, so expect hot, humid days and nights with moderate rain.
Currency: Indonesian Rupiah
Time Zone: UTC + 7
Bali is rich culture and spirituality. It is an amazingly cheap place to shop if you know where to go, so don't be shy about asking around--it will be worth the effort. Full of beautiful sunsets and wonderful sights, Bali is a very popular, exotic place to come with the one you love and sure to make a memorable, romantic getaway. From the beautiful beaches of Kuta to the magical temples of the mountain tops, Bali is a holiday spot with great things to offer.
The price of food and shopping in Bali will blow you away. Make sure you take full advantage of the shopping and artisan areas within Bali. Seminyak is a great place to stay, although it is a cab ride from good nightlife. However, it does have great restaurants and heaps of shopping. It is also closer to the nicer hotels that Bali has to offer (which you will still pay very little for). The people are very open to sharing their culture and religion with you, so take advantage of this and visit temples, ride elephants, explore the monkey forest, and see a traditional dance show. Many hotels offer full-day tours which bus you from place to place--this is great for tourists with limited time in Bali. Make sure to hydrate yourself though, because the weather is extremely hot.
Indonesian people are extremely friendly, and nothing is too much trouble for them, so prepare to be spoiled! If you like dining out, you will never run out of different foods to try. There is plenty of wonderful shopping as well.
There is so much to do and see in this country that you could keep busy for weeks! However, there are tips that you should follow when traveling here. For example, ALWAYS drink bottled water. If you don't, you WILL end up with Bali Belly (not a great thing when on vacation!). Beware of traffic and take loads of extra bags for the extra luggage your shopping adventures will surely bring.
In Jimbaran Bay, Bali, you can have a true seafood dinner overlooking the beach at sunset.
Close to Kuta beach is the Hotel Bounty. It has a great Indonesian feel, with the safety necessary however. They provide breakfast in the morning and have a great menu of Indonesian cuisine.
Being a HOT tourist destination, Indonesia caters to everyone, including the kids, so don't hold back! This is sure to be the adventure of a lifetime!