Climate Bali is located eight degrees south of the equator. The general climate is warm and sunny with some humidity. There are two different seasons- The dry season which runs from April through the end of October. During this time there is less humidity and it is generally sunnier. The months of July through September are breezy with many kites in the sky. The average temperature at this time is 29/30 C or in the mid to high 80’s F. The wet season runs from November through March. During this time you can expect some large rains storms and more humidity and heat. At times there is some flash rain with some street floods. There generally subside a few hours later. The average high temperature during this season is 33C or in the 90’s F. It is wise to wear some sort of sun protection at all times as the sun can be pretty intense.
Travel Insurance It is strongly recommended that you get travel insurance before you make your journey. The best plan can have a malfunction and whether it is as simple as having to stay home for an unexpected work event, needing to change travel dates or having a health emergency it makes all the difference to have that support. -The biggest issues here that travel insurance can help with 1. 1.Possible motor bike accidents. Make sure you have your home country license, your international drivers and are wearing a helmet and not driving while under the influence or alcohol. There are many tourist accidents, some very serious. 2. Purse, wallet or phone snatching on the street has increased in the last couple of years. Of course, be cautious and wear your bag across your body or stored under your motor bike seat. Should you experience a theft make sure you get a police report from the nearest Polda station. 3. Travel date changes due to extreme weather or volcano smoke airport closures or flight cancellations. Or home country travel requirements. 4. Lost or stolen luggage 5. Unexpected illness or injury. Emergency flights are very expensive as is International standard care.
Medical Information The CDC recommended shots are mostly for Typhiod and Hep A. The biggest issue in Bali is called “Bali Belly”, which is generally a stomach virus with diarreah. Be cautious about eating street food unless you have an iron stomach. Most pharmacies (Apotik’s) can offer some over-the-counter solutions. There are mosquitos in Bali, but not Malaria. Although Denghue fever can occur from a specific breed of mosquito it is not very common. In the very unlikely situation of getting bitten by a dog or monkey please seek immediate medical attention and get the three course pills for rabies. Rabies is a fatal disease and not to be casual about. Please see more information from the CDC. https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/indonesia Please keep in mind that there is a large percentage of sex workers in Bali that are HIV positive- thought to be as high as 50% of sex workers that are most often not being treated for this serious condition. Be smart, always use condoms when engaged in sexual activity. T
Traveling in Bali Bali does not have a good public transport system with buses or trains. Most tourists in Bali use either a private driver, a taxi, a rented motorbike or use an app such as Go-jek or Grab which provide transport on the back of a motorbike or by car. To rent a car and driver or a motorbike your accommodations may provide recommendations. Or you may use one of the apps to order a bike or car. If self driving please make sure you have 1. You home country drivers license. 2. Your International drivers license. 3. Travel Insurance 4. A helmet!!! Should you want to order a traditional taxsi, the recommeded company is Bluebird Taxi. Using either their app or dialing (0361)701111