FAQ BALI

FAQ

CANGGU | BALI
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GENERAL INFORMATION

What is the indonesian currency?

The Indonesian currency is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). 1 euro is approximately 15.000 Rupiah.

Do I need an international drivers license to drive a car and/or scooter in Bali?

To be legal you need an Indonesian or international license. You can get an international license in your home country, however if you are not entitled to drive a scooter in your home country than you will not be able to drive one in Bali. That being said, most people actually drive a scooter or car without an international license. Indonesia is a highly corrupt country, so if you get pulled over you will need to hand the officer approximately 50.000 Rupiah (3 euro). This will usually do the job.

What kind of transport do I use to get around in Bali ?

The safest way to travel in Bali is by taxi. Due to heavy trafic we advise you to rent a scooter. Scooter is the main transport and fastest way to get around.

Walking is possible but not very ideal.

Experience is required for driving a scooter.

Can I get surfboard insurance?

Yes you can. We offer insurance for just 25 euro a week that covers any damage or loss to our equipment (surf boards & leashes) while surfing.

When do I book my excursion ? upfront or when I arrive ?

Excursions can be booked up front or upon arrival. We advise you to book upon arrival so you still have the choice to either go for a excursion or go for a day of surfing.

Are there any ATM`s ?

Bali is a developped island. It is not nescessary to take Rupiah from your home country. There are plenty of ATM`s around. In the airport you will definitly find 2 or 3 ATM`s.  A good starting amount is: 1 Million Rupiah that is equal to about 65 euro.

Don`t forget to take out your card from the ATM. The ATM provides money first then usually it will ask for another transaction before it will return your card.

When is High Season ?

Bali is a very busy destination for us as a surf camp. We have only offers in January and February. The main season is: March till end of December. The off-season are: January – February. But Bali is very busy and off-season hardly exists anymore.

Please note that our surf house is almost fully booked all year round. So reserve your place in time to make sure you have a room with us.

When is the best time to Surf Bali ?

Bali surfing conditions are excellent all year round! One of the best surfing locations in the world and offers year round the best surf you will find on the planet. If we have to give a indication when the swell is absolutely world class, then it is during the dry-season months: May till late October. Basically for all levels of surfer Bali is good all year round.

What is the weather like in Bali ?

The weather in Bali is very consistent temperature wise and offers a lot of beach time. It is day and night warm with temperatures always above 23C – 26C during the night and day above 26C to 32C. Bali knows two seasons: Dry-Season and Wet-Season. Dry-Season: May till October and Wet-Season: November till April. Wet season is the most hottest time of the year as well and is still good for Holidays. The rain will feel like a outdoor luke warm shower. It hardly rains all day and the rain starts usually early in the morning and  late in the afternoon. During the day it is mostly hot and sunny. Also in wet-season there are weeks that there is hardly any rain at all. So Bali offers year round good weather conditions with a very very nice temperature throughout the year.

What is the time difference between the Netherlands and Bali?

In Bali it is 6 hours later during the Dutch summer and 7 hours later during Dutch winter.

Do I need to worry about Dengue fever in Bali?

Dengue fever is one of the most common mosquito-borne diseases in Indonesia. These mosquitoes commonly breed in warm, humid weather and in stagnant water. Unlike most mosquitoes, dengue-causing mosquitoes bite during the day. Dengue infection along with other acute viral illness pose similar features: fever, bone and joint pain with or without skin rash. There is no vaccine for Dengue fever and there is no cure either. Dengue Fever can be prevented with precautions such as mosquito nets at bedtime and mosquito repellents.

What language do they speak in Indonesia?

The national language is Bahasa Indonesia, but every island has its own language/dialect as well. In Bali they speak Balinese and Bahasa Indonesia.

Do I need to take malaria pills in Bali?

The recommended vaccines for travelling to Indonesia based on the Centers for Disease Control are: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis, Typhoid, Rabies, Tetanus, and Yellow Fever (only if you come from a Yellow Fever region). Ideally, you should get the vaccinations 4-6 weeks before travel, as some vaccinations require multiple doses and an immune reaction time.

Will I be picked up at the airport when I arrive?

Yes, once you have provided us with your arrival details our driver will pick you up at the information centre of the airport in Denpasar. He will have a sign with your name on it. Once we have confirmed your airport pick-up, please do not organize your own transport. If you have trouble finding our driver at the airport, please call or Whatsapp Berryl +6282237594817. Please note that there is free Wi-Fi at the airport. Another option if you don’t want to use your own phone is buying a local sim card at the airport or elsewhere. For approximately 10 euro you will get a sim card with credit and data that will last you a month.

What should i pack?
  • Summer clothes
  • Bikini/board shorts
  • Flip flops
  • Sunscreen with high protection
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Beach towel
  • Camera/GoPro
  • Leggings (some people get surf rash from rubbing against the surfboard or get bad sunburns. The simple solution is either a wetsuit or leggings)
What is the time difference between the EU and Bali?

In Bali it’s 7 to 8 hours later than in the EU depending on winter and summer time in the EU. Bali doesnt know winter and summer time.

AIRLINES – AIRPORT & TAXI TRANSFERS

How do I organise transport to Solid Surf & Yoga House if I am already in Bali?

If you are already in Bali we have several pick-up and drop-off options. If you are in Kuta or Seminyak our driver will pick you up or drop you off for free. If you want to be picked up or dropped off in Ubud the price is 250.000 IDR, the price for a pick-up or drop-off in Sanur is 150.000 IDR. If you are in a different part of Bali you will have to organise your own transport.

Airport Transfers

After you have booked with us we will send an invoice and an airport arrival sheet. Once you have provided us with your arrival details our driver will pick you up at the airport.

  • International – When you are arriving from an International destination at the airport in Denpasar our driver will be waiting at the information center.
  • Domestic – When you are arriving from a Domestic destination at the airport in Denpasar our driver will be waiting at the Starbucks.

He will have a sign with your name on it. Once we have confirmed your airport pick up, please do not organize your own transport.

When you have trouble finding our driver at the airport, please call or Whatsapp* Berryl +6282237594817.

*Please note that there is free Wi-Fi at the airport. Another option if you don’t want to use your own phone is buying a local simcard at the airport or elsewhere. For approximately 10 euro you will get a simcard with credit and data that will last you a month.

If you are already in Bali we have several pick up and drop off options. If you are at the Airport or  in Kuta – Seminyak your pick up and drop off are free. If you want to be picked up or dropped off in Ubud the price is 250.000 IDR / 15 euro, the price for a pick up or drop off in Sanur is 150.000 IDR / 10 euro.

Stays under 5 days don`t have free airport transfers included. This can be booked for 150.000 IDR / 10 euro one way transfer per person.

Airlines

Most of the following airlines include a surfboard as part of your regular bag allowance and let that fly for FREE. These are our preferred ‘surfer friendly’ airlines and we recommend that you travel with them. You might have to pay a little more to book your ticket but it’s better than paying an extra 200-300 euro to take your quiver both ways. Most of the surfer friendly airlines are in the top 20 worlds best airlines as well so it comes with great onboard services as well – worth the extra money!

SUPER SURFER FRIENDLY AIRLINES

  • Virgin
  • Qantas
  • Garuda Indonesia
  • Air New Zealand
  • Qatar Airways
  • Emirates
  • Etihad
  • Singapore Airlines

 

YOU SUCK AIRLINES + €100

  • American
  • Continental
  • KLM *
  • United

*Yes KLM is still in the suck department as they offer board for ” free” but  you can only take one piece of luggage. So either board for free or        suitcase for free. Guess what the suitcase add on will cost you?  Yep,  another €100,- one  way. Your not allowed to put clothes in your boardbag  either.

SCROOGE AIRLINES

  • Delta
  • Iberia
  • Japan Air
  • Lufthansa
  • US Air
  • Northwest
  • Alitalia $260
  • Swiss Air $250
  • Thai Air $150 Per Board
  • United $200
  • All Nippon $300