Bali Frequently Asked Questions

 

How do I book airfare? 

You will be traveling into Denpasar International Airport (DPS).  Book online, call your travel agent, or call Inspired Life Strategies for assistance and suggestions.     

What if I want to arrive early or stay longer in Bali? 

We can help you with pre- and post-retreat lodging ideas to extend your trip, either at our hotels or other Bali locations. 

How do I get from the airport to the resort (and back)? 

Shuttles will provide complimentary transportation to/from our hotels and handle your baggage. Transportation is also available for a reasonable charge anywhere on the island if you decide to venture out during your free time. 

What should I know about travel protection & documents? 

To make your retreat even more carefree, we strongly recommend the purchase of a travel insurance plan in the event you are unable to attend.  A passport valid 6 months beyond your anticipated arrival date in Bali is required, along with a Indonesian Visa (available at the Denpasar airport).  Currently no immunization certificates are required for citizens of Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand or the USA.

What's the weather like - what should I pack? 

Bali in general, and Ubud in particular, are very laid back and enjoy a tropical climate.  Ubud is just high enough that daytime temps quickly fall of at night.  September is a perfect months to visit Bali. During the dry season there is little rain.  The temperatures range from a high of 88 during the day to 70 at night.  

Lightweight, loose fitting clothing is best.  Our resorts provide very cheap, very fast laundry service, so packing light is advised.  As we get closer to our trip, we will communicate more details, including a plan to bring donations for the local community, if you wish to participate.  That way, you'll have extra space in your suitcase to bring back all those wonderful souvenirs! 

How much spending money should I bring?  Do I need to convert cash? 

ATMs are readily available and transaction fees are reasonable.  Check with your bank - fees are generally in the range of $5US.

Plan to spend $12 at the most for dinner/$7 for lunch, even at the best restaurants.  

You'll also be delighted by the variety and beauty of the local wares - wood carvings, beaded bowls, clothing, jewelry, paintings.  The artistry is exquisite and the prices are amazing. 

What about Internet & cell phone connection? 

Both resorts have free wi-fi connection and internet cafes if you wish to stay in contact via email. 

Regarding cell phone connection, check with your provider to ensure that you have international roaming capabilities.  An amazing number of the local Balinese carry cell phones, so reception in populated areas is good. 

 

Do you have any other questions?  Please don't hesitate to contact us.