PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Visa-on-arrival

Upon arrival most nationalities can obtain a visa-on-arrival for a stay of maximum 30 days / 29 nights in Indonesia.

Please make sure your passport remains valid for at least 6 months upon arrival. This is mandatory to enter Indonesia.

If you stay longer than 30 days in Bali (or in Indonesia) you have to apply for a visa in advance  at the Indonesian embassy in your country of residence.

We advise you to check with the authorities prior to your departure to ensure regulations have not been changed.

Time zone

Indonesia is divided into three time zones. On Bali, the Indonesian Central Time is valid. This means that in the summer months on Bali it is 7 hours later than GMT and in the winter it is 8 hours later than GMT.

Electricity

Bali’s electrical current is 220 volts AC. The villa’s electrical sockets are of the European type (two pins). An adaptor is available in the villa. As in many other Asian countries, power cuts frequently occur.

Banking

In general, cash payment with Indonesian Roeppiah is still applicable in most of the places in Bali. Only hotels and expensive restaurants are accepting credit cards. In Lovina and other large cities such as Singaraja you will find ATM cash machines where you can use your ATM or Debit Card to withdraw Indonesian Rupiah. Keep in mind that you often can withdraw only a small amount at a time, and that you (still) cannot pay by credit card at most places in the north part of Bali. It is therefore advisable to bring some cash for the first days and exchange this in Ruppiah after arrival. After you passed the customs and just before you enter the arrival hall you have several money changers. You can also use an ATM, which you will find in the arrival hall.

Also in Lovina you can exchange money, we can recommend Tip-Top Money Changer, they have often good rates for exchanging foreign currency into Indonesian Ruppiah.
You find Tip-Top next to Hotel Chonos at the main street of Lovina.