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How to get around Bali during your holiday – Make your holiday the best!

Bali is a breathtakingly beautiful island draped in sublime beaches and magnificent mountaintops. In short, Bali dubbed the ‘Island of the Gods’ paints a dreamy picture of what a tropical escape to this part of Asia would involve. However, knowing your way through its regions and understanding what form of transportation would suit you best does come with some trial and error. To stay off making any mistakes the next time you head over, do have a look at this guide on how to travel through these lush landscapes.


By scooter

On top of Bali’s roads being extremely narrow, the island’s traffic can easily have you down in the dumps if you have not prepared well with many options at your beck and call to deal with a similar scenario. This is where renting out a scooter will come to your rescue given that these vehicles make for hassle-free commuting in little next to no time. While average rental prices hover around the 50,000 Rupiah mark, with a bit of research and asking around, you can easily get yourself a price that would be more in line with your budget. Although, know that you must always have a valid International Driving Permit before you can seek out a service provider of your choosing. Further, riding without a helmet is not the smartest idea and thus, be sure to have on a good helmet regardless of the destination or distance.


Hiring a personal driver

Doubling as a tour guide as well as being one of the safest and most convenient forms of travelling in Bali, hiring a private vehicle and driver will bring with it its fair share of perks. Not only would you have a friendly local to take you around from one attraction to the other, but you can also rest assured that you will be picked up and dropped off on time and in one piece at your mode of accommodation. Should you have planned out a day’s sightseeing that may entail calling by terraced rice paddy fields and Kanto Lamp Waterfall, then it will make better sense to avail the services of a private driver. Although, considered the more expensive option of passenger transportation, having the luxury of a driver waiting for you as you tick off items on your bucket list will be quite rewarding and calming nonetheless. Further, you will be well placed to chat up and make friends with a Balinese as you will have the better part of a day to learn of local customs, thought patterns and life in general, as it is known here.


Taxis and Bluebird taxis

Bali’s taxi network covers both metered (Bluebird) as well as the normal taxi service. In the case of the former, you will be able to reach out and connect by downloading an application from your phone’s app store. With Bluebird, you basically pay based on where your end destination is for these vehicles come fitted with meters that document cost as well as distance. On the other hand, the island’s normal taxi service can also be made good use of but does come with a caveat; this being that you will need to negotiate a price before getting in. Therefore, if you aren’t in the mood to bargain and waste precious time that you can invest at a popular attraction, then perhaps, it is advisable that you book a taxi from the Bluebird taxi service. For example, if you happen to be a first-timer or seasoned vacationer arriving in Bali after the pandemic, it would serve your interests better to make queries about your choice of accommodation in Bali. Beach resorts the likes of Anantara Uluwatu Bali Resort will happily be your guide en route to finding the best form of transportation for the duration of your stay in what is Indonesia’s most talked about tourist destination.