Power Supply Adapter
In Bali and in Indonesia exist the 2 pin socket and plug – they are used in larger parts of Europe. The pins are round, they are not flat or rectangular.
Guests from Australia, UK, Singapore, Japan, USA, Malaysia, Canada, and some countries in Africa need a power plug adapter a for so-called power socket type f/c. The Voltage is 230 V, Frequency: 50 Hz, so the voltage is the same as in their country.
Getting around on the Island
Tourist busses operate in larger tourist areas. In Bali’s north there is hardly any public transport. The easiest way to travel for tourists is to hire a driver. We gladly organize airport transport and drivers for individual trips.
Women single travelers find travelling Bali convenient and easy.
There is a local doctor in Bondalem and few local hospitals in Singaraja.
In Bali’s south there are a number of Western standard medical centers that are specialized in treating tourists, like the International SOS Clinic, Bali International Medical Center (BIMC) or “Kasih Ibu” in Denpasar.
Please consult your GP or the tropical institute about necessary vaccinations. Standard vaccinations such as Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio as well as Hepatitis-A are advisable. Bali is not a malarial area.
The Indonesian area code is +62. Prepaid SIM Cards for the Indonesian mobile network are sold everywhere, mostly with mobile internet packages. We recommend the use of free online services like WhatsApp & Co.
The time zone of Bali is UTC/GMT +8 hrs. Click here to find out how many ours difference that means for your city and country.
Please check with the Indonesian embassy of your country about the latest visa regulations.
Currency and Money
Balinese currency is in Indonesian Rupiah (IDR). You will find current exchange rates on Google. In large cities and the island’s tourist hot spots you will find many ATMs where you can withdraw money using your credit card with PIN. Withdrawals via EC/MAESTRO card are generally possible if you ask your bank to activate your card beforehand. An amount of maximum 100-150 EUR/USD is allowed to be withdrawn every time. The cash withdrawal can be repeated many times.
The Bali Mandala lies in a small village and the next reliable ATM is in Tejakula, about 15 minutes away. There are exchange offices and ATMs at the airport.
You can pay by credit card (Visa or Mastercard) in the Bali Mandala. Please note that we cannot accept EC/MAESTRO cards and credit cards that need a PIN. Unfortunately an additional 2.5 % fee is charged with every credit card payment in Indonesia. Traveller’s cheques are hardly in use anymore and can only be exchanged with bad rates. Due to bad rates US dollars aren’t welcome either and many banks do not accept them.
Tap water is not for drinking in Bali. Please only drink water sold in water containers and bottles. We offer drinking water free of charge in our restaurant.
We offer 24/7 WiFi free of charge in our lounge and in the reception area. Due to transmission via long distance overland cables the internet reception could be interrupted during times of heavy wind, atmospheric disturbances and bad weather conditions.
We provide yoga mats and meditation cushions.