The vibrant island of Bali holds a special place in the hearts of many Worldschooling families. It is a super popular destination and a great place to connect with other families. There are a lot of fun activities in Bali, specifically catering to kids of all ages, in fact your kids will never want to leave the fun-filled island of Bali.
Bali has an international airport called the Ngurah Rai International Airport. There are flights from most of the popular tourist destinations to and from Bali. You can easily catch a direct flight to Bali from most European and American cities and there are a lot of affordable Asian airlines that travel this route on a daily basis.
The airport is located very close to the city, and you can get a cab or a bus to most of the tourist destinations as well as the city centre from the airport itself if you want to dive right into exploring the island.
There are a lot of great options to choose from where ever you are staying in Bali. You can choose from service apartments, hotels, Airbnb and even hostels.
Accommodation is very easy to find in Bali. You can google online for tons of places. If you prefer to look at the hotel or apartment before you decide to stay there, that would also not be a problem. There are tons of hotels in every nook and corner of the city. You need not worry about not getting a play to stay in Bali.
The easiest way to get around Bali is using a taxi – they are cheap, easy to find and can be called using Apps such as Grab. Another option is a private driver – ask in the Worldschooling Central Facebook Group and you’ll have personal recommendations from lots of our members.
Bali’s traffic is, put simply, chaotic. It isn’t hard to get around, and you can get from one place to another without much hassle, but be aware that due to the amount of traffic, journeys can take considerable time!
Another option is to hire scooters. They are cheap and easily accessible, however, be aware that traffic in Bali is crazy at the best of times, so this is not for the faint of heart. It is, however, an incredible way to experience Bali and makes it easy to get around. If riding scooters, please ensure you wear a helmet (local Police will stop you) and we highly recommend checking that you are covered by your insurance, as many policies require you to have a motorbike licence as a minimum. The last thing you would is to have a serious accident only to find out you are not covered.
Bali is a good year-round destination. Be aware that it is HOT and humid, and prepare accordingly.
The best time to visit Bali is in the months of April to October. There is little rain, low amounts of humidity and lots of sun during this time. Also, these are the best months if you are looking for an affordable stay in Bali as the number of tourists is relatively lesser at this time.
The beaches in these months are also not very crowded and can be enjoyed easily if you want to try your hands at water sports like surfing, the best months are from April to early October.
For further details on Bali’s weather, please click here.
The cost of living in Bali is low, and you can live well in Bali on very little. Or, for a bit more, you can live in luxury!! The currency is the Indonesian Rupiah, also called IDR and at the time of writing $1USD buys 15,396IDR.
For full details about the cost of living in Bali we highly recommend this link.