While you can travel across the Island on your scooty or car, you will need a boat transfer to visit the surrounding islands, like Nusa Penida. There is a government fast boat service and many private companies as well. Make sure to choose a bigger company, that will handle your luggage for you. Many companies don’t, and you will have to carry your luggage in knee deep waters. We chose the Maruti Express Fast Boat to and from Nusa Penida. It cost us INR 400/person to Penida and INR 800/person from Penida. Book them online as spot booking may be costlier and availability also a problem. Another such company would be Angels Billabong fast boat; however, we have not personally experienced it.
Not many know this, but earthquakes in Bali are apparently pretty common. While we were there, we experienced an earthquake of magnitude 4.1. So, it would help to read a little about safety measures before you head there and not panic, in case you experience one.
While Bali is super safe and you will see solo travels chilling across the island, recently, a lot of 2-wheeler snatching has been reported and in fact, we too witnessed a pedestrians gold chain being snatched by men on a bike in Kuta. One of friend’s phone was snatched while she was navigating on the back seat of a bike. So, it is important that you take care of your belongings especially while walking or on a 2-wheeler.
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