All the journeys do happen to come to an end, but if there was one which you wish didn't end - it had to be Bali. A place truly in sync with nature, a place where time truly stands still, a place where people are truly their true selves, Bali is nothing short of magical. With its idyllic beaches, rolling countryside, tropical environs and magical Balinese vibes, it grows on you over time.
Sharing our itinerary which left us wanting for more after having spent close to 16 days in this tropical paradise.
Weather: Tropical climate all through the year with the monsoon season between December and January. We happened to be in Bali in December which is the onset of Monsoons and hence supposed to be rainy. Having said that, we found heavy rain only on 1 of the days and for the rest of the days the weather was perfect with an occasional shower.
Travel Essentials: Sunscreen (lots of it; Banana boat SPF 50 served us just right), Sunglasses, Ocean Pack (to keep your stuff dry; we carried the 20 Ltr pack), generous dose of change of clothes (you are in the tropics after all). :)
Currency: The national currency of Bali is the IDR (Indonesian Rupiah). The currency exchange was (1 USD = 14,000 IDR / 1 EUR = 16,000 IDR / 1 INR = 200 IDR). The best way to carry currency for Bali is to carry US Dollar/ EURO bills. And keep converting 100 USD as and when needed from the currency exchange shops spread all across. This is the best way to carry currency as not at all shops in Bali would have a card swipe machine.
Living Cost: This typically would revolve around the type of traveler you are with options ranging from uber-luxurious retreats to a more backpacker friendly hostels/hotels.
Driving Around Bali: The best way to get around in Bali is to rent a scooter or use the GoJek app (cab hailing service akin to Uber).