5 REASONS WHY BALI IS SUCH A GREAT HOLIDAY DESTINATION
Eating out in Bali is Magic.
You can have lunch at a café on the beach and a three course dinner including drinks at a fine local restaurant and still have change from $30.00 (AUD)
The weather is always warm and tropical, night and day you will never need a jumper or long pants.
Balinese are warm, friendly and always happy. They love tourists especially children. Bali is a safe relaxing and economical holiday destination.
Bali’s architecture gardens, religion and culture are all fascinating. This tropical paradise has it all contained in a small island that everyone should experience
The number, variety and volume of Bali shops is legendary. You will shop till you drop at a fraction of the price you would elsewhere.
Points of Interest
The beach can be accessed by walking down the laneway and walking through the Jayakarta Hotel grounds. Occasionally a guard may ask you to walk the long way around but most are okay.
The local Legian Beach is patrolled and a really good beach for surfing (at high tide) & swimming, just be careful of rips. At first you will be hassled by beach sellers for watches, hats, cheap jewellery or a massage. The beach locals are honest, friendly people. Don’t get frustrated, enjoy the experience and have a joke with them. They are just trying to earn a living. Negotiate a set rate for lounges, boogie boards etc. Rp 20,000 for each use of these ie; 2-3 hours is a good starting point and then use this rate for the rest of your holiday as once a deal is negotiated you don’t have to re-negotiate each time if you use the same hirer.
If you require daily transport please go to Bemo corner just near the gates of the Jayakarta. Prices will vary according to the season and how busy the drivers are but approximate rates are as follows.
Rp. 150,000 – 250,000 for half day.
Rp. 250,000 – 400,000 for full day (all inclusive for anywhere you wish to go.)
Once you have used the services of a driver they like to form a business relationship with you and have you use them anytime you need transport. This also saves a lot of time in bargaining.
When travelling locally the blue taxis are metered, cheap and don’t require negotiation on price (Make sure to ask to put the meter on).
Within walking distance of Robins Place are numerous restaurants, nightclubs and shops check out the restaurant guide attached to this information sheet for some recommended eat outs.
Be careful of changing money on the street. The official money changer on the left side of Jalan Werkudura going towards Legian Rd (300 metres from intersection, red & yellow signs) is legitimate. An ATM machine which will operate if you have a visa card with a PIN is located around the corner at the start of Jln Werkudara.
Please settle your account with Robi in either US or Australian dollars in cash.
Tel: 288331, 2, 3
Tel: 234606, 222788, 227825
Airport Office: 788823, 4
Tel: 751472, 751473
Local – All in Jln Werkudura
Breakfast / Lunch
Tommy’s Place (opposite side to yut’z)
Sang ria grill
Ku de ta – Jalan Petitenget Seminyak
Gado Gado – End of Jalan Dhuyama Pura Seminyak
The Livingroom – Jalan Petitenget Seminyak
Hu’U – Jalan Petitenget Seminyak
Mama San – Legian Rd Seminyak
There are heaps of cheap good eats and these restaurants change regularly. Go where the crowds are.
Local (Kuta) recommended doctor
1. Sos International Medical Clinic
Jln Ngurah bypass
Ph: 0361 720 100
2. BMIC International Hospital
Jln Nugurah Rai bypass
Ph: 0361 761 263
Dr Rudi at Dental911 Bali Galeria
Open 10 am – 10 pm
Ph: 0361 766 254 911
Useful Telephone Numbers
Search & Rescue 751111
Directory Inquiries 108
International Operator 102
Taxis 289, 191, 281, 090
Tel: 235092, 3