Who is behind Bali Vacation Rentals?
Bali Vacation Rentals is a medium-sized rental company and is run by Joop van Pruijssen and his daughter Suzanne van Pruijssen. As an owner of a private villa, Joop has established Bali Vacation Rentals within 15 years to a company that has more than 60 villas in its portfolio. Bali Vacation Rentals will be happy to help you to make your dream vacation come true.
Who owns the villas that Bali Vacation Rentals rents out?
All villas in the Bali Vacation Rentals portfolio have all kinds of Dutch, Belgian and Indonesian owners. Bali Vacation Rentals acts as a mediator between the owner and the renter.
How can I contact Bali Vacation Rentals?
You can contact us through our contact form or you can email us. If you’d rather talk to someone directly you can do this on every business day, also on Saturdays, from 9 am to 8 pm, at 0031 6 18071113 or 0031 416 279546
Is a visa required for Bali?
If you’re staying in Indonesia for less than 30 days, a visa is not required. A visa for a period longer than 30 days is available at the Indonesian Embassy in your country. www.visa4indonesia.nl You must be in possession of a passport that is valid for a minimum of six months after your departure from Indonesia.
Is Bali safe?
Bali is very safe. Social watch in Bali is immense, and therefore there is no or almost no crime or uneasiness on Bali.In the south, where more tourists come, it’s also safe, but it’s wise to stay a little bit more alert. At the villas there is security. Not because because it’s unsafe, but because the local government wishes / demands that the villa owners help the local people to get a job.
Which airport does Bali have?
Bali has 1 international airport, the Ngurah Rai Airport in Denpasar. Bali Vacation Rentals can arrange transportation to and from the airport can in consultation with the owners.
- A trip from the airport to the North takes about 2.5 hours.
- A trip from the airport to the East takes about 2 hours.
- A trip from the airport to the Central part takes about 1 hour.
- A trip from the airport to the South takes about 45 minutes.
These times are averages. It’s very common you have to wait for a ceremony. Ceremonies always go first ….
Which kind of currency do I need to take to Bali?
The national currency is the Rupiah (IDR). The rate is (as of January 2018: €100.00 equals 1.45 0.000 RP. You can get money from ATMs near the villas with your debit card or credit card. A lot of people still pay with cash on Bali, so it’s recommended to always have cash on hand. In larger stores and restaurants you can also pay with your credit card.
Can I rent a bicycle, scooter or car?
You can also rent a bicycle, scooter or car. Reservations can be made in advance, but you can also arrange this with the reception of the villa where you stay. On Bali they drive on the left. If you have no experience with driving on the left we advise you not to drive yourself. There are traffic rules in Bali but they’re different from ours. You’ll see that people on Bali are more considerate with their fellow road users. For driving a scooter or car you’ll need an international driver license.
Which kind of power outlets are there?
The electricity in the villa is 220V. The sockets are according to the European standard, so you can use your own equipment without any problems.
Do the villas have an internet connection?
Almost every villa has Wifi. You can use the internet for free and unlimited via this Wi-Fi connection with multiple computers and phones, but keep in mind that the speed is not the same as you’re used to the Netherlands.
What’s the best time to stay in Bali?
The weather on Bali is usually gorgeous. Almost every day it is wonderfully sunny and warm. The usually warm weather is pleasantly tempered by the coast, thanks to a lovely cooling sea breeze. The monsoon causes high humidity, sometimes 95 percent during the rainy season. The rainy season lasts from November to April. But also on Bali the weather is changing. The rainy season shifts more toward December. The northern and eastern part of Bali are the driest areas of the island, and even during the rainy season, the rain is not so bad. This means that pretty much all months of the year are suitable for a great stay on Bali.
How much does a stay on Bali cost?
Luckily Bali is still pretty cheap. Eating out with a drink can still be about € 7.50 / € 10.00 p.p. Imported beverages are very expensive. A reasonable bottle of wine costs around €16, not to mention stronger beverages. On Bali you can also buy locally produced drinks, they’re often a lot cheaper and pretty good most of the times. Meats, fruits and vegetables are relatively cheap, about half of what you pay for in the Netherlands. The assortment is a lot limited than in the Netherlands though.
The language in Indonesia is Bahasa Indonesia. However, the average Balinese does speak a bit of English, but not much. The staff of the villas, guides and drivers generally speak some English. Hand gestures can take you long way.
Is Bali safe/pests?
Bali is safe. Crime hardly occurs on Bali. You can safely walk the streets at night. Sharks, snakes, scorpions, rats, mice, mosquitoes and cockroaches are of course present on Bali. It remains a tropical climate. However, if you simply use common sense, just as you do in the Netherlands, they should not pose a threat to your health. The food on Bali in restaurants is usually good, you shouldn’t experiencing many problems with this. Eating from a pasar or out of a ” randong” (a driving restaurant is not recommended)
How are the medical facilities?
There are plenty of first aid posts, doctors, dentists and hospitals on Bali, in case there’s anything wrong. However, if you require a specialist’s assistance, there are very good western hospitals in Denpasar.
What should I bring to Bali?
As few clothes as possible (preferably cotton) for areas with a tropical climate, slippers, hiking shoes perhaps, sunscreen and swimwear. Most products and items are cheaper on Bali than in Europe, Singapore or Kuala Lumpur. If you have forgotten something, you can buy that on Bali and often a lot cheaper than in the Netherlands. We therefore advise you, make it easy on yourself and take as little as possible. It is a good idea to bring a simlock-free phone. You can buy a SIM card on Bali and some calling credit for as little as €5. Useful, because then you can call with local rates.
Which travel documents do I need?
If you’re staying in Indonesia for less than 30 days you no longer need a visa. For stays longer than 30 nights, other rules apply, see the various visa sites. Please note that there must be at least two blank pages in your passport and your passport must be valid for at least six months.
Which vaccinations should I get?
Vaccinations are not required for your visit to Bali. However, we do recommend it. On Bali you don’t need medication for malaria. For the necessary vaccinations you can contact your doctor. Tropical diseases hardly occur on Bali. Most guests do not use preventive medications. It is important that you protect yourself well from the sun, good sunscreen with an SPF of at least 20 is recommended.
What can you eat on Bali?
Basically, Bali nowadays knows all the kitchens. Also in the villas you can eat whatever you like. You can pay for the groceries and the staff will do everything possible to prepare an excellent hot meal for you. Of course the staff excells in Indonesian cuisine, but everything is available on Bali from chicken, beef, tuna, snapper and gambas, it’s all there. If you want, you can even just have bread for breakfast, including cheese, cold meats, jams and butter. Of course, you can enjoy delicious fruit on Bali, and with some luck you can pick it yourself from the garden.
Note: In the Netherlands/Belgium it’s 6 hours (summer time) and 7 hours earlier (winter time) than Bali.
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