When you go to Bali on holiday it is highly likely that you will want to check out the shops because it is always fun to take at least a few things home from your holiday. Likewise, you can’t get around Bali without some form of transport, so here are some tips for both these essential holiday pursuits.
- If you stay in one of the many Bali villas that are available for accommodation, a car service may be available. You can have the car and driver for 8 hours and it will only cost you around 60 NZD. When you think of the places you can go and things you can see in this time, it’s a bargain, especially if you go shopping. The driver stays with the car and so all the stuff you purchase will be safe there, instead of you having to carry it around. Book the driver yourself instead of through the villa to ensure he gets all the money.
- Getting a taxi in Bali can be cheaper than you think. The price of fuel is so much cheaper than in Australia you’ll be amazed. This makes the fares cheaper – at least most of the time. For instance, an hour’s travel by taxi is only the equivalent of 12 NZD even though 100K RPH sounds like a lot more. However, you stand to be ripped off if you are not careful. Find a metered taxi and ask the driver to use it, or settle on a price before you get in. And don’t pay extra for the luggage or another person. Be sure to have notes of small denomination as taxi drivers don’t usually give change.