Bintang Bali Resort, a beach front property in the heart of South Kuta, sets in more than six hectares of tropical gardens. The resort is conveniently located just ten minutes drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport and within a walking distance to the biggest shopping centre, the Discovery Shopping Mall and Lippo Mall Kuta. 402 rooms and suites overlook the gardens featuring contemporary Balinese furnishing plus a full range of modern amenities. Hotel facilities include a free form swimming pool with cascading waterfall, Jacuzzi, swim-up bar, health club and sauna, beach restaurant and spa. All rooms come with balcony, tea and coffee making facilities, fridge, hair dryer, IDD phone and safe deposit box. Wi-Fi is free in all rooms and hotel’s public areas.
Bintang Kuta Hotel
Room Rate IDR 750.000,- Nett/room/night
Bintang Bali Resort
Room Rate IDR 1.200.000,- Nett/room/night
Bali is one of more than 17,000 islands in Indonesian archipelago and is located just over 3,2 kilometres (almost 2 miles) from the eastern tip of the island of Java and west of the island of Lombok. The island, home to about 4 million people, is approximately 153 kilometres (95 mi.) from east to west and 112 kilometres (69 mi.) north to south. Its land area is 5,632 km2.
The capital city is Denpasar, near the southern coast, its population is around 500,000 people. The second largest city is the old colonial capital, Singaraja, which is located on the north coast and is home to around 100,000 people.
The word “paradise” is used a lot in Bali and not without reason. The combination of friendly, hospitable people, a magnificently visual culture infused with spirituality and (not least) spectacular beaches with great surfing and diving have made Bali Indonesia’s unrivaled number one tourist attraction.
All foreigners wishing to enter Indonesia must obtain a passport for at least 6 (six) months remaining validity from the date of arrival, along with proof (ticket) onward or return passage.
Please contact the Indonesian Embassy / Consulate in your country well before the conference in order to check if you require any immigration documents to visit Indonesia.
Free Tourist Visa
Tourist Visa Free Facilities are valid for 30 days, are Non-extendable and cannot be transferred into any other type of stay permit.
The visa exemption facility can be used for tourism, family visit, social visit, art and cultural, government duty, to deliver a speech or attend a seminar, International exhibition, meetings with head office or representive office in Indonesia, or transit.
The following are the Countries granted Visa Free Facilities accroding to Presidential Decree No 21 of 2016:
|Antigua and Barbuda||Hong Kong||Portugal|
|Bahamas||Ivory Coast||Saint Kitts and Nevis|
|Bangladesh||Japan||Saint Vincent and Grenadines|
|Belgium||Kenya||Sao Tome and Principe|
|Bolivia||Lao, People’s Democratic Republic||Seychelles|
|Bosnia & Herzegovina||Latvia||Singapore|
|Brunei Darussalam||Liechtenstein||Solomon Islands|
|Burkina Faso||Luxemburg||South Korea|
|Costa Rica||Marshall Islands||Tanzania|
|Denmark||Monaco||Trinidad and Tobago|
|Fiji||Nepal||United Arab Emirates|
|France||New Zealand||United States|
|Germany||Palau||Vatican City State|
|Grenada||Papua New Guinea||Zambia|
Nationals of the 169 countries can enter and exit Indonesian Territory through 124 Immigration Checkpoints in airports, seaports and land boarders.
Passport holders of all other countries and non-tourists of the aforementioned countries must obtain a valid visa at an Indonesian Embassy or Consulate in their home country prior to departure to Indonesia.
Customs allows on entry a maximum of one liter of alcoholic beverages, 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars, 100 grams of tobacco and a reasonable amount of perfume per adult. Cameras, video cameras, portable radios, cassette recorders, binoculars and sports equipment are admitted provided they are taken out on departure. They must be declared at Customs. Prohibited items include firearms, narcotic drugs, pornography, trans receivers, and cordless telephones. Films, pre-recorded video tapes and laser disks must be screened by the censor board. While there is no restriction on the amount of foreign currency, which may be brought into Indonesia, those who bring into the country currency worth more that 100 million Rupiah must declare it to customs upon arrival at the first port of entry.
Air transport is the most comfortable and the easiest means of travel to and around Indonesia.
A number of domestic airlines operate as LCC – Low Cost or budget Carriers. Some are smaller Regional Operators (REG) or feeder airlines.
- Batik Air:
- Citilink (LCC):
- Garuda Indonesia:
- Indonesia Air Asia (LCC):
- IAT (Indonesia Air Transport):
- Kalstar Air (REG):
- Lion Air (LCC):
- Pelita Air Service (Charter):
- Sriwijaya Air (LCC):
- Travira Air (Charter):
- Trigana (REG):
- TransNusa (Charter):
- Wings Air (REG LCC):
A number of International airlines serve this airport including several LCC – Low Cost or budget Carriers.
- AirAsia (LCC):
http://www.airasia.com, from Kuala Lumpur
- Cathay Pacific:
http://www.cathaypacific.com, from Hong Kong
- China Airlines:
http://www.china-airlines.com, from Taipei
- Eva Air:
http://www.evaair.com, from Taipei
- Garuda Indonesia:
http://www.garuda-indonesia.com, the major national carrier serving Indonesia from HongKong, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Nagoya-Centair, Osaka-Kansai, Perth, Seoul-Incheon.
- HongKong Express Airways:
http://www.hkairlines.com, from HongKong
- Jetstar (LCC):
http://www.jetstar.com.au, from Australia
- Jetstar Asia (LCC):
http://www.jetstarasia.com, from Singapore
http://www.klm.com, from Amsterdam
- Korean Air:
http://www.koreanair.com, from Seoul-Incheon
- Malaysian Airlines:
http://www.malaysia-airlines.com, from Kuala Lumpur
- Phillipine Airlines:
http://www.phillipineairlines.com, from Manila
- Qantas Airlines:
http://www.qantas.com.au, operated by Jetstar, Jetstar Asia and Valuair, from Singapore & Australia / New Zealand
- Qatar Airways:
http://www.qatarairways.com, from Doha
- Shanghai Airlines:
http://www.shanghai-air.com, from Shanghai
- Singapore Airlines:
http://www.singaporeair.com, from Singapore
http://www.skywest.com, from Port Hedland Australia
- Strategic Airlines:
http://www.flystrategic.com.au, from Australia
- Thai Air Asia:
http://www.airasia.com, from Bangkok
- Thai Airways International:
http://www.thaiair.com, from Bangkok
http://www.transaero.ru, from Moscow
- Valuair (LCC):
http://www.jetstar.com, operated by Jetstar Asia, from Singapore
- Uni Air:
http://www.uniair.com, from Kaohsiung
- Virgin Australia:
http://www.virginaustralia.com, operated by Pacific Blue, from Australia
- Perama bus company:
- There are direct bus services to Bali from all major cities in Java and Lombok that link with ferries for sea crossings. These is cheap and easy, but slow.
Prepaid Taxi Fares from Ngurah Rai Airport to Main Bali Destinations, one way – drop only
- Price Subject to change –
80.000,- to 90.000,-
70.000,- to 80.000,-
80.000,- to 90.000,-
- Nusa Dua
100.000 to 110.000
150.000 to 275.000
- Padang Bai
375.000 to 400.000
The starting flagfall charge is Rp. 7.000,- for the first two kilometres and the meter tricks up Rp. 3.600,- / km after that. Waiting time is charged at Rp. 42.000,- / hour. Order by call service (through operator) is at minimum charge of Rp. 25.000,-. Trips outside southern Bali will incur an extra charge of 30%, as the driver has to go back empty.
The most reliable taxi company is Bali Taksi / Blue Bird, call service +62 361 701111.
Bali enjoys warm, tropical wheather all year long. Average temperature is between 21 – 33 C (= 680 – 930 F) year round. In the mountains, however, temperatures can drop as low as 50C at night time.
Humidity varies between 60% – 100%. Bali has two seasons: moist and wet. The dry season is normally from May to October, whereas the rainy season is normally from November to April, during which it can rain for several hours each day.
Bali is in the Central Indonesia Time Zone, which is GMT+8 hours.
Bahasa Indonesia is the National language, English is widely spoken and understood.
The electric current in use throughout Indonesia is 220 – 230 volts at 50Hz. Normal outlets are plugs with two rounded pins. It is advisable to check electricity supplies before using any appliances.
Business offices are usually open either from 08:00am to 04:00pm, or 09:00am to 05:00pm., with a break for lunch between 12:00pm – 01:00pm. Government offices operate from 08:00am. – 03:00pm., from Monday to Friday. On Saturday Government offices is closed, as well as private offices.
Currency, Banking, Travel Cheque & Credit Cards
The Indonesian currency is RUPIAH (IDR).
Most foreign currency are easily changed at airports, banks, hotels, or money changers. The currency exchange rate fluctuates regularly. Daily exchange rate are published in newspapers. The US Dollar is the most readily accepted currency. It is advisable to change money and travellers cheques in advance.
Normal banking hours are from 08:00am – 02:30pm., from Monday to Friday. Banks in hotels usually stay open longer hours. Bali has several International Banks but money can also be changed at hotel cashier, and authorized money changers.
Credit cards are acceptable at hotels, restaurants, pubs, travel agencies, department stores, and shops. In accordance to Indonesia’s banking regulations, all payments will be charged in local currency.
ATMs are available in many places, providing services to cards such as VISA, MASTER, ALTO and more.
Dress is normally casual and light clothing due to the hot and humid climate. Travelling to mountain areas a light sweater is recommended.
Accepted attire for men is a shirt and long pants. For formal occassions; a jacket and tie are required, long sleeves batik shirts are acceptable.
For ladies, dresses, blouses and long pants are appropriate. Shorts, halters tank top should only be used at sports facilities or on the beach.
Proper decorum should specially be observed when visiting places of worship.
Hotels and restaurant usually add a 10% service charge to bills. When it is not included a tip of between 5 – 10% of the bill would be appropriate. Airport porter expects Rp. 10.000,- (=US$ 1,-) / bag. Tipping taxi driver is not a mandatory. Hire-car drivers and guides would normally expect a larger tip, a basic of minimum Rp. 100.000,- (= US$ 10,-) for a full day service tip is sufficient when the service has been satisfactory.
The major cities have shopping malls, supermarkets and department stores, where prices are fixed. They operate from 09:00am to 09:00pm., everyday. Some small shops are closed on Sundays. Bargaining might be necessary at small shops.
Bali has notable shopping spots. Main tourist roads are often lined with shops and stalls selling crafts of all types.
Bali, the island of gods, is fast developing as a sought after golfing destination. Considering that the lush landscapes and fine tropical wheather make Bali a golfing paradise, it is not surprising that golfers travel from all parts of the world to play on Bali’s four top calss 18-hole championship golf courses; Bukit Pandawa Golf and Country Club, New Kuta Golf Club, Nirwana Bali Golf Club, Bali National Golf Club, and Bali Handara Kosaido Golf and Country Club.
Places of interest in Bali include: Bedugul – Mountain resort, Besakih – Mother temple, Celuk – gold and silver craft village, Denpasar – the capital city of Bali, Goa Gajah – Elephant Cave, Goa Lawah – Bat Cave, Kintamani – active volcano, Klungkung regency – Balinese ancient court of justice, Kuta & Legian – most touristic area, Menjangan island – diving, Nusa Dua – exclusive area where most of 5 stars hotels located, Peliatan & Ubud village – artist and most artistic place in Bali, Tanah Lot temple, Tenganan – Balinese orginal village, and many more.
Do not forget to enjoy and experience the famous Balinese dance performances such as Barong & Kris dance – morning performance, Kechak dance & Fire dance – evening performance.