Things to do in Bali – Indonesia

Now that Australia is open to International travel again I am expecting a mass exodus of Australians wanting to holiday in Bali. I will endeavour to keep this page up to date with the latest information from Bali about whether you can and whether it is safe to travel to Bali and what the local COVID rules are.

Flights from Australia to Denpasar are commencing in late March or April and Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin look as though they will start flying to Bali again.

Bali Quarantine Information

This is a guide only and you should seek further information on government websites. The rules are changing constantly so the information here may become outdated quickly.

12th Mar 2022 : Indonesian Government has raised the restriction for Australians to quarantine when they enter Bali from Australia. As long as you are fully vaccinated Australians will be able to enter Bali and test negative to COVID19.

To enter you will need to have a negative PCR test before you leave Australian and then another when they arrive in Bali. You will need to isolate in your hotel until you get a negative test which should take a few hours. You then need to have another negative PCR test on Day 3 of your arrival.

To enter you need travel insurance that covers COVID to a value of at least US$100,000. The cost of an Indonesian visa has decreased to about $47 and you will have access to the visa on arrival.

6th Feb 2022: Currently Australian travellers can go to Bali if they have had at least 1 vaccination for COVID19 at least 14 days before the travel date. You then need to have a negative PCR test within 48 hours of leaving and must have a certificate verifying this.

When you arrive in Denpasar you will then be given another PCR test which needs to be negative before being able to go to your quarantine hotel. If you are positive you will be taken to an isolation facility at your own cost or to hospital if you have bad symptoms and will be unable to leave until you test negative.

If your airport test is negative you must also quarantine at a local hotel a list of which is found below. You then need another negative PCR test before you are able to leave quarantine.

You will need to quarantine for different lengths depending on your vaccination status.

Vaccination StatusNumber of Days Quarantine
3 Vaccine doses3 days / 2 nights
2 Vaccine doses5 days/ 4 nights
1 Vaccine dose7 days / 6 nights

You also must have and show that you have at least US$30,000 international medical insurance to cover any hospital stay that you have need. Visas are not available on arrival so you must apply for and receive a visa before.

Rules include the mandatory wearing of masks in public places and you need to upload the PeduliLindungi Appsign to sign into some venues and stores.

Quarantine Hotels

There are 2 types of Quarantine Hotels (Bubble and Non-Bubble) Hotels. In Bubble Hotels there will be areas where you will be able to go outside of your room to quarantine. In a Non-Bubble Hotel you have to remain in your room for the duration of the quarantine period.

“Bubble” Quarantine Hotels

  1. The Westin Nusa Dua
  2. The St Regis Bali Resort
  3. Bvlgari Resort Bali
  4. Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa
  5. Sthala, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Ubud Bali By Marriott International
  6. Mandapa, A Ritz Carlton Reserve Ubud
  7. Viceroy Bali Ubud
  8. Grand Hyatt Bali Nusa Dua
  9. Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort
  10. AYANA Resort and Spa
  11. Royal Tulip Springhill Resort Jimbaran

“Non-Bubble” Quarantine Hotels

Nusa Dua Quarantine Hotels

  1. The Ritz-Carlton Bali Courtyard By Marriott Bali Nusa Dua Resort
    Melia Bali
  2. Conrad Bali
  3. Mulia Resort & Villas – Nusa Dua
  4. Infinity8 Bali
  5. Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa
  6. SOL By Melia Benoa Bali
  7. Merusaka Hotel
  8. Hilton Bali Resort Nusa Dua
  9. Ibis Styles Bali Benoa
  10. Novotel Bali Nusa Dua
  11. Mercure Bali Nusa Dua
  12. Amaterra Villas Bali Nusa Dua – Mgallery

Sanur Quarantine Hotels

  1. Hyatt Regency Bali
  2. Griya Santrian Beach Resort & Spa
  3. Taksu Sanur Hotel
  4. Tandjung Sari
  5. Prime Plaza Suites Sanur
  6. Swiss-Belresort Watu Jimbar
  7. Maya Sanur Resort & Spa
  8. Maison Aurelia Sanur, by Preference
  9. Sudamala Resort Sanur
  10. HARRIS Hotel & Conventions
  11. ARTOTEL Sanur
  12. Hotel Grand Santhi
  13. Intercontinental Bali Sanur Resort

Kuta Beach/ Seminyak/Legian Quarantine Hotels

  1. Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort
  2. Fairfield by Marriott Bali Kuta Sunset Road
  3. THE 101 Bali Fontana Seminyak
  4. Novotel Bandara Ngurah Rai
  5. Aston Kuta Hotel & Residence
  6. Swiss-Belhotel Tuban, Kuta
  7. Bali Dynasty Resort
  8. Hilton Garden Inn Bali Ngurah Rai Airport
  9. Harper Kuta Bali
  10. Mercure Kuta Beach
  11. Ramayana Suites & Resort
  12. Ramada by Wyndham Sunset Road Kuta Bali
  13. Grand Istana Rama Hotel
  14. Harris Hotel Tuban
  15. Mercure Bali Legian
  16. Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel
  17. Hotel and Residences Riverview Kuta- Bali (Associated HARRIS)
  18. HARRIS Hotel Seminyak – Bali
  19. Adhi Jaya Sunset Hotel
  20. HARRIS Hotel & Residences Sunset Road – Bali
  21. Avani Seminyak Bali Resort
  22. Natya Hotel Kuta
  23. Fairfield by Marriott Bali Legian
  24. Kuta Seaview Cottage
  25. W Bali Seminyak
  26. Villa Kayu Raja
  27. The Vira Bali Boutique Hotel and Suites
  28. The Stones-Legian Bali
  29. Four Points By Sheraton Kuta, Bali
  30. Grand Inna Kuta
  31. The Jayakarta Bali, Beach Resorts, Residence & Spa
  32. The Oberoi Beach Resort, Bali
  33. Legian Paradiso Hotel
  34. The Patra Bali Resort & Villa
  35. The Haven Bali Seminyak
  36. The Anvaya Beach Resort Bali

Ubud Quarantine Hotels

  1. The Westin Resort & Spa Ubud, Bali
  2. Maya Ubud Resort & Spa
  3. The Ubud Village Resort & Spa At Nyuh Kuning
  4. Ubud Village Hotel at Monkey Forest
  5. Komaneka at Rasa Sayang
  6. Kajane Mua Private Villas and Mansion
  7. Tanah Gajah, a Resort by Hadiprana
  8. Plataran Ubud Hotel & Spa
  9. The Royal Pita Maha
  10. The Payogan Villa Resort And Spa
  11. The Sankara Resort & Spa Ubud By Pramana
  12. Ubud Wana Resort
  13. The Pari Sudha
  14. Sanctoo Suites & Villas
  15. Natya Resort Ubud
  16. Element by Westin Bali Ubud
  17. Nandini Bali Jungle Resort & Spa
  18. COMO Shambala Estate
  19. Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan

Uluwatu/Jimbaran Bay Quarantine Hotels

  1. Six Senses Uluwatu
  2. Four Seasons Resort Bali At Jimbaran Bay
  3. RIMBA Jimbaran Bali by AYANA
  4. Bvlgari Resort Bali
  5. Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa
  6. Movenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali
  7. Intercontinental Bali Resort
  8. The St Regis Hotel
  9. Fox Hotel Jimbaran Beach Bali

How to get to Bali from Australia

How to get to Bali from Sydney

Direct flights from Sydney to Denpasar with Jetstar commence on 15 March 2022

How to get to Bali from Melbourne

Direct flights from Melbourne to Denpasar with Jetstar commence on 15 March 2022

Travel Guide for Bali

Kuta Beach

The nightlife in Kuta Beach is vibrant and fun. A variety of restaurants and bars are located throughout the area, and many offer both cocktails and mocktails. The beach itself is relatively uncrowded, so you can sit on a bench and relax for hours without worrying about missing anything. You can also buy souvenirs from the plethora of vendors lining the streets. At Kuta Beach, you can find everything from colorful sarongs to branded hats. You can even grab a bow at the end of a day’s work of art!

Kuta Beach is popular for swimming and surfing, but there are also a number of other activities to enjoy during your stay. Other beach activities include volleyball and beach soccer. If you are not a surfer, you can learn how to ride the waves at one of the many surf schools located along the shoreline. Many surf schools offer beginner lessons to both children and adults. Some of these classes guarantee that you will stand up on a learner’s board in just the first hour.

Legian Beach

Legian Beach offers great surfing. The waves at Legian are not nearly as big as those in Kuta, and are not nearly as crowded. If you’re looking to take up surfing, however, Legian is a great place to learn. The Rip Curl School of Surf is Asia’s largest surfing school, and has a global reputation. It provides lessons for all levels, from beginners to pros. Whether you’re looking to catch some rays or just relax, you’ll find a lot of fun at Legian.

Jimbaran Bay

Getting around Jimbaran Bay is easy. There is one main street that runs through a town called Jalan Uluwatu, and it leads directly to the beach and hotels. Most guests will stay in a hotel in Jimbaran, but you can also use taxi apps to get around the area. These are reliable, and the prices are very affordable. Taking a cab is a popular way to get around Jimbaran, so it is a good idea to plan your journey in advance.

The sunrise is the best time to visit Jimbaran, and the sunset is a fantastic time to see it too. After lunch, head over to the Samasta Lifestyle Village to shop for souvenirs. You can also visit the fisherman market to purchase fresh seafood. You can enjoy delicious local food while you shop for souvenirs at local markets. You can even rent a scooter and hit the waves! While you’re here, make sure to try the freshest fish and seafood around.

David Cronk - Editor

David Cronk is the editor of online travel magazine Travelodium Travel Magazine. David has travelled to over 30 countries of the world and his writing has been published by enRoute magazine - Air Canada's inflight magazine and by Hotel & Accommodation Management Magazine. David has worked as a Sales Executive for Sheraton and Hilton Hotels and for Hotelbookers in London. He has worked also as a Hotel Night Manager and in bars throughout Europe. David eventually settled into a position working as a croupier for several years before changing careers to become a Data, Sales and Statistical Analyst.

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