Bali, one of over 17,000 islands in Indonesia, is home to an amazingly rich culture, endless rice paddies, jungles, waterfalls, volcanoes what else? There are countless things to see, do and experience here. While you are preparing your trip here you probably see tons and tons of information on what to do and see in Bali But Today! How about we tell you what not to do in Bali instead? Trust me, knowing what not to do will really make your trip in Bali even more Amazing and unforgettable!:)
DO NOT go crazy on cheap cocktails as they will contain arak or some Balinese wine. We know this fact from our Balinese friend who is a chef revealing us the secret on why alcohol in Bali especially cheap. So cheap someplace even sell 5 cocktails for $7 by no means we tell you-you to have to avoid taking advantage of Happy hour. Just don’t go too crazy on that especially if you are on your first Bali trip.
Drug taking is definitely on top of the list of things not to do. This is all of Indonesia and Bali, where the death penalty exists, and there is little tolerance for drugs, and rightly so. Do NOT buy drugs in Bal.
Don’t ride a motorbike if you are not good at it. Bali is a very crowded island and traffic jams are unbearable sometimes. Even though the best and most affordable way to get around is on the back of a scooter. With traffic conditions, if you are not good at riding a scooter you should download the transportation app like Go-Jek.
Don’t get angry if people are honking at you. There is no road rage in Bali; Honking in Bali is a polite way to let someone know that you are overtaking or going around blind corners and intersections. Everybody uses it and it is a gentle gesture to communicate something.
I guarantee you 100% that once you arrive in Bali, one thing that can blow your mind away is this offering. As you walk down the Balinese streets you’ll notice tiny fragrant parcels made from palm leaves everywhere. Normally they are placed in front of doorways and often directly on the pavement. The streets will smell them, especially in the morning. They are gifts designed to appease the Gods and are often adorned with flowers and incense… Balinese call it as ……. So, Do not walk on the ceremonial offerings in the street.
Next, they are lovely, right? But seriously cuteness and safety somehow don’t go together very well. We have met people that won’t set foot in the place because of the experiences they have had or the stories they have heard from others. On the other side of the spectrum are the people that have visited the monkey forest and enjoyed it. Visiting Monkey Forest in Bali comes with a fair share of controversy.
If you really want to feed the monkey, seek for the local caretaker, At Sangeh Monkey Forest, for example, you can easily find a local caretaker who knows how to deal with monkeys very well
Other tips: The popular one is in Ubud, but if you love less crowded one, we highly recommend you go here at Sangeh Monkey Forest.
Whether you are planning a trip to Bali long term or short term we have broken down the Cost of living for foreigners here
We hope these insights and price points help you truly understand what not to do on one of the most beautiful islands in the world. If you want to check out FULL VIDEO GUIDE we have that on our YOUTUBE CHANNEL showing you an in-depth guide to all the best and even some of the most unknown local spots!