If you’re backpacking in Bali it is important to note that there is no proper public transport system, something you can take for granted as a backpacker. In other parts of the world it is easy to catch a tube, a bus, a tram or a train to get to where you want to go, but transport in Bali is a little bit different. That doesn’t mean that getting around Bali is difficult- in fact you will often hear locals shouting “Transport?!” wherever you go. In Bali your main options are renting a car or a bike, or getting in a taxi. Whilst some guides mention hailing a bemo- a minibus that ferries locals from place to place in quite cramped conditions- it is very rare to see tourists on them or in fact to see a bemo at all.
Not every private villa on the island of Bali is expensive and there are some very affordable options available for travellers on a tight budget. These types of properties are geared to accommodate guests looking to experience luxury and privacy at a reasonable price that represents real value for money. Low cost villas are perfect for families, students, pensioners and honeymoon couples who have saved hard for the holiday of their dreams.
Let’s be honest, all of us like the feeling of getting a good deal and nothing beats saving money, especially when it means that you have just that little bit more to spend. Bali attracts travelers from all walks of life and the island can still be enjoyed even if you happen to be on a tight budget. We have compiled a few handy tips to make your Rupiah stretch as far as possible without missing out on essential Bali experiences.