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Island Hopping in Bali

Bali is a beautiful island, but if you're looking for more of an adventure than just lounging on the beach, then island hopping is the perfect option. While there are a variety of different islands in Bali's surrounding waters that offer different experiences, each one can be reached from Bali with relative ease (and without having to leave your hotel). Whether you want to explore farther-flung islands like Lombok or Kintamani or simply want to take a day trip from Ubud to Nusa Lembongan, this guide will help both first-timers and seasoned island hoppers alike plan their next excursion!




Bali is actually made up of over 80 islands, which means that this tropical paradise is the perfect place to hop around between some of the planet's most exotic locations.

If you're planning on island hopping in Bali, here are a few tips:


  • Try to get as much time as possible at each destination. The weather can be unpredictable and it may rain or get cloudy at any moment, so make sure to pack all your sunscreen! Also, make sure you have a camera with you; there's no better way than capturing memories than with pictures!

  • Don't forget your wallet! There are plenty of opportunities for souvenirs and gifts for loved ones back home—so don't worry about bringing cash along with you!

  • Finally - remember that wherever you go (even if it isn't an island), always stay safe by keeping hydrated throughout every adventure!


While Bali may be better known for its artsy, bohemian vibe, spending a few days on one of its sister islands can offer a quieter, more peaceful experience that will allow you to truly unwind and bask in your holiday serenity.





If you are interested in island hoping there are a variety of things you should know before you go!

  • Research the islands you want to visit. Check out their weather, tides and visa requirements. Make sure they have boat services available and make sure you have enough money to get around.

  • Make sure that your documents are in order before leaving Bali as well as when arriving at other islands.


You can do an excursion from Bali to Lombok by boat.

Your trip to Lombok can be a great adventure. You'll see so many different things on the water, like whales, dolphins and fish. And you can see lots of other boats too!

The best way to get there is by boat. It's fun because you can look at all the ocean around you while you're sitting in your seat and eating snacks from the snack bar (which is also on board).


However, it is not as easy as it seems.

Island hopping in Bali is the perfect way to see the beauty of this tropical paradise. However, it is not as easy as it seems. Here are a few things you should know before you head off into the waters:

  • Know your regulations. Each island has its own set of rules and regulations regarding what you can bring onto their land. For example, some islands allow dogs while others do not, while some allow alcohol while others do not allow any alcohol at all! Be sure to check these rules before booking your trip!

  • Be prepared with cash or credit cards. Most travel agencies will accept major credit cards like Visa and MasterCard; however, if your agency does not accept them then be sure to bring cash along with you just in case! Also important—make sure that there is enough money on each card so that it doesn't get declined at the last minute which could cause major problems for everyone involved."

From each island to the next there are different regulations for foreigners and locals.

If you're planning on island hopping in Bali, make sure to do your research beforehand. Each island has its own set of rules for foreigners and locals, and they can vary depending on the island. For example, while it may be illegal for a Balinese woman (local) to wear certain types of clothing at some beaches, it's perfectly okay for a foreigner (tourist) to do so. It's also important to note that some places are closed off altogether—for example, many temples won't let tourists inside past a certain time after opening hours due to religious reasons or because they're just too busy during peak season!





For example to get from Bali to Lombok you need your passport and tourist visa.

You'll need to have a valid passport and tourist visa for Indonesia. The visa is for 30 days and costs $35. You can get it at the airport or at the immigration office in Denpasar, though you'll probably have better luck getting it at the airport since they're less crowded there than in town.


But once you are on Lombok you will need your KITAS or KIMS.

You may have heard that you can get a visa on arrival in Bali. This is not true! You will need to go through the process of applying for your visa at an Indonesian consulate before you leave home, or else pay USD 60 (for 30 days) at the airport in Bali. The best way to do this is to apply online at https://www.kbri-canada.org/en/english/.

Once you are on Lombok, however, and want to visit other islands such as Java or Sumatra it will be necessary for you to renew your KITAS or KIMS sticker - which only lasts for 30 days - so it's best to plan ahead when hopping from one island to another.


Island Hopping can be difficult if you are not prepared but it is worth it!

If you are planning to island hop around Bali, it is important that you take the time to research and prepare. You need to be aware of what the different islands you wish to visit have in terms of amenities and transportation options. Also, be sure that your passport has at least 6 months left before expiration date before leaving for your trip. Be prepared for any unexpected costs that may pop up along the way such as hiring another boat for an additional fee or having a missed flight because of bad weather conditions out at sea.





If you are interested in island hoping there are a variety of things you should know before you go! Make sure that you have all of your paperwork in order and that you know the law of each island. The visa process is different depending on where in Indonesia your going so make sure to do some research before entering each country. Also, if possible try to travel with someone who knows how this process works because it can be very confusing at first!



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