Frequently asked questions

FAQ

What is the Indonesian currency?

The Indonesian currency is the Indonesia Rupiah (IDR). 1 Euro is approximately 16,500 Rupiah. You can exchange money (Euros, Dollars, Pounds, etc) anywhere in Bali. We recommend BMC (Bali Money Changer) as an accredited and safe Money Changer. Please check a more accurate exchange rate at www.xe.com

Any suggestion for tipping at the restaurants, massages, staff, etc?

Tipping is not mandatory but highly appreciated as the average salary of waiters/staff in Indonesia is around 100 – 150 Euros per month.

Do i need international driving license to drive in Bali?

To drive legally you need an Indonesian or International Driving License. You can get international driving license in your country, however if you are not entitled to drive scooter in your country then you are not be able to drive one in Bali.

Remember insurance companies only cover for motorbike and car accidents in case you have your Indonesian or international license.

Can i get surfboard insurance?

Yes you can. We offer insurance with just 25 euro a week that covers any damage or loss to our equipment (surf boards & leashes) while surfing.

What language do they speak in Indonesia?

The national language is Bahasa Indonesia, but every island has its own language/dialect as well. In Bali they speak Balinese and Indonesian. Majority of Indonesians speak English in Bali touristic areas.

What vaccinations do I need to take before visiting Bali?

The recommended vaccines for traveling to Indonesia based on the Centres for Disease Control are: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Japanese Encephalitis, Typhoid, Rabies, Tetanus and Yellow Fever (only if you come form Yellow Fever Region). Ideally you should get the vaccinations 4-6 weeks before travel, as some vaccinations required multiple doses and an immune reaction time. Please consult your doctor before traveling to Bali.

Will i be picked up at the airport when i arrive?

Yes, once you provided your arrival details our driver will pick you up at the information centre of the airport in Denpasar. He will have a Mondo sign with your name on it. Once we have confirmed your airport pick up, please do not organise your own transport. If you have trouble finding our driver at the airport, please call or WhatsApp Antonio +62 8123 9020 499. Please note there is free WiFi at the airport. Another option if you don’t want to use your own phone is you can buy a local sim card at the airport or somewhere else. For approximately 10 euro you will get a sim card with credit and data that will last for a month. Please note that the airport pick up service is only valid for the check in day (unless for after midnight pick ups) and the drop off service only valid for the check out day.

What should i pack?

  • Summer clothes
  • Bikini/Board shorts
  • Flip flops
  • Hats
  • High protection sunscreen
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Beach towel
  • Camera/GoPro
  • Leggings/Wet suit (water is very warm in Bali so the wetsuit not a priority)

Do i need to worry about dengue fever in Bali?

Dengue fever is one of the most common mosquito-borne disease in Indonesia. These mosquitoes commonly breed in warm, humid weather. Unlike common mosquitoes, dengue-causing mosquitoes bite during the day. Dengue infection along with other acute viral illness have similar symptoms: fever, bone and joint pain, possible skin rash. There is no vaccination for dengue fever and there is no cure either. Dengue fever can be prevented with some precautions such as mosquito’s repellent or use of long sleeves and long pants.

How do I organize a transport to Mondo Surf & Lifestyle Village if I’m already in Bali?

If you already in Bali we have several pick-up and drop-off options. If you are in Kuta or Seminyak our driver will pick you up or drop you off for free. If you want to be picked up or dropped off in Ubud, Sanur and Uluwatu area the price is IDR 250,000 per way. If you are in a different part of Bali please ask Mondo Surf & Lifestyle Village for a rate or you will have to organize your own transportation.

Key Facts on Immigration and Visa on Arrival for Bali and Indonesia

  • Free VISA. Visa exemption for more than 140 countries (country list and more info here) – https://www.bali.com/visa-indonesiaentry-requirements-bali.html
  • Free VISA valid 30 days only, cannot be extended
  • Regulation states, that any entry point into Indonesia issues the free entry stamp
  • Day of arrival counts as day one, day of departure counts as full day • Valid and in good condition Passport
  • Passport must be always valid 6 months (for social visa 12 months)
  • Keep a page on passport empty for stamp or visa sticker!
  • Visa on Arrival makes sense, if you wish to stay longer than 30days and not longer than 60 days, VoA can be extended in Bali once
  • Mondo can help you for VoA extension
  • VoA US$ 35 per person / passport
  • To obtain and pay VoA, queue at the counter before immigration counters
  • Penalty fee for overstaying now IDR 1,000,000 per day (previously 300,000)

Do i need travel insurance?

Travel insurance is mandatory for your personal safety and proof of travel insurance is required for any guest staying at Mondo Surf & Lifestyle Village. A decent travel insurance package will provide coverage for the following: trip cancellation and interruption, baggage delay, baggage coverage, travel delay, emergency medical and dental, medical transport and evacuation, and travel accident insurance. Mondo Surf & Lifestyle Village accepts no responsibility for any loss, theft or damage to any person on the property during their stay.