Frequently asked questions


What is the Indonesian currency?

The Indonesian currency is the Indonesia Rupiah (IDR). 1 Euro is approximately 14,000 Rupiah. You can exchange money (Euros, Dollars, Pounds, etc) anywhere in Bali.

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

It’s 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.

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 islands has its own language/dialect as well. In Bali they speak Balinese and Indonesia. English is the second main language.

Do i need to take malaria pills in Bali?

The recommended vaccines for travelling 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 dosses and an immune reaction time.

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

Yes, once you have provided us with your arrival details our driver will pick you up at the information centre of the airport in Denpasar. He will have a 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 noted that there are 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 you a month.

What should i pack?

  1. Summer Cloth
  2. Bikini/Board Shorts
  3. Flip Flops
  4. Hats
  5. Sunscreen with High Protection
  6. Mosquito Repellent
  7. Beach Towel
  8. Camero/GoPro
  9. Leggings/Wet Suit

Do i need to worry about dengue fever in Bali?

Dengue fever is one of the most common mosquito-borne disease in Indonesia. These mosquito commonly breed in warm, humid weather. Unlike common mosquito, dengue-causing mosquitoes bites during the day. Dengue infection along with other acute viral illness pose similar features: fever, bone and joint pain, with or without skin rash. There is no vaccine for dengue fever and there is no cure either. Dengue fever can be prevented with precautions such as mosquito’s repellent.

How do i organise transport to Mondo Surf 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 pick up or drop off in Ubud the price is IDR 250,000, the pick up or drop off in Sanur is IDR 200,000. If you are in a different part of Bali you will have to organise your own transport.

What documents do i need to take?

The most important thing to remember on this list is to make sure you have an updated passport and a valid VISA to enter Indonesia, as you will not be permitted to enter Indonesia if your passport is going to expired within 6 months from the time of your departure. Most people can take care of their VISA upon entering Indonesia, including citizen of United States of America, Australia and most European countries.

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 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.Save