Bali weather follows two seasons: dry and wet, although you can expect mostly warm and humid days throughout the year. Dry season is May to September, with typically sunny days and an average temperature of 31 degrees Celsius. Most consider this mid-year period the best time to go to Bali, offering a good balance between sun, sand and surf. Wet season is October to April with occasional downpours and overcast skies. Windy months are between June and August.
Bali airport (Ngurah Rai International Airport) is your main international entry point to the island. Located in Tuban, an approximate 15 minute drive south of Kuta, its runway stretches along the isthmus connecting the Bukit Peninsula with Bali’s mainland. It is strategically located on the island’s south where most of the main resort areas are.
Bali airport’s code is ‘DPS’ for Denpasar, the provincial capital of Bali which is actually 13km northeast of the airport. Ngurah Rai International Airport is the smallest international airport in the world, covering only 285ha, and underwent a major expansion in 2013. It also comprises a domestic terminal from where most travelers venture to the further eastern parts of Indonesia.
Upon touchdown at the Bali airport, a tarmac coach transfers you to the Ngurah Rai International Airport arrival terminal that houses the immigration area where you queue and present your passport and visa. There are two sections, one for Visa-on-Arrival (VoA) and non VoA. As of last update in March 2016, there are 169 nations eligible to enter Indonesia visa-free.
The first floor of the domestic terminal features ATMs of national banks, the likes of Bank Mandiri, Bank EXIM, BII, BRI, CIMB, and BCA. One money changer is operated by PT Dirgahayu.
The international terminal of the Bali airport boasts more choices of banks and ATMS, with a total of seven bank counters with ATMs and eight different money changes. A Citibank privilege room with an ATM can also be found here. Second floor of the terminal has only one money changer operated by Citra Nusa Davalas. The more money changes in one place, the more competitive the exchange rates should be.
USD 1 = 13349 IDR
AUD 1 = 10145 IDR
SGD 1 = 9477 IDR