Jl.Mawar, Br.Badung-Gulingan, Mengwi 80351, Bali
+62 81 246 21 8000
office@villakompiangbali.com
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General Bali Information
...important information and what you need to know.
Airporttax

The airport tax is per person on any international departure in the amount of 200.000.- Rupiah. On domestic flights it amounts to 75,000 rupiah. As of (January 2015)

Cargo (freight carrier)

For purchases of oversized or heavy goods we can help you with recommending a freight forwarder.

Credit Cards

Can be used to pay for purchases at hotels, restaurants and major stores. Generally, a 3-5% surcharge will be added.
You can get local currency get with a credit card and presenting your passport for a processing fee at banks or from any ATM.

Currency Exchange

is recommended you use only authorized Money Changers or at the Bank.
Important notice, always count the money carefully!
For Cash money, you can easily bring US dollars. Be aware that the banknotes cannot be torn on the edges or stained. Banks will refuse them. US dollar banknotes older than 2003 (check the year on the banknote) are not accepted by banks, moneychangers and hotels.
In Bali you can draw money (national currency Rupiah) with a credit card or a debit card at the numerous existing ATMs. The fees are minimal and are considered safe.
IMPORTANT: Notify your bank at home whether the ATM card is unlocked for foreign countries (Indonesia) and how much is the daily maximum withdrawal. And don't forget that the time zone difference can play in your favor at times or be detrimental in other times in regards to your daily withdrawal limit.

Deposit Box

Villa Kompiang has a secure storage for valuables in every room.

Doctor

Can be called in an emergency and when required. The public hospital is located in the city of Denpasar (16 km) away and in addition there are a number of private hospitals. The nearest hospitals from Mengwi are located in Kapal (7 km) and Tabanan (9 km). Mengwi has also a doctor's office and two pharmacies.
Please always travel with a travel insurance providing emergency flight return service to your country or to a recognized major trauma center.

Environment

Please help to keep your vacation spot clean. Hazardous waste, such as e.g. batteries, should be taken back home with you and disposed of according to your country's disposal rules. Unused or expired medicines you may hand over to the villa owners, who will forward them to appropriate agencies. On trips and excursions, please take your rubbish back to the villa. In the country side there is often no proper collection option.
Minimize your electricity and water consumption and lessen the burden on the environment. We thank you for your understanding and your concerted efforts!

Excursions

can be booked on site with the villa owners or through this website.

Food and Drink

At Villa Kompiang breakfast, lunch and dinner is served from 6:00 through 21:00 hours.
There is no menu, your hostess Kompiang serves a wide variation of traditional Indonesian food and as well European preparations. We ask our guests to let us know if you have preferences or are allergic to something and if you want us to fulfill special requests. Vegetarians and those with special dietary needs, we can offer you a variety of tasty food.
Mengwi has only small local food stalls, the nearest restaurant is in Seminyak (30 minutes), Ubud (30 minutes) or Sanur (45 minutes).
Drinking water and ice cubes are made in Bali anywhere from sterilized water. Drinking water is available everywhere and it is bottled. The tap water is suitable for brushing teeth and showering.

Photography and filming

People feel comfortable everywhere when they are photographed in beautiful clothes. It is considered impolite to surprise the local people with snapshots, especially when bathing or in their own home in casual clothes. At ceremonies Restraint is required.

Post Office

Mail and small parcels can be sent via "Postal Service". Cross-border mail is automatically sent by airmail and takes around a week to overseas destinations. Postage for Postcards or a letter up to 20 grams will cost 10,000 rupiah. We welcome handling any of your mail needs.

Rental car

For cars, motorcycles and mopeds an international driving license is required. For more information, contact us.
Due the very heavy volume of traffic in crowded areas and and sometimes incomprehensible traffic regulations, we seriously advise you not to drive.

Room use

On departure the room can be used generally up to 12.00 clock. If your room is not immediately needed by new guests moving in, you can stay without additional payment until your departure time.

Shopping

Opening hours are not set to Bali, but you can usually count on small store hours from 9.00 to 21.00 clock. Shopping centers, department stores and small shops are usually open at noon throughout and also on Sundays and Public holidays. In Denpasar some business are closed from 14.00 to 18.30 clock and are closed on Sundays.
In small shops and with beach traders you can often negotiate a deal for less than half price. In shops and supermarkets prices are fixed. Turn the haggling into fun and remember a smile can help you get your price.
Bali is known for paintings, wood carvings, silver jewelry, textiles and leather goods and offers a wide selection of phenomenal quality.
The duty-free allowance for goods and purchases should be checked at the customs website of your country of origin before you leave.

Swimming in the sea

On the beach in Sanur, Nusa Dua, Candi Dasa and Lovina we recommend the wearing of water slippers because of sharp coral stones. Beyond the reef you should never swim or snorkel alone or even with a buddy but only with a boat in the hands of an experienced handler. Some sections of the Bali beaches have lifeguards, there should only swim between the flags. "Red flags mean "it is forbidden to swim."
Be careful of underwater currents, rip-tides and local high waves, especially on the west coast (Kuta, Legian, Seminyak). Even strong swimmers can get into trouble quickly.

Taxis, transfer and transport

A car with driver for your transportation for shopping trips, restaurants and island tours can be booked with us at the villa.
In the tourist areas there are numerous taxi companies (Bali Taxi) with a meter, the basic fee is 7,000 rupiah during boarding. For transportation from private drivers that offer to take you anywhere on the island, you must negotiate the price before the ride. 25,000 to 50,000 rupiah in the immediate area, or figure about 10,000 rupiah per km.

Telephone and Internet

Villa Kompiang has a quick Wifi access. If a phone call to your home country is required this can be done via free Skype service of the villa owner.
For your GSM phones you can buy a prepaid SIM card in a phone shop.

Time difference

Bails time difference to GMT (Greenwich time) is 8 hours.
At 12:00 clock at noon GMT is on Bali 20:00 clock

Timeshare

Intermediaries usually prey on customers in popular destinations. They will start the conversation with surveys or allege you won some lucky drawing and lure you into their offices. They will entice and make false claims to you. Beware of buying time shares in their overpriced holiday apartments. They will require thousands of dollars as a deposit and all I can say is buyer beware. Deposits are not refunded irregardless of their claims. Remember time is on their side and the deck is stacked in their favor.

Tips

Are gladly accepted everywhere. We recommend for attentive and good service in restaurants about 10,000 to 20,000 rupiah, for room service about 10,000 to 20,000 rupiah per day.
In larger hotels and restaurants a Service Charge of 10% will be added, which is not a tip, but will distributed to all employees. For friendly service and special personal attention, you can give approximately 10,000 to 20,000 rupiah separately.
On day tours, if you are satisfied, we suggest for the guide and driver respectively the sum of 50,000 to 100,000 rupiah. Porters at the hotel and at the airport get about 10,000 rupiah per bag.
Please note in our service industry as in many places throughout the world, the tip is a significant part of those service workers' income.

Tour Guide

The Villa owner Gery has operated since 1988 a small travel agency. Bali Chakra Tours and Travel offers a variety of tours with excellent tour guides.

Towels and beach chairs

are freely available at the Villa Kompiang.
Sunbathing – be very careful an the first days and use protection factor above 30, even in cloudy and windy weather you should not underestimate the intensity of the sun.
"Topless" and nude bathing are not allowed.

VISAS

Visa-free for a period of 30 days for the following 11 countries:
• Brunei • Chile • Hong Kong • Macau • Malaysia • Morocco • Peru • Philippines • Singapore • Thailand • Vietnam
Visa on arrival at the airport (Visa on Arrival) given to the following countries:
• Argentina • Australia • Austria • Belgium • Brazil • Canada • Denmark • Egypt • Finland • France • Germany • Hungary • Ireland • Italy • Japan • Kuwait • Luxembourg • New Zealand • Norway • Qatar • Poland • Portugal • Russia • Saudi Arabia • Spain • South Africa • South Korea • Switzerland • Taiwan • United Arab Emirates • United Kingdom • United States of America

Visa-on-Arrival cost:
• US $ 15 per person for a maximum period of 3 days/2 nights
• US $ 35 per person for a maximum period of 30 days
• overstay costs: IDR 300,000 per day (to pay in Rupiah)

For a visa application the following documents are required:
• passport with minimum validity of 6 months from date of departure from Indonesia
• arrival / departure card (white card will be hand over on the plane or on arrival counter).
• flight ticket for return or onward journey.
Visitors are asked to have the exact amount in US dollars for the Visa payment.
The Visa-on-Arrival is extendable, but can not be used for employment in Indonesia.

Countries that are not listed in the list, can apply for a visa at the relevant Indonesian Embassy in that country.

The information for visa are not guaranteed and are subject to change at any time. You should obtain additional information on the website of the Indonesian Embassy and Immigration.

Voltage

In Indonesia generally 220 volts is used. European standard plugs are used and adapters are available for free in the Villa. In some villages, and in some smaller hotels, the available power is low, devices with with loads of 500 watts or more can cause bottlenecks, in some cases even overloads. During heavy rain expect power outages.

For specific questions you can reach us via the contacts below.
  • telephon:

    ☏ +62 361 8942606
    📱 +62 81 246 21 8000
  • e-mail:

    office@villakompiangbali.com
  • skype:

    villakompiang