Bali Cheat Sheet - Some of My Best Tips & Tricks

Bali Cheat Sheet - Some of My Best Tips & Tricks

Bali Cheat Sheet - Some of My Best Tips & Tricks

Whether it's your 1st or 20th time visiting Bali, these links and services are always good to have on hand. 

On the Way - Bali Services

  • Airport Transfers
  • VIP Fast Track Airport Service (arrivals and departures) - as of December 20th 2023 this service has been suspended for all fast track companies. 
  • Tours and activities
  • Bali Airport Lounge Passes
  • Bodyguards
  • Police Escorts (traffic)
  • Visa Extensions
    Visit the On the Way website and mention Kooshy Kids for the best rates!
    On the Way Bali

    Grab (download the App)

    I use Grab daily when I am in Bali mainly for food and grocery deliveries. Forgot toothpaste? For a $1 delivery fee you can have it at your door within ten minutes!

    I also prefer to book a Grab than hail a cab. There are usually plenty available, so you are never waiting long and there is an option to record the audio of the trip for an extra layer of safety. I have never felt unsafe in a Grab. If you choose to get a Taxi, make sure it's a genuine Blue Bird or they will try to rip you off. 

    • Transport within Bali (bike, small car or large car)
    • Food delivery
    • Grocery delivery
    • Pharmacy delivery

      Indonesia E-Sim - Airalo

      You no longer need to get a physical Sim when you arrive in Bali.

      You can purchase an e-sim activate it when you arrive. Save a heap of $$$ on data and always have access to the internet without relying on free Wifi. e.g. 1GB for $US5.50 up to 20GB for $US40. 

      I travel a lot and so I purchase a global one with 365 days expiry so I can use it wherever I go, but you can choose the country or region that you are travelling to. Make sure to do all of the set up before you travel so that once you arrive all you have to do it switch data off for your main line and switch the e-sim on. 

      Here is a quick video showing how to set it up on your phone, because it can be a bit confusing the first time. 


      Airalo international e sim
      Indonesia E Sim

      Organic Baby/Toddler Food

      Mini Muncher (Insta - @minimuncherbali)

      Mini Muncher Bali baby Food


      Eka Bali (Insta @ekabali3)
      Bali's most trusted and reliable Nanny. 

      Bali best Nanny

      Baby Equipment Hire

      Bali Baby (@balibabydotcom)
      Bali Baby Hire

      Doctors (that will come to your hotel or Villa)

      • Dr. Ari
        +62 812 3954 567 (add on What's App)
      • Dr. Wayan
        +62 822 6610 3310 (add on What's App)

      Laundry (pick up and drop off service)

      +62 821 4610 2249 (Message via WhatsApp for price list and bookings)
      I use the template below and send them a WhatsApp message.
      I leave the laundry at reception. They will pick it up and send you an invoice. I have the money ready at reception so they are paid and can leave it with reception in case I am out. 
      I usually choose the 6 hour option which is 900,000 ($9 AUD) for up to 5kgs. I use the 3 hour service on my last day to ensure I have it back in time for my flight. There is also a 24 hour option which is cheaper. 

      • Address/Hotel/Villa name: 
      House Number/Room Number: 
      Service Type: Express 6 hours 
      Mobile number (required): +614xxx
      Perfume : medium

      Bali Laundry

      E-VOA (Visa on Arrival)....purchase before travel


      Click here to apply (one email address is required per traveller, including children). for a family of 5, you will need 5 different email addresses. If this is too difficult you can line up at the airport and get the visa when you land. 
      Once you have created an account, you can also go into the visa if you wish to extend (beyond the 30 days for an additional 30 days). You can only extend one and the cost is $50 (same as entry cost). It is very easy to do and you do not need to pay for an immigration lawyer or other provider to handle your visa or visa extension anymore. 

      Online Customs Declaration (must be completed online)

      Bali Customs Declaration

      Click here to complete your declaration form online (do it now so you don't have to do it at DPS airport)'ll thank me later. You just need to have the QR code ready to show on your phone to be scanned when you go through customs. 

      Accommodation - Villas

      Bali Family Villas

      Montigo Resort Seminyak

      This is the hotel that I stay at every time I visit Bali. They have just completed renovations and it is fabulous. 
      Send them an email and mention Kooshy Kids to receive 15-20% off their best advertised rate plus 15% discount on food, beverages (excusing alcohol) and day spa.

      Bali Travel Diaries (for kids)

      My Big Adventure
      Bali Travel Diaries

      Indonesian Currency 

      Indonesian Rupiah

      1 AUD = 10,491.71 IDR