KutaIt’s renowned for it’s not stop parties and other hectic activity. Numerous intoxicated individuals sometimes in addition under the drugs might be dangerous during the night hours. Thus, it’s advisable not to walk alone in Kuta, especially for female tourists. Another possible threat is drink spiking. Don’t leave your beverages unintended in the bar or club.
CangguThe ideal place to grab the sunset drinks. Amazing cafes and restaurants are presented in a wide variety in this area. Very safe district.
Jimabaran BayFamed for its sunsets and seafood. It is supposed to be a must try spot for visitors. The safety level in the area is very high.
Ubud marketThe authentic shopping experience is guaranteed on this market. However, thanks to the increased popularity among tourists, vendors started to sell overpriced items. In order to save up some money on your purchases, Safe Around recommends visiting less popular and more for locals Sukawati Art Market, where everyone can discover truly amazing finds.
Other warnings and dangers to be aware of in Bali: In local culture, dogs are a holy creature. It’s common to see stray dogs. It might be a problem in some areas. Many of them are aggressive and can bear rabies.
Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : MEDIUM
Bali is an overall safe city. With a rating of 57.5%, it is ranked 88th on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous cities. Crimes in Bali are largely non-violent.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : LOW
Bag snatching is common. As a city with a high touristic flow, pickpocket risks are high. Follow simple precautions during your travels through the overcrowded tourist areas in order to minimize any chances of being robbed. Pickpockets always work in pairs or groups. There are known when pickpockets offered a drink spiking drinks in bars or clubs.
MUGGING RISK : LOW
Bali is a safe city regarding mugging and kidnapping risks, although some areas are best to be avoided at night.
SCAMS RISK : MEDIUM
Be aware of unauthorized (dodgy) money changers in Bali. Some of them indicate the lower exchange rates to attract the victims. Touts at Kuta beach, regularly rip off their clients. In order to save your funds, SafeAround recommends not to use their services. Be aware of fake Arak (traditional Balinese spirit). It might be dangerous for your health as instead of alcohol, methanol is used for saving costs. Never use taxi services offered by touts.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : MEDIUM
Driving in Bali, you might accidentally violate the local rules, thus you should be aware of corrupted police. The fines in the form of bribes, which you can settle immediately, by paying an amount from 40000 to 100000 rupiah.Traveling in the open water be aware of pirates. It is a concern in South-East Asian waters and precisely in the Straits of Malacca. While traveling by boat, passenger limits are not always observed. Avoid any ferry or boat you feel to be overloaded. While traveling by train, try to avoid traveling in the economy class, if you are worried your belongings will be stolen.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : HIGH
Tsunamis, earthquakes, and flooding might be experienced on Bali. Rainy season is from December to March.
TERRORISM RISK : MEDIUM
Terrorism is considered as a worldwide threat. We recommend to be vigilant of suspicious activity and abandoned subjects all the time. Local authorities continue to arrest suspects of attack planning.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
Bali is generally very safe for women travelers, use common sense and avoid suspiciously looking places. It’s advisable not to walk alone in the Kuta area at night in order to avoid being harassed.