Can you walk from Cruise ship to Benoa? Is the cruise ship docked of do you tender? Thank you so much for any information?
Hi Maryseattle. Most of the cruise ships anchor offshore and you aretendered to a terminal which is pretty isolated. You will need to get a taxi to wherever you want to go.
benoa harbour has been dredged and can accommodate bigger cruise ships now, so it depends on the size of your ship and the tide.
the harbour building has a reasonable money changers inside, so do change your money there and not on board the ship. once you walk outside the gates you will be bombarded by sellers and drivers. if you haven't been to bali before it can be very intimidating. you could try and look for a bluebird taxi driver (you can pick their uniform) or bargain with a driver. your about 20 minutes from any decent shops/restaurants so about $5 to $10.00 taxi ride.
if you know what you want to do, ie, white water rafting, bike ride from the mountain to ubud etc it would be better to book on line and they will be at the gates with a sign with your name on and about a third of the price that the cruise line will charge.
Can you pay at port terminal for your visa?
Is there much shopping at Benoa Cruise Port.
How far is Cruise Port from Nusa Dua and Promenade Beach? Also how far is it from Uluwatu Temple? Is there any public transport from the Cruise Port?
From the harbour to nusa dua is around 15 minutes and 60 minutes to uluwatu.
Uluwatu is best known for sunset and kecak dance (only 1 show per day around sunset time), beware that heading back to town from uluwatu after sunset will take you more then 1 hour since all big tour buses are leaving together.
There are taxis waiting at harbor. There will be no taxi at uluwatu. You have to make an agreement with the driver so that he will.be waiting for you
It is best to organise a driver to greet you at the harbour. Depending on how long the ship is here for will control your programme. You really are better off coming to Sanur for a day of looking and sitting in beach front restaurants.
Benoa has nothing except for fish processing sheds. Tanjung Benoa has nothing to do with Benoa.
The last 5 times I have been to the harbour to pick up friends there has not been a taxi anywhere in the area.
Are the Ubud Monkey Forest and the Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest similar? Is one preferred over the other?
I'm having difficulty finding a good map online that will help me determine where these places are.
Thanks for any help you can give me.
There are many monkeys forest in bali and you named 2 of them.
Going to ubud is closer then alas kedaton and it has more things to do and visit, it should take you 1 hour or a little bit more.
Why do you want to go to denpasar? It is not for tourist