Hi there - 4 couples have booked a villa thru Bugis Villas for end of Feb. We have already paid deposit of around $1400 USD and are required to pay balance on arrival.
We paid the deposit by bank transfer and it equated to approx $1600 AUD plus $40 in bank admin/international transfer fees.
We are now wondering what is best way to pay for the balance of almost $4000 USD.
if we pay by credit card (per couple) we are charged 3% surcharge plus whatever our bank charges for the international transfer (in our case $40 per couple), we have option of we take enough AUD,then change to Rupiah at money changer OR, we take enough AUD and change to USD in Bali OR change to USD in Aust and take to Bali to pay balance of accom.
I'm thinking, whichever way we do it, we do it as a group, rather than everyone pay an international transfer fee or exchange fee.
We know we are at the mercy of the exchange rate on any given day, but just wondering if anyone has had similar issue that has found best way to handle it?
Much appreciated TA members.