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Drinking Water

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Drinking Water


Staying In Sanur Beach Hotel for 3 weeks from Sept 2nd.I would like to know if the water is totally undrinkable in the hotel/area?is it Bottled only to be on the safe side? And what about ice in drinks/cocktails is that a no no , or is the whole water thing just blown out of proportion?


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1. Re: Drinking Water

Tap water is a no-no, but we had ice in everything and not a problem


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Yes! drink bottled water not out of any taps.You should be supplied with at least (2)small bottles of water in your room each day. Tip:buy large bottles of water and refill smaller bottles to take out with you each day, although bottled water is only 2,000-2,500rup in CircleK's etc.One the beach in Kuta from beach eskies it's 5,000rup.Ice is okay to have in drinks.Many/everyone say don't clean your teeth with tap water, martin,I clean my teeth with tap water,i don't swollow the water and i've never had a problem.(maybe it's my cast iron stomach!)

*BE wary but not paranoid to the point where you ruin your holiday.The vast majority of travellers never catch anything.(www.filosbali.net)



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I am like Burns, I brush my teeth in tap water and have always done so in Bali but just don't swallow the water. The ice for drinks is government controlled and very safe. Salads are fine to eat too, don't worry too much and enjoy.

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I use bottled water for everything including brushing my teeth. To date I have never been sick in Bali (touch wood). I also always have the ice in drinks without any problem.

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Hi, we stayed in Sanur recently and apart from the bottled water supplied in our hotel, we made regular trips to Hardy's supermarket on the main strip and stocked up on large bottles of water there. It is soooo cheap! We kept them in our hotel room fridge and refilled our smaller bottles if we were going out for the day. But saying that, you'll have plenty of opportunity to buy cold bottled water when you are out and about, it's less than a dollar. Cheers, have a great time.

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