Library in Ubud

Pondok Pekak Library & Learning Centre

On the far side of the football field, this is a relaxed place with a lending library and a large programme of cultural activities and Indonesian language classes. Membership fees for library use apply – borrow as m…
Travel Agency in Kuta & Legian


This legendary tour guide operates from Kuta. Customises trips of all kinds, whether for families or couples, and runs the charming Kuta Bed & Breakfast Plus as well. Gay friendly.
Immigration in Jimbaran


Just off the busy Jl Ngurah Rai Bypass, the new immigration office for south Bali is surprisingly friendly (if you haven't violated the rules). Forms and assistance are available in English. Look for the office's st…
Hospital in Denpasar

RSUP Sanglah Hospital

The city's general hospital has English-speaking staff and an ER. It's the best hospital on the island, although standards are not the same as those in developed countries. It has a special wing for well-insured for…
Pharmacy in Kuta & Legian

Kimia Farma

Part of a local chain of pharmacies, this is well-stocked and carries hard-to-find items, such as that antidote for irksome revellers in the morning: earplugs. Also has branches at Tuban and Legian.
Volunteering in Nusa Penida

Green Lion Bali

Has an award-winning program to breed and protect turtles along Nusa Penida's north shore, but is actually based in Ubud. Volunteers sign on for at least two weeks and work in the turtle compound as well as teaching…
Volunteering in Nusa Penida

Friends of the National Parks Foundation

This group has a centre above Ped on the island's north coast. Volunteer work includes aid in the restoration of the native Bali starling and teaching in local schools. Accommodation is in simple but comfortable roo…
Medical in Kuta & Legian


On the bypass road just east of Kuta, near the Bali Galleria shopping mall. It's a modern, foreign-run clinic that can do tests, hotel visits and arrange medical evacuation. Visits can cost US$100 or more. It has a …
Tourist Information in Ubud

Fabulous Ubud Tourist Information Centre

Run by the Ubud royal family, this is the one really useful tourist office in Ubud. It offers up-to-date information on events, ceremonies and traditional dances held in the area; dance tickets and tours are sold he…
Exchange in Kuta & Legian

Central Kuta Money Exchange

This trustworthy exchange deals in numerous currencies. Has many locations, including a branch in Legian and counters inside some Circle K convenience stores.