Frequently Asked Questions

GENERAL

Melali is situated on the south western tip of the Bukit Peninsula, approximately 45 minutes drive from Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport. We can arrange airport/hotel/port transfers. Please email us at info@melalibingin.com with your request. 

Check-in from 2pm – 9pm and check-out is 11am. Early check-ins dependent on availability. For arrivals after 9pm, transfers are required through us at Melali Bingin. Late check-outs may be possible, depending on availability. Please contact us. Charges may apply.

Check in time is from 2pm. If your room is available before this time, we will happily check you in early. If it is not, you are welcome to drop your bags off and head out to explore the area. Due to the small nature of Melali and for the comfort of staying guests, new guests are unable to access our facilities (pool/living area) until your room is ready. 

Yes, of course! If you are arriving after 9pm to Melali, we require guests to book a transfer through us. Our driver will meet you at airport arrivals and bring you all the way to your room at Melali. 

We have three guest rooms at Melali: 1 x Pool Villa and 2 x Sunset Suites.

Our pool villa is situated at the end of the property and has its own private garden and plunge pool. Perfect for those looking for a more secluded stay. Our Sunset Suites are located upstairs in our main building. Their balconies overlook the pool below. The living, dining and TV room downstairs, all of which open onto Melali’s main pool and lush tropical gardens, is for all guests to enjoy.

Yes, Wifi is complimentary. We have a fibre optic connection and Wifi is available in all rooms and areas of the property. 

Our staff prepare breakfast daily and we also have lunch available to order until 2pm. We have vegan, gluten free and dairy free options.

We also have a fully stocked minibar (snacks, drinks, wine, beer and ice creams) – available 24 hours a day. We do not offer dinner at Melali as there are many wonderful cafes and restaurants close by.

Need some dining ideas? Check out our top tips for eating and drinking on the Bukit here…LINK

Yes absolutely. You can book Melali as a private 3 bedroom villa. Perfect for families or groups of friends. 

Due to the small nature of the property, we only accommodate children under the age of 12 when the whole villa is booked exclusively (all three rooms).

Smoking & Vaping is strictly NOT permitted in the rooms and all living areas. Smoking is only permitted outside in garden and outdoor areas. Should you be found smoking in the room or living areas, we will levy a deep cleaning charge equivalent to at least one night’s accommodation.

No, all of our rooms are configured with a king size bed. 

220V electricity. We have both local power outlets (two-pin round plugs) and international sockets in rooms and shared areas. 

We can delivery breakfast or lunch to your room if staying in the pool villa. Other than this, we have mini-bars well stocked with drinks and snacks. 

Yes, we can arrange scooter rental.  Please let us know prior to your arrival so we can have one ready for you. If you need surf racks – please let us know. 

We do not have a massage room, but can arrange an in-room massage with professional therapists who will come to Melali. Otherwise there are a number of fantastic purpose built spas within a 2-5 minute scooter from Melali. 

Check out is 11am. Due to the small nature of our property, departing guests are unable to use the facilities after this time. If you have a late evening flight and wish to keep your room, we recommend booking an extra nights stay.

For alternative ideas, check out our tips here: Late Night Flight – How to fill your day after check out in Bali

POLICIES

You can check this by choosing BOOK NOW on our website. All you need to do is enter your dates and it will provide the live pricing and availability. Any questions or queries, please contact us

We offer the Very Best Rates When you Book Direct! 

For Direct Bookings your inclusions are: Full Breakfast Daily, Complimentary Tea, Coffee & Drinking Water, Unlimited Wifi, Bathroom Amenities by Sensatia Botanicals, Daily Housekeeping & 10% Tax. 
(Inclusions may differ for bookings through other booking sites. Please check when making your reservation)

No, service is not included in our rates or added to your bill. If you are pleased with the service at Melali, please consider tipping our wonderful staff. 

Direct with us! We offer the best rates and most flexible T&Cs to our direct bookers. Book Direct and you’ll also have access to special offers & deals. 

You can book instantly on our booking site or, if you have questions, use our contact pageContact or send us an email at info@melalibingin.com 

A 50% deposit is required to confirm a reservation. The final balance is due 1 month prior to arrival. For Stays of 2 nights or less, full payment is due at time of booking. If a booking is made within 1 month of or for non-refundable rates, full payment is required at the time of booking. 

*Promo/Sale/Non-Refundable Rate policies may differ to the above. Please be sure to check T&Cs when booking. 

Please see our up to date Booking Policy, Terms & Conditions here.

If your reservation is made with a third party (travel agent, online booking site etc), please refer to their terms and conditions. We take no responsibility for your booking contract with a third party. 

Remember – Book Direct with us for the best rates. 

We strongly urge taking out travel insurance/trip cancellation insurance against the loss of deposits or payments in the event of having to cancel your reservation for any reason. Our T&Cs are strict and we do not cover/are not responsible for guests who decline to take out travel insurance. 

For travel in Asia, we personally recommend World Nomads. 

LOCATION / AREA

Melali is located on the outskirts of Bingin Village. The closest cafe is 100m from us. Expect a 10 minute walk to the village and another 5 minutes down the stairs to Bingin Beach. Padang Padang is 5 minutes by scooter/car and Uluwatu Beach 10 minutes. 

To get the most out of the area, we highly recommend transport of some sort. The roads in this area are quiet and it a great way to fully experience the Bukit Peninsula. Scooter is the easiest and cheapest mode of transport and our staff have them available for rent. We can also help arrange car hire. If you don’t wish to self drive, local taxis/private drivers are also readily available.

There are so many wonderful cafes and restaurants in the area catering for all styles of food. Head to our experiences page to see some of our top recommendations – curated by us.  

Celebrating something special? We’ve also curated a list of restaurants suitable for a more memorable occasion. Check out our recommendations in our guide to The Best Restaurants on the Bukit: Date Night & Special Occasion Worthy. 

From Bingin Beach to Balangan, Uluwatu to Nyang Nyang, Bali’s Bukit Peninsula is a must visit on great Bali itinerary. Commonly nicknamed “The Bukit” (translating to hill or hilly in English), it is famous for its towering limestone cliffs, stunning sunsets, world class waves, beautiful beaches and a more relaxed vibe.

To help you get the most out of this beautiful part of Bali, check out: 

The top 25 Things to Do During your Stay In Bingin, Uluwatu & the Bukit Peninsula

Our Guide to the Best Beaches on the Bukit. 

Yes, there are. We are so lucky to be situated just 100m from a yoga studio that will open in 2022. Bali Training Centre (BTC) is a 10 minute stroll from us, Ulu Hot Box Pilates and Morning Light Yoga offer daily classes and both within a 10 minute scooter from us. 

Yes. The closest restaurant is 100m from Melali. It is air-conditioned inside and has a beautiful garden setting with a pool. We also have a local warung another 100m on. Other cafes and restaurants in Bingin village are a 10 minute walk from Melali (or 2 minute scooter ride). 

The Bukit Peninsula is beautiful all year round. The time of year you choose to visit really depends on the type of holiday you want.

Dry season here (June, July & August) is also the peak season and busiest time of year. You’ll generally experience little to no rain weather wise. This time of year brings the biggest swell, so is popular for surfers. The days are sunny and the nights are cool, bring a long sleeve top.

Wet season in Bali is generally from December to March. It is a beautiful time of year here as it is much quieter and everything is lush and green. The warm nights and clear skies allow for beautiful views of the volcanos to the west and incredible sunsets. The Bukit Peninsula generally experiences less rain than other parts of Bali, but we still get wet, rainy days. At other times the rain falls during the nights leaving your days free to explore.

The shoulder season months of April-May and September-November are wonderful times to visit. The weather can be a little more variable than the dry season but the lack of other tourists makes for a more intimate holiday.

TRAVEL qs

The best way to book a boat is either directly online or through an agent. If booking yourself online, we recommend the following companies: Blue Water Express, Scoot Cruises, Patagonia Express, Maruti Express, Mola Mola Express, Eka Jaya Fast Boat. Check their websites for schedule and rates. 

If going to Nusa Lembongan or Nusa Penida, you need to depart from Serangan or Sanur ports. Blue Water Express (for Gilis) also departs from these ports. 

Most other boats for the Gili Islands depart from Padang Bai in North Bali. The drive (from Bingin) can take 2-3 hours (including stops to pick up other passangers). The boat from Padang Bai to the Gili islands is approx. 1 – 1.5hrs. 

If you are planning a day trip – you would normally be picked up from Melali by 6.30am and dropped back around 6-8pm. 

Travelling within Bali is easy. Taxis and private drivers are readily available at great prices. 

If you prefer the freedom of self driving, rental cars are easily arranged. Cheaper option than taxis/private drivers and and its a great way to explore the island on your own time. 

We can help you arrange transport, contact us for more info and a quote. 

If you’re staying in Bingin and like to explore other areas of Bali, there are some wonderful day trips to do. Here are a few of our favourites:

  • Ubud – Monkey Forest, Rice Fields
  • Visit Bali’s Waterfalls
  • White Water Rafting
  • Sunrise Trek Mt Batur
  • Nusa Lembongan Diving and Snorkeling
  • Nusa Penida Adventure – explore the island and its stunning coastline
  • Shopping day in Seminyak

BALI LIFE/PRACTICAL TIPS

Most nationalities qualify for the free entry visa into Indonesia. It gives you a maximum 30 day stay in Indonesia. This is not extendable and visitors must leave within 30 days. Heavy daily charges apply to overstays.  If you are from a nation that is not eligible for the free entry, in most cased you can purchase a “VOA” (Visa On Arrival) for Rp 500,000  (US $35) which is payable by credit card or any major currency on arrival. 

THE VOA  (visa on arrival) for those staying up to 60 days:
If you wish to stay in Bali for up to 60 days, you can purchase a VOA (visa on arrival) at the airport. It is initially valid for a 30 day stay and can be extended, one time, for another 30 days – maximum 60 days. The cost is Rp 500.000 / US $35 / AU $50. No need to pre-apply. 

When arriving into Indonesia you will also need:
– A passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the day you enter Indonesia.
– A passport that has at least one complete blank page.
– Proof of a return flight or onward flight out of Indonesia. 

For the latest information regarding travel while COVID-19 restrictions are still in place, check out our post: “Travelling to soon? Here’s What You Need To Know

We urge all our guests to travel with a re-usable water bottle & shopping bag and SAY NO to single use plastic when visiting Bali. You can re-fill water bottles in most cafes, restaurants and accomodations. At Melali we have free drinking water for our guests. Other items worth packing (as they are expensive here) are sunscreen, tampons, pain killers, powdered electrolyte (great after a day in the sun), sea-sickness tablets, universal power adaptor and an international licence. Some little gifts or souvenirs from your home country is wonderful addition for handing our to kids or people you meet here. 

Money Changers and ATM’s are easily accessible in most areas. The nearest ATM and Money Changer to Melali is a 2 minutes scooter (or 10 minute walk). 

Arriving into Bali? There are ATM’s at International arrivals.  To change money, best to do so outside of the airport where you’ll find better exchange rates. 

We highly recommend picking up a local sim card while you’re here. You can buy them at the airpot or at ask your driver to stop at a phone shop. You’ll get a preloaded sim card with phone credit and internet data for around Rp.100,000.

Tap water in Bali hasn’t been processed for drinking. NO ONE drinks tap water in Bali. Any cafe, restaurant or accommodation offering water in a glass is safe however. As it comes gallons for drinking.  

Is ice safe? Standards have improved since the days of saying no to ice in your drinks. Most places have ice delivered or make it from drinking water. It is safe. 

The official national language of Indonesia is Bahasa Indonesia (bahasa meaning “language”). Bali also has its own language – Bahasa Bali. Due to Bali’s strong tourism industry English is widely spoken in tourist areas. We recommend trying to learn a few words or phrases. It’s a great way to connect with people and show respect. It’ll most likely get you a better price when bargaining and it will definitely win you a smile! 

Our Location

Address

Jl. Buana Sari, Gg Melali
Bingin , Pecatu 80361
Bali – Indonesia

Contact

info@melalibingin.com 
+62 821 4412 4689 (WA)
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