Is Bali Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Bali is generally safe for female travelers. The island is known for its friendly locals and laid-back atmosphere, and the crime rate is relatively low. However, it is important to take the same precautions as you would in any other destination, such as avoiding walking alone at night, being aware of your surroundings, and not leaving your belongings unattended. Additionally, it is important to respect local customs and dress modestly when visiting temples and other religious sites.

Experiences from Bali

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 11 experiences

Rating summary

Things to do

4.7/5

Safety

4.6/5

Food

4.9/5

Budget-friendly

4.6/5

Solo travel experience

I went alone, it's beautiful, safe, and affordable. I stayed in Ubud, explored the rice fields on a motorbike, and took tours to the temples.

Posted: September 2, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Alyn

Alyn

United Arab Emirates

Solo travel experience

I spent one month in Bali, visiting many cities around the island. It was magical, incredible ๐Ÿคฉ People are friendly, respect religious customs, conduct yourself appropriately when visiting temples and holy sites. For transport, I download grab app, you can choose car for long distance and with luggage but for short distance the best way is motorbike. For shopping: just be sure to bargain with the sellers. If you โ€œBali bellyโ€ symptoms, what I had in on the last day, buy the medicine there. The visa on arrival is for 30 days, I made mistake to book my return flights on 31st day. I had to change my flight otherwise should have long procedure for more 30 days visa. Agoda was the best app for find accommodation there.

Posted: July 27, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Yas

Yas

Malaysia

Couple travel experience

Iโ€™ve been to Bali 3 times, I absolutely love the laid back lifestyle and itโ€™s so easy to get around. Iโ€™ve visited the beaches, islands like nusa penida, chased waterfalls and caught the sunrise with a 4x4 jeep at mount batur.

Posted: July 9, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Connie

Connie

United Kingdom

Family travel experience

I took my mum to Bali for her 50th birthday. We did not do budget for this trip as I wanted luxury for the special occasion. We did Ubud, Seminyak & Uluwatu. We also did a day to Nusa Penida which I felt was too touristy! We felt very safe in Bali in general & had a fantastic experience. However, I think back packing/less luxury would feel slightly different as there were a lot of people travelling on mopeds etc & the roads were very busy so Iโ€™m not sure Iโ€™d have felt safe doing that.

Posted: July 3, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Family travel experience

Bali was beautiful, especially the beaches. There was a lot of Asian and Thai restaurants there. The island was gorgeous and there were numerous activities like, kayaking, scuba diving, hill walking ect.

Posted: June 7, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I have done a lot of solo travel and one of my favourites was Bali. Itโ€™s very safe and inexpensive. I spent a few days on the beach in Seminyak, went diving in Padang Bai and spent a few days doing yoga and hiking in Ubud. I did an organized sunrise hike up the volcano as well. Itโ€™s a magical place. Would highly recommend it.

Posted: April 30, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Gayle

Gayle

Philippines

Group travel experience

Honestly expected so much more. I was led to believe that Bali is like one of those ~paradise on earth~ kinda place. The entire place felt like a tourist trap. Ok so first of all, thereโ€™s no walkability anywhere ๐Ÿ˜ฉ which makes it relatively hard/hassle to explore some streets. The traffic can get pretty bad even when youโ€™re already driving a scooter - especially in Canggu, thereโ€™s just too much people๐Ÿ˜ญ Itโ€™s not a place for R&R, I would recommend people to go if theyโ€™re looking to socialize and party because they are definitely big on that. I must say tho- they do have pretty fun parties but thatโ€™s it lol. Comparing the actual beaches that they have to the beaches Iโ€™ve seen in the Philippines, I would rate Baliโ€™s 2/10 IM SO SORRY DJDJDK. The views in Nusa Penida were really nice but going through that amount of travel on the roughest roads and suffocating boat rides just for a minute photo op was TRULY not worth it for me. The views were really pretty but PERSONALLY not life changing ๐Ÿ˜€ But yakno, for the plot I guess ๐Ÿฅฐ Bali Belly is also very real. All of my friends and I got it at some point during the trip. IV Drip worked and easily cured it in literally hours but it was kinda expensive and just felt unnecessary to experience all that lol.

Posted: April 26, 2023
Things to do: 3/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 3/5
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Family travel experience

Breathtaking nature all around! Friendly locals in the outskirts, although we were scammed a few times within the town. Beautiful culture, food and history. Safe for solo travellers when careful!

Posted: March 31, 2023Experienced: December, 2022
Things to do: 4/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 4/5
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Solo travel experience

I went solo to Bali for two weeks and loved it. I did not stay in kuta seminyak etc areas because Iโ€™m not into that beach party scene. I first went to amed, then lovina, then ubud (and it felt really overwhelming at first because itโ€™s certainly very busy) and gili air and spent one night in Denpasar at a locals house before flying out. It was really nice.

Posted: December 14, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Bali is one of my favourite places that I have been and will always hold a special place in my heart! From jetskis, to temples, to exclusive rooftop restaurants with pools over looking the beach. It is such a magical place! I brought home some of the Tumeric tea from the coffee museum, it was beautiful.

Posted: November 29, 2022Experienced: September, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 4/5
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Lucy

Lucy

Speaking

About Me

Hi, Iโ€™m Lucy. 19 years old ,art student. love solo travel, started trying to be a digital nomad ,love animals ,nature ,culture, food, romance, music,art ๏ฟผand so on. Friends are very important to me, laughing and running with my friends,๏ฟผ nothing comes close to that ๏ฟผ. ๐Ÿฅฐ

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ China, ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Hong Kong, ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japan, ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Thailand, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Malaysia, ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia

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Neo

Neo

Speaking

About Me

I'm a 34yrs young african lady looking to go to new places, make new friends, and explore a different exciting side of life.

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ China, ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Hong Kong, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Malaysia, ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ South Africa, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Swaziland, ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Thailand, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Uganda, ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช United Arab Emirates, ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ Zimbabwe

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Georgie

Georgie

Speaking

About Me

Hello, I'm Georgie and I'm interested in animals, art, culture, cycling, fashion, events & social, food & cuisine, health, swimming, sunbathing, sightseeing, nightlife, live music, nature and solo travel

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ China, ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Croatia, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Greece, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Indonesia, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡น Malta, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ Mexico, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ช Montenegro, ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ Philippines, ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Singapore, ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Thailand, ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Turkey, ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom, ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆ Vatican City, ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia, ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญ Cambodia

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Upcoming visitors to Bali

Nivetha

Nivetha

Speaking

About Me

I'm nivetha kannan ,age 29 . Staying in kuala lumpur. I have plan travel to bali this October. Already have tour guide with package..find someone to share room with me

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Singapore

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Jana

Jana

Speaking

About Me

Hey, My name is Jana and I'm interested in hiking, sightseeing, events & social, digital nomad and fashion

Countries Iโ€™ve Visited

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia, ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium, ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada, ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญ Cambodia, ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France, ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Hong Kong, ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy, ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japan, ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Malaysia, ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Netherlands, ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ Philippines, ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท South Korea, ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain, ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ Taiwan, ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Thailand, ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ Vietnam, ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ฆ Vatican City, ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom

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San

San

Speaking

About Me

Aloha! I'm a solo travel from ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ ! Will be in Bali and Australia in October! Open to meet people to do plans with! ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ

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Local discussions

Solo travelWhat must-sees or advice do you recommend for a trip to Bali for a week?

Hello Ladies, planning a trip to Bali for a week. Seeking recommendations for must-sees or advice?

Posted: June 22, 2023
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TravelWhich places in Bali are less touristy but still easy to walk/get around?

Which places in Bali will you say is less touristy, but still easy to walk / get around? I love being outside in nature and prefer the quieter side of life. I really do not like the overcrowded party scene.

Posted: November 25, 2022
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TravelWhat has been your experience with hiking in Bali during the rainy season?

Hi all, I plan to go to Bali in January next year. I know it is rainy season so I would love to hear about your experience in general, especially when it comes to hiking.

Posted: November 19, 2022
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