Indonesia, a tropical country, enjoys a year-round climate ranging from 27°C (80°F) to 30°C (86°F). Nights can be cool. The rainy season runs from December through March, the dry season from April through November. The monsoon months of February and March are particularly green. Amanwana’s monsoon season is also the prime time for spotting whale sharks, giant manta rays, the occasional pilot whale and other migrating sea life.
The national currency is the rupiah. Bills range from 1,000 and 100,000 rupiah notes. Coins range from 100 to 1,000. US dollars are accepted in a number of larger tourist centres in Bali.
Visitors from certain countries require a tourist visa in advance, some can obtain these on arrival at any international airport in Indonesia and some visitors do not require a visa at all. The visa-on-arrival fee for citizens of eligible countries is US$35 for a 30-day visa and is extendable for another 30 days. Passports must be valid for at least six months from the arrival date and have at least four full blank pages. Guests are advised to check with their nearest Indonesian embassy or consulate prior to travel, or to contact Amanresorts’ reservations department for more information.
At each of the Aman resorts in Indonesia, a nurse is on call 24 hours a day. In certain areas of South-east Asia, there is a chance of contracting mosquito-borne diseases. In Indonesia, the main resort areas of Java and Bali are safe. There is, however, a risk in some rural areas. Reasonable precautions, including the use of mosquito repellent early in the morning and late in the day, will minimize the risk. You may also want to consult your doctor.
Electricity is 220 volts/50 cycles. Moyo’s time zone is GMT + eight hours. Loose and casual clothing is advisable. In the dry season, April to November, you may need a light sweater in the evenings, especially in the hill country.