Monday, March 28, 2011

Is Bali Safe For Travelers? Is It Dangerous?

When I receive emails from prospective travelers who are concerned about safety,  I respond by saying that travel of any kind has its risks and that each traveler should take heed of all official warnings and weigh them against their desire to travel.  Travelers should depend on their own personal sense of whether or not it is a good idea to go because no person can give a traveler the assurance that everything will be OK. 

I can, however, share that in my experience of Bali, security is very good and our tours avoid the problem spots of the islands.  This year 2011 I have already completed three tours with yoga groups and have a tour scheduled for August.   A group from a local faith community in Santa Rosa was among the very first tourists to return with me to the island after the bombing of several years ago, and because we were willing to return at a time when no other travelers would, we have won a special place in the hearts of the locals. 

Nevertheless, I do not make any guarantees other than I will do my best to keep every entertained, informed, well fed and prayed up. Bottom line is that each person must trust their own intuition and go only if they feel confident it is the right choice for them.
Jim Cramer


  1. I agree that each person must decide for themselves. I can tell you from my own experience that I felt very safe in Bali. I am a 35 year old female who had never traveled outside of the USA. That is, until I went to Bali with Spirit Tours last spring. Not only was it my first time out of the country, but it was also my first time traveling with a group of "friends" I did not yet know. I felt very comfortable and safe in Bali. The people there are so kind and warm-hearted that I can't imagine feeling otherwise.

  2. bali is wonderful land,,
    it's safe and peace place with beautiful beach,,

  3. Balinese is respect for every travelers and almost all of them is welcoming you...