Getting There & Getting Around
The west is serviced by one main road that stretches from Tabanan to the port village of Gilimanuk, the transit point for ferries to Java. Though the only misrouting possible would take you north to Singaraja or Lovina, it is not advisable to self-drive; take a car and driver. If you're planning an extended stay here, most hotels offer car or motorbike rentals or complimentary use of a car; many will also have bicycles available for guests. Driving from Denpasar to Gilimanuk takes 4 hours. Seaside and mountain villages are never more than 10km (6 miles) off the main road.
Banks -- Most banks here will exchange cash and travelers checks. Major banks are in Negara and Tabanan.
Clinics & Hospitals -- In Tabanan, head to Dharma Kerti Clinic, Jl. Manik 14 (tel. 0361/811424), Tabanan Public Hospital, Jl. Merpati 11 (tel. 0361/811754), or Gelgel Hospital, Jl. Mawar (tel. 0361/811444). In Negara, are Negara Public Hospital, Jl. Gelar (tel. 0365/41006), and Kerta Yasa Clinic, Jl. Ngurah Rai 143 (tel. 0365/41248).
Police -- Police are stationed at Jalan Pahlawan in Tabanan (tel. 0361/811210), Jalan Raya Melaya, in Melaya (tel. 0365/41302), and Jalan Tanah Lot (tel. 0361/812399) and Jalan Pekarangan Baturiti in Tabanan (tel. 0361/93347).