“We found this to be a thoroughly excellent service. The daunting prospect of organising removals, shipping, visas, education, banking, health insurance etc – was simplified and incredibly efficient. We had a clear direction after one call with Simone and all of the respective options were laid out and in direct contact with us. We got the silver package which included living cost estimates, medical and emergency contacts, tutors, real estate contacts – and on it goes. Thanks very much!”
““My husband and I decided to relocate to Bali from the United States when our daughter was just three months old. We are so grateful we found Our Year In Bali to help us prepare for the transition – especially with a newborn! Chatting with Simone helped us understand the characteristics of regions across the island, what we might expect from living arrangements, childcare and schooling options for our daughter, and her documents guided us about all sorts of Balinese customs and norms. Through her amazing contacts we were able to easily arrange our visas, learn about real estate, and line up drivers and babysitters for when we arrived.”
“Simone’s resources have become central to planning our family move to Bali. We printed and spiral bound her main booklet, which offers more than 80 pages of valuable info, exciting ideas, and insightful personal anecdotes. Every conversation we now have about our plans includes a sentence that starts with “Did you see Simone says…”! The detail she offers has made us even more excited about making our move and, of course, feel more prepared.”
“I reached out to Simone for assistance as my family and I were considering relocating to Bali. I cannot speak highly enough of the service she provided us. During our initial Zoom call, we delved into all aspects of life in Bali, from schools to accommodation to healthcare and more. I was most impressed with her extensive knowledge on what’s important for a family to consider when relocating. Despite there being so many aspects to consider, Simone was able to break everything down and guide us through the process step by step. Her guide book is an excellent resource for gaining a thorough understanding of life in Bali. I also opted for her silver package, and was immediately impressed with the contacts she provided us with for schools, properties, and health insurance, among other things. Simone is highly responsive, extremely knowledgeable, and has built great relationships with a range of useful contacts. If you’re thinking about relocating to Bali, I strongly recommend reaching out to Simone for assistance. She has truly been invaluable to us during this process.”
“I was very glad to have found Simone when my husband and I first started thinking about moving to Bali. We had searched the internet on how we could do this and found SO MANY websites and pages telling us what to do and everyone had conflicting advice and then when I was at my wits end and about to call it all off I found Simone! After one conversation with her I saw the light at the end of the road. She listened to exactly what I wanted, she introduced me to the right people, she’s kind and caring and our journey would not be possible if I hadn’t found Simone. Our original plan was to retire in Bali and then after discussions with Simone we found out that we can have a business and work whilst living in Bali. A win win for us – the perfect home/work/life balance. We have had some anxiety about moving but Simone has been there every step of the way. Our journey is now set and we will be moving to Bali in January 2024. I can’t thank Simone enough for showing us the way forward”.
“My husband and I made the decision to move to Bali with our two young children quite in the spur of the moment – less than two weeks before our departure. In the rush, we found the information on Simone’s website to be invaluable – especially in relation to childcare options. It was enormously reassuring to be guided towards the best childcare for our son and had him enrolled less than a week after arriving.”
“After our initial 30 minute chat with Simone, we you knew straight away that she would be able to help us with her extensive knowledge of all things Bali. We decided to opt for the silver package and we found the contact introductions and cost of living spreadsheet especially helpful. We move to Bali from the UK soon and from all the information Simone has provided us we have been able to find a home, a school for our children and also a trusted nanny which we feel confident in. Simone and all her invaluable information she has provided us have eased so much stress during the move and we would be lost without her. We could not recommend Simone and the services she offers more! Once again, thanks so much Simone.”
“During our move from Singapore to Bali, Simone’s info and support has been invaluable. She was always at hand to give excellent advice; tailored to our needs with up to date info . The information sheets were super useful, especially the housing and packing lists. Most invaluable is her up to date contacts list. She has also always been kind, proactive and extremely professional. I would also say that Simone has quite an international perspective, which helps when moving with third culture kids during this “digital nomad” age. Thank you so much Simone!”
“Please do yourself a favour, and let Simone’s wisdom, compassion and know-how roll out the red carpet for your dream of living in Bali. She will blow away with specific knowledge that you would otherswise have no access to. For us, it was helping to understand the specialized schooling options of our neurodivergent son. I cant imagine how anyone could even consider a move to Bali without Simone by their side! She is more than a resource, she is true gift.”
“Thank you so much to Simone for her support in helping us through our journey in planning to move to Bali. Her kindness, knowledge of the country, contacts and tips & tricks is a true time saver! Information that would have taken us months to figure out. What is also very much appreciated is that the information provided is updated and shared (cost of living, contacts…) which is key! (even more when the move is delayed) I highly recommend her consulting services!”
“Simone was so lovely to talk to you and provided me with so much valuable information. It was great to talk through a realistic budget and there was so much I hadn’t thought of. She has given me some great areas and ideas to further explore in my research. Anyone making a move or just thinking of moving to Bali should use her service. Thank you for all your advice Simone!”
“Simone is our Bali relocation fairy godmother. Her knowledge about all things related to moving to Bali is encyclopaedic and her social networks are phenomenal. Whatever she didn’t know personally, she introduced us to someone who did. She helped us with big things like choosing a school, talking to school principals, finding a home, and smaller things like phone networks. I keep wondering how I can find a Simone for the other parts of my life!”
“Planning for a Bali gap year, Simone’s service has been so incredibly helpful in our research and planning. From her advice on schools, villas and locations, to budgeting what things cost and everyday expenses. I am so grateful to have found her so we can be really prepared before our big move.”
“As I was researching relocating to Bali with my partner and young son, I came across Simone’s Instagram. I had a look on her website and thought this was just the lady that could help us with the move, making it an easier process. Simone gave us a whole bunch of extremely useful guides plus contacts that would help with a lot of logistical things, which in the long term will save us so much time. I had an incredible call with Simone, it was great to talk to someone that has already gone through the experience with a family. I was able to ask as many questions as I needed and after I felt so much more confident about the move. If you are planning a move to Bali, there’s nothing better than speaking to someone that knows exactly what it’s like. Grateful for Simone’s help and would highly recommend it.”
“We are now in beautiful Bali….and finding our way…so much to do at the beginning. But definitely feel better to cope with it all from your support. We’re constantly referring to all of the documents you sent – so THANK YOU. Getting in touch with you was the BEST thing we could do prior to our move to Bali! “
“As a single mother & busy entrepreneur, relocating to Bali and establishing the necessary connections to make our transition a fairly easy and seamless one – is no easy feat. Our Year in Bali has helped tremendously in lessoning the load and stressors for me by linking me to wonderful and trustworthy people here in Bali. Simone has helped me greatly by facilitating personal introductions on my behalf, making excellent suggestions based on her personal experience as a mom and providing valuable resources and tool kits in her package. As a person who is direct and loves to get the foundation settled right away, Simone has gone above and beyond in ensuring my needs are met and rectifying anything on my behalf, if need be. Highly recommend working with her – you won’t regret it!”
“Simone’s resources and research have saved us many hours of internet searching. Her first
hand account of living in Bali combined with tangible guides answer nearly all the questions we had about living in Bali. From cost of living to neighborhoods to live in to schooling and grocery shopping, she’s thought of it all. She is friendly and helpful to chat with and available to answer any questions you may have. We look forward to our move to Bali knowing we have the best information available to prepare us in our journey. Thank you Simone!”
“Simone’s website is super interesting and we took the decision to do this family adventure to a great extent thanks to her. As soon as we had the idea we immediately contacted her to guide us with our first steps and she helped us a lot with a lot of practical things.”
“We’re so pleased we got Simone on board to help us turn our dream of moving to Bali for a year into reality. From the moment we had our first zoom chat, I realised “this is really going to happen, there’s no turning back!” Since then, we have been busy digesting all the amazing info Simone provided, so comprehensive and thorough. I am glad we enlisted her help early as there’s loads to get through and it’s given us the reassurance that we’re not going to overlook something important. Thanks again for everything Simone, your service really IS awesome! I wouldn’t do it any other way!”
“Just got off the phone with your contacts…wow what a week! Thank you SO MUCH!!!! I have gathered so much information in one week, and the plan is so much more definite now, could not have done that without you!! Thanks a million!”
“I am so thankful that our family came across Simone, from Our Year In Bali. As you can imagine, relocating or spending extended time in a new country can be hugely overwhelming, but Simone has helped us with everything, down to the fine details. Simone is there to support you and guide you all the way through, with her expertise being second to none. The quality and attention put into the consulting service is fantastic and you really feel as though you have a supportive friend helping and guiding you from beginning to end…. Thank you Simone!”
“Moving abroad can be very overwhelming, so when we decided to pack up our life and move to Bali, we are so glad we stumbled across Our Year in Bali. Simone was incredibly helpful from the get go. She knows everything there is to know about Bali, and her information packs are filled with everything you’ll ever need, and more. Simone doesn’t just provide you with the information and disappear, she is there to help along the way if you need it too. All of the information Simone provided meant we were able to feel somewhat knowledgeable and comfortable with our new life, before we got there. I couldn’t recommend Simone enough, thank you for making our transition to Bali life that little bit easier!”
“If you are considering a gap year in Bali I cannot recommend Simone highly enough. Her knowledge and valuable information is second to none. Simone also checks in regularly with you to see if you need any ongoing support to ensure the process runs as smoothly as possible. We are so excited for our 2022 adventure! Thanks Simone.”
“When you take a step like this, there are a lot of things you should consider. School, where to live, business, visas, cost estimations… and a lot more. Simone helped us with very accurate and helpful information and I can say that with her spreadsheets and calculations about Bali, it gave us a final push! Thanks Simone.”
“Our Year in Bali has been a wonderful resource to get a feel for how to live your best Bali life. Simone has been really helpful for us to understand the practicalities and challenges of moving, and made some fantastic introductions.”
“My husband and I have been thinking about retiring to Bali for a couple of years. It was overwhelming to read all the different information we received on what we could and couldn’t do. I found Simone via social media and she offered a free phone call. We found her to be very knowledgeable so we signed up for her package. Wow! The support and the team Simone works with are amazing! We are selling our house at the moment and and have purchased a house in Nusa Lembongan using Simone’s contacts and it’s been so smooth from the purchase to our retirement visas. I would highly recommend her to navigate you through moving to Bali – we are hoping to living there by the end of the year!”
“Our Year in Bali is great if you want to take a short cut in finding out about the do’s and don’t’s of moving to Bali. We have lived overseas before and the move there and back was painful at times. It would have been good to have someone give us tips and connect us with people. Simone from Our Year in Bali does exactly that. Highly recommended for removing the pain of moving to another country like Bali.”
“Thank you so much for doing this job….and helping soon to be expats like myself, who are going crazy trying to figure everything out from a distance!”
“We were considering a move to either Malaysia, Thailand or Bali and by using Simone’s service it has given us the perfect information to make the decision so much easier. So grateful your service exists! Thanks so much for all the help you have given us.”
“Thank you Simone for helping us with our journey to move to Bali. All the information and contacts you gave us made our move so much easier and stress free. It would have taken us much longer without your help so we are very thankful for all your advice and the great contacts you provided to us. We are so excited to call Bali our new home now.”
“We are so grateful for your insight and all the valuable information for us so far. Having you answer my questions has put my mind so much at ease so thank you so much! “
“Her service is like a superpower concierge service for Bali. She was very intuitive about our needs and found a school that’s perfect for us and even helped us find a house that’s perfect for us. The Visa consultant that she provided was efficient and reasonably priced and Simone is ever present for any other questions. Her warm and infectious enthusiasm certainly aid the process too. Money extremely well spent, I think we’d be lost and confused without her.”
“Whilst I had become very familiar with Bali over the years, moving there to live is a completely different kettle of fish. I bought Simone’s package to get my head around all the details of taking up a long term lease, bills, a school for my son, etc. have made some fantastic contacts through Simone and some are now good friends. It’s not long now until our move and I am completely organised thanks to Simone’s info and referrals. I can highly recommend Simone’s Services.”
“Around 5 years ago we looked into moving to Bali but soon it became too overwhelming trying to work out how to do everything from another country. I came across Simone’s Our Year in Bali’ business and WOW what a difference it has made to our relocation! We received a video phone call within the week od making the decision to move to Bali. Simone’s knowledge and contacts provided us with ease, making our plans stress free. After our video call, it happened so fast, making our dreams a reality! Villas, schooling, area preferences to suit your lifestyle, visas etc there was nothing she couldnt help us with. I highly reccomend her services to anyone who is looking to take the step toward moving to Bali.”
“We are so happy we had Simone helping us when moving to Bali with our 3 children. We had never been to Bali before and decided to go for one year as a sabbatical and had no clue on what to expect. Simone helped us with all the preparations and gave us valuable input into important decisions such as where to live, how to choose a house, selecting schools and gave us objective advice as possible. Her cost spreadsheets were super practical and appreicated. But it was Simone going out of her way to solve any problems that was most appreciated by us. When we had to change school she quickly put us in contact with the right people within her network who could help guide us and followed up to make sure we were alright! We would advise any family with no Bali connection or experience to use Simone to come better prepared and setup for a more smooth transition and enjoyable time in Bali.”
“If you are planning to move to Bali, you HAVE to connect with Simone! Even though mine is not a traditional, full-time move (I am looking to be based there on an adhoc basis), Simone’s advice, documents and especially connections – driver, real estate agents, business set up companies – are top quality and so helpful. Her website is one of my favourite resources for Bali updates so do yourself a favour and reach out to Simone!”
“Simone’s help has been instrumental to making our relocation to Bali a pleasure instead of a nightmare. Things here are different, and no amount of facebook/reddit/googling can prepare you to turn the vast amount of information into practical, usable knowledge – Simone’s on the other hand, does. From Visa contacts, to medical contact which we ended up within 4 days of landing turned out to be excellent. Her guide is super insightful and comprehensive, which is a rare combination. To top it all off, Simone’s personality, responsiveness and proactiveness will give you a huge advantage when trying to settle down. Best money spent this year, by a long mile. Thanks Simone!“
“Simone was a life-saver when it came to relocating to Bali temporarily – everything from visas to what to look for in a villa and connecting me with almost anything I needed, Simone became my go-to for all the local Bali knowledge. Thank you again! “
“Thanks to Simone’s blogposts about schools in Bali we actually started to investigate our Bali family adventure. Although having been to Bali for a longer period before, we consulted Simone to help us get the full scope of what family life (and house hunting!) looks like nowadays in Bali. Simone’s in-depth and detailed information has been very valuable for us and we enjoyed reading all of it prior to departure. Highly recommended, especially if you are planning to stay in Bali for a year or longer!”
‘When we decided to make the move to Bali everything was a bit daunting. Simone’s expert knowledge and collated information was everything we needed. Since Covid Bali life has changed dramatically so it was a shock to see the inflation. It’s good to see the price points and be reassured what is the norm. Simone also helped introduce us to the ProEducation school where are children are now enrolled. We’d definitely recommend using One Year In Bali to save you leg work and know you’re in safe hands!’
We have moved countries a few times and we usually do all of our own research. We’ve learned that finding a house, doctor, dentist, school and forming other vital connections can be very time consuming! After a hectic 2022, we bought Simone’s guide so that we could short cut the research process and get set up quickly in Bali. We really valued her medical and visa recommendations, as well as the practical information about schools. Thanks Simone!
‘Simone has been such a lovely support to have! The amount of information that was provided to us was everything we needed to make an informed decision and nothing was left unknown. Simone genuinely wants to help provide all the support and information she can to help others live the Bali life.! Even though we are yet to arrive in Bali, we feel so ready and prepared for when we decide to do so.
Thanks so much Simone!’
I found Simone on a lucky whim searching for advice on Google on how to transport my pup to Bali. She responded right away & with such open arms to help! She recommended the best pet transport company & shared specific contacts that were beyond helpful. Thank you Simone!
‘When we first decided to relocate to Bali for 6 months, we were quite overwhelmed with the amount and vastly differing information available on website/forums/Facebook etc. We are so glad we came across Simone and decided to purchase the Silver Package. The information and contacts she provided has been invaluable to our planning and preparation for our trip.It is clear that Simone has spent years developing trusted contacts in Bali and it takes a lot of stress off us in our move knowing we have someone to reach out to for whatever comes up.’
Simone is the Queen of recommendations and advice for all things Bali!
We would not of made the move to Bali without her help. From putting me in touch with our VISA agent, helping me put my daughter into an incredible international school, introducing me to the best real estate agents in the area to help find our long term dream villa. Also putting us in touch with a bank manager, to open a local bank account and sending through scooter hire companies. Simone is also a total sweetheart, lovely to deal with and checked in on us in the lead up to our move and also multiple times since we have made the move. Thank you so much Simone!!!
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