As informed that there is lack public transportation in Bali. The tourist does not have much choice of how they can move easily between once place to another in the island. Despite we can find easily for taxi and car rental company in Bali, but that for private purpose. The tourists looking for more than that. A public transport like bus connected some places of interest would be more enjoyable.
The truth is in Bali there is a public bus called Sarbagita that serving passenger to travel in certain area, especially in the south. This blue bus is government owned and divided into some corridor, or route.
Mostly for tourist, the most popular one is the one that connected Nusa Dua area and Batubulan area. In Nusa Dua the start point is inside BTDC (Bali Tourism Development Center) area, in front of Bali Collection lot. It will be ended in Batubulan area, near Mas and Celuk. The bus will leave in every 45 minutes.
By taking this bus service, if your hotel is in Nusa Dua you can make a trip and visit some places you would like to visit. If you want to go for shopping, you can take this bus and go down in bus stop near Carrefour or Giant Supermarket.
The bus also at the same route Matahari Terbit beach in Sanur, so you can take Sarbagita to drive you to that beach.
There are some hotel that can be visited also by taking this bus, such as Mercure Harvestland Kuta, Grand Mega Hotel & Resort Kuta, Mega Boutique Hotel & Spa Kuta, Sanur Paradise Hotel, and of course the hotel in Nusa Dua area inside BTDC.
And finally, check out this short video of getting experience by taking a public bus Sarbagita in Bali.