The destination has been picked, the flights are booked and now only one question remains – what do you take to Bali? Packing for a foreign country typically involves more than just deciding what clothes to bring (but that is important), so we’ll go into what other necessities you’ll want to pack for Bali.
The thing about packing clothes for Bali is that you really only want to bring half a suitcase worth. Because prices are so cheap, you’ll be more than happy to have extra room to bring back all the awesome stuff you buy. Which also coincidentally means you don’t have to worry too much about forgetting things, because it’s more than likely you’ll be able to find its replacement in a shopping centre over there.
One of the biggest things you need to consider is the sun. Bali experiences amazing tropical weather all year round – with highs of 28 degrees Celsius – so you should expect a warm, humid climate with lots of sun. This means the best things to wear are light, casual and comfortable fabrics to protect you from the strong UV rays, while still remaining cool. We can’t stress enough the importance of also packing and wearing a hat to protect your face and head from the sun!
It can also get a little chillier in the evenings though, so we’d recommend you have a jacket wrapped around your waist at the very least.
As for footwear, be sure to pack some sandals or thongs for the beach, as well as a nice pair of shoes to wear out to dinner and some sneakers to take on those exploration adventures!
A quick note: If you’re planning on visiting a temple, you may need to go shopping beforehand as tourists are required to wear a sarong and sash (though these are sometimes available at the temples). It’s also customary at temples for visitors’ legs to be covered – so be prepared, or you may miss out on an incredible cultural experience.
Now that you’ve got your clothing sorted, what other bits and pieces should you bring to Bali? Well, you’re going to be on vacation in one of the most photogenic places on the planet, so don’t forget to pack a good camera. It’s also a good idea to bring some spare batteries and memory cards if you’re using a digital camera. And of course, if you’re going to be using your mobile phone to do your photography, you can’t forget to bring along a charger!
The voltage in Bali is 220 volts, 50 cycle AC power and they use two round pins for power plugs. Your hotel or resort may have adapters on hand or for sale, but it’s definitely a better option to err on the safe side and bring your own adapter kit.
Even though you’ve got the right clothes to protect you from the sun, it’s also vital that you pack proper sunscreen! Pack plenty of SPF 30+ lotion because it’s likely that it’s going to be quite expensive in your resort gift shop. It’s also not a bad idea to pack some insect repellant if you aren’t a fan of bugs – there are quite a few pesky mosquitoes buzzing around Bali.
These are the absolute essentials for things to bring to Bali. If you’d like any more information on what to pack or have any questions about Bali in general, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today!