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AD. The weather is just dire here at the moment isn’t it! I’ve found myself dreaming more and more of that ultimate sun holiday; a break somewhere warm with crystal clear waters and tropical fruit. A break in paradise would be amazing right about now! Today I’m day-dreaming about a trip to Bali and so I’ve got this post for you – what to pack for a trip to Bali! One day I’ll get there, and I can almost feel the warm water already!
As I’m all about money saving, as you know, I’d have to suggest Bali villa rentals to help you save a pretty penny compared to an overpriced hotel or other types of accommodation. Villa rentals are a great way to experience some of the local food, drink, and experiences, without spending a small fortune on a luxury hotel.
If you’re a fan of getting out and about and experiencing everything that a country has to offer then villa rentals will be ideal for you. You can have lots of space, and home comforts, while cooking your own meals and saving money in the process. Also, you could even have a private pool, so you don’t have to worry about getting a place by the pool each morning. Step out of your private villa rental and there you go!
What to pack for a trip to Bali
Now obviously what you need to pack for a trip to Bali is going to vary, but this post is based on if you visit during the ‘best’ months weather-wise: May, June, and July. The weather in Bali is tropical and is typically hot and sunny. The sun is usually out for around 12 hours, at least, giving you lots of time to work on your tan and enjoy relaxing by the pool.
Firstly you are going to want LOTS of beachwear. Bikinis, swimming costumes, and sunglasses are going to see you right in Bali. The daytime temperature can be between 27 & 32 in the Southern lowlands. You’re going to want to spend lots of time relaxing, perhaps by the pool, and hoping come home with a golden glow. I’d love a lounge under the blazing hot sun right about now!
If you’re going to be visiting some of the wonderful sights that Bali has to offer, such as Hindu temples or the Elephant Cave, then you are going to want to dress conservatively. Cover your knees and shoulders when you visit sacred locations and you will be fine.
Flip-flops are ideal footwear throughout the day. Shops, bars, and restaurants may ask you to remove your footwear at the door. If you’re going to be shopping or visiting multiple locations, wearing flip-flops is going to save you time and effort. Also, there are so many places to buy bargain flip-flops while in Bali that it doesn’t matter if you ruin them exploring. Also, if you’re planning on climbing any mountains, or hiking any trails, wear appropriate footwear, such as hiking boots.
Not only do you want to pack light clothing because of the tropical climate but also you’ll find an array of bargains to be had in Bali. Packing light clothing, and minimal items will give you lots of room in your suitcase for bringing goodies home!
Copies of your identification
Keep copies of your identification with you at all times and store your passport in a safe location too. If you are planning on visiting other countries then bring passport photographs with you to speed up the process of applying for a tourist visa.
While holidaying or traveling in South-East Asia it isn’t unusual to experience power outages. These often happen during busy times of day, such as in the evening. Having a torch on hand means you can continue on to your restaurant or back to your villa safely.
After-sun / sun-tan lotion
Us Brits have a tendency to forget to apply enough sun-tan lotion throughout the day. While I’m not suggesting you rely on aftersun you’re probably going to want to use it anyway. Keep your skin moisturised and take care of your radiant glow until you get home!
You’re probably likely to encounter some germs on your travels! You’ll be able to reduce your risk of getting stomach problems, or any sort of bug, by using hand sanitiser regularly throughout the day. Also, if you have to visit a toilet that is a little less Westernised than you’d like then you can use your sanitiser here too!
Being on holiday in a tropical climate means that insect repellent is a given really. Make sure you pack enough for the whole family and avoid getting caught out on your first night. Last time I was in a tropical climate I forgot the first evening and got bitten on my backside when I was getting changed – not ideal!
So there you have it! A few tips of what to pack for a trip to Bali. I hope you’ve found it useful. Remember that you’re traveling to a tropical climate but that they do have shops there! You don’t need to pack 10s of outfits, pairs of shoes or bottles of water. You’ll be able to find everything that you need while there and the beautiful weather will make for the holiday of a lifetime. If you’re wanting the best weather then avoid travelling during monsoon season, which is October – April.