The Balinese sun will shine its brightest in about a month, which means that you have to start getting ready for a trip of a lifetime. From experiencing spiritual footprints to discovering underwater worlds and strolling around Seminyak’s streets, there are plenty of things to look forward to on the island off the coast of Indonesia.
But before you can set your eyes on the warm sand and turquoise waters, there are some things that you need to prepare. Make a checklist for the absolute musts for your trip: book a plane ticket, secure a spacious pool villa in Bali, and get your visa ready. Bali offers visa-free entry for most of the world, so check if you qualify to save you some time. After, you can pack your bags and jet-set to the island.
But many people make the mistake of under-packing, which can be a costly nightmare. To help, here are some essentials that you should have for any Bali-bound adventure.
Imagine stepping foot onto Bali sands and taking a breath of tropical air before riding a taxi to your accommodation. To your nightmare, staff members cannot find traces of your booking.
This situation is rather uncommon, but it does happen to a couple of unfortunate tourists. Avoid all booking mishaps by keeping a screenshot of your booking transaction to prove that you have paid for a room.
However, you can altogether avoid any problems with your booking by choosing a luxury stay. A pool villa in Bali is the accommodation of choice for thousands of tourists as they offer hotel amenities and an Instagram-worthy interior made of indigenous materials. As the workers are used to handling an influx of tourists, they are unlikely to miss a reservation.
Lights, camera, Bali! The island is a picture-perfect destination that looks better in person than in postcards. You will have a blast filling your camera roll with photos of waterfalls, beaches, and all the friends you make during the trip. There is no better way to remember all the exciting experiences than with photos you can look back to and share on social media. Travel camera will be your best friend while you are travelling. You may also want to bring a tripod with you if you are travelling alone.
Make sure you bring an extra camera battery and all the appropriate chargers to last your trip. Better yet — you will enjoy having a waterproof camera to record your underwater adventures, so consider taking one with you.
There is no doubt that you will be filling your suitcase with bikinis, flowy dresses, and sun hats, but you should not forget to take a couple of sportswear with you as well. Regardless of your itinerary, you may decide to go on an impromptu hike or squeeze in a morning run or yoga session every day. There is a plethora of fitness classes that you can attend on a whim in Bali, and it helps to have a well-prepared holiday closet.
Bumming under the Balinese sun will get you the most beautiful, sun-kissed tan, but it does come with consequences if your skin is not prepared enough. The UV rays are harsh whether you’re sunbathing or strolling around the city, so ensure that you always have a coat of sunscreen on your hands, body, and face at all times.
It’s best to pack one as they are usually more expensive in Bali. While you’re at it, take additional sun protection such as a cap and a pair of sunglasses, especially if you have sensitive skin.
Bali is a whirlwind of fun and games until you realise that you have forgotten an extra camera battery or your laptop’s charger. Create a checklist and double-check your luggage before heading to the airport to ensure that you’re well-prepared for the best holiday of your life.