How to Pack for Bali
What TO Pack for Bali:
• A headlamp or flashlight
• Sunglasses (even a spare wouldn’t hurt)
• Hat! You are close to the equator!
• Sunblock is EXTREMELY expensive in Bali. It is probably because it has to be imported and therefore subjected to a high tax. You will go through sunscreen faster then you expect because you have to put it on every time you go out in the sun or you will get burned. I would bring one large tube for the week, and then a nicer tube of sunscreen for your face with a higher SPF.
• Light clothes in natural, breathable fabrics. No heavy synthetics, especially not for yoga.
• Choose colors that will reflect the light of the sun; white is a staple and you can never go wrong with it.
• You’ll be wearing on average two outfits a day: yoga and then some throw-over type dress or shorts/top combination for later.
o Lightweight longer sleeve tops to protect from sun
o Light and airy beach pant will offer you extra coverage and still keep you cool from the heat.
o In general? 5 tops, 3 bottoms, 2 dresses, 1 outerwear, 3, swimsuits, 3 pairs of shoes
• Yoga clothes (but no need to overdo it, we don’t mind if we see you in the same outfit more than once.)
• Scarf to cover shoulders (or buy one there)
• Shorts above the knee are fine on the beach or touristy destinations
o Out of respect for local customs please bring pants or skirts that fall below the knee to enter temples and go anywhere non-touristy.
o Sleeveless tops are ok to wear just carry a lightweight scarf that you can wrap around your shoulders if necessary or a lightweight long sleeve you can layer over when going into temples.
o We will be following local traditions such as wearing a Sarong (both men and women) where necessary. We can buy them there from $3-$5.
• Shoes: you need flip flops and a pair of shoes you can walk/hike around in (closed athletic shoe). No need to bring your heavy hikers. And cute set of sandals.
• An extra pair of contacts if you wear them, sunglasses and sunscreen.
• For hiking, be sure to have a lightweight backpack to carry your personal belongings
• Chargers for phone, camera
• A small backpack or bag you can bring your magazines and sun block and such.
• Bug repellent (at least something, then you can always buy more sprays, lotions in Bali for very cheap)
• Little wetnaps or kleenex pack. Most of the nice places will have toilet paper, but it won’t be unusual not to find any or easy way to wash your hands. It is a good idea to keep little wet naps or tissue with you at all times just in case.
• Earplugs if you have a hard time sleeping to the sound of nature.
What NOT to pack for Bali:
• Tons of clothes: You will end up buying clothes while in Bali, because everything is so cheap.
• Don’t try to bring an electric toothbrush because the outlets may fry the charger.
• Lots of shoes: The only shoes you will need in Bali are flip flops and a good pair of walking/water shoes if you want to do any hiking. Do not bring high heels because the sidewalks are uneven and hard to walk on.
• Expensive jewelry