Destination Bali: Packing Guide
Bali is one of the world’s most beloved paradises, known for its epic surfing, picturesque beaches, beautiful culture, ancient temples, lush jungles, and active volcanoes. The tiny Indonesian island is part of the Coral Triangle which hosts the most diversity of marine species on the planet. To put that in perspective, that means “nearly 600 different species of reef-building corals alone, six of the world’s seven marine turtle species and more than 2000 species of reef fish,” according to WWF. Because of the location near the equator, Bali enjoys a tropical climate year-round with an average of 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Surfers, tourists, artists, and travel enthusiasts flock to Bali for the breathtaking beauty, consistent waves, friendly locals, great weather, fresh eats, and many forms of relaxation.
You don’t need much when you visit Bali — only an open heart, eager eyes, and a healthy appetite for adventure is required. Make sure to leave extra space in your suitcase so you can bring home Balinese treasures. The shopping is eclectic and abundant in some parts of the island and due to the exchange rate, goods are relatively well-priced. But make sure you have the essentials packed and ready to go. The simpler the packing list, the better. There is so much to do and see on Bali, that you’ll want to be able to throw everything you need for the day into a backpack before you head out on your scooter.
So, what might you want to pack for a day in Bali? Be sure you have your swimsuit (duh) because you will be taking multiple dips in the water to cool off. Because of the island’s hot weather, you will want to pack a coverup for some protection from the sun, but also for something to throw on as you motorbike through town towards one of the many healthy cafes. (Milk & Madu and The Shady Shack are a few of our favorites!) A maxi dress that can be worn dressed up or down is essential for an effortless (and easy) day to night look. As far as accessories go, pack a sun hat, slide sandals, sunnies and a head scarf to wrap up your hair after a swim in the ocean.Bali offers beautiful accommodations ranging from private villas and luxury resorts to beachside surf camps. No matter where you are staying or what you have planned, just remember, keep the packing simple and enjoy, invest, and indulge in the beauty of Bali.