Get Your Packing List Out
Your carefree and exciting Bali holiday is coming up. Book your tickets and start packing your suitcases. Don’t over stuff them, you’ll need the space to pack all the beautiful coastal inspired clothing you purchase in Bali! In this article, we have provided a quick look at how to pack like a pro for Bali.
Bikinis, beach cover-ups, loose clothing and dressy outfits are what you need for your holiday. Bali is a mix of laid-back, relaxed style and cutting-edge fashion. For a night out at Breeze by the beach, you can dress up in an elegant kaftan and chandelier earrings teamed with sparkly sandals. For a pool day at Mrs. Sippy with the kids, pack your favourite bikini. A cover-up and flip-flops will help you transition your outfit smoothly from day to night. A vintage-looking denim playsuit is just perfect for a coffee at Revolver Espresso.
If you like to keep more active on your holidays, Chandra offers its guests personal martial arts and yoga classes. You can learn Tai Chi, ChiGung, Taekwondo, meditation and yoga styles like Hatha, Iyengar, Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga and Sivananda. Ideally, pack a set of workout clothes and comfortable sneakers for your personal session with international instructors from Bali Yoga & Wellness.
As well as in villa activities, closeby Seminyak beach is perfect for a good surf. You can carry your surfing equipment to Bali or rent out surfboards if you don’t like to travel with boards. Bali waters are warm, so a one-piece rash suit or lycra top with bikini is perfect when in the water.
Relax barefoot in your private villa and around the pool at Chandra. When you step out, you can carry flip-flops for the beach and pool, casual shoes for sightseeing the amazing Bali tourist spots, sports shoes for a morning jog on the beach and going out shoes for partying around Seminyak. Pack shoes according to the outfits you have brought and the activities you plan to engage in during your stay.
You should bring any medicines you take on a regular basis because these same medications might not be available in Indonesia. In addition, bring insect repellents and sunburn cream if you require. Before you fly, always check your medication’s ingredients to make sure that none are banned. Some common over the counter or prescribed painkillers, sleeping pills, ADHD pills and other medicines containing morphine, pseudoephedrine, dexamphetamine, benzodiazepine and codeine are illegal in Indonesia.
You can carry the medicines in the original packing as well as your doctor’s prescription. If you are carrying heavy medication or a lot of it, you can ask your GP to list out the names/ ingredients of the medicines along with their use. This will help the customs’ officials understand your condition and could keep them from confiscating your medicines.
It goes without saying that your passport and other official Government documents have to kept extremely safe when travelling. We understand the importance of this and provide a personal safe in every bedroom in Chandra. We also suggest you carry photocopies and soft copies of your documents in case you lose something.
As of 2017, Australians with a valid passport travelling to Bali are eligible for a free visa on arrival valid for a 30-day period. If you would like to extend your trip, charges will apply accordingly.
5. RELAXING TIME AT CHANDRA
There’s nothing better than catching up on your favourite book while sunbathing. Kick back in the balmy Bali weather with a cocktail and your current playlist.
6. ACCESSORIES AND LIFESTYLE ENHANCEMENTS
Bali is a buzzing tourist location and you will find pretty much everything you need here (probably cheaper than you can get it back home!). Sunglasses are not just necessary in this tropical retreat, they are a fashion statement. Add a dose of edge to your ensemble with jewellery and accessories. You can purchase quirky, exotic and elegant jewellery in Bali. Many of the local boutiques sell beautifully designed silver jewellery, which look great paired with both casual or fancy outfits.
We suggest you pack less and save room for a bucketload of fun shopping the local boutiques and stores. Bali is home to some fantastic boutiques run by designers coveted the world over. As a matter of fact, we have compiled a list of our favourite stores in Bali. See more on our blog and start making a shopping packing list. Also, if you need things like beach towels or electronics, we will be happy to help you out. Pamper your skin and hair with natural locally made shampoo, conditioner and body lotions available in your bathroom at Chandra.
In case, you need to clean your sand-covered outfits or urgently need to get an outfit dry-cleaned, Chandra offers laundry and dry cleaning service on request. Chandra keeps your needs in mind and offers floaties and pool toys, accessories for kids like travel beds, bathroom amenities such as shower gels and much more. Please call us beforehand if you have any special requests for certain items to make your stay in Bali more enjoyable.