When visiting Bali, expect to encounter tropical heat, sun-kissed beaches, shady jungles, and high volcanic peaks. Be prepared to pack accordingly and dress like an onion depending on the flavors you choose for your stay in Bali. In other words, dress in layers. Every year, more than four million tourists visit Bali. Balinese culture is very welcoming, despite its strong customs and traditions. Except when visiting religious sites, there are no strict dress codes. While the weather is generally warm, it can vary depending on whether you visit the beach or the mountains.
If you are going to the Highlands, wear long cotton pants or lightweight trekking pants, as well as a sleeveless top under a thin cotton shirt.
Bali travel necessities
Bali’s tap water is unsafe to drink. Avoid using water to brush your teeth or to swallow while in the shower. Consider bringing a LifeStraw Filtration Water Bottle with you. It will filter any source of water, making it safe to drink.
You may need a travel adapter plug as well as a step-down voltage converter if your devices are not designed for the local voltage (230V).
Consider using one of these handy digital organizers when packing your carry-on luggage to keep all of your electrical accessories well organized, easy to find, and protected. They are a good way to protect your fragile electronics because they are waterproof and have customizable padding inserts.
When traveling across the country, a bag or soft-sided rucksack is a more practical option than hard cases, and packing cubes can help to keep your belongings tidy while also compressing the volume.
Combine your main bag with a beach bag or backpack for your day trip necessities.
Use an accurate luggage scale to ensure you stay within the weight allowance and avoid paying unexpected baggage fees. Remember to save room for souvenirs on the way home! Sarongs are a good investment, as are cinnamon or coconut shell bowls.
Top Bali fashion tips
When deciding what to wear in Bali, keep in mind that it is a tropical country, so the dress is generally casual.
Shorts and t-shirts work well in resorts and tourist areas. However, they are not recommended outside of hotels and well-defined tourist areas, as you may attract unwanted attention and offend the locals.
Pack at least one long-sleeved shirt to protect yourself from the sun, mosquitos, and unwelcome stares.
Pack lightweight, loose-fitting clothes made of natural fabrics such as linen, silk, and cotton to keep you cool and easy to wash and dry. Wear sunscreen sunglasses and a sunhat. If you are looking for a highly versatile travel jacket.
Shoes to bring to Bali
Pack sturdy shoes because your feet will get dusty and dirty while sightseeing and the roads outside of major cities are very rough. We love Hotter shoes because they are both comfortable and stylish. Thorlos hiking socks are specifically designed to keep your feet dry and comfortable when hiking in hotter climates. Avoid dangerously high heels in the evenings; flat sandals will suffice.
Women’s Clothing Suggestions
In the heat, a skirt or loose-fitting pants will keep you cool and protect you from the sun.
Choose longer skirts that fall below the knee.
A sarong is an excellent cover-up for the beach and other occasions when discretion is required.
When visiting sacred sites, avoid wearing shorts or short skirts; instead, wear shirts or blouses with sleeves and a sarong or a long skirt.
The humidity can mess with your hair, so consider using accessories or a scarf to keep it looking neat and tidy.
Men’s Clothing Suggestions
Wear beachwear that is versatile and stylish, such as shirts, shorts, polos, and swimwear.
Prepare for the weather
During the dry season of April, May, June, July, August, and September, you will enjoy cool breezes.
The months of October, November, December, January, February, and March are wet and humid; bring a small travel umbrella or a breathable raincoat.
The Weather+ app because it provides an accurate 6-day forecast for day and night, which is extremely useful when planning from home. You can also keep all of the places you will visited – a nice way to remember your trip. Download for your iPad/iPhone or Android device.
Don’t forget to bring sunblock with you wherever you go, or you will get sunburned.
Wearing appropriate clothing in public places demonstrates your admiration and respect for Bali’s culture.
The busy streets of Bali, as well as the heat of the sun, are bound to irritate you if you rent a scooter. Wear appropriate clothing to protect your skin and be patient.
Remember to respect the culture of a beautiful province like Bali by dressing appropriately. Don’t bring too many clothes that will be difficult to keep clean during the monsoon season.
Most importantly, always keep an extra pair of socks on hand!