My ideal get-away is a relaxing trip in a hot and humid place with beaches and plenty of day spas. I also appreciate a place that offers healthy, food, spectacular views and landscapes.
Before leaving on any trip, I always turn to Trip Advisor to research and read what other people say about their experiences and recommendations.
After reading through some reviews, I decided the best place to go for my get-away would be Bali. It seemed to be the ideal destination that would suit my needs and budget perfectly.
Below you will find some Bali travel tips to help you prepare next time you visit Bali
– What to take on board for the plane
- Hygienic wipes if you are flying during the night and need to arrive feeling refreshed and clean
- Ear plugs, to stop the noise of crying babies and the airplane engines
- An eye mask and one of those dorky neck pillows
- Socks to keep your feet warm when you take off your shoes
- Lip balm, eye drops and some nice calming and soothing facial spray to put moisture back into the skin as it can feel very dehydrated
– MAKE SURE YOUR PASSPORT is valid. I once booked flights only to discover I had 6 months left on my passport. It took 10 business days to process a new adult passport which cost me $238AUD. You also have to send the passport to your residential address (not a work address) so make sure someone is at home at the time of delivery, or you will have to collect it in person at your local Post Office. Here are further details and the relevant forms you need to fill out if traveling to Bali.
– Are your vaccinations up to date? We had to get Hep A and Typhoid. We first had to collect these vaccines from the chemist and take back to the Doctor to inject. These two vaccines alone cost us $145 in total.
– Book your travel insurance and be aware of the nearest Hospitals or Doctors when you book any accommodation
– Buy an Australian Power Adaptor. I purchased one online for $10. The power adaptor you need for Bali is a Europe electrical plug type, and the voltage is 220-240 volts.
– Find out what the weather will be like as well as the humidity so you can get your outfit and shoes ready. DON’T FORGET to take your mosquito repellant.
– Buy one of those glad wrap mini rollers (at Cost Co or Bunnings) and physically cover your check-in luggage. When you collect it in Bali, you will be able to see if it has been opened. I do the same thing when I travel to any other overseas destination.
– Also, take 3 copies of each of your documents including:
- Accommodation booking and address details
- Travel Insurance Policy
- Your Passport
- Your Drivers license
- Address of the Australian consulate in Bali
- Family details
- Printed photos of exactly how your luggage looked when you packed it i.e, before you closed it up and locked it up
Put a copy in each of your bag i.e, your check-in luggage and your in-flight luggage in case any of your items are stolen or lost. I have personally had my luggage delayed and broken into 3 times when traveling to Brazil, so I am super over the top with my documents.
Here is a blog post that I wrote after I came back from my first Bali trip.
Don’t forget to check out my other Bali related blog posts below:
– A must see hair spa in Bali
– My Bali tour guide name Robby
– My favourite spa in Bali