I'm often asked what one should bring with them on a holiday trip to Bali. The list can vary depending on what your planned activities will be, such as relaxing, hiking in the mountains, etc.
Here's my suggestions for you basic must-haves:
- comfortable shoes for walking (shopping)
- mosquito spray/lotion
- your favorite tylenol or aspirin in case of headache or sunburn
- your favorite cosmetic/toiletries/makeup
Tylenol is a big one! When you are pregnant, tylenol is the only safe medication to take if you have a headache, etc. You will not find tylenol here. You have to go to the Pharmacy to buy any type of medication. A few drug stores here carry acetaminophen, but I had to travel to many before I found one that carried it.
Since Bali is a tourist destination, there are shops (tokos) and drug stores (apotiks) here that offer many common items if you forget something. If you have a favorite brand of an item, you might as well bring it because the brands offered here are of different quality.
Do you have anything else to add to the list? When you travel, what do you never leave home without?