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Planning Your Trip

From sun-drenched tropical beaches and myriad ornate Balinese temples to lavish restaurants and bars and streets lined with boutiques and galleries, there’s so much to do during your stay on the Island of the Gods. Here are some tips on what to bring, reserve, and do, so you can make the most of your time in Bali.

Ritz Carlton Hotel image
Ritz Carlton Hotel image
What to Pack

If visiting the Monkey Forest, bring a satchel to keep small belongings like sunglasses or jewelry stowed away — the monkeys are known to snatch visitors’ accessories.

Beach Vacation

Bali's beaches and resorts are havens for sun worshippers. Bring along a few essentials for a perfect day at the beach.

  • Be sure to bring appropriate sunscreen and after-sun moisturizers to keep your skin protected from the sun’s strong rays.

  • Swimwear, pool wraps, beach shoes, sandals, sunglasses and sun hats are all essential. Don’t forget something light to cover up with when you need a sun break.

  • For kids, extra protection is recommended in the form of ultra-high UV protection creams and swimsuits with a high UV protection factor.
Cultural Considerations

Bali has a unique and welcoming culture. Experience it firsthand with unique activities like Soul Purification rituals on the beach, traditional dance performances and temple visits.

  • For day trips, casual clothes like shorts and t-shirts are typically welcome, but the location and activity will dictate what is acceptable, so bring a few more modest options as well.

  • For on-site cultural activities the organizer will ensure you have the appropriate attire, so dress in comfortable clothes that can be layered upon.

  • Most of the larger temples provide a sarong and sash for visitors to use, but it is considerate to dress modestly if you know you'll be visiting a temple.
Resort Essentials

The Ritz-Carlton, Bali is a 5-star luxury beachside resort that is both family friendly and ideal for romantic getaways, weddings and honeymoons. It offers a combination of open spaces, tropical landscape and stunning architecture.

  • The general dress code for lounging around the resort is casual, so pack your shorts, light shirts and breezy dresses.

  • Some of the onsite restaurants have a relaxed dress code, while for others smart casual or resort chic wear is appropriate. Be sure to bring a few elevated options for the fine dining experiences.

  • Swimwear is not permitted in our restaurants, so bring along a stylish cover-up to go seamlessly from the beach to lunch al fresco.
Private Dining on the Beach
Private Dining on the Beach
What to Reserve

A family friendly resort with a beautiful beachfront setting, The Ritz-Carlton, Bali, is home to some of the island’s most impressive dining and one of Bali’s most luxurious spas, making it a perfect home base for exploring the very best the island has to offer. Here’s what to book in advance so you don’t miss out.

A man and woman standing on a wooden balcony overlooking lush greenery and the ocean
A man and woman standing on a wooden balcony overlooking lush greenery and the ocean

Bali is synonymous with natural beauty, from lush jungles to crashing waves to pristine beaches. Cultural wonders abound with temples dotting the countryside and museums clustered in the cities. Traditional agricultural innovations like rice terraces continue to be actively used, making visits to them both instructive and scenic. The cuisine wows with native Balinese and Indonesian cooking mixed with unlikely additions from all over the world (pizza, for example). While you can spend your time in Bali being actively adventurous, don’t forget to make time for simply being in your surroundings to absorb their splendor.