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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 God’s. Here are a few tips on what to bring so you can make the most of your time in Bali.

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.


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.

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.

Spa Appointments

Reserve an indulgent spa treatment. Bali is renowned for its world-class spas and here at our beachfront resort, The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Bali offers signature services inspired by the ocean and its treasures. Available treatments include massage, body wraps, soaking rituals, facials, romantic couple's treatments, and parent and child sessions. Be sure to add on a hydro treatment, which utilizes the power of water for wellness and relaxation.

Dining Reservations

Bali has so many options for dining out, whether you’re enjoying a romantic meal by the beach, a festive fete on the hill with spectacular views, or a unique meal overlooking the rice fields. For a truly memorable experience, reserve a private romantic dinner for two by the Indian Ocean at The Ritz-Carlton, Bali. Dine under a tropical night sky filled with stars, accompanied by a gentle breeze and sounds of the ocean.

Children’s Activities

Reserve your child’s spot at Ritz Kids, our fun and educational kids club. With activities suitable for toddlers up to young teens, a dedicated kids pool, outdoor play area and programs that include sea turtle preservation, making kites, cooking with the resort's chef, learning Balinese crafts, to night safaris in your room, your kids can have a blast while playing and learning about the world around them. It’s just one of the things that makes The Ritz-Carlton, Bali a great choice for family vacations.

Day Trips

With so much to see in Bali, day trip options are seemingly endless. Whether you’re looking for something family friendly, romantic or cultural and educational, the concierge at The Ritz-Carlton, Bali will be happy to help you plan the perfect getaway. One of the most popular destinations is the renowned Uluwatu Temple. Just a short drive away, it’s a stunning sight that also plays host to the Balinese Kecak Dance at sundown every day.

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. 


A Romantic Getaway

Sultry breezes off the clear turquoise waters carrying the scent of lush frangipani — the scene is always set for romance in Bali. From exploring cultural treasures together to being awed by nature, so many activities are perfect for a couple’s vacation. And sometimes, the best time is spent together in peace and quiet, knowing you are in a uniquely beautiful place you’ll never forget having visited. Time to toast to a weekend well spent.


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Family Vacation Fun

Bali is a wondrous location for a family trip, exposing children and adults alike to a singular culture, spectacular nature and delicious cuisines. The proximity to wildlife is one of the unique highlights of visiting Bali, along with ample time to relax and explore their surroundings. Get ready to explore from beaches to mountains with jungles and forests in between. 



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