Bali

Bali is equal parts sweaty island adventures, barefoot beach parties, glamorous nightclubs, and zen yoga retreats!

You’ve basically got to pack for 5 vacations in one…and we can do that. For the most balanced island destination wardrobe, follow my balanced Bali packing list.

At a glance

Where: Indonesia in Southeast Asia
Weather: Hot and Humid
Shopping Scene: Boutique Shopping and Street Market Shopping
Whats Missing: Bras for Big Boobies and Panties for even Average Hips

The Essentials

✓ Sunscreen
✓ Swimsuits
✓ Underwater Camera
✓ Sarong for the Beach
✓ Brightly Colored Long Flowy Dress
✓ Makeup Primer & Setting Spray

Best Luggage for Bali

Farpoint Backpack

Osprey Packs Farpoint 40 Travel Backpack

The BEST backpack for traveling women. Period. Easily fit 1-month of clothes into this compact carry-on.

American Tourister Bag

American Tourister Moonlight Spinner 21, Rose Gold

Most of your transportation in Bali will be via private drivers. It's easy to throw a rolley suitcase in the trunk and go. 10-year warranty included.

Tote Bag

Samsonite Jordyn Laptop Tote

I've been using this carry-on bag for 4 years! Padded slots to protect your laptop, water-resistant material, and tons of pockets!

Best Purses & Bags for Bali

Purse for Money

Compact Anti-Theft Travel Purse

For nights out, beach club parties, and casual strolls in the sand - this is the perfect little purse to carry your money. Available in more cute colors!!!

cross body purse

Anti-Theft Crossbody Purse

With 3 zipper pockets and a thick, adjustable strap - this is the best purse to safely carry your wallet, phone, camera, and tablet - without the risk of pick-pocketers.

Dry Bag

Earth Pak- Waterproof Dry Bag

Waterfalls. Beaches. Boats. Keep your electronics totally safe from water and sand with this floating dry bag + waterproof phone bag.

Outfits for Photos

Yellow Lulu Dress

Golden Yellow Maxi Wrap Dress

This super flowy golden dress looks amazing against bright green rice fields and palm trees! Best for Bali's Big Swings!

Black Romper

'Ain't it Grand' Black Romper

Don't like to be photographed? Give this romper a try. The combination of the tied waist and bell sleeves creates beautiful shape!

Off-the-Shoulder Floral Flowy Dress

Just wait til your tan starts to glow! This dress will look absolutely divine! Plus, the shape is flattering for nearly all body types!

Day Outfits

Lemon Dress

Flirty Lemon Wrap Dress

Throw it on and go. This is the easiest little wrap dress that flatters all body shapes! The material is nice and breezy under the Bali sun, too!

Yellow Summer Dress

Sweet Treat Button-Up Midi Dress

With the heat in Bali, you will want light materials and flowy shapes. Check and check! Click to see more colors!

Flowy Romper with Tie-Back

The BEST little playsuit for shopping, eating, and exploring! The fabric is so light and breezy! The straps are adjustable and the back ties tight.

Night Outfits

Lulus Romper

Hypnotized Purple Print Romper

Glam for the photos...loose for the food. This romper looks expensive, feels luxurious, and is so flattering! Throw on a necklace and go!

Red Zip Dress

Bodycon Party Dress

I usually don't do tight dresses with zippers, but this one is different. Hugs in all the right places and forgiving in the tummy area! Available in more colors!

Floral Mini Dress

Casual Floral Mini Dress

Imagine this one, barefoot on the beach. You dont need to put any effort in here, except maybe a pop of lipstick. Click to see the pretty colors!

Beach Outfits

Floral Kimono

Floral Kimono Beach Cover-Up

Pool parties and beach days need this kimono! It's see-through...yet covers you up enough to comfortably stroll around in your suit. Click to see more colors!

Best bathing suit ever

The Most Popular Swimsuit on the Internet

This suit is totally Bali. Made for dips in the pool, shallow swims in the ocean and lounging in a cabana...bring this with you! Available in SO many colors.

Pink 90s swim suit

80s Retro Cut Swimsuit

I own this suit in 5 colors. It sucks you in in all the right places and highlights your assets - perfect for snorkeling! Click to see all the colors!

On Your Feet

Nike Women's Flex

Nike Women's Flex

The best active shoes for travel! Flexible for easy carry and super supportive for long days exploring the island!

Yoga Mat Flip Flops

Sanuk Joy Yoga Flip-Flop

I've been wearing and re-purchasing these flip flops for nearly 10 years. Made out of yoga mats, they are extra supportive and cute! Comes in many colors and styles!

Steve Madden Shoes

Steve Madden Donddi Sandal

Perfect walking sandals for long days exploring markets, hunting for street food or going bar hopping on an island! Click to see more colors!

On Your Face

It cosmetics cc cream

It Cosmetics CC Cream SPF 50+

The holy grail of sweaty-weather foundation. Use with a damp beauty blender, and you can build light-full coverage that wont melt off your face in Bali.

Tarte Tape

Tarte Shape Tape

The only concealer I trust in humid weather. Tarte Shape Tape is great for covering dark circles and highlighting!

Thank Me Later Primer

Tarte Shape Tape

The only concealer I trust in humid weather. Tarte Shape Tape is great for covering dark circles and highlighting!

Wait to Buy

✓ Shawl
✓ Wrap Skirt
✓ Wrap Dress

What Not to Pack

✗ Jeans
✗ High Heels
✗ Beach Towel
✗ Flashy Jewelry
✗ Open Tote Bag

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