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Preparation To Make For Your Cruise To Antarctica

Preparation To Make For Your Cruise To Antarctica

Having a cruise to somewhere fancy is exciting because you will have a memorable journey on a cruise along with endless buffets and umbrella drinks. However, a cruise to Antarctica is not your typical cruise so you should not expect for those over-the-top buffets and services. However, you can expect for more fun of what can call expedition or exploration to a remote, untamed continent miles away from civilization. 

Things to prepare for your cruise to Antarctica

Since it is not your typical cruise,  you need different kind of preparation to make and different essentials to take with you. The most important element of a cruise to Antarctica is planning ahead. Your preparation determine whether or not you will have a smooth sailing cruise experience. Thus, make sure to plan it early to accommodate your unique experience.  Here are the types of preparation you need to do before a cruise to Antarctica:

Make honest assessment of your health

A cruise to Antarctica might not require vigorous activities. However, the journey might take a toll on you with how different it is than your usual trip. Hence, it is important to make an honest assessment of your health done by your physician. Regardless if you are having health problem or perfectly healthy, a medical check up before a cruise is a must. There are health providers on the cruise as well to evaluate and teat minor illnesses and emergencies. But if you need proper treatment from hospital you will be flown to one in Argentina, Chile, or home depending on the seriousness of your condition.

Be ready with seasickness

It is highly likely for you to experience seasickness during a cruise to Antarctica. In fact, some people experienced seasickness during a cruise to Antarctica even though they have never experienced it before. Consider wearing scopolamine patches before boarding. Or, you may also consider taking medications and acupressure devices. 

Practice your balance prior the trip

Prior your cruise o Antarctica, practice some exercises that specifically improve your balance. It is because you will climb in and out of a moving ship to a bouncing inflatable and vice versa during the trip. Your strength and balance will be tested especially when you are on shore landings as you battle the surf when climbing in and getting out of Zodiac boat. Of course the crew will help you but if you have great strength and balance, those will be just a piece of cake and make their job even easier. 

Know what to pack

Pack some waterproof clothing such as waterproof pants and jackets. Layering is great too but pack waterproof ones. Pack also thermal underwear, shirt, sweater, or a fleece jacket, sweatpants, and leggings. The crew usually provide passenger boots to use. If you bring your own boots, pack the one that is slip-on and tall since you will be getting out of the Zodiac into shallow water and walking up to the beach. Always your medication in your carry-on for easy access. 

Learn More About Japanese Culture Before Visiting The Country

Japan is understandably one of the most popular countries to visit. People from all over the world see the country as a very interesting existence. Its rich traditions, world-class cuisine, unique ceremonies, and amazing arts are some of the most prominent things people know about Japan. Around 30 millions of people visited Japan in 2018, which set a record for the East Asian island nation. 

Mature landlady greeting young female guests at ryokan. Women are bowing in front of inn owner. They are standing outside hotel.

Interesting Japanese culture to learn more

Is it important to learn about the culture before visiting the place? In my opinion, yes, it is. by learning the culture, you have an insight of how people are living their lives. You also know how to stay respectful to what they believe even if it is something that is contrary to what you believe. By learning the culture, you also gain more knowledge about something beyond your own little world. And if you plan on visiting Japan, here are its unique cultures you can learn about:

Table manners

It doesn’t mean that you are obligated to know Japanese table manners. Japanese people will know that you are a tourist or that you are a guest so you will not be expected to know everything about their culture included table manner. However, it will be appreciated if you know about it even just a little. Before eating eating your meal, perform bow your head and shoulders while saying itadakimasu. It was a common custom in Japanese culture to respect for the foods served. 

Towel etiquette

Before meal, you will also be given a towel. In Japanese culture, the towel is given to help you wipe and clean your hands before touching and enjoying your food. So make sure that you do not use the towel to wipe your face or other parts of body. 


It is common to see people in Japan bow to one another. In fact, it is a common custom in most East Asian countries. The way in which you bow has different meaning. So you can learn more about it before bowing to the people you meet in Japan later. Meeting a friend, the Japanese usually bow at 30 degree with hands on sides. Meanwhile, lower and deeper bow demonstrate respect for people of greater importance be it of age, status, etc. It is also done to demonstrate deep regret of mistake made. 

Removing shoe

In western countries, it is common to see people get inside their house with their shoes on. However, it is different when you are in Japan, and most Asian countries. In some cultures, feet are considered the dirtiest parts of body since they are used to walk and step of almost anything. For this reason and hygienic reason, the Japanese take off their shoes before entering places especially sacred places such as temples and shrines. Always see the sign before entering a place whether you have to remove your shoes or not. If unsure, ask the locals or your guide instead of assuming or offending their culture.

Raja Ampat Trip, Exploring Premium Destinations in Eastern Indonesia

Raja Ampat is in the center of the world’s coral triangle and is a world-class premium destination. Raja Ampat trip is not cheap. However, there are some tips for exploring Raja Ampat even for travelers on a budget. Before traveling to Raja Ampat, you must reach Sorong, Papua. Sorong is the starting point before continuing the Raja Ampat trip. 

Raja Ampat Trip, Exploring Premium Destinations in Eastern Indonesia

Raja Ampat trip, How to Get to Sorong?

Ignore the search for flights to Sorong if you are a traveler from outside Indonesia. Flights to Sorong are not served by international flights. Automatically, you have to take a flight to Indonesia. If you are planning to go to Bali and take a flight to Sorong, you will not find direct (non-stop) flights from Bali to Sorong. 

The best option to reach Sorong is, you go to Jakarta, Makassar, Surabaya, and Manado. Flights from all four cities offer direct flights to Sorong. If you still want to take a flight from Bali, you can take Garuda, Batik Air, Lion Air, and Sriwijaya air with 1-2 times transit. We recommend searching for domestic flights within Indonesia for dates and times that match your travel plans.

Arriving in Sorong, you must continue the journey to the port with a time range of 10-20 minutes. If you join a certain boat operator, usually they will provide pick-up and drop-off services for you from Sorong to or from the port.

If you are not associated with any boat operator, you can ride a motorbike for 20,000 IDR. The journey by taxi from Sorong to the port is around 100,000 IDR. If you are an adventurer with a limited budget, you can take public transportation for a long time comparing ride a motorbike or taking a taxi.

How to get from Sorong to Raja Ampat?

You have to prepare a Raja Ampat trip planning ahead of time before you arrive in Sorong. The choice is whether you will take the Raja Ampat liveaboard, public ferries, or speed boat. Raja Ampat trips using liveaboard are highly recommended to save your cruise time. The operator will arrange everything when you arrive in Sorong. 

Raja Ampat charter boats cost a lot of money. The best option is the Raja Ampat open trip where you will join other adventurers. Liveaboard operators offer various types of ships and cabin variants. The more luxurious the ship, the type of cabin, and the facilities available, the more expensive the price will be. 

Surfing the internet and looking for an open trip Raja Ampat while you are in your home country is the best option. You can compare the boats, cabins, facilities, and prices they offer. 

Raja Ampat Trip with a limited budget

Ferries from Sorong to Waisai and Waisai to Sorong depart daily at 0900 (9 am) and 1400. (2 pm). Ferries to Raja Ampat depart from Sorong’s Pelabuhan Rakyat (public harbour). The Bahari Express boats take about two hours to get to Waisai, while the “slow boat” takes three hours.

Tickets for the Bahari Express start at IDR 100,000 for economy class and IDR 215,000 for VIP. A VIP seat will provide you with an adjustable-back chair in a climate-controlled room.

Tickets can be purchased at the ticket offices in the Waisai and Sorong port office buildings on the day of travel. If you can’t find them, just ask at the port. Ferry tickets cannot be purchased online.

If you need to get to your hotel quickly, you can charter a speedboat. The speedboat harbor is about 200 meters west of the ferry dock. Speedboats are far more expensive (hundreds of dollars) and far less comfortable than public ferries or flying – you’d need a very compelling reason to charter one!

Ferries from Sorong to Misool leave Sorong at 1100 on Mondays and Thursdays. On Wednesdays and Saturdays, ferries from Misool to Sorong depart at 0700. The ticket costs IDR 350,000.

Kri is the most popular island, and there are almost always homestay boats waiting to pick up guests heading to Kri. If seats are available, you can save money on transfers by sharing with other passengers.

Most of Raja Ampat lacks inter-island public transportation, but transfers from one homestay to another are simple to arrange.

Transfers should always be scheduled a day or two ahead of time. You can either request a transfer from your current host or contact your destination to arrange a pickup.

Destinations You Don’t Find In Average Travel Guide

There are so many travel destination out there that you may not be able to fully explore. As travel ban is low lifted, many countries are now open for tourists or travelers to pay a visit. With this, you should be ready with your travel destination checklist. Choosing destination is a matter of personal preference. Depending on what type a vacation you want to have, you can choose suitable destination. However, it might be the best time to start uncovering underrated travel destinations that you won’t find in average travel guide for more exciting experience. 

Anguilla island, Caribbean sea

Underrated destinations for unique travel experience

Some travel destinations are considered overrated which cause various problems such as overcrowd, damage properties, etc. Hence, it might be the right time for you to restart your vacation button and make new plan by filling your bucket list with more under the radar destinations such as below:

Lombok, Indonesia

When it comes to travel destination in Indonesia, most people will be reminded of Bali. However, Bali is not the only beautiful place you can visit in Indonesia. Its neighbor island, Lombok, is low-key amazing for beach vacation. The plus point of Lombok is that it is less crowded than Bali. Hence, you can have that quiet retreat you wish for. You can explore the place by getting involved with Indonesian culture from friendly locals and enjoying the stunning scenery surrounding the island. 

Anguilla, Caribbean

Caribbean might not be considered under the radar since it is actually such a popular place for a vacation. However, there are many under the radar areas in Caribbean you can opt over any other more popular ones. And one of them is Anguilla, which is a secluded spot to help you relax and unwind. No local flights from the U.S and no port for cruise ships make this place such a great place to have that tranquility. This low-key island offers luxurious retreats that feels private and intimate. 

Herdade da Comporta, Portugal

This is a place where you don’t have to worry about crowded beaches. Herdade da Comporta is such a great place made up of a few beach villages along the west coast of Portugal. It is about an hour drive only from Lisbon. Even though it sounds remote, this place has various spots you can actually enjoy with modern amenities. Hence, you don’t have to worry about your accommodation since there are few more hotels being built. 

Luzon, Philippines

Philippines is known for its beautiful cities. It is also a great travel destination for any types of travelers and considered budget-friendly. Luzon is one of the areas in Philippines that promises unique travel experiences. As the largest island in the country, Luzon offers amazing views of spectacular mountains, tropical rainforest, and bubbling volcano. You can head to the north of the island to learn more about more ethnic and religious diverse part of the country. Meanwhile, you can head to the south to experience the mesmerizing scenery surrounding the island effortlessly.

Guide To Do Scuba Diving Komodo 

Year after year, Indonesia is ranked as the best diving country in the world, and it’s easy to see why. The Komodo National Park, which includes Komodo, Rinca, Padar, and 26 small islands, is located on the island of Flores. The park was established as a UNESCO World Heritage Site to protect the endangered Komodo Dragon and its habitat. Labuan Bajo is the entry point to the Komodo National Park. This is where the airport and the majority of the hotels are. Scuba diving Komodo is fascinating for macro photography lovers. 

Guide To Do Scuba Diving Komodo 

Scuba diving Komodo requirement

Komodo diving has a reputation for being only experienced divers. This is only partially correct. Some Komodo dive sites have strong currents that can be dangerous for inexperienced divers. These strong currents are responsible for Komodo’s biodiversity and provide the potential for significant action with tons of large pelagic.

You can choose the time of day and the dive sites to have more or fewer currents. If planning your dive trip, make sure to book a liveaboard or daily dive boat that is appropriate for your level.

Can beginner dive on Komodo island?

Scuba Diving Komodo is on almost every diver’s bucket list who is familiar with this legendary national park.

It is possible for complete beginners to learn to dive in Komodo and even complete their open water certification. 

Most professional divers recommend that you complete your open water certification in Bali. Amed, Tulamben, or even North Bali are all options.

Komodo diving for macro photographers

Scuba diving Komodo Islands is breathtaking. There are enough nudibranchs and critters in Komodo to keep macro photographers and underwater photographers happy. The big pelagics and schools of fish that create the potential for action dives are the real reason to go diving in Komodo.

Sangean Island, located between Komodo and Lombok, is one of the favorite Nudibranch dive sites in the world. Some Komodo diving liveaboards include it in their itinerary.

South Komodo also has a few nudibranch and critter dive sites worth mentioning, but they are more difficult to reach from Labuan Bajo and usually require diving on a liveaboard.

How to diving Komodo?

Is it better to stay on a liveaboard or at a resort? There is no single answer because it is entirely dependent on your preferences.

Komodo liveaboard

The main goal of liveaboard diving is to maximize diving time. It is possible to do so on the resort itself, but it requires booking a boat ride or diving trip to the dive sites, returning to the resort, and then booking again, which can be time-consuming and costly. The Komodo National Park is a 2-hour boat ride (one way) from Labuan Bajo, making for long days if you go diving every day.

Another Komodo liveaboard option is to join an open trip package or a private trip if you go with a group. Komodo open trips will greatly save your budget and time where you can reach many dive spots.

Liveaboards are more accommodating for solo travelers scuba diving in the Komodo Islands. Many divers travel alone, and meals are usually served at a communal table, which is a great way to meet the other passengers on board. It is also easier to get to know the other passengers because everyone is on the same schedule.

Stay in Resort

If you are traveling with non-divers, they may prefer to stay in a resort. Watersports, excursions, a gym, sports, and a spa are all common amenities at resorts.

You can spend more time on the beach if you stay on one of the resort islands. You will have access to great restaurants if you stay in one of the hotels in Labuan Bajo. My favorite Italian restaurant in Indonesia is made in Italy, which is located near the Bintang resort.

Saving Money On Gas When You Are On A Vacation

Saving Money On Gas When You Are On A Vacation
Filling petrol at a gas station

Vacation has been considered a necessity for some people and it makes sense. You need a break from time to time and let yourself enjoy a slower pace of your life enjoying something that is not stressful for yourself. However, vacation itself can be costly and that can be the reason of your migraine. One of the most expensive cost goes to the gas. Not to mention that gas prices keep getting higher and higher. So how can you afford a vacation then?

How to save on gas when vacationing

Going on a vacation by car is considered convenient since you can pull over anytime you need (in allowed spaces of course). you can also load your car with any necessities you consider important for your trip. However, gas price is not something to take so lightly. It may put a dent in your wallet. Not to mention that you have other expenses include foods, accommodation, ticket to get into attractions, etc. So here are some tips to help you save on gas during your road trip:

Always plan ahead

Always plan ahead
Woman using a digital tablet in the car

It is understandable that sometime spontaneous trip can be more interesting. However, you need to be ready to spend more money than necessary because it is highly likely you face unexpected costs. For example, you are getting lost, making multiple spots, and wandering around finding your track back. Thus, it is recommended to always plan ahead with your road trip so you can save on gas. Do your research to find information about the routes and where you can stop to have your tank filled. 

Consider increasing fuel efficiency

There is actually way for you to save on gas through how you drive your car. Going faster might save you time on the road but it will surely cost you at the pump. It is more recommended to drive at 50 mph then you can drop off as speeds increase. It is a way you can save on gas on the road. It can increase your vehicle fuel economy by as much 14 percent. Your driving behavior can affect your fuel efficiency as well. Avoid aggressive driving habits like speeding, fast acceleration, or hard braking because the can actually waste gas and also lower gas efficiency. 

Skip unnecessary stops

It is better if you can avoid unnecessary stops or slowdowns on the highway. It is best to use fast pass or express toll lanes, avoid rush hour, and monitor traffic on your route ahead of time. Find more efficient routes for more seamless road trip experience as well. 

Shop around for the right gas

Shop around gas ahead of time so you know which stations offer the best price. This way, you can avoid unavoidable, expensive fuel at the nearest gas station. Also, find out what type of gas is recommended for your vehicle. If it needs regular gas, skip the premium. You may also take advantage of gas cards or loyalty programs. You might get rewards or even discounts on fuel. 

How to Get the Best of Your Stay in A Beach Resorts in Bali

How to Get the Best of Your Stay in A Beach Resorts in Bali

When we come to Bali and stay at a beach resort, we want to give ourself the best of the holiday experience we can. That’s why we book a beach resort and not just a regular hotel down in the suburbs. However, do you know that there are simple things that can significantly amp up your vacation experience? You can book the best beach resorts in Nusa Dua Bali for a week but it all will go so fast without anything so meaningful if you don’t know how to maximise the experience. 

Arrive Early to the Resort, Stay Past Your Check Out Time

The key to extending the time you may relax in your hotel’s lap of luxury is to arrive early and stay late. It works especially well when you’re going abroad and changing accommodations every two or three nights, making “the overnight” look like a weekend getaway.

If you are a frequent customer of a particular hotel chain, they will typically accommodate your request to extend your stay by a few hours on both ends, subject to availability. You should keep in mind that early check-ins and late check-outs are not unusual requests if you are not a member of any reward programs. Inform the front desk that you plan to arrive early and remain late to inform personnel of your extension. Even while they frequently state, “We can’t guarantee this request in advance,” they will at least record the request in the system, and the majority of smart properties will make an effort to comply. You win whether you gain one hour or four.

Research All About Facilities, Amenities, and Any Extra Fees

Come prepared! Avoid arriving at reception without any knowledge of which amenities are free and which fees or extras are required. To avoid any surprises and to start off strong, do your study in advance. This Nusa Dua beach hotel & spa Bali, for example, have a signature spa that almost always fully booked and bike-for-rent facility to go around the Nusa Dua resort complex. This means you need to hurry to the spa, reserve a bike for exploring the neighborhood, or benefit from the hotel’s daily wine and appetizer hour.

Research the hotel’s perks and extras before you go, double-check all the amenities with the staff member you speak to when you arrive, and inquire about any insider tips or smart strategies to use while you’re there.

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Tell Them If You Are Celebrating

Tell Them If You Are Celebrating

The best hotels are aware that they are in the surprise and delight industry in addition to providing lodging. This means that if you’re celebrating anything—a birthday, an anniversary, a babymoon, a night away from the kids, etc.—you must let them know in advance. This gives the hotel a justification and chance to treat you to whatever extras they may have available, such as chocolate-covered strawberries, a bottle of champagne, a cheese plate, an early check-in/late check-out, or a highly sought-after upgrade to the lounge level. We know some beach resorts in the Nusa Dua that always give decorated cake to guests who are celebrating their honeymoon, babymoon, or even just travelling with their families!

Inform the hotel in advance of your celebrations by giving them a call! Inform the front desk staff of your excitement to be staying at their hotel to commemorate your engagement if they don’t mention it during check-in because sometimes information gets lost in the shuffle.

Check Out Your Loyalty Program

Loyalty is equivalent to royalty when it comes to travel. To further improve your experience, it is crucial to understand the specifics of your loyalty program and how they connect to redemptions or incentives for your stay. Double check to see if you qualify for any free nights, gift certificates, or extras through the hotel’s rewards program or Expedia+ Rewards while you’re there. As an alternative, consider if your travel credit card contains money or points that you may use to pay for the room or for extras like hotel breakfast.

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Make Effort to Know the Staffs 

In hotels, where the occasional visitor may treat workers harshly, friendliness goes a long way. Call them by name as the first rule. Rule number two: Request local knowledge from the staff. Get to know the hotel staff; from a service standpoint, friendliness mixed with a generous tip makes all the difference.

Best Tips For Students Who Want To Start Travelling A Soon As Possible

Travelling while you are still young brings many benefits. You can do it while your body is in prime condition. Your youth spirit also brings you more confidence to explore the world more. However, some people prefer to wait until they become fully adults and have a steady job before deciding to travel around. It is a matter of personal preference.

Best Tips For Students Who Want To Start Travelling A Soon As Possible

Should you travel young?

There is no wrong or right whether you should travel at young age or wait it out. It is a matter of personal preference. However, it is encouraged to travel around while you are still young because let’s be real, things get more complicated in the future, not less. The more you get older, the more you realize there are so many things to prioritize that you end up losing your opportunity to travel. Here are some useful tips to prepare your dream travel early:

Start saving money

Saving money is simple and not a rocket science. Anyone can do it but the biggest challenge is how to commit to it consistently. When you are still student, it is a lot easier to travel on budget because young people tend to be comfortable travelling cheaply, and more flexible with basic accommodation. You can save your money by eating out less often, using public transportation, etc. 

Learn new skills

It is beneficial to prepare yourself for future travel be learning new skills. You may be interested in learning new language. Being able to speak in multiple languages will be advantageous for travelers. You can converse in native language and get your way around easily. Aside from language skill, you may also develop other skills such as at photography, writing, graphic design, social media, online business, or tourism marketing. You can enroll in classes to start learning the skills that can help make your travel dreams come true. 

Gain more knowledge

Aside from learning new skills, it will be beneficial as well to gain more knowledge that will help you to travel seamlessly in the future. You can build your travel knowledge by reading books or watching travel documentary. You may also be interested in survival documentary if you are into adventurous travel. 

Consider working holidays

You can travel while still being a student with working holiday visa. It lets you visit foreign country and work for a few months. By working abroad, you get work experience and the opportunity to travel to different places. Not to mention that it can boost your resume for your future career. 

Consider taking a gap year

If you just finished your high school or still in college but you want to explore the world as soon as possible, might as well consider taking a gap year. You can use the time to save money and use it to travel before continuing your study again. You can also fill your gap year by teaching English abroad or volunteering. It makes your travel even more meaningful because you add more values to it.

Tips For Taking Your First  Solo Trip More Seamlessly

Tips For Taking Your First  Solo Trip More Seamlessly

Taking your first solo trip can feel so daunting. It is your first time travelling by yourself in foreign place without someone to rely on. However, there are so many benefits of it that it will be worth it anyway. The hardest challenge if solo trip is probably how to make decision, book your flight, and pack your bag. Also, solo trip experience may be different from one person to another. You may expect the same thing but the outcome can be completely different. Here are some tips to consider for a seamless first solo trip:

Pack your confidence too

Aside from packing the essentials such as travel gears, clothes, and toiletries, it is just as important to pack your confidence as well. Try adopting a secure and open posture when going out and exploring the places. When you have confidence, you will look more approachable for others. However, it won’t make you an easy target for the wrong people. 

Try to blend in

You don’t want to attract unwanted attention, hence you’d better blend in with the locals. Try not to wear something that tell you are a tourist. Do a research of how the locals dress for casual occasion and pick clothes to help you blend in better. Also, talk at appropriate volume and learn to listen and watch your surroundings. 

Put a smile on your face

You don’t necessarily have to smile all the time throughout the trip. However, put your best smile when interacting with the locals. It is one of the universal gesture of kindness you can share with people that don’t speak the same language. You won’t be viewed as rude or disrespectful when you smile appropriately. A smile can also lead to friendly encounter. 

Be flexible and prepared with your plan

You don’t have to plan for a strict schedule for your travel plan. Be more flexible and allow space for you to catch a break from time to time. Also, be more prepared with it by having a backup plan. Carry extra cash somewhere safe in your luggage, write other alternative destinations on your itinerary, and have copies of important documents.

Let someone know 

Don’t share your travel plan on social media. Instead, let someone you are close with know about it. Let them know your itinerary so they know how to track you just in case something goes wrong. 

Make reservation in advance

You don’t want to wander around looking for a hotel in unknown place alone. Hence, it is best to determine your destination in advance including your accommodation. Reserve hotel room in advance so you can directly head there once you arrive at your intended destination. 

Use your common sense to stay on guard

You may face various hurdles during your first solo trip so use your common sense to deal with them. If you are in doubtful situation, trust your instinct and intuition to stay safe. Stay guarded but don’t forget to have fun and make the most of your first time travelling solo. 

Enjoying Beach Days Tips in Bali Beach Resort

Enjoying Beach Days Tips in Bali Beach Resort

Do you enjoy relaxing at the beach? Staying at beach resorts in Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, or other beach areas when you are visiting the sunny Bali is definitely one of the best way to spend a holiday in the island. 

However, a great beach vacation necessitates planning and packing for both good and bad weather activities, bringing essentials such as sunglasses and broad-spectrum UV protection, picking up a few items to make your stay easier, safer, and more enjoyable. 

Choose A Little Emptier Beach Destination

If you’re reading this, chances are you already have a destination in mind. So you’ll have to figure out when you’ll be leaving! If your family’s schedule allows, try to avoid traveling during the first few weeks of summer. In most prominent summer vacation destinations, these are the busiest weeks of the season. You’ll have a more relaxed experience and won’t get worn out by having to dodge crowds at every activity you’ve scheduled if you avoid them. That’s why we love Nusa Dua; this south coast in Bali is blessed with some of the best beaches in the island but with lesser crowds. It’s more relaxed and not as packed as other touristy regions like Kuta, Seminyak, and Canggu. 

Book Your Nusa Dua Beach Resorts

Book Your Nusa Dua Beach Resorts

The next step is to book your accommodation. It might be tough to find something that fulfils the demands of your complete family while remaining within your budget and vacation style. You want everyone to have their own place, but renting many hotel rooms or a whole house might be costly! Move on to your “must haves” list once you’ve decided on the ideal rental style for your family. When searching, try viewing accommodation with oceanfront view or direct ocean view. Some hotels markets their rooms to be “close” to the beach without actually being in the beach. This to make sure you are staying in an actual beach resort and have the best access to the shore.

And to give you a head start in the search, try looking out for hotels and resorts around Nusa Dua beach, Bali

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Always Bring Sun Protection to Your Beach Vacation

To ensure you don’t run out of sunscreen, purchase a new bottle and double-check the expiration date. For UVA and UVB protection, the Skin Cancer Foundation recommends using a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher. They recommend a water-resistant, broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or greater for extended outdoor activities. If your skin is delicate or prone to acne breakouts, consider wearing two separate sunscreens, one for your face and one for your body. More and more sunscreen manufacturers are offering sensitive skin formulas for both the face and the body.

Always Reapply Your Sunscreen!

Apply at least 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of sunscreen to your entire body 30 minutes before going outside (and presumably more if you’re larger than usual) and reapply every two hours, or immediately after swimming or intense sweating, according to skin cancer experts. Look for a waterproof sunscreen if you expect to spend a lot of time in the water (and don’t forget to reapply it right after you get out). Also, because water works as a reflector, increasing UV exposure, wear a waterproof sunscreen with SPF 30 and remember to get out of the water every hour or two, dry off, apply more sunscreen, and wait another 30 minutes before going back in.

Bring Zipper Bags to Store Foods and Other Stuffs

Tuck one or two large Ziploc food storage bags (or whichever brand you want) for your wet sandals or water shoes and your wet swimsuit (if there is a cabana or other changing space) into your beach tote to protect your book, towels, camera, and whatever else you carry. Sunscreen lotion, lip balm, bug repellant, adhesive bandages, and other items can be sealed in tiny or medium zippered bags to keep sand out and avoid leaks from spoiling the remainder of your beach tote or bag. Each evening, rinse them and let them dry overnight before use the next day. You can also bring some snacks from the breakfast buffet at your Bali beach resort and store them in one of the zipper bags!

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Invest On High-Quality Water Sandals

Burning your feet on scorching sand or cutting your foot on a sharp rock, broken shell, or piece of trash can ruin an otherwise enjoyable holiday. Although flip flops are inexpensive, they can be unpleasant, give little to no arch support, and only last a summer or two. Get some sandals or water shoes that will give you more wear and provide more comfort and arch support. Look for nylon webbing straps that provide a snug but comfortable fit, lightweight, breathable, and quick-drying materials, cushioned insoles that provide comfort and arch support, and non-skid treads on the outsoles that will protect your sensitive soles from broken seashells or broken glass while also making you more sure-footed if you step on something.

Bring Your Beach Toys

Bring Your Beach Toys

Bring beach equipment. Why not have fun like a kid when you’re away from grownup responsibilities? Bring a kite or a child’s bucket and shovel to build sandcastle in the beach. No matter how old you are, building sandcastle is always fun!

Break Out of Your Comfort Zone 

Take a break from your regular routine and do something you wouldn’t ordinarily do on vacation! Take the opportunity to make your trip even more memorable by partaking in an activity that isn’t necessarily your first pick, whether it’s ziplining or jet skiing. You’ll broaden your horizons while also adding an unforgettable memory to your life experience!

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Prepare Things to Do in Rainy Days

Make plans for a rainy day, especially as Bali sits in the tropical area. Though the island is mostly sunny, being in a tropical zone means rains might suddenly 

We all know you can’t anticipate the weather, but you can definitely plan for it! Have some indoor activities on hand in case the weather decides to turn on you. Having a backup plan in place can help you maintain the positive vacation vibes.

Bring Your Travel Board Games

Bring a deck of cards and a collection of travel board games. If the weather goes bad and you’re weary of reading, a game of Solitaire can keep you entertained on the Nusa Dua beach resorts where you don’t know a soul (and want to keep it that way). When traveling with one or more people, a small, portable board game set made for travel can help you pass the time when the weather turns poor (or even when the weather is great).