We recommend that you bring warm weather clothing options that are comfortable for wearing on the boat. You will also need items that are appropriate for walking/trekking excursions. A light rain jacket or lightweight fleece will come in handy for sunrise treks or when there is a cool breeze on the boat. In order to respect local culture and customs, it is important to wear clothes that cover your shoulders and knees during village tours. Choose natural fabrics that dry easily. It is also advisable to bring a pretty cotton sundress or summer shirt as there are lots of opportunities for photos along the way.
Waterproof sunscreen with a high SPF rating is essential to protect your skin from Indonesia’s harsh tropical rays, both in and out of the water. Cover up with a casual sarong over your swimwear while relaxing of the deck or some other form of sun-protective clothing. A decent hat with a wide brim will also keep your face and neck from burning. Avoid glare with a pair of polarized sunglasses that will also have you looking stylish in onboard photos. Just in case you do catch too much sun, an aloe-based body lotion or gel is a useful item to have on hand as it has a soothing effect on red skin.
Bring along your favourite trainers, trekking sandals, sturdy walking shoes or hiking boots for hikes and walks. A cotton pair of socks to wear inside your walking shoes will help prevent blisters. Waterproof sandals or reef shoes are ideal for wet landings and water activities, while casual flip-flops are great for the beach.
A lightweight backpack comes in handy for day hikes to carry items such as your reusable water bottle, camera gear, binoculars, and rain jacket.
Last but not least, don’t forget to pack your preferred form of swimwear. We recommended that you bring more than just one item so that you will always have something dry to wear.