Your long-expected holiday has begun, but you are still doubting was it a good idea to go to Bali with your toddler? With these safety tips for travelling to Bali with kids, you can rest calm and truly enjoy your holiday.
So, the first thing first. Before booking the villa, take into consideration the following:
1. Enclosed Living Areas
There are only a few villas in Seminyak that have enclosed living areas. Majority of properties have an open-plan living room typical for a tropical climate, so if you worry about your little toddler to run around the grounds, opt the villa with an enclosed living space.
2. Pool Fences
Not all villas provide pool fences, but most of them do. If you need a pool fence, carefully study the villa inclusions and extras, or contact our villa managers as they could help in renting the baby equipment.
3. Interconnecting Bedrooms
Interconnected bedrooms are also a rare feature for Seminyak villas, though, if it’s important criteria for you, make sure to check beforehand with a villa manager if there is at least one interconnecting bedroom in a property you like.
4. Baby Equipment
Some of the villas do include baby equipment like baby cots, chairs and bottle sterilisers at no additional cost, others provide those fittings at an extra charge. In any case, make sure you have double checked the list of inclusions beforehand.
The tap water in Bali is not safe for drinking. Though some villas offer free bottled water during your stay, and you could also ask the villa staff to wash your baby dishes with bottled water.
6. Getting Around Bali
1. Taxis, Cars, and Traffic
Since the traffic in Bali is pretty hectic, it’s suggested you discuss the availability of a car seat for your baby before arriving at the island. We do provide car seats for kids staying in our villas, though, if you are not staying in a villa and plan using taxis as the main transport, take in consideration that none of them is equipped with a baby car seat.
Be extremely attentive when crossing roads, especially with kids. Always, hold your children’s hand or take her in your arms, even on the crosswalk.
There are numerous pharmacies in Seminyak, called ‘Apotek’, though it is suggested bringing the medicines (like Panadol or Nurofen as well as special medicines) your baby may need to Bali.
Bali is home to several reputable international hospitals including Siloam and BIMC hospitals, so make sure to have comprehensive health insurance, otherwise, get prepared to pay huge bills. There is also Bali Clinic in the centre of Seminyak, which is popular among tourists.
Image Credit: BIMC Hospital | Seminyak, Bali
8. On the Beach
Use sunscreen every time you go outside. Also, make sure your children wear sun protective T-shirts, like “lycra” when frolicking in the ocean or playing on the beach. It can be really challenging to put the sunscreen on your baby every time after swimming, so, at least, you can be sure she is well protected from the UVA and UVB rays.
Avoid rip currents. If you are not sure where the rip current begins and ends, ask lifeguards or simply watch around. On Seminyak Beach, rips are usually indicated with red or yellow-red flags.
These are the most important safety tips, which, if following strictly, will keep you and your children safe and comfortable. And always remember that “God saves man who saves himself”.