Tricky Packing Tips for Your Komodo Boat Trip

The almost whimsical Komodo National Park, Labuan Bajo, invites you to watch spectacular display of the mother nature. This isolated destination in the edge of Indonesia seems like it’s been blessed with heavenly properties. Aside from the Jurassic-esque Komodo Dragon, the blue to green waters, deserted beaches, lush hills, lively corals, and clear blue sky are the main element of this national park. Of course, sailing in Komodo boat trip would be the only option to have the most of Komodo. But it come with a new travel challenge that you might never face before. It’s the packing, and packing for a sailing trip would never be the same with your usual land trip. 

Tricky Packing Tips for Your Komodo Boat Trip

Simplicity is the Key 

You may have heard it before. And we are going to say it again. Simple packing is everything when you are boarding the Komodo boat trip. No matter whether you are boarding the most luxurious cruise line in Komodo, always pack as light as possible. Think that you are going to carry and drag all your luggage to and across the deck. Pack the essential beauty care that you really need. Only take outfits that you can wear multiple times and could be combined with other pieces to create a new look. Which brings us to the next point…

Smart Outfit Packing to Komodo Boat Trip

Clothes packing should have the destination’s weather as one of the major consideration. You don’t want to pack heavy clothes that would take too long to dry. Bring the quickest-to-dry shirts and t-shirt you have. Bring extra bathing suits. You might think you can hung it to dry in the deck for just couple of hours, only to find that they are still damp. Remember: Komodo sits in the heart of a tropical country, and it’s totally humid. Don’t forget to bring a light jacket as the night could be chill and windy. You don’t want to skip the next adventure just because the wind makes you feeling under the weather.

Think About the Wind and the Water

Contrary to the popular belief, flip flops might not be the best thing to wear on a Komodo sailing trip. It’s light, it’s quick to dry, it’s easy to clean from grainy sands, but it could quickly bid you feet goodbye when you hit the waves. And you will hit the waves pretty often—think about all the beach galore you’re going to have on the Komodo trip. Ankle-wraps sandals are the best. They are stylish and they stick to your feet, no matter what. Also, think twice about the hat you want to bring. Hat is a necessity here in Komodo, but you need to make sure that they either fit perfectly or have a adjustable string to keep them stay put. No one wants their hat lost to the wind. 

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Always Refill Your Bottles and bring Snacks Around

Crossing the blue ocean in Komodo boat trip under the bright blue sky might sounds like a summer dream, but it could drive you dehydrated quicker than you think. On the other side, the day trip itself is packed with savannah hiking, saltwater snorkelling, diving, and beach sunbathing. Remember to always refill your bottle with drinkable water from the boat. Always drink whenever you have the chance on the boat. Bring a protein-packed snack bars to island excursion, cause hiking all those hills could leave you starving before the meal times.