You think you have packed everything necessary—and yet you always realise something you forget to bring to Komodo boat sailing trip. All the essentials are here; sunscreen, dive/snorkel gear, swimsuit, towels, clothes, power-bank, seasickness pills, you name it. But there will always be times when you wish you have bring these items. Things that you don’t think important at first but proven to be very helpful once you are on board. These items below might seems totally unrelated to sailing trip at first, but they are useful and definitely worth to bring.
Useful Items to Bring to Komodo Boat
Holiday in Komodo boat is bound with many water activities. You gotta spend a lot of time snorkelling, diving, swimming, or playing at Komodo’s empty beaches. That means you will need to use your towel—a lot—and hang it to dry. Probably together with your wet clothes and swimsuits, too. And you don’t want to have your towel/ clothes flown by the wind, don’t you? Use clothes pin to hold them into the strings or benches.
The Komodo National Park is already hot to begin with, and they have little rainfall throughout the year. Being in hot open sea with direct contact with the sun everyday, you will get sunburn and dry lips soon enough. Bringing in sunscreen is not enough—you need to love your lips, too! Take care of the delicate skin on your lips by applying enough lip balm throughout the day.
Anti Bug Lotions or Spray
You know that Komodo is extremely tropical and humid, and that’s a perfect place for bugs to stay. Also, the region is still prone to malaria diseases so protect yourself by having bug spray or lotion nearby.
Extra Hair Tie
Onboard the Komodo boat, the wind could be strong and unmerciful. It’s always helpful if to have extra hair tie to tame your hair. Doesn’t matter whether you are man or woman—as long as you have long hair, you definitely need a bunch of hair ties. Because just like socks, they always disappear at times you need them the most.
Hair Oil/ Hair Mist
You’ll spend half of your time in Komodo taking dips under the sea and we all know how damaging the saltwater could be to your hair. You will never regret for having hair oil ready on the boat.
Additional Power Strips
The Komodo boat could be comfy and spacious, but still lack of power outlets. Most liveaboard in Flores has only one or two power outlets in each cabin and one in each common room. That means you would compete with 12+ passengers to charge camera, power bank, phone, and other electrical gadgets in very limited outlets. Save your energy from the hassle and bring a small power strip for yourself. You will definitely thank yourself!