perfect suitcase for Moyo Island

What to pack in the perfect suitcase for Moyo?

Usually, when planning a holiday to Moyo, people wonder what they need to pack in their suitcase and what they can leave at home.

Here you will find a detailed answer to the question “What should i take with me on Moyo?”

Moyo is mostly inhabited but it does host 4 villages. Labuhan Aji, Sebaru, Brang Sedo and Sebotok

Each village has, at least, one shop that sells basic goods.

Basic goods for sale include: water, canned soft drinks, snacks such as chips and sweets, instant coffee, cigarettes, toilet paper, glue and few other items. On a lucky day you might even find bottled beer!

So apart from these articles, you are not going to find anything else on Moyo.

What is going to be really useful to have is a very good amount of a high quality Mosquito repellent. Especially if your accommodation is located inside one of the villages. While Blue emOcean and Amanwana perform an anti-mosquito fogging every day, the rest of the island remains plenty of them.

While on Moyo, you will spend most of your time in the open air, on the beach, pool, taking long walks, etc.. a sunscreen is highly recommended to avoid sunburn especially for the little ones.

On Moyo there are no banks and no ATMs. Even though Blue emOcean and Amanwana accept credit and debit cards, all the rest of the island will only accept cash.

So you might want to do little bit of math before coming to the island. It is also advisable to pay in Indonesian Rupiah to avoid some funny currency exchange rates. 

Medications and First Aid: definitely mineral salt and anti-diarrhea medicines. Each village has its own infirmary but, for small accidents, you might want to have plasters and wound disinfectant. Don’ t forget some sea sickness medicines if you know you will need them.

Toothbrush and toothpaste along with shampoo and shower gel. Not all accommodation provide them. 

Since there is no public lighting on Moyo, nights tend to be very dark here. This will allow you to stargaze like nowhere else in the world but it is better to have a flashlight when moving around at night.

Even though on Moyo we have a nice tropical weather, nights can get a bit chilli. It is always better to have a jacket, just in case. And don’t forget your raincoat! Tropical storms are sudden and rains are heavy, especially the December-March period.

Amanwana and Blue emOcean resorts offer 24 hours electricity while the rest of the island only has electricity 12 hours (6pm-6am) you might want to have a power bank if you need to charge a usb device during the day.

These are the items that you should have with you in your perfect suitcase for Moyo. Obviously there can be more to carry depending on your personal habits and the activities that you are planning.

Feel free to contact us for more info and advices.

In short. What you definitely have to take with you on Moyo island:

  • Mosquito Repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash -Indonesian Rupiah preferably- (Blue emOcean and Amanwana accept credit cards)
  • Mineral salt and anti-diarrhea medicine. Small first aid kit is always useful.
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo and shower gel. (check with your accommodation if they provide them or not)
  • Flashlight
  • Jacket
  • Raincoat
  • Powerbank 

You can find a general checklist for your suitcase following this link

Have a nice trip!!!

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