INSIDE: Everything you need to know about finding Bali chemists
The first time we visited Bali after a long absence, we took what seemed like the entire contents of our local chemist with us.
In fact, our original first aid kit for Bali contained every little thing we could have ever possibly needed for almost every conceivable illness or injury!
(We’ve now streamlined it – here’s a list of what we take now, plus a packing list for Bali holidays)
If truth be told, we went more than a little overboard, especially when we found out that there’s a chemist on every second street corner.
(AND all the best nature’s medicine like coconuts and tropical fruits too!)
In Bali chemists are now hot property (called Apoteks).
They are stocked almost as well as any chemist we’d find in Australia or throughout the Western World.
Find one close to you – read our guide below for locations and details.
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THE INSIDE SCOOP: Bali Chemists (Alt: Apotek Bali)
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The most popular Chemists in Bali to look out for.
There are a number of Bali Chemists, the most popular of which include Guardian and Kimia Farma Apotek.
You’ll find these close to hospitals, and throughout the built up tourist areas of Bali including:
- Kuta and Legian (in places like Poppies 2, Kuta Square, & Beachwalk Mall)
- Nusa Dua, and
No.1: Guardian Chemists in Bali
The Guardian chain of Bali Chemists are probably the most visible and well-known chemists in Bali.
Their stores are laid out just like a chemist at home, and they stock a huge range of products including:
- sanitary items
- soaps and body washes
- insect repellents and mosquito repellents
- first aid supplies
- over the counter medicines
- shampoos and conditioners
- face and body creams
- toothbrushes and toothpaste
- health care
- prescription medicines
- sunscreen, and
- even some Indonesian souvenir items.
Guardian Pharmacies in Bali
Most Guardian chemists are open from 8 am until 9 or 10pm at night.
Click here for the complete guide to finding a Guardian pharmacy in Bali.
No.2: Kimia Farma Bali Chemists
Kimia Farma is the other well-known Bali Chemists chain.
They also stock a comprehensive range of medicines, first aid supplies, remedies and treatments for all kind of ailment.
The choice of which chemist to visit is yours.
Kimia Farma Apotek in Bali can be found all over Bali.
- Jalan Raya Peliatan No. 100X, Ubud
- Jalan Raya Ubud, No. 88, Petulu, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar
On Ngurai bypass towards Bali Zoo
- Jl. Ngurah Rai No.74, Banjar Anyar, Kediri, Kabupaten Tabanan
- 173 Sanur Bali – Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai No.232, South Denpasar, Sanur Kaja, Denpasar Sel., Kota Denpasar
- Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No.890, Benoa, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung
- Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai No.8X, Benoa, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung
- No, Jalan Pratama No.87, Tanjung Benoa, Kuta Selatan, Benoa, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung
- Jl. Raya Kuta No.102, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia (close to Bali Galeria Mall)
- Jl. Legian Kaja No.204, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia (behind Beachwalk mall)
- Jl. Raya Legian No.504, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung (near Double Six street)
- Jl. Dewi Sri No.888, Legian, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali (near Krisna souvenir shop, Sunset Road)
- Jl. Raya Kerobokan No.14, Seminyak, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung (close to Ibis Styles Seminyak, near the Jl. Petitenget intersection)
- Jl. Raya Uluwatu No.15, Jimbaran, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung (close to the Movenpick resort and spa)
No.3: Watsons Chemists in Bali
A Watsons pharmacy in Bali is your other option.
- Watsons, Seminyak Square (outside of the mall near the I Love Bali sign)
- Watsons, Jl. Raya Seminyak No.71 , Kelurahan Seminyak , Kecamatan Kuta, Kabupaten Badung (near Warung Made)
- Watsons, Jl. Legian No 210 Kuta, Badung, Kuta
No.4: Boots Chemists Bali
The original Boots pharmacy in Discovery Mall Sogo Department Store is no longer.
However, a new agreement to bring Boots Pharmacies to Indonesia has been signed.
Look out for them in Bali from late 2020.
No.5: Bali Convenience Stores for First Aid
Convenience stores in Bali also stock basic first aid supplies such as:
- headache tablets
- medicine for grumbly tummies
- cold and flu tablets, and
- drinks such as Pocari Sweat and sports drinks to help with rehydration.
Where to buy Norit Charcoal Tablets in Bali?
The Guardian Pharmacy in the Lippo Mall is the only place I’ve ever been able to buy Norit Charcoal tablets, despite asking around constantly.
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