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Summer Essentials for Your Beach Holiday in Phuket

Here's what you should be packing for your beach holiday in Phuket!

Trade the dull gray of your office cubicle for the brilliant blue of the ocean! Book a trip to one of South East Asia’s best beach havens, Phuket province. Whether you’re up for a wild water adventure or an easy, breezy sunbathing day, make sure you’ve packed your essentials.

1. Scuba Diving by Maiton Island

SNORKELLING: Maiton Island, Phuket
SCUBA DIVING: Maiton Island

Sail off into the sparkling Andaman Sea aboard a luxury catamaran, before docking by Maiton Island. After a hearty BBQ lunch, go scuba diving and explore the island’s largely untapped ocean life. And don’t forget to search for the wild dolphins!

What to bring: Rash Guard

If you’re going island hopping and diving, be sure to wear a swimsuit that’ll both protect you from the sun and waters, but still let you move freely. Opt for something like a cute rash guard!

Rash Guard
Rash Guard

 

2. Speedboat Tour: Phi Phi and Bamboo Islands

SPEEDBOAT TOUR: Phi Phi Islands, Loh Samah Bay, Phuket
SPEEDBOAT TOUR: Phi Phi Islands, Loh Samah Bay, Phuket (image via phukettoursdirect.com)

First-timers in Phuket should make sure to take a Phi Phi Island tour. The six islands, which lie just off the south-east end of Phuket, are famous for their limestone cliffs, powdery white beaches, colourful coral reefs and emerald green waters. This fun day tour will bring you to Maya Bay, Loh Samah Bay, Pileh Cove, and Viking Cave.

What to Bring: Outdoor Travel Beach Bag and Packing Cubes

Make sure you’ve got everything you need to go on your island hopping adventure with a good beach bag. Save yourself the hassle of scrounging for dry clothes by keeping everything in your bag organized with these waterproof packing cubes.

Outdoor BagPacking Cubes

3. Canoeing at Pha Nga Bay:

Pha Nga Bay Canoeing

James Bond fans are in for a treat: Phuket was the setting of the hit 1974 Bond movie, “The Man with the Golden Gun.” Paddle out into emerald waters of Hong Lagoon to get the best view of what’s now been nicknamed ‘James Bond Island.’ This comes right after a hearty buffet lunch by Koh Panyee, the local fishing village.

What to Bring: Sunblock and Aloe Vera Gel

SunblockAloe Vera

 

An adventure-filled day can take its toll on your skin. Make sure to keep it protected from the sun with sunblock. And if you do get a little bit sunburned? Soothe it with some aloe vera gel!


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