Island travel essentials

Phuket Travel Tours: Island travel essentials

If you’re looking for a way to relax and unwind, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, there’s nothing better than an island vacation!

You’ll be far from the city, as well as your work and traffic. Relax on the beautiful beaches, eat local cuisine, swim in the seas and dance under the stars. You’ll be able to appreciate the beauty of nature.

What sets apart an island from other places is that it’s surrounded by water. This means that there are a few things that while you might not need in the city, would be great to have on an island. 

Here at Phuket Travel and Tours, we’ve travelled from different places and islands around. That’s why we’ve created a list of essentials to bring on an island.

Travel towel

When you’re travelling to an island, you’re sure to visit places where you can swim or at least dip in the water, even for a short time. Travel towels will be a perfect item since it does not only pack small, it also dries quickly. After you dry yourself after a swim, just let them dry a few minutes and they’ll be ready to be packed again.


What sets an island from the urban city aside from the water is the lack of buildings that may give you shade. That’s why it’s important to always have sunscreen to protect yourself from sunburns. Since you’ll also be swimming a lot, you’ll surely need one to protect yourself.

Water bottle

Aside from being burnt, it’s also easy to get dehydrated due to the heat. That’s why it’s important to always have a way to rehydrate yourself and have a water bottle filled with cool water at the ready. Sure, you can buy water from convenience stores or restaurants but it’s expensive and there are places where there are no stores available.

Portable charger

You have a beautiful view and you decide to take a picture of your phone or camera, only to find out that your phone and camera are both out of juice. Having a portable charger with you will make sure your phone or camera will always have a charge. Not only will you be able to capture that beautiful sunset, but you’ll also always have your phone ready.

Underwater camera

There are tons of activities that involve the water when you’re on an island. You can snorkel, dive, surf or just observe fishes underwater. What better way to capture these moments than by using an underwater camera? Underwater photography is a unique way to document some of your adventures while on the island.

Waterproof dry bag

One of the most important things to remember when vacationing on an island is that you need to keep your things dry. In this case, a waterproof dry bag is all you need to do so. It will keep your things dry and protected inside your bag when on a boat ride or when on the beach.

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