“What to pack?” is the ultimate concern most people have when it comes to traveling. Getting it right might be tricky at times, but the good news is that you do not have to worry much about this if you are going to Phuket. This article will tell you what you need to know to make packing as hassle-free as possible.
Here is a quick guide you can use before you start packing:
Tip 1: For Clothes – Pack Light
Clothes are the top-most concern in packing, especially for those coming from a different climate. Fortunately, it is also the easiest consideration to account for. When going to Phuket, you can take as little clothing as you can. Phuket’s weather is always warm, and it rarely gets cold. The coldest weather record there is about 24 degrees Celsius or 75.2 degrees Fahrenheit. You can pack a few t-shirts, light shirts, light pants, skirts, and shorts. If you have a special dinner or need to attend an event, you can bring a light jacket, wear jeans or casual pants. Of course, do not forget to bring your swimwear!
Tip 2: For Rainy Days – Raincoat or Umbrella
Thailand is a tropical country with two weather seasons: the dry and wet seasons. If you visit during the rainy season, just a light raincoat or a foldable umbrella will suffice. It does rain in Phuket, but the rain tends to be short, and it never gets too cold. If you want, you are free to explore the town in the rain, wearing only your t-shirt, shorts, and flip flops.
Tip 3: For Shoes – Flip Flops and Light Sneakers
A pair of light shoes or sneakers is good enough for your Phuket trip. Flip flops and beach sandals are also commonly worn here. Do not even think of carrying boots and other shoes unless you need to attend a wedding or a specific event. Feel free not to bring too many shoes because you will surely enjoy shoe hunting in Phuket.
Tip 4: For Kids – No Need to Worry
You can pack lightly for the kids, too. You will see numerous convenience stores and shopping malls in Phuket, so you may shop wherever and whenever you need to purchase anything for the kids. Unless you have a specific brand that is not available in Thailand, you will easily find all the things you need.
Tip 5: For Medicines – Shop Around Phuket
There is also no need to worry in case of emergencies. Phuket has several pharmacies scattered around, and each is supplied with international brands. However, if you need something more affordable, there are also local equivalents for each medicine. While it is always recommended to bring your own supply, there is no need to panic if you run out or forget to bring yours.
If you need special treatment, Phuket also has advanced international hospitals. The island is small, so you will be able to reach any hospital in a short time.
Tip 6: For Electric Adaptors – Double Flat or Double Round Plugs
You should note that Thailand uses double flat or double round plugs with a power supply of 220 volts at 50 hertz. If you stay in a hotel, the staff will surely provide you with international plugs, making it easier to charge your mobile phones, power banks, and cameras. If you forget to bring your adaptor and the place you are staying in does not offer one, you can easily find one in any convenience store.
Tip 7: For Money: Use Your Credit Card but also Bring Cash
Credit cards are widely accepted in shopping malls, most convenience stores, and even when booking tours. However, in some local massage shops, nightlife venues, local restaurants, taxis, and tuk-tuks, cash is still the preferred mode of payment. If you only have your credit card with you, you can withdraw money at any ATM available everywhere. If you have cash in your currency, you can easily and safely exchange it at a better rate in the streets than in ATMs or banks.
Packing for your travel to Phuket is relatively easy. The weather is great, and the island can provide you with almost everything you need. Phuket has been an international destination for many decades, making it fully prepared to warmly welcome its visitors. So, follow our packing recommendations and worry no more. You will surely enjoy your peaceful Phuket vacation.
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