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Starting to pack for a trip can be a daunting task. You want to throw everything in that suitcase “just in case” but there’s just not enough space. We’ve put together a list of essential items that should be things to pack for Phuket.

things to pack for phuket

TRAVEL SAFE BACK PACK

You will want to bring a back pack for all those day trips to the islands. Invest in one that is travel safe to make it difficult for anyone to cut to steal your stuff.

KOPACK ANTI THEFT TRAVEL BACK PACK

things to pack for phuket

DSLR CAMERA FOR GREAT SHOTS

As good as an iphone 7 is for photos, we can’t go past a DSLR camera for those really amazing shots.

NIKON D3400 DSLR CAMERA

things to pack for phuket

LIP BALM TO STOP THE DRYNESS

With all the sun, sand and surf in Phuket, you’re going to need a good quality lip balm to get you through your trip.

BURTS BEE’S 100% NATURAL MOISTURIZING LIP BALM

things to pack for phuket

A GREAT PASSPORT HOLDER

Your passport is an important document, so give it the love it deserves with a great passport holder – designed by us!!

VIBRANT LIFE’S GRAND ADVENTURE PASSPORT HOLDER

things to pack for phuket

STRONG SUNSCREEN

Sunscreen is really important in the strong light in Phuket. Make sure you bring a 50+ sunscreen that’s up to the job. It’s water and sweat resistant too.

SUN BUM MOISTURIZING SUNSCREEN LOTION 50+

things to pack for phuket

INSECT REPELLENT WITH DEET

You don’t want to get bitten by mosquitoes and end up with Dengue Fever. Pack smart with a DEET containing insect repellent like these super convenient wipes. No spills or busted packs with these.

REPEL INSECT REPELLENT WITH DEET WIPES

things to pack for phuket

A HANDY POWERBANK

Running out of phone battery on a Thai island isn’t fun. Always have a charged phone with this great looking powerbank.

LEPOW PORTABLE CHARGING POWER BANK

things to pack for phuket

COMFORTABLE WALKING SHOES

There will be lots of walking exploring Phuket and the islands. A good quality pair of sneakers will be your best friend.

NIKE WOMEN’S DOWNSHIFTER SHOES

things to pack for phuket

KEEP GERMS AWAY WITH HAND SANITIZER

I cannot recommend hand sanitizer enough when traveling in Thailand. These clever little things clip onto your back pack or bag so they are always ready for use. No more digging through your bag to find it. Use it constantly.

PURCELL ADVANCED HAND SANITIZER IN TRAVEL BOTTLES

things to pack for phuket

PROBIOTICS FOR A HAPPY TUMMY

I do swear by probiotics when in Thailand. They can help digestive issues by adding good bacteria. Take them 2 months before you go, and while you are there.

ECO PURE HEALTH PROBIOTIC DIETARY SUPPLEMENT

That’s all 10 of them. Each and every one should find a way into your suitcase before you leave for Phuket. Speaking of suitcases, I can’t help adding a selection of our super new bag tags to dress up your bag with. It will make the bag carousel much more pleasurable when you can see your bag right away with it’s fun new tag.

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The Best River Cruise in Bangkok

Looking for a river cruise in Bangkok? We love the Chao Praya River and cruising while dining on fabulous Thai food is just heaven.

Siam Paragon Bangkok

The glamorous Siam Paragon Bangkok shopping mall in the heart of the tourist area in Pathumwan area. Skytrain station connects. Big brand shopping.

Terminal 21 Bangkok

Terminal 21 Bangkok is a shopping mall themed around airports and cities. Mainly fashion and accessories with great eating options on 2 floors.

MBK Bangkok

MBK Bangkok is an 8 storey mall in the heart of tourist town. The skytrain is at National Stadium station so you can walk right in. Close to Siam Square.

Platinum Fashion Mall Bangkok

Platinum Fashion Mall Bangkok is a crazy and chaotic place to shop for clothes and accessories in the heart of Bangkok. Wear comfortable shoes!

Asiatique Bangkok

Asiatique Bangkok is a riverfront entertainment precinct with restaurants, markets, bars and shows. Huge ferris wheel for views over Bangkok city.

CentralWorld

CentralWorld Bangkok is a huge shopping mall in the heart of the fashion district. Full of shops, restaurants and family entertainment.

Secret Tips for Chatuchak Markets

Chatuchak Markets are famous in Bangkok. We have secret tips that will make your experience even better! Shop til you drop in Bangkok.

Sunday Walking Street Chiang Mai

Sunday Walking Street Chiang Mai is a fabulous night market held every Sunday from 4pm. Within the walls of the Old City, you’ll find art & culture here.

Saturday Walking Street

Saturday Walking Street Chiang Mai starts around 4pm and ends at 10pm. It’s busy, hot and crazy but a great experience in this bustling city.

Night Bazaar in Chiang Mai

Night Bazaar Chiang Mai is a popular area to stay as well as shop. The market operates from late afternoon. Plenty of restaurants, bars and shops too.

Anusarn Market in Chiang Mai

Anusarn Market Chiang Mai is not far from the Night Bazaar. An undercover market with restaurants, bars and shows. Do some shopping, get a massage.

Warorot Market in Chiang Mai

Warorot Market Chiang Mai is where the locals shop. Here you will find the flower market and fresh produce. Worth a visit for the great bargains.

How to Help Elephants in Chiang Mai

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The River Market Restaurant

The River Market Restaurant Chiang Mai is one of the best places to dine in the city. On the banks of the Ping River just down from the Night Bazaar.

Deck 1 Restaurant in Chiang Mai

Fine dining at its best – Deck 1 Chiang Mai. On the banks of the Ping River overlooking the mountains. Superb food, spectacular views.

The Grand Palace

The Grand Palace Bangkok is a majestic landmark on the banks of the Chao Praya River. It was built as residence for the King of Thailand.

Chinatown Bangkok

Chinatown Bangkok is a maze of shops, restaurants and small businesses. It’s hot and crazy but you won’t want to miss out on visiting.

Is the Cat Cafe Chiang Mai Worth Visiting?

The cat cafe Chiang Mai? Yes, we have been there and can tell you exactly what it’s like. Find out how you can play with cats and have coffee!

Central Airport Plaza Chiang Mai

Great shopping mall – Central Airport Plaza Chiang Mai has loads of shops, delicious food court, cinema and restaurants.

Central Festival Chiang Mai

Central Festival Chiang Mai is a shopping mall opened in 2014. Easy to spend a day shopping in Chiang Mai at Central Festival.

Kad Suan Kaew Mall Chiang Mai

One of the first shopping malls in Chiang Mai. If you are shopping in Chiang Mai, this mall is really good value, even if a little dated.

Don’t Visit Doi Suthep Chiang Mai Until You Have Read This

Everything you need to know about a trip to visit Doi Suthep Chiang Mai, Thailand. How to get there, what you will find there, and why you should go.

How I Learned to Cook in Chiang Mai

It’s an absolute must to spend a day at a Thai cooking school. Learn to cook in Chiang Mai with classes by authentic Thai chefs.

Good Morning Chiang Mai

Don’t miss out on Good Morning Chiang Mai – a cafe and boutique hotel in the Old City of Chiang Mai. Superb coffee, beautiful surroundings.

The Heart of Shopping in Patong – Jungceylon

Jungceylon is the name that was used for Phuket...

OTOP Market – Patong Phuket

OTOP Market is a very well known spot in Patong...

Phuket Weekend Market

Phuket Weekend Market (also known as Naka...

Central Festival Phuket Town

Want to go shopping in Phuket? Visit Central Festival in Phuket Thailand. Discover this shopping mall to add to your itinerary in Phuket.

Tuk Tuk Truth – the reality of getting in a Tuk Tuk

The reality of getting into a tuk tuk in Thailand – it’s a dangerous vehicle and there’s plenty you need to know about riding before you get in.

Where To Stay In Bangkok – First Timers Guide

Every first timer wants to know where to stay in Bangkok. We narrow it down to 3 areas where you can relax as we have all your bases covered.

Traveling to Thailand – 5 Things to Know Before You leave

Are you traveling to Thailand? There’s a few cultural differences you need to be aware of. Before you leave, find out how Thais live and respect each other.

10 Silly Mistakes to Avoid When Visiting Thailand

Traveling to Thailand for the first time is not always easy for tourists. We look at the mistakes to avoid when visiting Thailand for a great trip.

Ancient City – A Place to Visit in Bangkok

Ancient City is not a very well known attraction in Bangkok. You don’t see much written about it. A lot of people confuse it with Ayutthaya – which is the “real” Ancient City. This one is a park full of replicas.

10 Things to Pack for Phuket

Starting to pack for a trip can be a daunting task. You want to throw everything in that suitcase “just in case” but there’s just not enough space. We’ve put together a list of essential items that should be things to pack for Phuket.

3 Days in Phuket – What Should I do?

Spending 3 days in Phuket and you want to make the most of it. We explore what you can do in 3 days in Phuket – where to stay, what to do, what to see, how to pack it all in!

All About Loy Krathong

Loy Krathong in Thailand is a festival of floating wishes, dreams & prayers down the waterways. Coincides with Yi Peng – sky lantern festival in Chiang Mai.

10 Places You Must Visit in Thailand

We review the 10 places you must visit in Thailand. From pretty white beaches to mountains with massive Buddhas, we will help you plan a trip to Thailand.

15 Budget Hotels in Patong with FREE WIFI

Get free wifi in Patong Phuket with these budget friendly hotels. 15 budget hotels in Patong with free wifi. Enjoy Phuket with a free wifi connection.

Why I Love Chiang Mai – in Photos

These Chiang Mai photos show my favourite places in this vibrant and interesting city in northern Thailand. Visit Chiang Mai to see for yourself.

The No-Nonsense Guide to Packing for Thailand

Packing for Thailand can be confusing. Our packing list tells you exactly what you need to take for a great trip. Don’t forget those important items.

5 Things Thailand Taught Me About Myself

A trip to Thailand can change you. Traveling is something that allows us to see and experience new things – live a little and visit Thailand soon.

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