Your beach trip is something that you would have been planning for a while. It takes a bit of coordination to get a vacation ironed out because you need to schedule when and where you will go, not to mention the transportation you will have to take. Even if you’re staying at a high-end resort in Phuket, you still have to pack your personal items that may not be available in the room.

As you pack, keep in mind that you would not want to spend extra on necessities that you could have packed with you on the way to your resort, which is why planning your luggage out is important.

In this article, we will share with you seven necessities that you should not forget as you pack for your time at the beach:

1. Local currency

The first essential you need on any trip is access to local currency. Even if you’re traveling to a local beach, it is always best to have cash on hand. This is because smaller establishments like board rental places and souvenir shops might not be able to handle credit card transactions. Having physical bills and coins also helps you keep track of your spending, which is easy to overlook when you’re enjoying yourself.

2. Sunblock

From 10 A.M. to around 2 P.M., the sun’s ultraviolet rays are at their strongest, and overexposure to this type of sun actually increases the risk of skin cancer. Because of this, it is important to keep yourself protected by applying sunblock cream on your body. Use stronger formulations, such as SPF 30 and above, and follow the directions carefully.

3. Umbrella

When you want to stay out on the beach but would rather be on land, bring an umbrella or a canopy to stay under. Those who like reading or using their phones on the beach will appreciate how this helps keep the glare down. Using a shade is also helpful in reducing the impact of UV rays on your skin.

4. Beach clothes

What is a beach trip without taking a dip into a pool or the sea? Pack several bathing suits for your trip, especially if you are staying for longer than a few days, but make sure you have other options as well.

Have sundresses and loose clothes on hand for when you want to join walking tours or just lounge around at your resort. If you stay at The Yama Hotel, for example, you will have access to facilities, such as the gym, spa, and lounge area with console gaming systems.

5. Beach towels

A beach towel has several purposes. Even if your hotel will provide you with towels, it is best to bring your own. You can use it to cover yourself up as you make your way from the hotel pool to your room. You can also lay it on the sand and use it as a mat, or you can wrap your books and valuables in a towel so that they are safe from the elements.

6. Waterproof bag

A sturdy bag is a must for out-of-town trips, but it is even more essential for a trip to the beach. Because sand and water can get inside your bag, you will need one that is waterproof and can be sealed with a zipper. Aside from your luggage, you should have a smaller, water-resistant one that you can use when walking around the beach or town. A sling bag or a body bag is perfect for this purpose.

7. Entertainment

When staying at The Yama Hotel, you will have no shortage of activities. Aside from taking advantage of the facilities above, the hotel also schedules trips to many attractions around Phuket, such as the Big Buddha, Old Town, and Wat Chalong. However, there will be days where you would just want to unwind.

Remember this when you prepare and include a book or two into your luggage. If you’re not a big fan of reading, you can load up your phone with episodes of your favorite show, or podcast instead.


A beach trip is going to be even more enjoyable when you are able to plan for everything that might happen. While you’re on vacation, one of the best ways to de-stress is by knowing that everything is well planned. On your end, you have to know what to pack for the trip and choose a hotel that can provide you with top-notch service.

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