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What to Pack for a Tropical Holiday

Ask yourself before you go

  • What activities are you planning to do? 
  • Do you want to spend time on the beach, hiking or exploring the city? 
  • Are you sensitive to sun and get easily sunburnt? 
  • Are you planning to stay in a hut, tent or in a resort? 

Essentials for a beach

  • Sunscreen
  • After sun treatment (I recommend Aloe vera gel for burnt, also great for insects bites)
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Summer beach clothes
  • Beach bag
  • Hat
  • Towel for the beach
  • Scarf (perfect to cover yourself when you are burnt or to make a skirt (essential for temples in Malaysia or Indonesia but also as a fashion for beach)
  • Snorkelling gear (always better to have your own)
  • Flip flop (but if you don’t have it, it is not as a big deal as it is kind of cheap to buy anywhere)
  • Waterproof bags – perfect for money, credit card or electronics and larger items
  • Waterproof pouch for your small electronics – mp3 player or phone
  • Selfie stick, mini tripod
  • Book (if you plan to spend more time on the beach or to read in a hotel)
  • Powerbank

Tip – to protect your camera, you can use a mini freeze bag! It will keep it cool. However, don’t use ice! 🙂


Essentials for other activities

  • Handy backpack with many pockets
  • Charger for your phone (that is the “must item” anywhere)
  • Travel water filter (very handy if you go to the wild nature for hiking adventure)
  • Plaster
  • Umbrella (in tropical destination might rain more often than usual, also useful against sun)
  • Small raincoat
  • Waterproof jacket (always handy for hiking)
  • Waterproof wallet

Extra handy items

  • Repelent
  • Tablets for stomach issues – if you can get food poisoned be ready to have some medical treatment for immediate use (for example activated charcoal always helped me)
  • First aid kit (essential for hiking)

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1 Comment

  1. Milan says:

    It was really helpful to know about those essentials for beach…i am thinking to recommending this to my friends..Thanks for sharing.

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