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What do you need to bring with you on your holiday in Koh Samui?


What do you need to bring with you on your holiday in Koh Samui?

Every traveler before the trip makes a list of things to take with him on vacation in Koh Samui. Packing suitcases can be very tiring, so in order not to forget anything you should check your list.

Of course, deciding what to take on vacation, everyone is guided by their needs, but there is a common list of things that you will definitely need. In our article we will tell you what you need to take with you on vacation in Koh Samui.


The first and, perhaps, the main point of the list, without which no trip is possible. You will need a passport, tickets (return), vouchers for accommodation in the hotel and insurance. If you are planning to rent transport at the island, you should have the international driver's license, as the local police checks all the drivers. If you are planning to spend more than one month in Samui, you will have to apply for a visa. You can also make paper or electronic copies of all documents which will be useful in case of loss or damage of originals.

It is better to bring a few bank cards with you in case you lose one of them or it gets blocked. Before leaving, we advise you to contact the bank and notify about your trip to Thailand. You can also write down contacts of the manager, who can help you in possible disputable situations.

First Aid Kit

Every traveler takes medications of the first necessity, which may be needed in different situations. For example, during the flight you might need eyes and nasal drops may be needed because the air in the airplane is very dry. During a trip to Koh Samui, it is better to have medicines for food poisoning and allergies, as some local dishes can cause indigestion or an allergic reaction. In case of a cold or complicated acclimatization, antipyretic and analgesic agents may be needed. In any cases there are a lot of pharmacies on the island, where you can buy all the familiar medications and even more affordable Asian analogues. So the first-aid kit should be enough for the first couple of days, until you adapt to a new location. If you have certain health problems, it is necessary to consult with your doctor before the trip and take all the necessary medicines with you.


Is a must have item for a trip to Koh Samui, as the sun at the island is quite strong and actively affects the skin. Therefore, you should choose the sunscreen with the highest level of protection and use it every time when you go out. You should apply sunscreen to open areas of the body immediately upon arrival to the island. It is also worth taking means against burns and against insect bites.

Personal hygiene products

Of course, you will need care products, such as shower gels, shampoos, hair conditioners, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste and others. Those who will have an air flight, do not forget that sharp objects (for example, manicure scissors) and tubes with a volume of more than 100 ml should be kept in hold luggage as they are not allowed in hand luggage. Anyway if you forget something, do not worry, you can easily buy everything you need at local stores or pharmacies. A tip for girls: do not bring a lot of cosmetics, because of the humid hot climate in Koh Samui, it is unlikely you will want to use make up.

Gadgets and entertainments

Make sure you pack chargers for all gadgets. We advise you to prepare for the trip in advance and download your favorite movies and music. You should definitely take a camera with you, as you will want to take photos of the beautiful landscapes of Samui. Experienced travelers recommend to take receipts for all gadgets so that to avoid unnecessary questions when passing the customs control. You can also take books or magazines with you to read during the flight.

Clothes and shoes

The weather at the island is sunny and hot, so you need to bring with you only summer clothes and swimsuits. Do not forget about the hat (cap, panama or scarf) and try to wear it constantly to protect your head from the scorching sun. You will also need light and comfortable shoes for tours and walks around the island. A sweatshirt may be needed to wear in the evenings, a light jacket with long sleeves and trousers will help to hide the body from mosquitoes. If you plan to go to Koh Samui during the rainy season (from May to December), you can bring an umbrella and a raincoat. In any case, do not carry a lot of things, because there is a large selection of cheap summer and beachwear.

Things for the child

If you are traveling with a baby, you should think about his leisure time during a long flight. Toys, books, pencils, paper and other things will help to entertain a young traveler for a while. You also need to take something to eat, for example, cookies, fruit, water or juice.

This is not a complete list of what to take with you to rest in Koh Samui. You may need such attributes as a beach bag, sunglasses, snorkeling masks, a backpack and so on. But do not worry if you forget to take something, because Samui is a fairly popular resort and here you can easily buy everything you need. The main thing is to take with you a good mood!

Harry   (05.04.2020 20:07)
Thanks for the ideas, you helped me a lot. Now I know what I need to take on holiday. I’ll probably take a bigger suitcase.

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