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What to Pack when Travelling to Koh Samui - For the First-Timers’

If it is your first trip to Koh Samui, then you might have a few questions about what to pack and take for your vacation there.

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About

Located in Thailand, this southern beach destination is the third biggest island in the country. There are many other popular islands close to this and it has its own airport which makes travelling here easier. The weather in this part of Thailand is usually dry hot with a few monsoon spots of rain from the month of September to November. The best time to travel to this island is from December to February because it will be dry but not as hot as April. Regardless of what season you are choosing to travel to Thailand, it is better you book your accommodation way ahead of your trip. Koh Samui hotels the likes of Anantara Bophut Koh Samui Resort and other such places might have some great deals and offers during the off-season time if you are looking to lower the cost of your Thailand holiday.

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Sun screen

Any sunny beach destination or vacation of such sorts requires apt sun protection. Sun screen is a must-have when you are planning on chilling at the beach a few hours a day. Getting tanned is one of the first things the westerners want to have when they travel to this part of the world but doing so without proper sun protection can be quite a painful experience. Depending on the time of the day, the sunlight here can be scorching or mildly sunny, therefore, it is better if you are ready for all kinds of light. If you forget to pack sunscreen lotion you can always purchase one at a local store or pharmacy in Thailand.

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Sunglasses and a large hat

Sunglasses are definitely and must if you are planning on sitting out and staring at the waves and golden sands all day. A large hat will provide extra protection for your eyes and also will keep your head cool during the midday. Sometimes, during the afternoon, the sunshine is so strong that you can't even see without squinting your eyes. Again, if you forget to pack these items you can buy them anywhere in Thailand.

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Sandals

If your holiday to Koh Samui is all about chilling on the beach and taking in what is around the area it is better to leave your sophisticated footwear and high heels back at home. A pair of flip flops or a sturdy pair of sandals are more than enough for you to roam around in. For the weather in Thailand, open-toed sandals are the most comforting. Since most local attractions in Thailand require that you enter barefoot, wearing sandals also means it will be easier for you to remove them before you enter such places during the day.

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Mosquito repellent

Any tropical island or country comes with its own share of bugs and mosquitoes. Nobody wants to spend their holiday abroad being sick thus, it is better you carry your own mosquito repellent or purchase one locally.

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