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What to bring to Koh Phangan

Phangan Island Overview | Koh Phangan hotels and travel guide

If you are planning a visit to Koh Phangan, you will probably want to have a better idea of what to bring to Koh Phangan. As you build your packing list of what to bring to Koh Phangan, though, keep in mind that your ideas of what to bring to Koh Phangan is closely tied to what you plan to do while you are there.

For instance, if you plan on hiking (many nature enthusiasts go to the region for the great hiking trails), you will want your what to bring to Koh Phangan list to include good boots, flashlights and other outdoor equipment. However, as there are many activities on the island, your what to bring to Koh Phangan list can be very long no matter what you plan on doing while you are there. Here are a few of the items you should certainly include on your what to bring to Koh Phangan list:

  • Cash and a debit or credit card. If you're wondering what to bring to Koh Phangan, always carry cash and a debit card on you or at least have them in the security box of your hotel room. Euros are always welcome on the island, although the Thai Baht is used much more frequently. While you can usually find money exchangers on every street, cash or a debit card will be a necessary part of your what to bring to Koh Phangan list. A debit card, particularly, is a great addition to your what to bring to Koh Phangan list because you can use it to get the local currency out of the ATM's that are in nearly any retail store on the island.
  • Identification. Always carry your identification on your person, no matter what, when you are in Koh Phangan. Make sure it is at the top of your what to bring to Koh Phangan list. Why? If there is any trouble on the island, you will be held accountable to Thailand laws and regulations and without a proper I.D. on your list of what to bring to Koh Phangan, you could face some serious problems such as jail time.
  • A bathing suit. If you are going to Koh Phangan, then you want to bring a bathing suit. The pearly white beaches and green seas are world renowned and a trip to the beach is a must if you are visiting for the first time or the 100th time. Deleting a bathing suit from your what to bring to Koh Phangan list would be a serious mistake.

If you're headed to the island soon, look carefully at your list of activities before you make your what to bring to Koh Phangan list, then start packing! Be sure to let your travel partners know what to bring to Koh Phangan as well.


Last Updated: 10 Sep 2009