How to Prepare for a Beach Day in Phuket

May 28, 2019
Kalima Resort

Phuket is famous for the sun and sea. Going to the beach may sound like a lot of fun, but it can turn out to be quite the opposite if you are not prepared. There are many things that you should be aware of before heading to the sandy seashore. Unpleasant situations have a way of occurring when you aren’t ready.


Here are three things you have to remember to do in order to prepare for a relaxing beach day in Phuket:


Check the weather beforehand


Although the climate on the island is largely sunny and warm, it doesn’t mean that it is still safe to go in the water. The sun might be out, but the wind conditions may make it too dangerous for a beach day. You need to check the weather to make sure that it is safe. Another thing that can occur is thunderstorms and heavy rains.


The weather in Phuket can be confusing and unpredictable. You might get scorching heat in the morning and lashing rain in the afternoon. If you plan ahead, there will be a much lower chance of you going to the beach on a day where bad weather will occur.


Nevertheless, the forecast might not be accurate all the time. If you are already out in the open on the beach, it is crucial to know how to deal with the situation quickly. When the storm hits, get out of the water immediately.


If you have kids, make sure that you get them out as well. Being in the sea while there is a thunderstorm is extremely dangerous. You can be easily swept into deeper water within seconds. Take shelter by going inside your car or the closest building. When the storm goes away, you can come out again.


Bring all your necessities


You cannot go on the beach without bringing sunscreen and towels. The last thing that you would want is to be sunburnt all over your body. The sun in Phuket is no joke. You should never underestimate it. Blankets will not only make your suntanning session more relaxing, but they can be used for many other purposes.


You can use it to sit on while you have a picnic. If seawater or sand gets into your kid’s eyes, you can also use it to wipe them up after rinsing them with clean water. Speaking of water – bring lots of water. Being exposed to the sun for a long time can make you thirsty. If there are no water bottles at your hotel, don’t worry. You can get drinks from the vendors along the street.


Find a shady spot to claim


We know that going on a beach means staying in the sun. However, it is also a good idea to find a shady spot in which to relax. As we mentioned, Phuket’s heat is not the same as how you get it in a western country. The heat combines with humidity which makes you easily exhausted. It is smart to keep yourself cool by staying under the tree or some shade.


This also decreases the risk of getting heat stroke and heat exhaustion. If there are no trees nearby, you can rent a beach umbrella from the vendors on the beach. Do not think that this is a waste of money. Spending a little bit can prevent you from coming down with a heat-related sickness.


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