Luggage and bags: Bring backpack and big plastic bags to cover your backpack if you don't want it to get wet or dirty.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Swimsuit, Tshirts & shorts, sandals and a shawl. You can buy the shawl in the Merang jetty for RM15. Just wrap the shawl to your body if you are cold. That way you use less T-shirts & Shorts.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Sun block, Mosquito repellent, Alcohol wipes if you get cut by the corals, Seasick pills and panadol
Photo Equipment: Disposal water camera for taking photo of fishes and a digital camera for dry land.
- Budget Travel
- Diving and Snorkeling
Luggage and bags: I'd suggest you bring backpack coz it's easier to carry around for transfer (for me Singapore - Larkin - KT - Merang - Resort), trust me you wouldn't want to carry hand luggages thru all that.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring your swimming/wet suit, for the rest (we rented mask, snorkel, fins and life jacket for RM15/day) you can rent at the dive centre there.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: DCL provides towel, beach towel, hand soap (and shampoo I guess, didn't notice coz we used our own).
Bring your personal medications as there are no clinic at Lang Tengah.
Photo Equipment: Underwater camera
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: I won't suggest bringing shoes here. Bring insect repellant, the mosquitoes are a pain in the @$$, and don't forget sunblock (we got ourself "Sunplay 130 SPF")
Miscellaneous: Bread to feed the fishes, you'd want that, trust me~
You can also steal some from your breakfast menu hehe...
If you need something to keep yourself occupied at night, bring some cards or whatever, coz it's pretty much dead at night.
Bring a camera and bring home memories.
Luggage and bags: Make this a minimal, better to bring a backpack since you're be hopping from one boat to another.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring along a pair of light weight slippers like TEVA and your swimwear of course. Oh yes, your snorkelling gear, scuba suit and fins. If not, you need to pay rental fees for those things.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Hmm, mosquito flies to ward off sand flies..
Photo Equipment: Bring along an underwater casing for your digi camera. You'll need it when you go snorkelling or diving.
A torchlight is always helpful
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: You can wear flip flops in the resort. It's the laid back kinda resort. But when it comes to dinner time, some tend to be a bit more dressy, ie. pants while others casual, ie. shorts. There was once a lady came in a dress with heels for dinner. Wow...everyone just stared at her.
Not to forget a few swimwears and a big hat and sunglass for the beach. Booties might help to prevent the coral cuts.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Mosquito repellent is a must. They do sell it in their stores but it is still not very effective. Still prefer my reliable brand. You might want to bring your lotion for coral cuts. If not, the resort does provide.
Photo Equipment: You might want to consider bringing an underwater camera. It will be a waste if you don't capture the beauty of the sea animals there.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Lots of sun tan lotion and moisturiser for the burnt that you're going to get.
Miscellaneous: You can trek around the island. Flip flops are okay for trekking..isn't it amazing?
You might want to consider a torchlight too. During my last trip, there was a power failure. The entire resort was pitch dark. You can hear people talking but can't see anyone. Lots of them moved towards the beach to get some breeze. For those not having the beachfront villas, a torchlight will be good to help find the way to the beachfront.
Sunblock is essential!
Luggage and bags: Bring haversack is much better due to the transfer. Don't carry the big luggage with rollers type.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Spare towel. They don't provide beach towels. lots of disposable panties. more t-shirt if u are snorkelling with t-shirt on.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Mosquito repellant. Sunblock for UV protection! No toiletries provided so bring everything yourself.
Photo Equipment: Underwater camera - Get two disposables if you're using those. Lots of film.
Wide-angle lens and polarizer.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Drinking canteen as there is no water container in the room and it is inconvenient to walk down to get water every now and then.
Miscellaneous: Potato chips and snacks for in-between meals!
My beach holiday survival kit
Luggage and bags: Use the crummiest ones you can find. After all the transfers you have to do to get to the island, you'll be heartbroken at the wear and tear your Louis Vitton will have had to endure
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Normal beach wear.. but bear in mind that this is a muslim country. Bikinis are fine but sometimes you'll get stares from the male staff. Just no topless bathing.
Also, please bring suitable footwear to wear on the beach and even while swimming.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Band-aids for the coral cuts. Some disinfectant. My husband had a small cut from a live coral and it didn't appear bad at the time but it soon became infected. He went to see a doctor when we managed to get ourselves to Redang Island.
Photo Equipment: Get some disposable underwater cameras for great fun!
Miscellaneous: Snorkels and masks were provided by the hotel as part of the price of the package, but not life jackets or the fins.
- Diving and Snorkeling
Sun Block !!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Dont worry too much about clothing, just a pair of sandles and some beach wear will do. It's a beach resort, remember?
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Dont forget to bring your sun block! The sun in the coast can be really destructive :-)
Miscellaneous: Bring a good book, and enjoy together with the sun, sea and sand, and dont forget the breeze.