Photo Equipment: I still don't like to bring Digital SLR Camera in my travels as these cameras as to bulky and cumbersome to operate and you must change the lens often and since I'm not a professional Photographer, prefer to bring a pocket ultrazoom camera that you can combine taking pictures and videos at the same time like an Olympus SZ MR-31 and a water proof camera like the olympus 810 tough for the beach and water sport pictures. Bringing point and shoot camera is still the best option for the traveller and having a pocket ultra zoom camera is the best! also bring extra camera batteries and charger as you don't want your camera to lose power while taking photos and videos as these memories are priceless only of you have records of them, so keep on shooting pictures and videos with plenty of memory space and extra battery power.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: This is a must if you are Going to a Phi Phi Island Day tour more so if you plan to be in the center of the many beach activities that are available in the beaches in around the Phi Phi and Khai Islands and will go on daylong beach bumming or swimming. if you have a fair complexion and is afraid of getting sun burned or having an accidental tan when walking around the hot Phi Phi and Khai area, then it is best to bring sun block lotion or spray with you that is small and portable so that you can splash it easily to your face, neck, shoulers and hand! you can do this every 2 hour interval to lessen the chance to get a sun burn or a tan. if you are in phuket for more than 4 days and daoing beach activities besides the Phi Phi island Tours, then bring a larger container of sunblock! as you would use it more often! ir just buy at the convenience store around Phuket.
Luggage and bags:
Light and something you can lock while you are away from your room, just in case.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Light clothing, sandles and hat if needed. I never had any rain while I was here, but that depends more on the season than anything.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Medical kit is a good idea (see cliff jumping) and maybe extra water, as the water level is low and sometimes shut off at times during the day.
Photo Equipment: Digital or video camera is a must around these islands, the scenery is awesome.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Sun screen of course, and sunglasses wouldn't be a bad idea.
Miscellaneous: Your own set of snorkeling equipment, if not you will have to suffer with used. My used mask had a leak in it and it make diving down tough, salt water doesn't inhale very well.
Luggage and bags:
Waterproof dive crates or pelican cases, or even a tough plastic samsonite case to protect your gear from being squashed in the airport, if none then a dive knapsack or duffel or trolley bag are okay as well.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: At least 2 swimsuits, rashguard, wetsuit, booties, hood if you get cold easily, windbreaker, cap, shades, slippers although you'll be barefeet onboard, shirts and shorts, sarong
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Complete toiletry kit..shampoo, soap, toothbrush, lotion, deos etc. Sunblock! Ear drops. Basic first aid and regular medication you take as you are on board a boat so no pharmacy around. Although the boat does have its medicine box, its pretty limited. Antibiotics for emergency, decongestants, paracetamol, tummy tablets, seasick tablets. Vitamins. Feminine Hygiene products just in case. Compact hairdryer is also nice to have.
Photo Equipment: UW camera equipment, strobes, battery chargers, lots and lots of compactt flash cards or memory sticks or your laptop to download the photos.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: You own dive equipment if you have it. From Mask, Regulator, BC, fins, snorkel, wetsuit booties, boat provides weightbelt. But if you dont have your own dive gear, most boats rent out dive equipment as well. Mask defogger, flashlight.
Miscellaneous: Fruits, snacks, chips and sweets (chocolate!) to tie you down in between meals. Can bring your own coffee or tea if you're picky about this. Wine maybe
Luggage and bags:
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Sandals, shorts, t-shirts, something to protect your hed, swimsuit, if possible bring your own snorkelingequipment - then you are sure that it fits.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Toothbrush, mosquito repellant, sunoil.
Photo Equipment: Of course!
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Just a towel will do
Miscellaneous: You can buy most things here but it is quite expensive compared with the price at the main land
Luggage and bags:
Conventional luggage is hard to pull around this stoney, hilly island, or at least it was when i worked there (probably has concreted paths everywhere now - they like to build over 1000 year old palm trees like there's tomorrow).....anyway, the point i was making was, unless you are staying at a good hotel that collects your luggage from the pier, then pack a rucksack because cases on wheels can be a real nightmare here - seriously!
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Thongs, sandals, flip flops - whatever you want to call them, thats what everone here wears - the reason being that your feet would sweat in anything more than that.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Womens toiletries can be quite expensive on the island, so girls (especially backpackers with little money) buy your deoderant & tampons before you arrive. You're travelling to an island where the fact that your stuck on it is exploited financially - forget Phuket prices, here everything is more.
Photo Equipment: Fantastic opportunity to take amazing pictures - i myself an amateur photographer did not have access to a good camera and regret it, but if you decide to take anything expensive you should keep it in a good safe. Thai people are lovely but most are poor by comparison and will take an opportunity if it is put infront of them.
If you have a mosquito net... bring it. Even if you do, bring the repellant.
Sunglasses and sandles!
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: The usual: 30+ SPF sunscreen and first aid
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Camping is technically illegal, but many people pass out in the bushes, so I guess they don't enforce it too much!
Miscellaneous: Snorkelling gear, if you have it. Rentals are available on the island.
Luggage and bags:
You really dont need much, on the island you spend most of your time on the beach or pool anyway and at nights let me remind you it aint London... besides so much to buy there and its so cheap... so save your sef thepacking and carying.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Take your slippers and some comfortable Sandals for hiking. you can use it at night while going out anyway..
Miscellaneous: Mosquitos may be a bother for you so buy those good liquids against it, you can find some good stuff in Pharmacys in Thailand before you arrive the Island.
everything will be provided if u go for snorkelling trip
Miscellaneous: got one 7-eleven in phi phi. i was surprised to see a small gym centre there.