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1. Posted by Skatty (Budding Member 25 posts) 10y

Are these towels suitable for laying on down at the beach? Maybe i'll take one of these for my room and buy a proper beach towel out in Thailand?

Any suggestions?

Thanks for your time,


2. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 10y

Hello Skatty

Do u have a Sarong? They are big enough, to lie on the beach, and to rub most of the wet off yourself, before going into a cafe, or something. And, as u know, they have all kinds of other uses. eg something to wear, if u have to get from your room to a shared bathroom etc.


3. Posted by Skatty (Budding Member 25 posts) 10y

Hiya Mel:)

Thanks for your reply. Please excuse my ignorance but do guys wear sarongs?


4. Posted by Degolasse (Travel Guru 823 posts) 10y

Yup, a sarong is definetly the answer, and an essential item in your backpack. You don't want to use the same towel for showering as for swimming because they get pretty dirty. Sorry, I forgot to suggest it in my last response on what to pack for Thailand. They are great for laying down on the beach, a bunched up pillow on buses, or for whatever. I never travel without one. Guys and girls alike wear sarongs on the beach, so don't worry about that. Guys don't tend to wear them off the beach though, however it wouldn't be abnormal. There will be an endless amount of sarongs to buy once you arrive so don't waste you money buying one before you go.

5. Posted by jen23 (Full Member 73 posts) 10y

I bought a micro fibre towel (quite expensive) and they're rubbish. the thing i hate about them is, when you are drying yourself off, it doesnt feel like you're dry! stupid i know, but i find i rub extra long, cos i don't feel dry. its like it doesn't absorb any wet! so i ended up buying a normal towel in asia for about $2 dollars just because the other one annoyed me so much. i guess i may have judge too quickly on the poor towel, so i may give it a second chance to improve on my opinion!
just thought i'd put my pennies worth in...don't waste your money on it!!

6. Posted by pfeiffer (Full Member 211 posts) 10y

Quoting Skatty

Please excuse my ignorance but do guys wear sarongs?

Nothing to stop you. Except that I think you have to know how to tie/fold/drape them. I prefer the classic bathrobe, but not when traveling light.

Amazing how much life the "micro-fiber travel towel" thread has.

Kevin Pfeiffer

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 8, 2007, at 2:54 PM by pfeiffer ]