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Beach Swimming and Security

Posted by abh1128 on 16/2/2007 at 10:50

I am planning to do as much snorkeling & swimming as I can while in Thailand & am wondering about security precautions when staying in a sweet hut. Do they all have hotel safes? I'm going to have a money belt, camera, passport and need some ideas of how to enjoy the waves, yet not put my valuables at risk. Thanks all,

Anne

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Posted by somtam2000 on 17/2/2007 at 07:11 admin

Hi Anne,

Most places will have some form of "safety box" depending on the place it may be a proper safe, in other cases just a locked drawer. Sometimes there's even a safe in the room, though that is rare in budget places.

There should be no problem leaving passport and money belt with staff in the safe/drawer, but they may baulk at taking your camera -- if only because it is a bit more bulky, so perhaps that is better stored in a beach bag which you leave prominently on your towel -- so you can see it from the water.

In most cases the beaches are no particularly crowded, so it's a fairly simple thing to keep an eye on your bag... unless you're snorkelling of course!

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