There are some things that we travellers simply cannot go on holiday without. And aside from moisturiser, medications and a camera, the sarong has got to be up there on the must-pack list.
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There are some incredibly creative ways to use your sarong while on holiday, and not all of them include the beach. Here are 21 helpful uses for a sarong while travelling.
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- Of course, you can wrap it around your waist while you’re at the beach… that’s a given!
- Or, it can double as a skirt. It’s the perfect outfit to go from the pool to the pub.
- Use it as a picnic blanket for those impromptu holiday meals.
- Lie your sarong on the bed if you need an emergency sheet.
- Find yourself with an injured arm? Not a problem, make a sling with your sarong until you can get to a doctor.
- If you ever need a rope, then a twisted sarong will do the trick.
- Use the sarong as an eye mask to keep the light out at night if you’re having trouble sleeping.
- Forgot your towel? Not to worry, a sarong is the perfect emergency towel.
- If you need a little bit of privacy along the way, hang up your sarong as a makeshift curtain.
- A sarong can always be used as the perfect beach towel if you don’t have space for your own.
- They can also be used as a headscarf if you’re visiting temples, mosques or other places of worship during your travels.
- A sarong is the perfect shawl when the mercury drops, too.
- Use it as a fashion statement and wear it as a scarf.
- Wrap it up around your neck and wear it as a halter dress out on the town.
- Feeling a bit chilly while you’re out and about? Use your sarong as a blanket.
- If you find yourself in a bathroom or toilet without any doors, then the sarong is perfect for some privacy.
- Use it as a pillow on a bus, train or plane.
- Wear it as a head scarf for extra fashion points.
- Worried about the cleanliness of your hotel pillow? Just wrap it up in a sarong.
- Tie your sarong properly and you can use it as a shoulder bag.
- Bundle your laundry up in your sarong and use it as a laundry bag.
Are there any other uncommon ways to use a sarong while travelling that you can think of? Let us know in the comments section below.