Just wondering how bad pickpockets are n Patong to know how careful to be, and also wondering how safe if stuff on the beach?
So if two of you are together and you both decide to go into the water, here in Australia we tend to leave a towel, mobile phone, sunglasses and some cash and a credit card together on the sand - and its pretty safe. We can see it from the water and its never been a problem for me. Is it the same in Phuket?
I'm guessing its the same as everywhere, and to just minimise the risk by carrying only what we need to with us.