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Packing For Your Caribbean Vacation: The Ultimate Packing List


If you’re heading out to the Caribbean this year, make sure you pack accordingly. Whether you’re staying in a luxe island hotel or a budget resort, don’t forget those essential items.

1. Documentation
This is stating the obvious, though you’d be surprised just how many people forget their passports each year. Go through a quick checklist before you leave the house. Make sure your passport and tickets are easily accessible.

2. Carry On
Pack your carry on carefully to ensure it contains everything you’ll need for the next 24 hours. There’s always the possibility of luggage delays, so better safe than sorry. Make sure your case contains toiletries, medication, a change of clothing and anything else you might need.

The frequent flyer will know to protect their luggage with a TSA luggage lock or similar. TSA agents will be able to check your luggage without having to cut your locks. Locks also prevent tampering at the airport and in waiting rooms.

3. Clothing
It’s always warm in the Caribbean, so pack for a summer, beach vacation. Whether you’re staying at one of the St. Vincent island hotels or a budget hotel in Jamaica, you’ll need lots of lightweight clothing. Avoid anything too revealing. Opt for shorts, t-shirts, loose flowing dresses, and skirt to allow the air to circulate. Tight or clingy clothing will make you feel warmer and sweat more. And pack plenty of swimwear and wraps. Make sure you have a few outfits for the evening. It’s a good idea to take a couple of formal pieces as some of the restaurants have dress codes.


If you intend to spend the majority of time on the beach, sandals and flip-flops will be fine. However, make sure you have shoes for the ocean and formal shoes for the evening. If you intend to walk around, you’ll be glad you made an effort to pack some comfortable sneakers or walking shoes.

An umbrella will also be useful as you should expect some rain. If you’re traveling in the winter months, take a light jacket or cardigan for the evenings.

One word of caution; camouflage clothing is prohibited in the Caribbean. So make sure you leave that at home.

4. Sunblock
One thing you can be sure of during your holiday is the sun. So make sure you pack plenty of suncream. If you’re taking part in one of the many activities, you’ll need to keep topping up. So you’re going to need quite a lot. After-sun is also useful in case you burn during the day. And don’t forget sunglasses with SPF protection. A wide-brimmed hat is also useful to keep the sun off your face.


5. Sports Gear
This will depend on what you’re planning to do. The Caribbean is a playground for outdoor pursuits. Activities include hiking, sailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, etc. In most cases, equipment will be provided, but you may prefer your own snorkel gear. Hiking boots will also be useful if you intend hiking through mountains and volcanoes.

6. Chargers
As a minimum, most people tend to travel with their cell phone and camera. Make sure you have adequate chargers for all your tech, along with a travel plug. So you won’t have to scrabble around trying to borrow or buy them at the resort.


Your resort will also be able to advise exactly what is provided. This will help you to pack accordingly. As a rule of thumb, pack for a summer beach holiday. Take plenty of sunscreen and after sun cream. However, include a light umbrella in your suitcase for the odd shower. Add a cardigan or light jacket for the evenings when temperatures are a little cooler.

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