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How to Make The Best Checklist For Your Vacation in The Caribbean

Learn how to write the best checklist for your vacation in the Caribbean and see what you need to include so that you can rest easy during your time away.

When you go on vacation to an exotic destination, there are a lot of things to prepare and remember to take with you. Whilst it may be too much for any one person to memorize, it is made easy by the use of a well put together checklist. 

This is your vacation guide to creating the best checklist for your vacation so that you can ensure that you pack everything you need and do everything you have to do before flying off to the Caribbean

Get everything done and then fly off to the Caribbean

Before you make your checklist

First, do some research. If you are traveling to an All Inclusive resort, remember that they include many of the items that you might usually take with you and you can often check which items are available by reviewing the suite descriptions. Whether it is toiletries, towels, umbrellas, or something else, most luxury resorts include the majority of accessories and amenities for your convenience so that you do not need to bring much with you and you can pack light. 

Categorize your packing items.

Once you have discounted all the items that the resort already provides you are going to start making your list of items that you need. However, this list can get very messy and overwhelming if it is not organized properly. 

Break down the items to pack into specific categories so you can work through them easier. Here are a few that we would suggest. 

Carry on items

These are all your important documents and everything that you need easy access to throughout your travels and flight. 

When you are packing it is usually a good idea to start with the carry on bag and as you go through the other categories you will likely find other items that need to be added to this section. 

This category might include:

  • Cash
  • Credit cards
  • Insurance cards
  • Passport, Visa, and other identification
  • Flight tickets and information
  • House keys
  • Glasses or sunglasses
  • Facemasks (if needed)
  • Hand sanitizer or disinfectant wipes
  • Snacks
  • Directions to the resort
  • Emergency contacts
  • Camera
  • Valuable or delicate items
  • Approved in-flight medications
  • Empty water bottle
  • Change of clothes
  • Earplugs
  • Eyemask
  • Travel pillow and blanket
  • Headphones
  • Book to read
  • Your cellphone
  • Phone charger and adapter
  • Other electronic devices

Clothes and accessories

Now we come to the bulk of your packing list. Try not to plan out too many outfits but instead pick sets of clothes that work interchangeably with each other and remember that your resort will have laundry facilities.

This category might include:

  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Pijamas
  • Swimsuit
  • Formal shirts
  • Casual shirts
  • T shirts
  • Pants
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Casual shoes
  • Dress shoes
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Belt
  • Tie
  • Hats
  • Nonexpensive Jewelry 
  • Other clothing accessories

Hygiene and beauty products

This checklist section could include both cleanliness and grooming products as well as the different kinds of care and medication that you might need. Though we include all of these items in the list remember that your resort likely has most of what you need and you should only still bring them if you require a specialized brand or type.

Check what toiletries your suite category offers

This category might include:

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Dental floss
  • Soap or facewash
  • Deodorant
  • Perfume or aftershave
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Hairbrush or comb
  • Hair styling products
  • Skin Lotion or moisturizer
  • Sunscreen
  • Contact lenses and solution
  • Shaving accessories
  • Makeup kit
  • Prescriptions
  • Medical products
  • Hygiene products
  • Nail kit
  • First aid kit
  • Bug repellent
  • Vitamins

Other Items

Even with the aforementioned categories, you may find that there are items you want to bring that do not fit into any of these sections. Whilst there should only be a few of these uncategorized additions, it is always a good idea to have some space for these other items.  

Make a list for your home

Now you have a packing list which is great but what about your home? There are still a lot of things to remember to do before you put your bags in the car and drive off to the airport. Not to worry, we have that taken care of too. Here are some things that you might want to consider before leaving your house. 

Make a vacation to do list
  • Arrange for someone to care for your house, pets, plants, etc
  • Leave a spare house key with a trusted friend or family member along with your flight and resort information.
  • Organize any absences from school or work.
  • Ask the post office to hold your mail
  • Stop the newspaper delivery service
  • Pay all upcoming bills
  • Remove any foodstuffs that will expire
  • Unplug all your household appliances
  • Turn off all heating and air conditioning
  • Close any connected taps for the washing machine etc
  • Shut and lock all doors and windows
  • Lock or hide all valuables
  • Set up any automated security or lighting systems
  • Check in to your flight online
  • Charge your phone

Enjoy your vacation in the Caribbean!

Thanks to your use of an organized checklist you can head off to your tropical resort without worrying if you forgot something. With each box ticked, you can rest assured that you have taken care of everything that you need.

Relaxing on the beach in Finest Playa Mujeres

Now all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the luxury comforts of your All Inclusive getaway.

Have a great time!

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