July 30, 2021
Packing is a challenge. Do you go minimalist and risk needing something you didn't bring? Do you pack everything and lug around an extra suitcase, just in case? How do you manage to bring what you really need without bringing things you don't? Here are the things you'll need for an all-inclusive vacation.
The most stressful part of an all-inclusive vacation is getting there. You'll need all your important documents and things to make your trip more comfortable.
Passport, driver's license, plane tickets, insurance information, and the booking information for the resort are essential.
Bring a reusable water bottle, a travel pillow, headphones, a power bank, and a power adapter if you are traveling outside of North America.
Resorts include toiletries, but you'll still want a few of your own. If you only use a specific brand of a particular toiletry like soap or shampoo, you'll want to bring it along. Otherwise, there's no need to bring these.
You will want to bring any specialty hair care products. If you swear by hair serum or mouse, be sure to pack it. You'll also want to bring your own feminine hygiene and contraceptive products.
Bring your own deodorant, insect repellant, and aloe vera. If you plan to shave, bring a razor. Makeup, makeup remover, hair ties, and bobby pins are all musts for ladies. Lastly, bring a hairbrush and toothbrush.
Of course, you'll want to pack appropriate clothing for the climate and activities you have planned. If you are going to a warm location, you'll want to bring at least two cover-ups and bathing suits. This allows you to change into dry clothes when needed. Many resorts require clothing in restaurants, and a cover-up offers convenience and comfort.
You'll want to bring at least one formal outfit and several casual outfits. Footwear is often overlooked but essential. Bring flip-flops, comfortable casual or walking shoes, and a pair of dress shoes for date nights.
If you are heading to the ocean, you'll need reef-safe sunscreen. Our coral reefs are dying, and the chemicals in traditional sunscreen are one of the culprits. You can pick it up at your destination, but it will be more expensive than purchasing it before you leave.
It's always a good idea to bring a day bag. Even if it stays in your room 95% of the time, it makes it much easier to find items you use frequently. When you go out, all your must-have items for the day are already in the bag, saving time and hassle.
If your vacation involves water, and what self-respecting vacation doesn't, you'll need a waterproof phone pouch. Nothing ruins a vacation faster than water damage to your phone.
The ugo™ Phone 2.0 is a waterproof phone pouch that can hold a lot of your other essentials as well. Put your hotel key, id, cash, credit cards, and anything else you need to keep safe and dry in your ugo pouch, along with your phone.
The phone pouch is completely waterproof in up to 20 feet of water. The air-tight technology and floatation foam allow the ugo™ Phone 2.0 dry bag to float so that you can retrieve it easily from the water.
Best of all, you can use your phone in the pouch. You won't have to worry when you're taking those perfect beach photos and posting them on Instagram.
Sure, your all-inclusive vacation includes plenty of towels. However, a microfiber towel is still essential if you are traveling to a hot location. They are lightweight and take up little space, so it will easily fit inside your day pack or ugo pouch.
Use it to dry when you get out of the water or keep your face free of sweat. You can even use it to dry your hair, so you look polished all day long. They are also sand resistant, making them the perfect beach towel.