Travel Checklist For A Relaxed All Inclusive Vacation

Even the best all inclusive resorts do not have everything you need. To maximize your vacation fun, be sure you make a checklist when you pack your luggage. Personal items and hard to find products are always high on the vacation essentials list that must travel with you when you go. Packing what you need not only ensures you are ready for waterfront fun, it’s also a great way to save money when you arrive at the beach.


Sundry stores at the all inclusive resorts carry a minimal supply of necessary items and offer few product choices for the fussy traveler. To get a good head start with your fabulous all inclusive vacations, try a few of these packing tips for smooth sailing at the beach.

1. Sun Block

Persons with sensitive skin must bring their own high UV sun block or risk getting a serious burn that will confine you to the shade.

2. Cold and Flu Remedies

You may be fit as a fiddle upon departure, however, there’s no guarantee that you will not come into contact with a germ carrier. To be on the safe side, pack a small box of cold and flu tablets in case of an emergency.

3. Medications

You don’t want to be stranded without your meds and many foreign countries do not have access to the same pharmaceuticals that you buy at home. Be sure that your medicines, whether prescription or over-the-counter meds, are kept on your person or in your carry-on luggage. Although lost checked baggage does not happen often, take no chances when it comes to your necessary medications.

4. Flip-Flops

A low-cost pair of flip-flops have more utility than you may think. Ideal for the beach and getting around town, they will also serve you well for the hotel and gym showers. Athlete’s foot is transferred by making contact with the fungus, so don’t hesitate to wear your flip-flops in the showers.

5. Athlete’s Foot Remedies

There’s nothing worse than enjoying diamond-star luxury at the best all inclusive resorts and having to scratch an itching foot every five minutes. Athlete’s foot is one of the most picked-up irritations when you travel abroad, so be sure to pack a small container of the easy to use powdered formula.

6. Underwater Camera

If your long-awaited all inclusive vacations include the Caribbean and other diving hot spots, be sure to pack an underwater camera or look for one with a label that says it’s waterproof.

7. Credit Cards

Many of the all inclusive resorts that are located abroad will accept your credit cards for cash back at the ATM. However, when leaving your home country, those credit cards must have been used at least one time for a purchase or cash pull from the machines. The banks use this policy to cut down on credit card theft, so remember to swipe a new credit card before your departure or it may not work overseas.

8. Economize Your Sundries

The airlines have implemented a restriction of the total volume of liquid products you may carry on the plane. To ensure you have everything you need, you may wish to buy the tiny travel size products or transfer your full-size products into smaller containers. The current regulations require that your liquids must fit into a one-quart clear plastic bag.

9. Antacids

Dining at the best all inclusive resorts means sampling a lot of new flavors, textures and spices. Even if you are not prone to heartburn, it helps to carry a small container of antacids. A sour stomach can ruin your day and keep you up at night, so it’s Rolaids to the rescue while you’re away.

10. Sunglasses

When it’s time for your departure to the world’s finest all inclusive resorts, be aware that buying sunglasses abroad can cost you a fortune. Pack two or three extra pairs to play it safe and don’t forget to grab your usual pair of sunglasses if you are heading for the airport at night.

Craig is a world class traveler and blogger. He enjoys writing about travel tips and advice. To learn more about all inclusive vacations visit

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