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If you’re headed to a resort, then you have the luxury of packing light. But it can still be tough to know exactly what to bring with you and what to leave at home. So here are some tips for packing wisely from our very own Jen Morse, an expert at travelling light. 

Don’t Pack Too Much

Packing light is crucial. You don’t want to be weighed down by your luggage, and you certainly don’t want to waste time at the airport trying to reduce the contents of your bag. Pack only what’s necessary in terms of clothes and toiletries. You can buy these things at most resorts if they don’t offer them already.

 

Your Destination Might Not Have Your Favorite Products

You might prefer your favorite shampoo and conditioner for your Caribbean vacation, along with some toothpaste and deodorant. Also, pack any brand of item you can’t live without. For example, if you need those Nature Valley granola bars even with the full daily buffet of new and exciting food? Pack some just in case because while you can probably find granola bars on the ground, you might not find that favourite brand. But if you are not fussy, most of these things can be easily purchased at your destination. Also, remember duty-free is a great place to buy your most-loved products or try something new and luxurious. 

Check The Weather

Your packing list will change depending on where you’re going and when, so it’s important to know what weather you can expect.

 

If this is a multi-destination trip with layovers and connecting flights, check each destination’s weather. If one place has extreme heat while another has subzero temps (or vice versa), pack accordingly when packing clothes for all three locations. You don’t want to get stuck wearing jeans when everyone else has shorts on.

 

Pack In Layers

Pack in layers. A warm hat and scarf, a lightweight raincoat and a sweater or fleece jacket will help you stay warm during the cooler days of your trip. Don’t forget to pack a swimsuit for the hot days at the pool if you are jetting off to a sunny destination. A pair of flip-flops or sandals will keep your feet comfortable all day long, whether it’s time for some shopping or just relaxing by the beach.

Roll Your Clothes 

Rolling your clothes instead of folding them saves space and keeps them from getting crushed in transit. You can use a small shoe or similar object to keep the rolled-up clothes from unraveling during the trip.

Leave Extra Space In Your Luggage

The best way to avoid paying extra fees at the airport when you head home is to leave extra space in your luggage. Leave room for shopping and souvenirs, especially if you love a good shopping spree. Even if you plan to stay in your all-inclusive resort for most of the vacation, you could be tempted by the gift shop or local beach sellers. 

We hope you found these tips helpful. We know that packing can be a challenge, but we also know that it’s worth the effort. The more prepared you are for your trip, the better off you’ll be when exploring new places and seeing all there is to see at an all-inclusive resort.

 

We hope that you’ve found these tips helpful. In a world of thousands of all-inclusive resorts, we know how difficult it can be to decide where to spend your vacation dollars.  If you’d like more information on any of these resorts, or others, please contact us and we will be happy to help you book your next trip!