28 Aug What to Pack for an All-Inclusive Vacation
Our clients book all-inclusive vacations in order to play, relax, eat and drink to their heart’s desire while being surrounding by a wealth of included amenities and activities. Packing for such a vacation can be perplexing, however, since resorts often assert that they have everything you need for the perfect vacation. While that may be true, you should consider the following before packing for you amazing vacation.
Ask your travel agent about your resort. We have personally stayed at many of the resorts we sell, so we know exactly what activities, amenities and services are free. We also know if a specific resort allows you to bring outside food or beverages, such as a special bottle of wine you’ve been saving for your anniversary.
Bring smaller items or specific brands. All-inclusive resorts will supply the basics when it comes to toiletries, so you should bring the smaller accessories or specific brands that you just can’t live without, such as your toothbrush, make-up, grooming supplies, medications and so on. Also, you’re most likely going to be outside a lot, so it’s paramount that you pack sunscreen.
Leave all beach and entertainment items at home. All-inclusive resorts specialize in fun, so all your beach and entertainment needs will be taken care of. Leave your bulky beach towels, snorkeling gear, family games and movies at home.
Don’t forget a wide range of clothes. Most resorts are located on gorgeous beaches, so packing your favorite bathing suits and other warm-weather attire is a no-brainer. However don’t forget to also bring athletic gear for the gym, tennis courts or golf course, as well as light evening wear for on-site clubs and romantic dinners.
Pro tip: bring a travel mug. You will be drinking a lot–from coffee and mimosas in the morning, to margaritas and iced tea on the beach. Insulated travel mugs keep your hot drinks hot and your cold drinks cold as you wander about and enjoy all the resort has to offer.