10 Must Have Items On A Caribbean Vacation

Is this your first time vacationing in the Caribbean? Are you a seasoned veteran when it comes to Caribbean vacations? Whatever the case, packing for a trip to the Caribbean is always tough. Well, here are the top 10 things you must bring with you on your journey.

1. Sunscreen

You need to pack a lot of sunscreen whether in tubes, sticks or sprays. Make sure they all have an SPF of more than 30 to guarantee the best protection against the sun’s rays. Bringing your own sunscreen is cheaper and more affordable than actually buying it once you have reached your destination. Don’t forget to bring along a lip balm with the same SPF level.

2. Bathing Suits

Bring different types of bathing suits for different occasions. For instance, you should bring one for sunbathing, scuba diving, playing beach sports or anything else you are looking to participate in once you get to your destination. You might have to spend most of your time in swimming wear so you should bring as many bathing suits as possible.

3. Snorkels And Masks

If you are looking to scuba dive or snorkel while you are on the vacation, you should bring your own equipment. Rental equipment might not fit well and are often more expensive.

4. Underwater Camera

You don’t want to spend all that time underwater and not keep a memento of your adventures. Bring an underwater camera that will allow you to document the whole experience.

5. Sun Hats

Since you will be spending most of your time in swimwear at the beach, you need to bring sunhats. Also, when walking around, it’s good to keep your head protected from the sun’s rays. If possible, get the best sun hats with wide brims to protect your face.

6. Day Bag

If you are planning on visiting other places during the day, you should bring a day bag. Here you can pack all the essentials you need for the day without lugging around a huge travel bag. For instance, you can store your souvenirs, water bottle, sunscreen and anything else in the day bag.

7. Plastic Bags (Re-sealable)

If you need to bring along your pills, currency, hair accessories or any small items along your trip, you need re-sealable plastic bags. Bring different sizes to carry various items including your phones or documents especially when you’re in a wet environment.

8. Beach Toys

If you are bringing your kids along with you for the trip, don’t forget to carry beach toys. Look for inflatable beach toys that can be packed flat and let your children have fun the entire vacation.

9. Clothes For Both Warm And Cold Weather

Yes, it’s expected that the Caribbean weather is hot and sunny. However, sometimes the weather can be quite cold and stormy. You don’t want to freeze completely without any warm clothes during those rainy nights.

10. Comfortable Shoes

Whether you are spending your vacation at the beach or walking around in the Caribbean, you need comfortable shoes. Therefore, bring as many pairs of comfortable shoes as possible for the best results.

With these ten must-have items for a Caribbean trip, you can enjoy your vacation!

Jonathan Leger is a freelance writer and small business owner. He runs a popular question and answer website with a section dedicated to travel at AnswerThis.co.

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