Packing for a Tropical Caribbean Trip

Going on a tropical holiday is a dream for a lot of people, and if you’re lucky enough to do it, you simply have to go to the Caribbean. The culture, the water, and the beaches will all make you fall in love with the place, and you’ll want to keep coming back all the time. Still, the first time you go, you might feel a bit lost in what to pack. Should you even bring anything but your swimsuit? How many swimsuits do you need? Don’t worry – here to help you pack up your stuff and have the time of your life are the following tips:

Travel things

First things first, you need to make sure you’re going to be able to get to the country and enter with no problems. You want to check whether you need a special visa to enter or if your regular passport will do. If your passport is all you need, make sure it’s valid for three months after your planned return date. This is something that a lot of custom officials look for, and you don’t want any issues. Next, you want to have print-outs of your boarding passes and any additional transport you’ve booked in advance. You also want to have the exact address of the place that you’re staying at and downloaded maps so you can find it even without the internet.


The most important piece and the thing you’ll be spending all of your time in is, of course, your swimsuit. Or better put that in plural because even though your swimsuit will dry pretty quickly after you wash it, you still want to have a backup or two… or five. Make sure you have several swimsuits that all make you feel great. A classic high waisted bikini is a great option because it looks good on virtually anyone and will give you plenty of tan. You can, of course, play around with different designs and shapes, like the cut-out swimsuits that are so on trend this season. No matter what you choose, make sure it fits and makes you feel good and confident because the last thing you want is to feel self-conscious and negative about your body while you’re on this amazing vacation.


You won’t need that much clothing with you and you can pretty much get away with wearing maxi dresses all day long for a breezy, flowy look. If you expect to be a bit more active, go with some shorts and tank tops. Make sure you have comfortable footwear that can transition from the road to the beach and that won’t give you any blisters. This is the time to live your Caribbean dream, so go wild with the accessories – hats, bags, and jewelry is all game, as long as it can fit into your luggage. If you have sensitive skin, you’ll want to have pieces that are light, material-wise, but that cover you up, too.

Beach Essentials

There are some things that you simply cannot go without. A beach towel is the first one because your hotel will not let you take the room towel out into the sand. If you want to be on-trend, circular towels are all the rage. Secondly, you’ll need your swimsuit cover-up for when it gets chilly and sunscreen for when you first get there. A big summer hat to protect your hair from heatstroke and of course a big reusable water bottle.

With all of this in your suitcase, leave a little bit of space because you will definitely find some beautiful items to bring back as functional souvenirs from your trip.