What to Pack: The All-Inclusive Checklist

Posted on: July 29th, 2011 by paul

You booked your last minute vacation and got a great deal. Now you have to do some last minute packing. No problem. We are here to help. Check out our list of must-pack items for your all inclusive vacation.


A must have. Start off heavy with SPF 30 and work your way down to 15 or 8 later in the week.


You packed your sunscreen but the sun is stronger than you thought? It’s ok, you have aloe.

Lip Balm/Chapstick

Keep those lips for kissin’.  Avoid getting dried out with lip balm that has SPF.

Bathing Suit

Board shorts or banana hammocks? String bikini or one-piece? Either one will do, you’re heading down south, get that tan you always wanted!


Protect those eyes. Be aware that those $10 sunglasses you bought at the airport look cool but don’t do much to protect your eyes from the sun’s powerful rays. Spend the extra money and get the glasses with UV-A and UV-B protection.

Nail Clippers

Avoid a painful experience on the beach volleyball court, clip those nails. Be sure to pack them in your checked baggage so avoid getting them taken away at the security check


Got to have the music. Be sure to download some new songs and make a new playlist before getting on the plane.

Dress Clothes

Most resorts have ‘A la Carte’ restaurants. Bring something nice and get out of that bathing suit for a bit.

Pepto Bismol

Be prepared for anything. Each individual reacts differently to the different bacteria found in food in a new environment. Be forewarned, Pepto saves vacations.

Other Important items:

  • Toothpaste/toothbrush
  • Hair products
  • Moisturizing lotion
  • Reading material – Magazines, books, maps, language lessons
  • Sandals, hats, running shoes, workout clothes

Dave Urquhart is the travel blog editor for www.LastMinuteVacations.ca. Canada’s leader for last minute vacations from Fredericton, Halifax, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, and all Canadian departure cities. 


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