Packing Essentials for a Vacation to the Virgin Islands

Don’t let packing for a tropical vacation on the blissful Virgin Islands become stressful. They are a laid-back vacation destination where white sand beaches, crystal clear turquoise waters, casual bars and upscale restaurants reign supreme. Whether you are staying at villa or condo rental such as Cimmaron St. John or a hotel along the ocean, below are your packing essentials for a vacation to the Virgin Islands.

First and foremost, don’t forget to keep your passport or government-issued photo identification somewhere safe for your travels. Also keep a copy of the hotel reservation and details of the airport transfer handy.

Toiletries are very important and should be packed in a waterproof bag in case of leakage. Along with these essentials include an excellent sunscreen. Prescription and over-the-counter medications need to be packed in a carry-on bag. Insect repellent should not be forgotten.

Beachwear will be required for lazy days at the pool or beach. A cover-up or sarong for ladies will add a bit of glamour to a bathing suit or bikini if heading to a local lunch spot or strolling through the shops. A lightweight bag to carry essentials such as a cellular phone, wallet or reading material to the beach is an excellent idea.

A few pieces of strategically planned clothing will make for easy packing. A couple of pairs of smart casual shorts and coordinating t-shirts or tank tops in lightweight natural fabrics will work well. For cooler evenings long pants and a cardigan are an excellent choice. Since there are upscale restaurants, it would be wise to include some smart casual clothing, such as sundresses for ladies and long pants and collared, short-sleeve shirts for gentlemen. For a more active vacation, pack athletic clothing as well as a pair of sneakers.

A good pair of polarized sunglasses with protection from UV rays will be needed, especially if water activities are on the agenda. A hat that provides protection from the sun is also highly

Flip-flops are a staple for days spent at either the pool or beach. Nights out on the town may require nicer footwear, so pretty sandals for women and loafers for men are recommended. If hiking or exploring the area is on the agenda then closed-toe, sturdy lightweight shoes should be in your bag.

To capture vacation memories, don’t forget the camera. It is a good idea to include a waterproof case for it as well as an additional memory card. A tripod may be required to capture breathtaking tropical sunsets.

Now that all the essentials have been covered, head to the airport for a relaxing vacation! Or for more packing tips for your Virgin Islands vacation click here.

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