Things to Pack for a Caribbean Vacation

The Caribbean is one of the most popular vacation spots.  People travel there every year from all over the world to sun bath on the beautiful beaches and try the tasty cuisine.  When traveling to the Caribbean it is important that visitors pack a few vital items.

One of the most important items to remember is your passport and other pieces of identification.  A passport is required for all non-citizens and it is a good idea to take another form of ID such as a driver license just in case.   Many travel agencies also recommend that travels make copies of all of these documents before they leave just in case any of your documents are lost you have a copy to show if necessary.  If you don’t have a passport it is a good idea to apply for one at least 3-4 months before your planned departure date to ensure that you get it in time.  In addition since you will be traveling make sure to write down the names of family members or friends.  In the event of an emergency you want to make sure that you can contact them and they know how to contact you.  Also you may not be able to use your cell phone while in the Caribbean so make sure you have the name and number of where you will be staying just in case you need to call.

Of course if you are traveling to the Caribbean you will probably take a credit card but it may also be a good idea to take travelers checks or a small amount of cash just in case.  Take only the cards that you know you will need.  Make sure to record the serial numbers of your travelers check and the event that they are stolen or lost you can immediately cancel them.   You want to remember your Caribbean trip forever so make sure to take a reliable camera.  Not only do you have beautiful memories forever but you have something to show your family and friends.  Remember to bring your camera charger or extra batteries.

As mentioned before the Caribbean has a tropical climate so bring several bathing suits as well as shorts, sandals or flip flops for getting around.  You will want to be comfortable so choose your clothes accordingly.  It’s also a good idea to grab your umbrella or raincoat just in case you have a rainy day. Make sure also to bring a few evening outfits in case you decide to take advantage of the night life.  If you are taking any electronics such as laptops, tablets etc. make sure to bring your chargers.  You may need an outlet plug adaptor if you are traveling to a place where the outlets are designed different but you can find that out before you leave by contacting your hotel.

Take a little time to think about what you need for your Caribbean trip to ensure that you have everything you need so the only thing you need to do is sit back and relax.

Jeff writes about travel tips for the travel insurance blog hosted by the Consumer Media Network.