How To Pack for Your Jamaica Vacation

by Alesha Wilson
(Wilmington, NC)

Going to Jamaica will excite anyone. In fact, the excitement may reach a fever pitch just a few days before your trip and you might forget to bring the necessities for a great vacation in this beautiful country.


Here are some tips on what to pack, and what to buy for your last-minute shopping.

Some would say just bring sunblock as you can buy most of what you will need on the island.

While this much is true, going to town while everyone else is having a blast on the beach just to buy a toothbrush as some other necessities could put a damper on your fun.

Living a decadent lifestyle for the duration of your stay there could also cause minor digestive problems, which could lead to missing out on all that great food.

Also, remember that while the weather is warmer there, the nights and afternoons may bring in cool breezes and rain showers, so bring a few supplies for the occasional overnight cold spells.

What’s in your bag?

Gadget Kit

Have a separate kit for your gadgets, and make sure this kit has several pockets for extra batteries, power supply, your tripod, and a small laptop computer. This way, you don’t have to bring a bulky bag when you go out, and a smaller bag can fit inside any security locker in the hotel room.

A Medicine Kit

Have a small bag to keep your first aid items like band aids, anti-hyperacidity tablets, sunburn lotion, aloe gel, aspirin and antibiotic ointment.

While there are clinics all around the
island, minor injuries like nasal congestion, burns, small cuts and abrasions, and jelly fish stings can be treated with the items in your medicine kit.

Bring along a packet of vinegar to take care of the jelly fish stings, so that you wouldn’t have to go for the more traditional way of curing jelly fish stings, which is to use human or animal urine.

If you’re allergic to pollen, dust or bug stings, bring along a remedy for your allergy like antihistamine ointments and tablets. There are hundreds of species of wild flowers that grow sporadically wherever there’s land and enough water on this tropical paradise.

You never know when you might need to take allergy medicines. Bring eye drops, which are useful for warding off the first symptoms of an allergic reaction.

Beach Sack

Your beach sack is different from all the other bags in your luggage because it needs to be lined with waterproof material to prevent your items from getting wet.

Your beach sack should be spacious enough to contain your credit card, wallet, camera, cellular phone, bug spray, a towel, your sunblock, shades, a visor, alternative beach shoes, and a booklet containing a map, and all the emergency hotlines on the island.

Have a copy of your passport at all times, just in case you need to show it to authorities to report theft or any issue.

Carry a small flashlight wherever you go so that you can view your map at night and to avoid stumbling on the beach.

Alesha Wilson is a staff writer at RockwellNutrition.com.

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