Stylish Mama's Tropical Vacation Packing List
Updated: Mar 18, 2019
I am looking forward to our upcoming trip to the US Virgin Islands (St. Thomas), Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Grand Turk, but packing for a vacation seems the most difficult aspect of the whole thing.
I have googled multiple packing lists but never found one complete, yet concise enough to help me get organised for a 1-2 week long tropical vacation, so I made one! This works whether you are getting away from the kids or taking them along. It has just enough for multiple outfits each day but not over pack. Everything fits in one checked suitcase. You are on vacation with lots to do and no time for laundry. If you have a toddler with you, it will get messy and you will need to change clothes. If no kids, even better, enjoy wearing multiple outfits for all the stops on your itinerary. I wear items from this list for the trip to my destination. This makes my suitcase a little lighter.
See The Only Packing List You Will Need for a Tropical Vacation With Your Toddler to aid you when packing for your toddler.
Hope you find this helpful. Happy packing!
6 swimsuits 5 Swim cover ups (I suggest a pair of stylish sheer or linen pants, a kaftan style, a kimono style, 2 scarves) Jean shorts (You can pair them with t-shirt for day wear or wear with your bathing suit)
6 Tops (includes blouses and t-shirts)
1 light sweater
1 White sundress 1 Maxi dress 2 Playful rompers or sundresses 1 Matching top and bottom summer outfit Jean jacket 1 White jumpsuit 1 light jacket White jeans Black jeans Blue jeans 2 pair of shorts 2 Skirts
4 dressy outfits for dinner/date nights
2 yoga outfit sets 1 pair of running shorts and t-shirt 2 sport bras 1 sweatshirt 4 sets of pajamas (shorts are great in the summer) 3 sets sexy lingerie
1 light robe 4 Bras (must include a black strapless bra)
Panties (Include a few thongs) 7 pairs of socks
Shoes: White leather sandals Black/brown/tan leather sandals Rubber flip flops
1 pair of stylish wedges
Black stylish shoes/sandals for evening outfits
Pearl earrings and necklace
Silver earrings and matching necklace
Beach bag Black side strap bag - very versatile Clutch for evening outfits
2 Beach Towels (optional)
Contact lens solution
Contacts and eyeglasses
Shampoo and conditioner (optional)
Bath soap (optional)
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Feminine hygiene products