- May 31, 2023
Essential Checklist
  1. Travel Documents:

    • Valid passport (check expiration date)
    • Printed or digital copies of your flight tickets and hotel reservations
    • Travel insurance information
    • Driver’s license (if planning to rent a car)
    • Any necessary visas or permits
  2. Clothing:

    • Lightweight and breathable clothing suitable for warm weather (shorts, t-shirts, dresses, skirts)
    • Swimsuits and cover-ups for beach and pool activities
    • Light jackets or sweaters for cooler evenings or air-conditioned places
    • Comfortable walking shoes or sandals
    • Flip-flops & water shoes for beach excursions
    • Hat or cap to protect against the sun
    • Rain jacket or umbrella (depending on the season)
  3. Toiletries and Medications:

    • Personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, etc.)
    • Sunscreen with a high SPF
    • Insect repellent
    • Prescription medications (if applicable) and a copy of the prescriptions
    • Basic first-aid kit (band-aids, antiseptic cream, pain relievers, etc.)
  4. Electronics and Accessories:

    • Mobile phone and charger
    • Camera or video camera with charger and memory cards
    • Power adapters (Jamaica uses Type A and B electrical outlets, with a voltage of 110V)
    • Portable power bank for charging on the go
  5. Money and Personal Items:

    • Sufficient cash (both Jamaican currency, Jamaican dollars, and U.S. dollars) or credit/debit cards for transactions
    • Travel wallet or organizer to keep your money and important documents secure
    • Waterproof bag or pouch for beach and water activities
    • Sunglasses and any necessary prescription glasses or contact lenses
  6. Entertainment and Miscellaneous:

    • Books or e-reader
    • Travel guidebook or maps of Jamaica
    • Snorkeling gear (if you have your own)
    • Beach towels or blankets
    • Travel-sized laundry detergent (for longer stays or extended trips)
    • Water Shoes

Remember to check the weather forecast before packing to ensure you bring appropriate clothing and accessories. Additionally, consider any specific activities or events you plan to participate in and pack accordingly.

It’s always a good idea to pack light and efficiently, taking into account baggage weight limits and any potential souvenir purchases you may make during your trip. Don’t forget to leave some extra space for any items you may bring back from Jamaica.

Diana & Rodney