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Virgin Islands – Packing Tips

So you have saved the money, booked the flight, chosen the perfect accommodation and now your thinking HELP, What should I pack? Below you will find some suggestions.

Packing Checklist

Planning/Necessary Items

  • Passport

  • Visa

  • Airline Tickets

  • Credit Cards and Money

  • Traveler’s Checks

  • Health Insurance Card

  • Health Documents

  • Accommodation Arrangements

  • Travel Insurance

  • Travel Guide Books

  • Personal Identification

Health Items

All the health items below can be purchased in the Virgin Islands; however you may want to bring more important items with you.
**Contact Lens, Glasses and Medicine Prescription copies should be brought with you, in case you lose or forget the items you can fill them at a local pharmacy or optometric store.

  • Pain Reliever

  • Contact Lens Items**

  • Diarrhea Medicine

  • Laxative

  • Insect Repellent

  • Sun Protection

  • Sun Glasses**

  • Sun Burn Relief

  • RX Glasses**

  • Personal Hygiene Items

  • Personal Prescriptions**

  • Copies of Prescriptions**

  • Vitamins

  • Birth Control**


all of the following products are available in stores in the Virgin Islands in case you do not want to carry them or if you forget something.

  • Hair Brush/Comb

  • Hair Care Products

  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste

  • Dental Floss

  • Deodorant

  • Soap

  • Skin Cream

  • Make Up Products

  • Lip balm with Sunscreen

  • Razors/Shaving Cream

  • Towel/Washcloth/Hair Dryer – if not
    provided at accommodation

Miscellaneous Basics

  • Camera/Film

  • Video Camera/Tapes

  • Travel Alarm Clock

  • Reading Materials

  • Address’s for Postcards

  • Journal/Pen

  • Games, Coloring Books (For Children)

  • Sewing Kit

The Virgin Islands are fairly casual in dress. Wearing beach wear when you are NOT at the beach or pool side is taboo and
frowned on by locals. Restaurants are casual with a few exceptions were slacks would be appropriate but dress shorts will still be found. Ties are not common. Almost all visitors will agree ‘Lay out everything you think you need, and then put half of it back in the closet!!”

  • Comfortable Walking Shoes

  • Socks

  • Beach Shoes/Sandals

  • Casual Dress Shoes

  • Swimwear

  • Day/ Beach- Shorts, Tank Top, T-shirt
    Wrap Skirt, Sun Dress.

  • Day/Sightseeing or Shopping – Shorts, T-shirt,
    Tank Top, Sun Dress

  • Evening/Restaurant – Sundress,
    Dress Shorts/Blouse, Dress shorts/Polo Shirt,
    No ties necessary (very few exceptions)

  • Evening/Nightlife – Jeans, Dress Shorts, light
    sleeved shirt or jacket


  • YOU and your travel partner(s) ready to have a great time in the Virgin Islands!

Enjoy your trip and Happy Planning and Packing!!

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