How to get ready for a tropical vacation? Buy a ticket to the most beautiful remote island and book your accommodation. Make a checklist of the most important things to bring on a tropical vacation with humid weather. Brace yourself! As a lot of fun and exciting things are waiting for you!


Tropical islands are a perfect place for merriments, sunbathing, and relaxation. Also, you can enjoy the scintillating sunsets and the beautiful sunrise, and refreshing waves, all while sipping your favourite beverage and indulging in sumptuous cuisine. Travelling to a remote island is an ideal way to escape the crowds and rejuvenate yourself. It gives you an opportunity to take a break from your mundane life and indulge in some ‘travel therapy’  alone or with your family. Travelling is a great way to explore your own being and get to know what muses your inner self the most.


Here are 10 essential items to pack for your remote island tropical vacation


1 - Travelling documents

Below are the most important things to bring to a remote island..


  • Travel visas

Your travel visa will most likely be stamped or attached to your passport but it is always a good idea to make a copy of the same and carry it along.

  • Passports and tickets

These are the most important documents to look out for while travelling. It is a good idea to keep a small purse or bum bag with you in which you stack your passport and tickets. Make sure to carry an extra photocopy of your tickets.

  • Hotel reservation papers

 Although you will have online documentation of your hotel reservations, you should always get those papers printed out and photo copied to avoid any trouble at the time of check-in or immigration clearance. Sometimes, poor internet connectivity can inhibit you from accessing the documents on your phone.

  • Insurance papers

It is a good idea to get travel insurance as it covers the risk of uncertainties. You might not be required to show your insurance papers everywhere but it will be helpful if you keep them handy.

  • Money and cards

Always make sure that you don't put all your money and cards in one place. Carry some amount and cards with you and put the rest in your hotel room’s locker while you are out and about.


2 - Clothes

Pack some bright colours, water-repelling, and lightweight clothes. Make sure these can be put on repeatedly after getting dried under the sun and look fresh every time. Also make sure that you travel light so that you don't have to ramble down the island with heavy suitcases.  .

Rain Jacket and umbrella

Tropical climates warrant unforeseen rainfall and hence it is a good idea to carry a water-repellent rain jacket and an umbrella for your remote island vacation.


Pack some light shorts and t-shirts to stroll around the island comfortably.


This is an absolute necessity if you wish to immerse yourself in the beach experience fully by enjoying water activities or just swimming around.

Cotton tops and shirts

Cotton is a breathable, lightweight fabric and apt for packing your vacation to a remote island.

3 - Wet bags and dry bags

Wet bags can help you to pack your towels and swimsuits, and dry bags protect your valuables and electronic gadgets like cameras, smartphones from getting wet during an exciting water play. These bags will help you in keeping your belongings safe so that you can go about your remote island vacation with a free mind.

4 - Water bottle

Carry your water bottle in case there is no ready supply of drinkable water on the island. Get a filtered water bottle that can sterilise 24 oz of water in a few seconds. A good water bottle is an absolute tropical vacation essential because you will be needing extra hydration for all the asking around and outdoor activities.

5 - Toiletries

Tropical islands have humid weather and therefore, sunscreen is a tropical vacation essential. You should pack your dermatologist-approved sunscreen to protect your skin from sunburn and rashes. Make a checklist of all the toiletries and medical supplies that you will need and pack everything in your bag, as there is a probability that you won't be able to shop for those things on your remote island vacation.. You can also pack a UV shirt, to protect yourself from the scorching heat of the Sun.

6 - Sunglasses and hats 

If your eyes are extremely sensitive but you want to enjoy the glaring reflection of the water, bring a pair of polarised or UV protection sunglasses. Hats are also useful. These accessories will make you look stylish and also protect your eyes and skin from ultraviolet rays.

7 - Bug Spray

Tropical islands have humid weather that attracts bugs and mosquitoes. These may result in life-threatening diseases. So never forget to carry bug spray while travelling to tropical areas as it is one of the most tropical vacation essentials.

8 - Technical Gear

To spend time on a tropical Island you must carry a flashlight adaptor for plugs, a small penknife for safety, pens, an electronic language translator, etc. Having appropriate technical gear will make it easy for you to handle any kind of travel plan uncertainty in an effective way.

9 - A pair of flip-flops

It's useless to carry fancy shoes to tropical islands, instead, a pair of flip-flops will be best to walk on soft sands. Choose some easy footwear that goes well with the activities you want to enjoy. You can also pack an extra pair of flip flops in case the ones you are carrying get broken or spoiled for some reason.

10 - Backup power supply

At a remote destination, you may need a backup power supply to charge your phone or tablet to keep in touch with others, if there is a power cut or no electricity.

What to pack for a beach vacation woman? Women are more worried about their style and well-being. But, it is useless to carry fancy shoes, heavy clothing, makeup accessories, or jewellery.  You need to pack toiletries like shampoo, conditioners, antibacterial soaps, lotion, hairbrush, disposable razor, toothpaste and toothbrush, deodorant, menstrual products, and other necessary accessories.


Wet and dry bags, travel dry packs, sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, and swimsuits, are a few things to bring on vacation to the beach. Also, you can bring an underwater disposable camera, medicines, and extra travel bags for wet accessories.


Read some more tips on planning an all-girls vacation


5 important things to bring to a remote Island are bug repellent, light clothing, a flashlight, sunscreen, and flip-flops. If you are staying in a hotel then you can avoid taking toiletries. Stop carrying your valuables while you are travelling to a remote tropical island if you can't afford to lose them. Keep your outfits mixed and matched so that you can carry fewer dresses. If your kids are coming along with you then remember to pack their necessities for fun activities. For example, you can bring inflatable beach balls, colouring books, crayons, music players, and storybooks. Also, remember to bring an empty bag or keep some space in your luggage to carry items you will purchase from the island.




Most of the Tropical Islands have warm and humid weather throughout the year with heavy to light rainfalls. Travelling to a remote island is very calming and rejuvenating but you need to intricately plan about the things to bring to a remote island, make a checklist of the same and pack it all in your bag to ensure a seamless and enjoyable remote island vacation.

Keep this in mind while you pack your bag and set out for an exciting vacation at a scenic island resort.


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