Ok ladies, let me just start by saying, I am a demon packer.

A list obsessive, plastic bag collecting, ‘I will not forget a single thing’ kind of girl. It scares my family and friends. So please let me introduce you to Alice’s packing list for EVERYTHING you will need to pack for your honeymoon

Must-haves on you packing list

  • Airline tickets or e-ticket confirmation
  • Passport / visas / driving license
  • Credit cards (take only those you’ll need)
  • Hotel reservation confirmations (if you booked online, print out the emails or a screen grab of the web page.)
  • Traveler’s checks
  • Two sets of photocopies of all of the above, plus a photocopy of related medical and/or trip insurance coverage and any medical prescriptions you have. (Carry one with you at all times, and leave one in the hotel room).
  • Phone numbers for your doctor, house / pet sitter, and credit card companies (in case your cards are lost or stolen)
  • Prescription medicine (in the original packaging)
  • Contraception
  • Travel locks and ID tags for luggage (inside and out)
  • Camera
  • Electrical converters and adapters

Your clothes – suitable for a week (tweak according to destination, activities, season)

  • 1 pair jeans or chinos
  • 1 light jacket or jumper
  • 1 nice sundress
  • 1 little evening dress
  • 1 cardigan
  • 4 play shirts (T-shirts, vest tops, short-sleeve)
  • 2 pairs of shorts
  • 2 swimsuits (bikini for the beach, full swimming costume for water sports)
  • 1 swimsuit cover-up (sarong or kaftan)
  • 1 pair walking shoes/sandals
  • 1 pair evening shoes/sandals
  • 1 evening bag
  • Extra socks and underwear
  • Bras (strapless and otherwise)
  • Accessories (scarves and jewellery)

Packing list for health

  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat or cap
  • Plasters / bandages
  • Ibuprofen or paracetamol
  • Antihistamine
  • Diarrhoea / sickness bug medicine
  • Travel sickness medicine
  • Tampons/pads


  • Playing cards
  • Guidebook
  • Books or kindle

Bathroom basics

  • Travel-size toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Deodorant
  • Cosmetics
  • Make-up remover
  • Cotton balls and swabs
  • Comb/brush
  • Hair gel/spray
  • Nail file/clippers
  • Shaving cream
  • Razors
  • Contact lenses / glasses for the evening
  • Hair clips
  • Optional Items (your hotel may provide)
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Body lotion
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower cap
  • Alarm clock

Handy extras on your packing list

  • Extra pair of glasses/contacts, asthma inhaler etc
  • Ziplock bags (handy for packing wet swimsuits)
  • Earplugs
  • Sewing kit
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Small backpack(s) for day excursions and impromptu picnics
  • 1 pair trainers and 2-3 exercise outfits if you plan on visiting the resort’s gym or jogging on the beach
  • Compact umbrella or rain ponchos
  • Canvas tote bag for beach or pool

Leave behind with family or friends

  • Your itinerary and hotel phone numbers
  • Photocopies of your passport, credit cards, and traveler’s check receipts
  • A sealed copy of your wills, life insurance-policy numbers, and important financial info.

Can you think of anything else for the packing list?

Let us know x

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