Packing for your Jamaica vacation, is easy... just think sunshine. Light clothing – short sleeves, vests, loose fitting cotton attire, shorts, open sandals etc are ideal for this weather.
Cotton fabrics are always popular for warm weather. Include a few pieces of smart “going out to dinner in a nice restaurant” clothes...just in case. For men this also means at least one pair of closed shoes. High end restaurants require smartly dressed diners. Visa requirements for Jamaica
To save space in your already limited airline luggage, wear the heavier clothing such as a jacket or pullover that you feel you may need.
If the outdoor type and plan to get out an about, pack your sneakers/trainers or comfortable walking footwear.
Baseball caps and UV sun glasses help to protect your head and your eyes from the harsh sun.
If you plan to explore some of Jamaica' s waterfalls...pack good water shoes which will keep you upright on slippery rocks or surfaces.
Throw in an extra pair or two of swim wear - always good to have.
Remember medication that you rely on…plus sunscreens, lotions and insect repellents.
If allergic to insect bites, throw in a tube of antiseptic cream or what you would use at home for such situations. While these may be available at your hotel or the local pharmacy…high demand increases prices and depletes stocks.
It's convenient to have your own supply at hand and it might be much cheaper too.
Tissues, wipes and face cloths/flannels, and personal toiletries are handy to have in your bag.
For by the sea or on your balcony in the late evenings, have light clothing that will protect your legs from insect bites. Extra repellents are good to have.
Note: Bugs are more prevalent at dawn and dusk - so avoid sitting out in the open between 5pm and 7pm. It much more comfortable after 7pm.
Jamaica's climate is tropical - warm and moist generally – if your hair is long – pinning up or tying back will be most comfortable in the open air.
Hotels provide hair dryers in all bathrooms and if there is none in yours, ask and it will be delivered. If you prefer to use your own…by all means pack it.
Electrical Voltage Jamaica
Electrical voltage in Jamaica is 110v using two pin plugs…if you are coming in from America or North America this is fine….if from Europe and bring your ow hairdryer you may need an adaptor,
Having said that, most modern properties in Jamaica now have both 110v and 220v. No harm in checking if you prefer to use own personal items.
The more prepared you are, the more you are able to relax and enjoy your Jamaica vacation. Have a wonderful visit. See you next time.