Your first travel abroad for an island vacation needs to be well prepared to guarantee you the success. Apart from your choice of island for your travel destination you need to prepare a number of things.
Some are essential for your safe travel. Other items and things to remember might just help you to get the most out of your first travel abroad.
But first – do not forget the packing checklist:
Print and keep the packing checklist and bring it with you to the island – check off the list at home to remember everything. Use it again when your stay abroad is coming to an end and you prepare for leaving the island. This is my best island vacation tips today.
___ Travel tickets
___ Passport – and valid in long time enough
___ Photocopies of your passport as backup and kept separately
___ Travel payment documentation
___ Hotel vouchers or the like
___ Local money for the island and may be transition countries
___ Some back up money in your own currency
___ Visa or other needed admission document to the country of the island
___ Needed vaccinations and proper documentation
___ Travel insurance – make sure it covers all risks of health hazards
___ A hard suitcase with code lock or other save lock
___ Leave your itinerary and information about addresses where you stay at the island to people you trust (family or a friend)
___ Bring your driving license – an international diving license if you expect to drive on the island
___ List of phone numbers and addresses on paper – your mobile phone list isn’t enough if you loose it.
___ List of phone numbers for reporting problems with your credit cards on your travel
___ Your prescription medicine
___ Medicine to prevent seasickness or the like
___ Some emergency medicine and tools if you get problems with your stomach or infections.
___ List of addresses you want to send postcards from the island for friends and family
___ List of emails you might need during your island vacation
___ Insect repellent
___ Sun lotion to prevent sunburn – often a big problem during an island vacation.
___ Cloths for the relevant kinds of weather conditions – often a big difference of the temperature from midday to late night on an island.
___ Equipment and cloths for the different kinds of activities you expect to take part in: swimming, going to the beach, snorkeling, running, partying etc..
___ A notebook – you will often like to make some notes of people you meet during vacation etc.