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Are you having trouble figuring out what to pack for your Turks and Caicos vacation?
I was in your shoes not too long ago.
Its hard trying to figure what to bring on a trip to a new tropical Island that you’ve never visited before.
I ended up doing a lot of research before and during my trip and based on this research I was able to find out all the essentials you will needed to pack on your trip to Turks and Caicos.
This is an Island located in the Atlantic ocean and is about 600 miles south-east of Florida. It’s definitely not a quick trip back home if you forget something. Also prices on the Island are relatively high, as you can read in What to know about Turks and Caicos before visiting so buying toiletries on the island will result in a major expenses.
Here are some essentials that are very important not to forget on your trip to Turks and Caicos:
1.Coral Safe Sunblock
Choose a sunscreen that is not harmful to the environment and coral reef and is biodegradable all while protecting your skin. Turks and Caicos has a coral reef that contributes largely to the economy via tourism as it offers activities such as scuba diving and snorkeling. It also contributes greatly to fisheries and plays a part in protecting the coast. For these reasons it’s important to where sunscreens that are coral reef safe which you can find in an article here.
2. Mosquito Repellent
Be sure to pack mosquito repellent since certain illnesses are spread by mosquitos in this part of the country. Some of which include yellow fever and dengue virus.
3. Jellyfish repellent
Also make sure to pack jellyfish repellent if you plan on swimming in the ocean. Jellyfish are filled in the ocean and at relatively superficial sea levels. You’ll able to find this in the form of a lotion.
Temperatures of this part of the country averages 80oF with few clouds. In order to protect your face, you’ll need to bring a sunhat to provide some serious shade from the sun.
Protect your eyes from the intense sun rays and wear sunglasses on your stay. This will also help you see more clearly if you are driving since you’ll need to get used to driving on the left side of the road.
Theres is no need for regular shoes unless you will be doing extensive walking. This Island is almost exclusively beaches so you’ll only really need to wear sandals here.
9. Swimsuits and coverups
Swimwear will likely makeup a majority of your outfits while on this trip since most of the island is made up of beaches and water activities. Along with the swimsuit you’ll need a cute coverup.
Turks and Caicos requires a passport however does not require a visa for US citizens or Canadian citizens. To keep your passport and other documents organized, consider bring a passport organizer.
11. Beach bag
You’ll take plenty of trips to the beach on this trip so this means you’ll need a beach bag to gather all of your beach goodies. Most of the resorts will provide a beach towel for you. Our airbnb host provided a towel as well, check to see what is offered by your host so that you can eliminate things to pack.
12. Travel Guide
Choose from TWO Packing lists below just for Turks and Caicos!