Friday, January 2, 2015

Packing List: Mexican All-Inclusive Resort

Packing for Mexican All-Inclusive

I'm deep in planning mode for our winter vacation to Mexico, and since it's my second trip to an all-inclusive resort, I feel more prepared than the first time around. Besides the obvious, here's what I'll bring:
  • A Turkish towel. Because sometimes the resort's towels aren't great, and they don't dry nearly as fast.
  • Glam pool wear (huge hat, cat-eye sunnies, and black bikini). Because I like to pretend that I'm a D-list celebrity when pools and cocktails are involved.
  • Waterproof mascara and bright lipstick. Because that's all you need to pair with your sun-kissed glow.
  • EWG-approved sunscreen for face, lips, and body (3-ounce bottles). Because I will not get burned on my first day again. And I won't slather questionable chemicals on my skin, either.
  • A fun float. Because floating in the Caribbean Sea surrounded by angel fish is pretty much the best thing ever.
  • Cup and koozie. For getting extra-large drinks and keeping them cool.
  • Travel candle. In case the room smells like a jungle.
  • Meds. Because I don't want to spend $20 on Tums and aspirin in the gift shop. 
  • Paperbacks. Because I don't want to worry about leaving my Kindle alone when I go for a walk.
What did I forget?
P.S. Here's the post from my last trip to Mexico.


  1. Where are you headed? We are thinking about doing an all-inclusive in Mexico and would love some suggestions!

    1. Riviera Maya, right around Playa Del Carmen! My favorite area is Tulum, but it's a bit far from the airport. Check Bookit for package deals — best prices I've found online. Have fun!

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    1. We stayed at the Now Jade Riviera. I'd definitely recommend it!