This is a sponsored post for adidas. However, all opinions are my own.
My favorite type of trip by far is a Tropical All Inclusive Vacation. All you can eat food & drinks. A pool around every corner… and beaches with white sand and turquoise water? I’ll choose it every time. The thing is, it’s very easy to over pack for an all inclusive vacation. I know this well because I used to do it. Now I’m able to live out of a carry on and large duffel for an entire week. It’s definitely doable. I’m going to show you guys what I packed for a week long, all inclusive vacation to Mexico.
The secret to packing for an all inclusive vacation is to plan in advance. I plan out any excursions so that I have the appropriate gear. And I contact the resort in advance to get a schedule of events. I also research the resort to see what type of facilities are located on the grounds. Like a gym for instance.
On my recent trip to Mexico, my resort not only had a gym, but ran outdoor fitness classes by the pool. So I made sure to include my favorite adidas sports bra, lightweight shorts and sneakers in my luggage. Even if your resort doesn’t have a gym or classes, it’s a good idea to pack a few work out pieces as you can take a few laps around the resort to get in a daily workout.
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Speaking of beaches and pools, the majority of my luggage is swimwear. If I’m not going on excursions, I spend a large part of the day lounging near the water in a swimsuit and coverup. I try to stick with coverups that close in some manner so that I’m comfortable when going to the lunch buffet. Although most resorts that I’ve gone to are lenient with the dress policy for lunch. As long as you’re not dripping wet. But there are rules in place for dinner. Absolutely NO swimwear. This should be a given though.
Dresses & Jumpsuits
My top outfit choices for an all inclusive vacation are dresses & jumpsuits. They’re easy to put together without having to worry about matching pieces, and they’re versatile. You can wear a maxi dress or jumpsuit for a day trip into town, or for dinner. A slip dress will work well during the day with slides. Or paired with heels for dinner and the club. Your options are endless. Don’t forget to include something white as if your resort is anything like mine, there may be a White Party. You can always reach out to ask in advance so that you’re prepared.
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Two Piece Sets
If you prefer two piece sets as opposed to dresses and jumpsuits, you can get pre-coordinated sets, or color block crop tops and wide leg pants to create your own
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Aside from sneakers, I take one pair of comfortable heels along with a few pairs of cute slides. With this lineup you’ll be ready for any occasion.
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Straw bags are all the rage right now. I’d suggest a larger sized bag to carry everything you need in the daytime like a book or magazine, sunscreen and sunnies, and a smaller crossbody one for night. If you’re not big on straw bags, a transparent or net bag are other super cute options. Don’t forget your waist bag. They come in handy for your wallet and phone when running to breakfast.
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It’s not vacation if you’re not stuntin’ in a fly pair of sunglasses. I suggest taking at least two pairs for a week long, tropical all inclusive vacation. Take three if you have room, and make sure one is really fun.
Hats add another layer of protection from the burning hot sun, especially when making day trips off the resort. Plus they look so chic. You can’t go wrong with a straw fedora or wide brim hat.
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Your vacation outfit is not complete without accessories. Don’t over do it though. A few cute pairs of earrings and stacked necklaces should be enough. You can’t go wrong with large hoops, or a wicker pair. Try some faces for a unique flare.
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If you plan on going on any excursions where a dress or jumpsuit won’t work, like four wheelers or hiking/climbing, then take a pair of denim cutoffs. You can bring a pair of jeans if you prefer but they may be too hot. Don’t forget to bring a few tanks, a bandana and plenty of bug spray.
You’re almost all set for your tropical all inclusive vacation. Just add something to sleep in, your camera, a book, plenty of sunscreen (try this or this), bug spray (I like this one), your toiletries and beauty essentials. If you’re not sure what to bring in your beauty bag, check out this post to see what’s in my travel beauty bag.