12 MARCH, 2015


Wouldn't it be nice if you can pack just your swimsuit, sunglasses, and change of clothes for your Boracay vacation? It means fewer loads to carry to your hotel accommodation and lesser worries during your stay at this magical island. But seasoned travelers know that packing for a beach vacation involves more than just shoving your bathing suits and flip-flops in a bag.

Hit the beach sans the worries with a carefully-packed bag.

In your excitement preparing for your dream travel in Boracay, you may forget an essential thing or two. We don't advise carrying trunks full of stuff for your Boracay trip, but you do need to carry more items in order to have a safe and convenient holiday.

So avoid making the common mistakes that Boracay travelers make. If you're planning to get your stuff ready for your travel, don't forget to include the following items to your list:

1. Your own toiletries

Your hotel or resort may provide soap, shampoo, toothpaste, and other basic hygiene products during your stay but play it safe and bring your own set. The freebies may not be compatible with your skin and there are hotels that provide only a limited amount of toiletries per day so it pays to have your own stash.

If you're staying at top-notch accommodations you don't have to worry about running out of toiletries. But if you're staying at cheaper accommodations, toiletry supplies may be limited.

2. Spare phone with credits

Bringing your smartphone to your trip is a no-brainer, since you'll be taking lots of pictures and videos during your vacation. But don't forget to bring an inexpensive spare phone with solid battery life. This will come in handy in case your smartphone runs out of juice or worse, gets lost somewhere at the beach. Choose a spare phone that is small enough to fit in your purse so you can take it anywhere with you.

A spare phone is indispensable in times of emergency.

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3. Plastic bags

Seasoned beach travelers know you can never have too many plastic bags in your supply. You can use it for storing dirty clothes, packing stuff with liquid to avoid leaks and spillage, and packing toiletries. Keep in mind that not all hotels can provide you plastic bags on short notice.

4. Baby wipes

This is an indispensable item for travelers, especially for the ladies. When you're roaming around, you will discover that not all public restrooms provide tissue paper, which is an unfortunate situation for the ladies. Bringing your own baby wipes can make you confident to use whatever bathroom that comes your way and not worry about keeping clean and fresh. Wipes also come in handy during those times when it's not possible to take a shower.

5. Power banks

Having a spare basic phone is handy for making calls when your smartphone batteries conk out, but you won't be able to take nice pictures and videos with it. A power bank supplies juice for your batteries so you don't have to worry about not being able to take pictures while you're out in the beach.

It's best to fully charge your gadgets before heading out the beach. Staying at hotels which has guaranteed power supply 24/7, can make sure that your gadgets will stay charged during your vacation.

6. Sunscreen and Mosquito Repellant

Believe it or not, there are still lots of travelers who forget to include skin protection stuff in their must-pack list. Do your skin a favor and always bring sunscreen. If you're going to a tropical destination like Boracay, it's best to include a mosquito repellant as well. Sure, you can buy these at the hotel but expect the prices to be outrageous.

7. Belt bag

It may not be the most fashionable accessory for some, but it makes up for the convenience it can bring while you're out and about. A regular belt bag has enough room for essential stuff like phone, cash, and hotel room keys. No need to rummage through an oversized beach bag whenever your phone rings.

While you're at it, make sure that the valuables in your hotel room will be safe whenever you go out and explore what Boracay has to offer. Accommodations at the Alta Vista de Boracay, which is a gated hotel in Boracay, will guarantee that your stuff will be safe from theft, so it makes a difference to choose a hotel that has excellent security staff.

8. Extra snacks

Ordering food at the hotel can be expensive so it's handy to have your own snack stash in your bag. Don't limit yourself to junk food, though. Why not pack healthy nuts instead of the usual chips and crackers? Remember, you need to maintain your figure to look good in your bikinis, so avoid eating trash food during your vacation.

Healthy snacks will help you look good in that bikini.

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9. A nice dress

Enjoying the night life in Boracay means you have to dress up and look nice for pictures. A short dress made of light material should be good enough for those party nights you will spend at the island. Since there's no need to wear high heels at the beach, a pair of jeweled flip-flops will complement your dress perfectly.

A dinner at the grounds of Alta Vista De Boracay is the perfect opportunity to show off your pretty dress and gorgeous tan. Be as lovely as the magnificent Boracay view that is on full display when you venture out at the hotel's open balcony.

10. Flip-flops

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Lots of people often forget to put a pair of slippers in their travel bags and end up buying flip-flops at the hotel or travel shops at the island. There's nothing wrong with that but travel essentials like sunscreen and flip-flops are more expensive here, sometimes worth double the usual price. Make sure to pack a durable pair to take with you anywhere you go.

Having these items in your travel bag ensures that your Boracay vacation will be safe, enjoyable, and hassle-free. It certainly helps to avoid the little inconveniences that can ruin your dream beach vacation. When you get to your room at the Alta Vista De Boracay, double-check your items while you unpack to make sure you didn't forget anything. If there's anything you need, don't hesitate to call the front desk. The hotel's excellent staff will assist you in your room and travel concerns.