A family packing items on their list for Florida.The perfect vacation starts with the work you do before you arrive. Before soaking in the sunshine on a Sanibel Island vacation, there are several things you need to do. This includes figuring out your travel plans and reserving your vacation rental from Sanibel Vacations. Another one of the most important things you can do is create and check off your packing list for your Florida getaway.

What to Pack for a Sanibel Vacation

When you stay at one of our Sanibel or Captiva island properties, you’ll have all the comforts of home. This includes things like cozy bedding, a fully-equipped kitchen, and more. Every rental is unique, so the best way to see which amenities are included is by checking out the listing or talking with one of our knowledgeable staff members. This takes several bulky items off your packing list, but there are still several things you want to make sure find their way into your suitcase.

There are obvious things to include on your list, like clothes that fit the season and toiletries. However, there are also several things people sometimes forget to pack. Some of the most common things people tend to forget include:

  • Phone chargers with longer cords
  • More than one swimsuit
  • A laundry bag to keep your dirty clothes separate from unworn clothes
  • A small first aid kit with things like bandaids and pain relievers
  • Aloe and lip balm in case of sunburn
  • Sunglasses and hat
  • Extra batteries and memory cards for your camera
  • Clothes for layering when it cools off at night
  • Backpack or beach bag
  • Portable charger
  • Pet supplies if you are staying at a pet-friendly rental

If you are planning a road trip to these Florida islands, you have a bit more room to work with for larger items like:

Make Memories on a Sunshine-Filled Getaway

When your vacation rental has a pool, be sure to include water toys on your packing list for Florida.By taking the time to create a well-throughout packing list for your Florida vacation, you are setting yourself up for success. From the moment you arrive at your vacation rental from Sanibel Vacations, you want to be worrying about having fun and not about what you forgot to pack. 

Whether you’re staying at one of our spacious homes or modern condos, you will have the comforts of home while being just minutes away from top adventures and attractions. Learn more about our added services that can bring things like fresh produce from the farmer’s market right to your front door. For more information about these services, booking your stay, or special offers, call 239-579-0348