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  • Writer's pictureCheryl Jones, CTA

What to Pack for Your Honeymoon: The Essential Guide

Updated: Jan 5, 2023

“Traveling is the best thing any couple can do. That’s how we had the idea of the honeymoon. Newlywed couples going to a new place on their own so that all they could have is each other.” ― Salil Jha

Packing for your honeymoon is a tricky business. You’ve dreamed of this luxurious, once-in-a-lifetime vacation for so long. So, of course, you want to look your best and feel on top of the world. But even on honeymoons, there is such a thing as overpacking. You don’t want to be lugging around unwieldy bags.

And if you’re traveling to a new place, the job can get even more bothersome. You wouldn’t be familiar with the weather, for example, or whether you’ll get your brand of sunscreen. What if your hotel doesn’t have a hairdryer? What if your charger doesn’t work in the outlet there? Not thinking about these little things can bum you out when you’re trying to have a good time.

Your Essential Checklist

To make sure you have everything you may need on your honeymoon, we’ve got you covered with this quick checklist of essentials you can refer to when you’re packing.

  1. A Handy Power Bank On your honeymoon, you’ll be wandering around bustling streets or strolling a stunning beach waiting for the sun to set. Wouldn’t it be lovely to have your mobile phone or camera handy for those picture-perfect moments? Carrying a portable power bank will keep your devices charged when you need them the most.

  2. Adapters Never underestimate the usefulness of plug-in adapters on luxury honeymoons. An all-in-one adapter is an absolute must-have. You can plug it in to use multiple devices and electronics no matter where you are. But, unfortunately, not all hotel rooms have the kind of sockets you may need for your hairdryer or phone charger.

  3. Ear Plugs There will be moments when the two of you would like to listen to some of your favorite music together. Having good-quality earplugs on the trip can amp the honeymoon experience up a notch.

  4. Passport Holder Why worry about all your documents on your honeymoon? Instead, carry all your necessary documents like your IDs and passports in a slick and compact Passport holder. Think, clutch-size files. Passport holders come in different styles and help keep your necessary paperwork safe and in one place.

Personal Care Items

Packing toiletries like shampoos, perfumes, and body lotions is a given. But there are a few other personal care honeymoon essentials that one may forget to pack.

  1. Sunscreen If you’re going to be spending time outdoors, be it on the beach or the mountains, you need sunscreen. The sun can damage your skin, and a sunburn on your honeymoon will be a complete mood killer. So pack a high-SPF body and face sunscreen as well as a lip balm with UV filters.

  2. Basic Meds In case you catch a stomach bug or have a bad migraine on your honeymoon, it’s better to have your medications with you. So prepare a kit handy with your go-to antacids and headache tabs.

  3. Hair Stylers Sometimes, even the best honeymoon resorts don’t have a hair straightener or curling iron. So if these appliances mean a lot to you and your honeymoon look, be sure to pack them in.

The Couples’ Special

A honeymoon is not the same as any other vacation. Honeymoons are all about romance and intimacy between couples. So it calls for a special section of honeymoon essentials that will set the mood and kindle the sparks between you and your partner.

  1. Aromatics It’s not your honeymoon if you don’t have scented candles in your hotel room. Aromatics like candles, incense, and oil diffusers can help create a sensual and intimate atmosphere. The warm lighting from the flames and the fragrant fumes will set the tone for the days and nights to come.

  2. Elegant Nightwear Honeymoon nightwear doesn’t have to mean lingerie, although that seems to be popular. But even a lacy night robe or a pair of comfy pajamas can do the trick. So pack something you feel your best in. After all, all you need is each other and a whole lot of love.

  3. Massage Kits When you’re on your honeymoon, massage oils can help shake off the wedding madness. These oils also work as aromatic stressbusters. So heat a few drops, light some candles, put on your favorite soft music, and indulge in the ultimate relaxation.

  4. Contraceptives Not all honeymoons are about baby-making. If you wish to be careful and mindful on your honeymoon, don’t forget to pack condoms and birth control. These last-minute precautionary items will help keep your mind at peace.

Expect The Unexpected

You want to be prepared for the best and worst-case scenarios. So always carry something for sunshine and rain.

  1. Whether you’re heading to the beach or the hills, remember to pack a sunhat and sunglasses.

  2. Pack at least one waterproof jacket.

  3. Don’t skip the beach towels.

  4. Pack comfortable footwear that will allow you to be on your feet for as long as you’d like.

  5. Mix and match your clothes and have at least eight sets of outfits that you can count on.

  6. Pack a reliable torchlight. This one always comes in handy.

  7. Packing cubes are a great packing tool. Everything remains organized, and it’s easier to make space for stuff in your suitcase.

  8. Ziplock bags for packing wet swimsuits or protecting camera and film if it rains

In addition to packing these must-haves, consider giving a copy of your itinerary, passport, and check-in/check-out dates to a trusted friend or family member.

Remember, balance it out. Avoid under or overpacking; keep your essentials on point.

Lez Go Travel — Your Honeymoon Travel Partner

Lez Go Travel is your trusted honeymoon partner. We have curated exquisite honeymoon itineraries that provide the perfect balance of relaxation and adventure. Our itineraries are tailored to your specific needs and interests, ensuring that you have the most unforgettable honeymoon experience. Our experienced team will work with you to create an itinerary that fits your budget and travel style.

Schedule a free honeymoon planning consultation and let us help you plan the perfect honeymoon that will exceed all your expectations!

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