Must-Haves for Your Next All-Inclusive Vacation

We are in the middle of Winter here in Wisconsin, which means lots of vacations are being planned by people looking to get away and find some sun. And that generally means all-inclusive resorts are starting to see an influx of Americans flocking to Mexico and other warm southern locations for sun, fun, and drinks on the beach!

We’ve taken different all-inclusive vacations over the years, so we wanted to share some must-haves for your next trip south of the border! With that in mind, you probably have a closet full of clothes, but when you go to pack for vacation suddenly nothing you have is right for your destination, right?

Well, we want to make things easier and help with your packing this year! Be sure to use the DOSH app to get cash back when you shop your favorite retailers.


Not only is Patagonia known for their high quality clothing but they also make some of the best gear around. Check out Patagonia for a new backpack! We recommend a solid pack for carrying your clothes, books, and other valuables from your room to the pool and beach at all-inclusive resorts. We keep sunglasses, books, water bottles, and cash in our pack, and the locking options on many packs are great for safety purposes.

We also love the feel of the clothing and we each have a pullover for wearing during the setting sun on the beach.Β Be sure to use DOSH for free shipping + up to 6% cash back! Β 


Target has a great selection of women’s, men’s and children’s clothing: especially beachwear and lounging clothes. A clear must-have for an all-inclusive vacation is swim wear. We recommend bringing two to three swim suits, as you’ll want to switch it up every couple days during a week long stay. You’ll be sweating and going in and out of the pool/ocean, so being fresh is key!

I love shopping Target online because I know I can easily return or exchange anything at my local store. Additionally, you can pick up travel-sized toiletries, sunscreen and snacks for your trip.

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Bed Bath & Beyond

It is going to be HOT at most of these destinations, which means your cold drinks are going to get warm fast. After dealing with our share of warm beer and warm margaritas, we decided it was time to do something. Enter, double walled mugs! These are the perfect glass for enjoying an ice cold drink and not worrying about having to slam it before it turns warm!

We use a tumbler with a lid and straw and our drinks have never stayed colder. πŸ™‚

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Oftentimes all-inclusive resorts have dress requirements for certain on-site restaurants, notably for dinner. While it isn’t black tie, some do require pants and collared shirts for the guys, and nice evening wear for women. While finding clothes in your closet for men might be easy (hello polo shirts!), finding the appropriate attire for women can be more difficult.

For Alana, finding comfortable dresses is usually the way to go. Breathable, light weight, and packable are key features. It still may be warm in the evening, so finding the right dress to wear can make all the difference in the world.

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Haven’t booked your vacation yet?

Well start researching and get those flights booked asap! We’re heading south in a few weeks and are already prepping our bags. DOSH has some great hotel deals you should check out too!

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