Stress-Free Guide for a Last Minute Family Vacation

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An unexpected free day opens up in your schedule and it’s time to make that beach vacation you’ve been dreaming about for months a reality. Turns out a last minute family getaway doesn’t need to be stressful, embrace the thrill of spontaneity…with a tiny bit of planning to save money and stress.

Read on for our guide to a stress free last minute trip, then start packing!

Step 1: Keep It Simple

Your goal is a getaway that leaves everyone smiling, not frantic because of too many decisions or mounting unexpected costs.

Going all-inclusive streamlines everything from rooms to food to entertainment. Instead of worrying about where you family will eat each night, or trying to determine if your hotel has breakfast included, find a family friendly RIU resort in Mexico with access to all the things you love.

Pay a single fee for your stay and enjoy access to white sand beaches, fresh tropical fruit, hot gourmet meals, nightly entertainment and so much more to entertain everyone. In fact, at a RIU resort in Punta Cana, you’ll find kid friendly attractions like Splash Water World, will keep your kids entertained without planning a thing!

Step 2: Take Stock Before You Shop

Last minute travel often leaves us with last minute shopping for convenience. But before you stock up on new purchases, do a quick inventory of your summer gear. What will you really need?

  • Swimsuits, cover ups, flip flops
  • A couple pairs of shorts, shirts – last minute is all about casual and relaxed
  • Airline approved size toiletries (sunscreen, toothpaste, make up)
  • Great beach reads, sunglasses and hat
  • Use the provided shampoo, conditioner and lotions to save packing those
  • No need for towels, they’ll be in great supply at the resort
  • No need for beach toys, they’ll have those too

Remember: the most important thing to bring for a truly awesome last minute vacation is a ready-to-relax attitude. Save the details for the resort staff, and just make sure you and your family come ready with what you need to sit and sun, swim, and soak in all the delicious flavor of unlimited meal service!

Step 3: Triple Check The Details

While spontaneity is the key ingredient for an excellent trip, it is important to have some key details taken care of.

  • Double and triple check your dates before you book; many last minute trips can be found for a great price because they happen mid-week.
  • Be sure that you have the same dates for your hotel, your flight, and your vacation days from work.
  • Set aside and pack identifying documents for all members of your family. Nothing will slow down a fun, international trip like a forgotten passport!
  • Pack a money holder to secure your cash and room key so you can feel secure no matter where you and your family end up exploring!

Planning a last minute vacation to Mexico, Punta Cana, or another beautiful tropical destination is a great way to create lasting family memories without breaking your budget. Feeling inspired? Contact your travel agent and find some last minute deals today!

Enjoy all that the Caribbean and Mexico have to offer, at even better prices. Click here to find a family travel specialist to help plan your perfect getaway.