What to Pack for your Anna Maria Island Vacation

Family loading luggage into car top box before road trip

Do you have a family vacation to Anna Maria Island soon but are unsure what to pack? We understand that it can be overwhelming to pack the whole family, so we have come up with a packing guide to help you. AMI Locals provide linens and a few starter items in each vacation rental for you. Let’s check out a more detailed list to get your next Anna Maria Island vacation packed and ready to go.

What We Provide in All of Our Vacation Rentals

Fresh and clean towels in a bright room

AMI Locals vacation rentals include fresh bed linens, beach towels, bath towels, and kitchen towels. We also have a starter supply of products that provides for one small bottle of dish soap, two dishwasher tablets, one roll of paper towels, two rolls of toilet paper per bathroom, one small bar of hand soap per bathroom, one trash bag per bin and a sanitary strip on each toilet. We also provide beach chairs in our rental homes, but the number of chairs will vary by each property. Almost all of our vacation rental homes have a washer & dryer but be sure to check the amenities list on the rental you’ve booked.

Rental Home List

  • Paper Towels
  • Napkins
  • Toilet Paper
  • Coffee Filters
  • Sponges
  • Laundry Detergent/Fabric Softener/Dryer Sheets
  • Dish Soap/Dishwasher Tablets (or liquid)
  • All-Purpose Cleaner/Disinfectant Wipes
  • Trash Bags
  • Aluminum Foil/Plastic Wrap
  • Storage Containers/Ziplock Bags/Reusable Bags
  • Hand Soap for Bathrooms & Kitchen Sink
  • Tissues
  • Clothes Basket/Collapsible Hamper
  • Reusable Water Bottles
  • Spices/Non-Stick Cooking Spray/Oil
  • Nightlights
  • Sound Machines
  • Items for Your Baby

Beach Day List

An African American family of four packing their car for a trip to the beach or pool, with cooler, umbrella and toys.  The teenage boy is carrying pool noodles and the 10 year old girl is watching the father put a picnic basket into the car.
  • Sunscreen/Face Sunscreen
  • Aloe/Lotion
  • Beach Umbrella
  • Beach Blanket
  • Beach Wagon (to carry all the items on the beach)
  • Cooler
  • SPF Shirts (a white shirt will also work well)
  • Bluetooth Speaker
  • Boogie Board/Rafts
  • Floats (for the pool if vacation rental has access to one)
  • Beach Toys
  • Books/Magazines/Kindle
  • Sun Hats/Sunglasses
  • Baby Powder
  • Beach Tote/Mesh Bag


  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste
  • Glasses/Contact Lenses/Contact Solution
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Body Wash/Bar Soap
  • Haircare Products
  • Razors/Shaving Cream
  • Makeup
  • Feminine Products
  • Hairdryer/Styling Tool
  • Brush/Comb
  • Face Cleanser/Toner/Moisturizer
  • Insect Repellant
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Pain Reliever
  • Medications/Vitamins
  • Deodorant


Young Asian woman packing a suitcase for trip at home.
  • Underwear/Bras/Undershirts
  • Sleepwear
  • T-Shirts
  • Dress/Casual Pants
  • Jeans/Pants
  • Light Jacket
  • Shorts
  • Dress/Sun Dress
  • Swimsuits/Cover-Ups
  • Leisure/Walking/Tennis Shoes
  • Sandals/Flip-Flops/Water Shoes
  • Purse
  • Dress Shoes

Miscellaneous Items

  • Microfiber Towel
  • Laptop/Tablet plus Chargers
  • Waterproof Phone Pouch/Case
  • Insurance Cards
  • Credit/Debit/ATM Cards
  • Cash
  • List of Emergency Contacts
  • House/Car Keys
  • Camera/Charger/Memory Cards
  • Phone/Phone Chargers
  • Driver’s License

You can pack many other things, including groceries, for your stay, but we wanted to share this list with you. If you haven’t booked your next stay in one of our Anna Maria Island vacation rentals, now is the time. We can’t wait to hear how easy it was to pack with the help of this list!

What to Pack for Your Vacation to Anna Maria Island

What to Pack for Your Vacation to Anna Maria Island

You have just booked your next family vacation to Anna Maria Island and you have asked off work to be able to go and relax on vacation. But we know that for many families packing can be a daunting task, especially when you are vacationing with little ones. Having a plan or even a list can help you pack for the whole family so that you can relax and enjoy your beach vacation. We at AMI Locals have come up with a list to get you started on packing for your upcoming vacation.

Before you Start Packing

  • Going on vacation can be fun, exciting and relaxing but knowing a few things before you start to pack can help you in the long run. Always check the local forecast before you leave on vacation and yes, even before you pack. You know that you will need your swimsuits and shorts for your vacation, you may also need to bring a rain jacket or even a lightweight sweater as well depending on the time of year you visit.
  • Make a list of activities that you’d like to do with the family including day trips, outings or eating out. Be sure to make a list for the whole family of what you will need. We suggest doing this a few weeks before your trip just in case you need to add a few things at the last minute.
  • Organize a wardrobe for each day especially for the little ones including underwear and sleepwear too. To help keep you organized when packing the little ones, grab a box of gallon sized Ziploc bags and put two outfits in each one for each day. This can not only help you stay organized but can also help keep up with what they will wear each day too.


  • Beach Clothing | This should consist of swimsuits (we suggest at least 2 for each family member), hats, flip-flops and cover ups (a lightweight dress will do too).
  • Everyday Clothing | Each member of the family should have at least 1 outfit for each day of vacation plus a couple extra ones for emergencies. For the younger children, we suggest at least 2 outfits a day and that includes underwear and socks.
  • Footwear | We understand that some shoes are bulky, and you don’t want to bring them, so we suggest bringing 3 pairs for each family member. A pair of comfortable tennis shoes for walking any distance, a pair of flip-flops and a nicer pair in case you want a date night or two.
  • Nighttime Clothing | Don’t forget about packing your pajamas and plenty of underwear and socks.


What to Pack for Your Vacation to Anna Maria Island
  • Haircare Products | Shampoo, Conditioner, Hair Ties, Hair Gel, Shower Cap, Hair Dryer, Flat Iron, Brushes, etc.
  • Mouth Care | Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Floss
  • Eye-care | Contacts & Case, Contact Solution, Glasses, Sunglasses
  • Everything Else | Safety Pins, Feminine Products, Razors, Body Wash, Soap, Cotton Swabs, Air Freshener, etc.

Medicine Bag

  • Prescription Medication | Bring all medications in their original bottles in case you need to go see a doctor while on vacation you know what you are on. (Also have a list on your phone in case of an emergency.
  • Over the Counter Medications | Benadryl, Motrin, Tylenol, Vitamins
  • First Aid Kit | Band-Aids, Neosporin, Sunscreen, Aloe, etc.


What to Pack for Your Vacation to Anna Maria Island

These are the other items that you will need to bring with you on vacation such as things for the beach including a beach bag, chairs, towels, sand toys, beach umbrella and more. Also, if you’d like to bring your bikes you can especially for the younger kids so they can have fun at your AMI Locals vacation rental. Books and things that the kids can color with can help keep them busy on a rainy day too.

There are so many other things that you can pack for your family vacation, but we felt this list should do the trick. If you still haven’t booked your next family vacation to Anna Maria Island, we suggest you check out our availability. We can’t wait to see you and your family on your next adventure to our beautiful island!