OK, spent many hours pouring over this MB and finally came up with a "don't forget to take list". So for those who follow closely, hear is the list, and follow up will be on the return to determine what was useful and what was unnecessary.
plenty of hair conditioner ( I am, after all a chick with thick hair)
water proof camera (Olympus 6020)
indiv packaged wet wipes
Cover ups for swim suits
Bug repellent wipes
lip and skin sunscreen
chargers for iPods, cameras, etc
light weight rain jacket (it is aug)
Flexi straws (enough to share)
small flashlights (for beach walking after dark)
2 dirty clothes bags (taking way too many clothes and hope to wear them all)\extra zip lock bags, gal & quart size
indiv packaged lens cleaners for camera & sunglasses
water shoes for Dunn's River Falls
aloe vera gel (ouch!)
ear plugs (might sleep in/light sleeper)
dryer sheets (not sure why but someone suggested it, so...)
UTC meds (you know what you use)
indiv packaged nail polish remover
zip lock of Clorex wipes (not for the resort, but....)
Pillow protectors (kinda weird about hotel pillows, wherever)
My own snorkel (keeps with the kinda weird thing, I have)
Gifts for staff (chocolate, OTC meds, school supplies, etc)
Romantic assist devices (need I say more???)
I will follow up and reveal the necessary/uncalled for weight in my suitcases on return. Obviously this is a first timer's perspective. Be well and see ya there!
You can actually take off the Aloe Vera gel as they have it in the ammenitites basket in your room.
Biggest thing is get rid of "taking way too many clothes". For our last trip, I took swim suits and cover ups, something to wear to dinner each night, something to work out in and shorts and top in case we went off resort. Last year I took shorts and t's for each day. The only that I didn't wear this year was the shorts and top as we didn't go off resort.
I see you have dryer sheets on the list. These are a good replacement for bug repellent!! The only thing is, you really have to rub these things onto your skin!! My husband always gets bit up, he tried dryer sheets on the fourth of july. He didnt get bit up!! My twelve year old daughter used a separate dryer sheet, she didnt rub it on as much as my husband and she did get few bites!!