Bring a change of clothes
FMonkey-Crazy-Jump/Shutterstock Even if your resort lists them as an amenity, bring your own. The resort’s towel may turn out to be more along the lines of the super-thin type they hand out at the gym, not the plush beach towel you were anticipating. (Speaking of, here’s how to keep towels feeling like new.) Alternatively, bring along your kids’ bathrobes if you have them—they’re a reliable way to dry off your child, keep them snuggly, and give them the comfort of a familiar item.