Its that time of year again. With summer just around the bend, the sun is shining, the birds are singing, and yes – that’s right – the heatwaves start to hit. Craving the ultimate summer holiday adventure to an exotic, secluded tropical beach island? We don’t blame you. With pristine blue oceans, white sandy shores, a never-ending supply of sunshine (and an occasional Pina Colada), the allure of the tropics will entice and mesmerise you.
Packing for a tropical beach getaway is the same as packing for any other holiday – except the key point to remember is that the weather is going to be hot! Protection from the sun and elements is your go-to decider point while considering what items to bring along. Be prepared for the unexpected, and be ready to play and party! You’ll be on a tropical island, after all.
Here are the top 6 essential items to bring on your tropical adventure:
1) Sun Hat
Without any ado, a sun hat is one of the most needed items for a tropical beach getaway. Sunny days, heatwaves and ocean swims are all fun and play – until you discover you’re bright red from sunburn. Make sure you stay sun-smart and bring a wide-brimmed hat for those lazy days beside the pool or beach.
2) Waterproof Tote Bag
Having a stylish waterproof tote bag can be a lifesaver for tropical vacations. Being both sandproof and waterproof, you’ll know your phone can be safely stored, plus it’s handy when you need to pack your wet swimsuit after swimming.
3) Chic Metallic Sandals
Embrace the tropics! Amp up your wardrobe summer style with a chic pair of gold metallic sandals. Perfect for both beach and day wear, you’ll be ecstatic you decided to pack this versatile wardrobe addition!
4) Statement Earrings
Turn up the heat with a sexy pair of statement earrings that can take you through dreamy day trips to exciting evenings out! Packing a few pairs of statement style jewellery can make or break your outfit. Think tropical style, bright colours and bold style.
5) A Killer Bikini ( available in store )
Do we really need to explain this one? Long, hot summer days at the beach, a bikini is a must- 2 have for your tropical holiday. Dare to bare this summer! Bright prints and wrap styles are all the rage for the sexy, savvy beach chic who wants to turn heads.
6) Cute Crop Tops & Playful Rompers ( available in store )
Packing the right clothes for your trip ensures you have a great wardrobe for the climate. You’re on an island so embrace the vibe! Cute crop tops, long flowing skirts, playful rompers are great additions. Having these in your pack allows you to throw together simple outfits quickly, giving you more time to enjoy the island life!
There are lots of things to consider when packing for a tropical, exotic beach destination. With these 6 essentials, you’ll be sure you have the basics covered!
Article written by Claire T, Gold Coast, Queensland