Our Favorite Items To Pack For a Tropical Vacation

It’s time for some fun in the sun! We’ve been to tropical destinations all over the world, and have found that packing for all those trips was quite similar. You’ll want a mix of bright pieces, breathable fabrics, neutral basics, and of course, lots of bikinis!

Depending on the type of tropical trip you’re planning, you’re likely to spend most of your time out in the sun or in the water. You don’t need much, so pack items you can mix and match with swimwear.

Summer is coming closer so get ready and start packing!


Sun Hat — It gets hot if you’re in a tropical destination and you WILL need a hat. We love big brimmed hats for days by the pool and beach — protect your beautiful face from the rays!

Sunscreen — We swear by natural sunscreens for our sunny vacations! You’ll want one that provides great protection and is made from natural ingredients.

Dry Bags — Dry bags are a lifesaver on any vacation involving bikinis. Use them as a sand proof bag for storing your phone on the beach, or pack your wet bikini inside to avoid soaking your other clothes. They’re water resistant so they keep water out or in depending on what you need!

Sunglasses — No explanation needed! But, pack a few pairs!

Tote Bag — Travel bags that double as handbags, beach bags and backpacks are our go to. You can easily go from a day around town to a day of exploring without worrying about your bag.


Crop Top + Shorts — Sets are super cute and comfortable outfits for hanging around a resort or while out exploring.


Fun Pants — A pair of fabric pants or culottes are perfect for pairing with a matching top or bikini top, whether you’re sailing or lounging by the pool. Get yourself a pair of stylish, loose-fitting pants for a tropical destination.

Romper — They’re chic, comfortable and take up less space in your suitcase.


Sun Dresses — Pack a few sundresses for an easy and classy style during the day or night.

Midi Dress — Don’t forget something a little dressier in case you decide to go out for a nice dinner or a night out.

Maxi Skirt —  Layer with a crop top or bikini top for an easy, put together outfit.

High Waisted Bikinis — They’re perfect for active days when you want a bit more coverage or more “loungey” days when you want to feel and look your best by the pool.

Water Shoes — If you’re planning on having some adventures on your trip, you’ll probably end up wishing you bought a pair of water shoes.

Sandals — Duh! They are THE top item of tropical vacations! Beaches are not made for high heels!

Got any more favorite items to add to the list? Comment below!

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