Thursday, December 16, 2021

------- 9 Essentials When Going on an Island Holiday

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There are many things to consider when you go on an island holiday. You will need something for the sunny days and protection for the rainy ones. With so much to think about, it can be challenging to remember everything that is important while packing your suitcase. To help you out with this challenge, we have come up with a list of 9 essentials that should be in every traveler's bag!

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1) A Beach Towel When traveling to an island, you will definitely want to spend some time at the beach. A good beach towel is a must-have item for this type of vacation. Not only does it keep you dry when lying on the sand, but it can also be used as a wrap or shawl if the weather turns cool. If you are looking for a high-quality towel that will last long, we recommend investing in one made from Turkish cotton. These towels are soft, absorbent, and quick-drying - perfect for use on the beach! 

2) Quality Sunscreen The sun will be a big part of your trip, and it's important to make sure you have sunscreen with you. Look for a water-resistant one, so it doesn't easily wash off when swimming or playing in the ocean waves. The higher SPF number means better protection against harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun! A good tip would also be to invest in an after-sun lotion. This can help cool down your skin as well as rehydrate it after being exposed to the hot summer sky all day long! 

3) Spending Money Make sure you have some spending money with you when going on the trip! You never know what kinds of amazing items will be found in shops such as buying gifts from Hawaii, and it can become quite tempting to make a purchase. Some people like using cash for this reason, as there is no limit to how much they are willing to spend. If that's your style, simply take all of your cash out before boarding the plane or boat - but remember, not all islands accept cards internationally! If credit/debit cards are more convenient for you, these should definitely come along. Not only do they allow access to ATMs around the world without incurring extra charges if used correctly, but they also offer protection against theft or damage while traveling abroad. Just remember not to leave your cards unattended, as this can lead to theft! 

4) Swimming Clothes When on an island holiday, swimming is a must-do activity! Make sure you have some swimwear to make you feel comfortable and confident. A bikini or swim shorts are perfect for ladies, while board shorts and rash guards work well for men. If you're not sure what to pack, take a look at the latest trends in swimwear - this way, you can be sure to look stylish even when wet! 

5) A Raincoat Even tropical islands can have sudden rain showers, so it's important to be prepared. A lightweight and waterproof raincoat is perfect for these situations and won't take up much space in your luggage. Make sure the coat has a hood, too, as this will keep your head and hair dry during downpours! 

6) A Pair Of Sandals When the sun is out, there's nothing better than being able to go for a walk around the island in some comfortable sandals. Make sure to choose a pair that will be suitable for both beach and town walks - something like Birkenstocks or Havaianas would work well. If you're traveling during the winter months, it might also be a good idea to bring along a warm pair of slippers too! 

7) Mosquito Repellent One thing that you definitely don't want to have to worry about while on vacation is getting bitten by mosquitoes. Pack a good mosquito repellent and use it every evening before bed to avoid this. Many different types are available on the market, so find one that works well for you and stick to it! 

8) A Hat Another item that can come in handy during sudden rain showers or when the sun is too intense. A wide-brimmed hat will protect your face and neck from the sun, while a beanie can keep your head warm on cooler days. 

9) Light Evening Clothes When the sun goes down, you'll want to have some light and comfortable clothes to put on. We recommend something like a loose-fitting t-shirt and shorts or a maxi dress for ladies. Men can choose between shorts or pants, with a polo shirt or T-shirt being a perfect choice. Remember to avoid anything that's too tight or heavy - island holidays are all about feeling relaxed and comfortable! In conclusion, it's important to prepare well for an island holiday. Make sure you have all of the above items before heading off on your trip and don't forget about sun protection!


  1. Then you pack, wait a few days and take half the clothes out of the suitcase to make room for the cool island shirts/shorts you can purchase. Excellent list.

    Have a fabulous day and rest of the week, my friend. ♥

  2. It's been awhile since I went on an island holiday, hopefully next year. These are definitely all necessary things!

  3. A sunblock that isn't harmful to sea life is important too. I think the one I have is called ThinkSmart.

    All great things to remember when going on a tropical getaway (which I so long to do!)

  4. Mosquito Repellent, yes this is very important. Loved your article. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I invest in good quality sunscreen when I go to the beach. you don't want to come back from vacation with a burnt skin

  6. I always forget a raincoat and then I regret it! Even packing an umbrella is helpful!

  7. Quality sunscreen is so important! I remember the time I got absorbed in taking pics and forgot my sunscreen; boy that was the first time I burnt.

  8. are very right and detailed with your list! Let's hit the island right now!

  9. Sunscreen and sandal are a must for me for visiting any island and a good evening dress is the only requirement to add a romantic vibe in the entire scenario. Thank you for sharing the list.

  10. I always think I know what the weather is going to be like. Then it's never like that. In Arizona we went and it was monsoon season. It was rainy.

  11. Sunscreen, hat and repellent are definitely needed when on vacation


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