What You Need for Your Next Tropical Resort Getaway
At BeachCandy, each and every swim piece is handmade in California by local artisans down to every bit of detail. BeachCandy will soon be taking a step further in its craftsmanship and will be utilizing natural fiber materials that are better for the environment and are of even better quality.
By taking this step further in our craft, we strive to implement better ethical and sustainable practices to help us continue to be eco-conscious and locally focused. Our environmental awareness has driven us to do even better as a brand to be considerate about the materials we craft with in order to produce high quality products with limited waste.
Our team has recently visited India and further studied the utilization of natural fibers and its benefits. We want to deter from using synthetic fabric and use materials that are sustainable and will last even longer. We seek to separate ourselves from an industry of synthetic fibers and want to implement natural fibers into our pieces whilst continuing to provide the same support and comfort that BeachCandy is well known for.
With this shift, BeachCandy is taking a step in the right direction in becoming a more sustainable and environmentally friendly brand that will continue to provide support, comfort and confidence not only through our swimwear, but our resort wear and accessories. Join us on this very important journey into taking swimwear to another level of style and comfort.
Photo by Quang Nguyen Vinh.
Resort Season 2022
Now that fall and winter are coming in hot, many people have stepped back into their daily routines after being out all summer long. However, the fun does not have to stop as temperatures drop. This is the best time to visit the southern hemisphere given that they are experiencing their summer season. So if you’re having beach withdrawals from the summer, an island getaway in the southern hemisphere is the place to be.
There is an array of world class beach resorts that are surrounded by beautiful beaches with turquoise waters and tons of palm trees. Many luxury resorts offer some activities for everybody such as water sports, horseback riding, scuba diving, or a day at the spa. Some resorts in places such as Bora Bora or Fiji also offer overwater bungalows with the best view of those iconic white sand beaches and coral reefs.
Tropical destinations always go above and beyond when accommodating to what you have planned out in your itinerary as well as providing the best experience during your stay at the resort so that you are stress-free the entire time you are there. With activities and a place to stay taken care of, the next question is: What should I pack to make the most of this trip?
Don’t worry, we got you covered here at BeachCandy!
Tropical Getaway Essentials
No matter if you pack ahead of schedule or pack last minute, you might still be unsure of what to bring on your next tropical vacation. Here are some of the best essentials you need to look and feel your best whether you are basking in the sun on sandy beaches, going for a swim in the warm, clear ocean, or going out dancing at local bars.
First and foremost, you definitely need a beach bag or tote bag especially if you are spending a majority of your time at the beach (you’re going on an island getaway, how can you not?). Beach bags/tote bags are big enough to stuff all your beach essentials and can also serve as a personal item when boarding your flight so that you can maximize all the space you have. The BEACHCANDY Tote is the perfect bag to bring with you on your next trip!
Besides your beach bag, a backpack that can also fit most of your essentials is important especially if you will be doing a lot of outdoor activities. Many resorts offer backpacking opportunities that allow you to explore the island and get in tune with nature. Having a day backpack can be very helpful in keeping your essentials organized and is much easier to carry than having a bag on one shoulder. Opt for backpacks that are lightweight and water resistant to withstand the duration of the trip.
Accessories are your best friend when it comes to looking put together no matter where you are going and what you are doing. You might find yourself attending a beautiful dinner hosted by the resort or taking a boat ride from island to island. With the right accessories, you will be prepared for any occasion all the while looking chic and feeling confident. Here are some of the accessories you will need:
Sun hats are perfect for resort wear because it functions as protection while adding the perfect beachy touch to an outfit. They also come in different sizes, so depending on your taste, there are many styles to choose from! Protect yourself from the strong UV rays with a cute floppy hat that compliments your beach outfit such as The BORA BORA Straw Beach Hat.
As you go on about your day outside of the beach, you are definitely going to need a purse that will hold all the essentials you need as you explore the island. We suggest bringing two different purse options: one for the day and one for the night. Opt for a cute woven bag with wooden handles such as the NAMASTE Bamboo Handle Bag to keep to the beach theme and then change it out for a sparkly clutch or shoulder bag when night comes around.
The versatility of head scarves (such as the BARBADOS Head Scarf) allows you to have a variety of options to add to your outfits. You can either style it as a headband to keep your hair tamed, around your neck for a more sophisticated touch, wrapped around your bust as a cute tube top, or strung around your purse as a little bag accessory.
Whether it is your favorite pair of earrings, a statement necklace, or a stack of bracelets/rings, jewelry adds the perfect amount of bling to an outfit. You can also easily mix and match jewelry into your outfits! Dainty jewelry is paired best with outfits that stand out and statement jewelry is best to wear with a simple outfit. Some BeachCandy jewelry favs that are resort appropriate are the CHARMED Stacking Bracelets, the COSMOS Hoop Earrings, or the MARBELLA Rosé All Day Necklace.
Protect your eyes from the bright sunlight with some chic, polarized sunnies. Sunglasses help to add a mysterious flair to an outfit and can easily be worn with anything. There are tons of different sunglass styles to choose from and you can play around with fun colors and shapes to suit your taste! The DAGGERWING Sunglasses is a BeachCandy fav and complements every beach outfit!
Being out in the sun all day can take a toll on your skin and too much exposure to those strong UV rays can be harmful overtime. At BeachCandy, we recommend choosing sunscreen that is zero-waste so as to not only protect your skin from harsh chemicals, but also protect coral reefs. As BeachCandy moves towards a more eco-friendly direction, we find that it is also important to use products that are less harmful to the environment.
Universal Power Adapter
Some places in the southern hemisphere may utilize different electronic adapters and having a universal adapter will cover your electronics so that they can stay charged throughout the trip. In this technological era, it is important to know what kind of outlets each place has in case you need to charge your electronics.
Portable Charger/Power Bank
Speaking of charging, bringing a portable charger will be a life saver especially if you are out all day and using your phone to capture each and every moment. Any small, light portable charger that will fit in your purse will do so that it does not take up too much space or is too heavy to carry around.
Comfortable Shoes / Sandals
The last thing you want on your relaxing getaway is to be uncomfortable as you walk around and explore the island. Bringing a pair of comfortable footwear will benefit you in the long run of your trip, especially if you know that you will be walking around A LOT (get those steps in!). Shoes with memory foam or built-in compression pads can withstand all that walking and provide lots of comfort.
Reusable Water Bottle
If the resort you are going to allows it, bring a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated throughout the trip. There are a variety of water bottles to choose from and some of them are designed for specific functions that can be beneficial throughout the trip. Stainless steel water bottles are great options because they help to keep water cool all day. To utilize more space, collapsible water bottles are perfect because they can be stored anywhere once they are collapsed into their compact size.
Beach Cover Up
If you will be spending a majority of your time by the water, a beach coverup is a must need! Beach cover ups are easy to throw on after a long day by the water. They also come in different lengths and styles which complements most bathing suits. You can also wear beach cover ups outside of the beach or poolside by styling it with accessories and a pair of heels or sandals to dress it up for occasions like a night out, a dinner date, bar hopping, or simply just walking around the resort with friends and family.
The SHERRY Maxi Dress Cover Up is the perfect coverup that takes you from the beach to a night out in the town! It is floor length and offers an elegant feel with a high leg slit and braided neckline detail.
Also check our our resort wear collection!
Swimwear, of course!
What is a resort getaway if you are not going to the beach looking fabulous? BeachCandy takes care of your swimwear needs by providing you with the best quality swimwear that makes you look and feel your best while providing the comfort and support you are looking for.
Here are some of BeachCandy’s most stylish swimwear options that will have you resort ready:
The LONI Wide Band Bikini Top is highly supportive with adjustable straps and a center cinch strap that can easily be adjusted depending on how much support is needed. This top is perfect for when you are partaking in activities that require a bit more movement. The matching bottom (the LONI Wide Band Bikini Bottom) is cut with a high leg and provides tummy control that shapes the hips and waist comfortably.
At BeachCandy, we strive to provide you with the best swimwear and beach accessories needed in order to help you be your most confident in and out of the water. By specializing in hand made artisanship, each piece is carefully crafted to fit every body type and allow for each style to be appropriate for differing tastes.
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BeachCandy’s swim pieces are handcrafted to be comfortable both in and out of the water and are designed to bring out the best of you and your style. Each piece is tailored to every body type and offers a variety of options to choose from that caters to comfort, support, and coverage. Be stress and worry free on your next tropical resort getaway and make the most of your next resort trip with BeachCandy’s handmade swimwear!
Written by Chloe Galvey