Summer is almost here, and as schools begin to let out for break, you might be thinking about getting away to spend some time with your family. If you have a summer vacation planned in the near future (lucky you!), it’s about time you start thinking about what you will need to pack in your suitcase.
Haven’t decided what you’re bringing yet? Not to worry – we’ve got you covered. Here are five vacay essentials to throw in your suitcase for your next getaway.
1. Swimsuit(s) for Every Activity
Swimwear is an obvious staple for any vacation that includes a visit to the beach or pool. Be sure to choose a suit that best fits what you’ll be doing on vacation. Will you be lounging by the pool 24/7? Opt for a stylish and supportive bikini, tankini, or one-piece. Are you planning on swimming, boogie-boarding, or simply playing in the sand with your family? Pack a durable, comfortable uni-suit that lets you take part in all of your favorite beach activities. No matter what your vacation has in store, it’s best to choose a swimsuit made from sun-protective fabric, so you can worry less about reapplying sunscreen and more about relaxing and having fun.
2. A Protective Rashguard
No matter how many times you take a dip, you want to be sure to keep yourself protected from the sun. That’s where a rashguard can help! You'll be glad you brought a long-sleeved companion along when that 1 p.m. sun is blaring and you're not ready to go inside. Plus, if you’re the type of person that prefers to live a more active beach lifestyle instead of a laidback one, rashguards are the perfect choice. They provide support and coverage that won’t budge, no matter what you’re doing. Choose one with UPF 50+ fabric for added sun protection that lasts all day.
3. A Multi-Tasking Beach Cover Up
A cover up is one of those beach vacation items you should always have on-hand. Not only will it protect you from the sun’s harmful rays, but it will also keep you looking stylish and feeling breezy and comfortable all day long. And we’ll let you in on one of our favorite vacation hacks – pack a cover-up that’s long and opaque enough to wear as a dress or top, so you can go from sand to sidewalk in seconds!
4. A Stylish Sun Hat
Hats are possibly the most forgotten accessory – and we’re here to change that! Sun hats are the perfect functional and fashionable addition to your warm-weather wardrobe. They protect your scalp and face from the sun while looking great too. For maximum protection and style, opt for a floppy, wide-brimmed hat that goes perfectly with any breezy outfit. Plus, all Cabana Life sun hats offer UPF 50+ protection that will keep you safe from the sun's rays while you’re basking on the beach or taking in the local sights.
5. A Roomy Beach Bag
No matter what kind of beach vacation you’ve got in store, one thing’s for sure – you will need a beach bag, so you can bring all of your must-haves to and from the beach without getting your regular purse sandy. We recommend investing in a bag that’s large enough to fit everything you need, from beach towels and snacks to a good book and your portable speaker. Just throw everything in and you’ll be ready for a day of sun and sand. Store everything you need from morning to night so you can be ready for whatever your sun-filled day holds.
Make Sun Protection Your Number One Must-Have
Whether you’re jetting off for a few days, a week, or more, these five essentials are the perfect addition to your packing list. And don’t forget – sun protection should always be your top priority when you’re getting ready to hit the beach. For the most convenient and stylish way to stay safe in the sun, shop Cabana Life’s wide selection of sun-protective swimwear, clothing, and accessories.