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The Ultimate Packing List for Your Beach Honeymoon

A beach honeymoon is a perfect way to relax and unwind after the stress of wedding planning.

But what should you pack for a week in paradise?

We’ve got you covered with this ultimate packing list for your beach honeymoon. From sunscreen and swimsuits to cover-ups, we’ll make sure you have everything you need to have the time of your life.

Couple in Maldives

What To Pack for Your Beach Honeymoon?

Before you start packing, check the weather forecast for your destination. Having a general gauge for the temperature is essential when packing for any trip.

Next, calculate the number of days and nights you will be spending away from home.

Having these two reference points when packing will make it easier to make decisions about what to take and how much of each item you’ll need.

Travel essentials

No matter where you are traveling, there are a few essential items you’ll always want to pack with you. A lot of these items can be stored in your carry-on bag for easy access during your trip. Here’s what you’ll need to take with you:

  • Passport/ID and travel documents
  • Flight tickets
  • Travel insurance policy
  • Booking confirmations for your hotels
  • Money (cash, credit/debit cards)
  • Phone and charger
  • Adaptors (if traveling internationally)
  • Medication

Tip: Although it’s no longer necessary to print your tickets, insurance, and booking confirmation, having a paper copy of these important documents is still a good idea. In the case of your phone or other electronic devices running out of power, you’ll still be able to provide the information to border control or your driver upon arrival. 

Printing only takes a few minutes and is an easy way to ensure you have all the information you need.

Clothing

When it comes to clothes, less is more. Pack versatile options you’ll be able to mix and match, as well as dress up or down, depending on the activities you have planned. 

Tip: If you’re trying to maximize space by checking only one bag or traveling with only carry-ons, consider using compression packing cubes to keep your clothes organized and fit more into your luggage.

Clothing for her

You’ll want to bring a mix of light, airy dresses, and skirts for daytime activities and dinner, as well as some more casual options like shorts and swimwear. 

And don’t forget to pack a cute cover-up to throw on over your swimsuit. A perfect option to have when you’re taking a stroll on the beach or exploring town. 

Here are a few other clothing items to remember: 

  • Socks, underwear, and lingerie
  • Pajamas
  • Swimsuit
  • Casual tops
  • Casual bottoms
  • Special outfit for a night out 
  • Cardigan
  • Outerwear (jacket or raincoat)
  • Activewear
  • Hat or visor 
  • Sandals 
  • Comfortable walking shoes 
  • Evening shoes 

Clothing for him

When packing clothes for your beach honeymoon, remember that you’ll want a mix of casual and dressier options. Swimwear, shorts, and casual shirts are a must for days spent lounging on the beach or exploring your surroundings. You’ll also want to pack at least one nice outfit for dinner or a night out. 

Here are a few other clothing items to remember: 

  • Underwear and socks
  • Pajamas
  • Swimsuit
  • Casual shirts
  • Pants or shorts
  • Dressier shirt and pants
  • Jacket or blazer 
  • Activewear
  • Hat or visor 
  • Sandals or flip-flops 
  • Comfortable walking shoes 
  • Dress shoes 

Toiletries 

Of course, you’ll need to pack all of your essential toiletries like shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, etc. But there are also a few more items you’ll want to consider for your beach vacation.

For example, sunscreen is a must—even if you don’t normally use it at home. The sun is much stronger in tropical climates, so you’ll want to make sure you’re protected. Lip balm with SPF is also key since the sun can be drying on your lips.

And don’t forget insect repellent if you’ll be spending time in areas with mosquitoes. Here are a few items to add to your toiletries list: 

  • Lip balm with SPF 
  • Insect repellent 
  • Aftersun lotion or aloe vera gel 
  • Travel-size first aid kit including items like bandaids, pain relievers, etc. 
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Shampoo, conditioner, and body wash
  • Skincare products
  • Fragrance
  • Hair products
  • Deodorant
  • Tampons
  • Razor
  • Tide pen or another travel-sized stain remover
  • Birth control and condoms
  • Extra zip-lock bags

Tip: Consider packing some massage oil or a special bubble bath soap. This can be a fun way to add some extra romance and fun to your honeymoon gateway! 

Just remember to pack these items in your checked bag, since they will likely exceed the TSA requirements for carry-on liquids.

Beach Essentials

Image source: Photo by Asad Photo Maldives: https://www.pexels.com/photo/man-and-woman-holding-hands-walking-on-seashore-during-sunrise-1024960/

Of course, no beach trip would be complete without some essential beach gear. Depending on your accommodations, some essential items like beach towels may be provided. Check-in advance so you’re not caught by surprise upon arrival.

Here’s a list of other items you’ll need: 

  • Sunscreen
  • Aloe
  • Sunglasses
  • Beach bag or tote bag
  • Waterproof bag for storing electronics
  • Waterproof shoes like flip flops
  • Beach cover-up
  • Book or e-reader for lounging
  • Fun playlist

Tip: A beach honeymoon can be a fun way to not only soak up some sun but explore new ways to stay active together. Consider packing a one-piece swimsuit and signing up for some water-sport activities together like wind-surfing or kayaking. Or, pack a yoga mat and spend some time doing beach yoga together in the morning. Get creative about how to spend your days!

What To Pack for a Romantic Beach Vacation?

Maybe you’re planning a beach vacation for your anniversary or maybe you and your significant other just need a beach getaway to relax and recharge.

Regardless of the occasion, if you’re headed to the beach for a romantic vacation, your packing list will be pretty similar to a honeymoon packing list.

Here are the highlights. A few key items you won’t want to forget are:

Comfortable walking shoes: You’ll want a good pair of shoes to walk on the beach and explore your surroundings.

Sunscreen: It’s important to protect your skin from the sun, even if you don’t normally use it at home.

Insect repellent: If you’ll be spending time in areas with mosquitoes, make sure to pack insect repellent.

A beach bag or tote bag: This is helpful for carrying your belongings to the beach

Aftersun lotion or aloe vera gel: This can be helpful if you get too much sun.

Travel-size first aid kit: This should include items like bandaids and pain relievers.

Whatever makes you feel sexy: Maybe that’s beachwear that makes you feel confident and comfortable or some massage oil. You’ll want to pack a few special items to make your getaway feel extra romantic!

Wrapping up

Packing for your beach honeymoon doesn’t have to be difficult or stressful.

No matter where you’re going on your honeymoon, there are certain things that you just can’t forget to pack.

By following this helpful packing list, you can rest assured that you won’t forget anything important—and that’s one less thing to worry about as you start your married life together.

Bon voyage!


About the Author

Alisa Goz is a digital nomad, travel blogger, and passionate life-long learner. Join Alisa at AlisaGoz.com for the best tips for stress-free travel. Before starting her blog, Alisa worked as a non-profit fundraiser at top New York cultural institutions. She carries her passion for building community through everything she does. 

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