Top 10 things for the Beach

by Female Abroad

When preparing for a beach vacation in the Bahamas, it's important to pack wisely to ensure you have everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Here are the top 10 things you should consider bringing:

  1. Sunscreen
    Protect your skin from the intense tropical sun by packing a high SPF sunscreen. Look for a broad-spectrum sunscreen that offers protection against both UVA and UVB rays. Plus it NEEDS to be reef safe!

  2. Beachwear
    Pack an assortment of swimsuits, beach cover-ups, and lightweight clothing suitable for warm weather. If you can, stick with breathable fabrics like cotton or linen. If you are not a fan of the sun or you have a little one with you then you can also get UV rated clothing.

  3. Hat and sunglasses
    Bring a wide-brimmed hat to shield your face from the sun and sunglasses with UV protection to protect your eyes.

  4. Flip-flops or sandals
    Choose comfortable footwear that is easy to slip on and off, such as flip-flops or sandals. They are perfect for walking on sandy beaches. Water shoe's can also be handy if you are not heading to a sandy beach.

  5. Beach towel
    Carry a large, absorbent beach towel for lounging on the sand. Microfiber towels are a great option as they dry quickly and are lightweight.

  6. Snorkeling gear
    If you enjoy snorkeling, bring your own snorkeling gear, including a mask, snorkel, and fins. While some resorts may provide them, having your own ensures a better fit and quality.

  7. Beach bag
    Carry a spacious beach bag to hold your essentials such as sunscreen, water, snacks, a book, and any other personal items you may need for a day at the beach.

  8. Waterproof phone case
    Keep your phone protected from water, sand, and sunscreen by using a waterproof phone case. This way, you can capture beautiful beach moments without worry.

  9. Portable charger
    Ensure you have a portable charger to keep your electronic devices powered up throughout the day. It's helpful for charging your phone or other gadgets when you're away from an outlet.

  10. Reusable water bottle
    Staying hydrated is crucial, especially in warm and sunny environments. Bring a reusable water bottle to refill throughout the day and avoid single-use plastic bottles.

**BONUS** Anything important you will require - ID, car and / or house keys, money

Remember to check the specific requirements and recommendations of your resort or accommodation to ensure you have everything you need for a fantastic beach vacation in the Bahamas.