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Beach Packing List
So you have arrived at your Caribbean port of call. That beach you've been dreaming of during you cruise countdown is beckoning. But before you depart your cabin and head to the gangway, what do you take with you to make the most of your day by sea? We hope this Beach Packing List will help.
There are some obvious items to pack for the beach such as sunglasses and a sunhat but we have complied a list of items we hope will inspire you and make that beach day something special.
|Waterproof Phone Case
If you want to keep that sand or salty seawater off your precious, and expensive, mobile device then a waterproof phone case is a very good idea. This one comes in a myriad of different colours and will fit a variety of different phones. You can still use the touch screen even when your phone is in the pouch.
If you are short on space in your backpack or carry bag, these microfiber beach blankets fold up nice and small to make them easy to take with you. Perfect for using at the beach or around the pool. These ultra-fast drying and very compact blankets are incredibly useful.
|Underwater Digital Camera
The perfect way to capture and keep those underwater memories. There are some excellent dive and snorkel sites in the Caribbean and you will want to remember all those amazingly coloured fish you saw. There is a range of different cameras to suit different budgets but we are big fans of DJI and their new OSMO Action is a winner.
|Swimsuit Cover Up
Swimsuit cover-ups are not just practical, but in some cases they are essential. If you want to leave the beach and head to the local shops for example then some Caribbean destinations frown upon tourists browsing for goods in just their bikinis or swimwear. A cover-up is a quick, easy and trendy way to look beach chic.
Insulated drink bottles are an excellent way of keeping beverages nice and cold during your day at the beach. You can fill up before you leave your cabin and a good bottle should keep things nice and chilled for hours. They are also handy for pouring any cold (or hot) beverage you buy at the beach too. We personally are big fans of Tervis that provide some stylish but excellent double-walled tumblers like the one below. Mine is in a funky whale design.
A must-have for your Beach Packing List and very handy for carrying all of your Nik-naks and items. This one has the added bonus of containing an integrated cooler bag at the bottom. Just pack it, throw it over your shoulder and you are good to go.
One way to spoil your day at the beach is to cut open your foot whilst wading in the shallows on an unseen jagged rock...or worse, a spiny sea urchin. Water shoes are an excellent way to avoid that. They are robust, lightweight and come in a variety of styles and colours.
|Reef Friendly Sun Screen
If you plan on spending a reasonable amount of time snorkelling or swimming in the azure waters of the Caribbean seas its worth considering our fishy friends and the environment they live in. Use only sunscreen that won't harm them in any way so be sure to pop that on your Beach Packing List. The example below is made from natural, organic materials and is also super water-resistant.
What better way to spend some time at the beach than swimming in the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean to see the myriad of sea life hidden beneath the waves. This dry snorkel set comes in a variety of colours and is suitable for both male/females and kids
|Portable Power Pack
No doubt you will be snapping lots of gorgeous photos or recording lots of video with your smartphone whilst at the beach. We all know that can seriously reduce the power bar on your device, and we don't want to be getting any of those low battery reminders do we? This handy little gadget will power up a smartphone to 100% in little over an hour.
|Wet Swimsuit Bags
It's the end of your day at the beach. Time to be heading back to the ship. The last thing you want to be doing is walking back in still damp swimwear which we all know can rub and chafe. These waterproof bags are perfect for keeping your still wet bikini or swim shorts separate from other dry items. They are also handy for dirty laundry as well.