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Beach Excursion Packing List
One of the most popular and cost-friendly shore excursions on a cruise vacation is a trip to the beach. Many of the worlds best beaches can be found in the Caribbean and so it’s no surprise that many people want to spend their day just relaxing on a sun-drenched beach sipping cocktails and enjoying the sound of waves lapping at the shore. However, you can’t carry too much with you so what are some of the best items you can take to ensure your Beach Day is the best ever?
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 OSMO Action is a winner. Some would argue that Go Pro products are better but the price difference between the 2 is quite significant.
Beach Cover Up
Swimsuit cover-ups are not just practical, but in some cases they are essential. You can leave the ship already wearing your swimming custom by just throwing on a cover-up. 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 Water Bottles
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. Just pack it, throw it over your shoulder and you are good to go.
Keep yourself protected against harmful UV rays with some strong sunscreen. A high SPF is recommended, especially because the sun reflects off of the water, leading to the potential for some nasty burns. If you are swimming in tropical waters then it is an idea to purchase some reef-friendly sunscreen. This product by Thinksport has a perfect score on EWG, and doesn’t contain any biologically toxic chemicals. It is water-resistant for up 80 minutes and is absorbed easily by your skin.
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 this can seriously deplete 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.