Everyone deserves an island getaway at least once year, if not every other month. How else would we be able to get our fair share of sun, surf, and sand to get us through all the upcoming eight-hour work days? And while we've all jokingly been asked 'if you could only bring one thing with you to a deserted island, what would it be', the reality of packing for an island getaway is just as tough. After all, islands are a place of simplicity — of embracing only the basics you really and truly need. As such, we've selected 10 items that will get you through any island vacay.
You can always trust Marc Jacobs to find a way for you to look smashing. These Marc Jacobs Round Sunglasses are lightweight and stylish, plus they truly project the world through rose-tinted lenses. Not only will the beach look utterly perfect to you as you gaze through these beauties, but you'll look just as good to everyone else.
If nobody actually saw you looking good at the beach, did it even happen? The Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 lets you capture all of your travel moments in real-time, printing out totally Instagrammable memories as you go. As a bonus, it'll give you a reason to get the cute boy two towels over to take a selfie with you (and maybe leave his name and number on the back of the print).
Nothing says 'sun destination' better than a pineapple, so why not use one to carry your valuables to your island getway? The MILATA Pineapple-Shaped Purse will fit to match any outfit because really there's no place a pineapple purse doesn’t belong on an island.
While water may be considered one of the most important items to bring to the beach, it is also one of the most commonly forgotten. That said, the Pandain Rainwbow Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle is so pretty that remembering to replenish yourself will no longer be a problem. Consider an icy refreshing sip just an arm's reach away.
One simply cannot go on a getaway without the Ban.do Getaway Vacation Duffle Bag swung over her shoulder. How else would anyone know you’re going on vacation, and not just a business trip, unless it says so at least three times on your carry-on?
The proper way to prepare for a getaway is to also get away from the screaming child two rows ahead. With the Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones, you can absorb yourself into the perfect soundtrack for your vacation, or play it back on the way home as you review all your amazing photos.
Even on vacation, skincare is key. With the Daisi Facial Cleansing Portable Travel Brush Set, you can can cleanse your imperfections away within seconds, no compromise necessary. After all, nothing says 'high maintenance' more than lugging a completely separate suitcase full of skin care and cosmetics.
Nothing speaks greater volumes than the perfect bikini on the beach. Specifically, OMKAGI’s Swimwear Bikini Set. Ironically, it may be the smallest thing we would be wearing to make the biggest statement, but with a flattering cut to bring out your assets. Plus, it comes in a wide variety of colors.
Despite the advancement of technology, there is surprisingly still a lack of fully waterproof smartphones for us to bring to the beach without losing our minds when it gets wet. The Waterproof Dry Bag Phone Pouch, however, would not only be able to keep your phone dry, but also keep it fully functional within the pouch. Snap away, selfie takers.
A travel towel has never been more versatile than the Turkish Peshtemal Thin Travel Towel. With so many uses, this baby goes well beyond just a sitting rag at the beach. Use it as a coverup for going between the beach and the resort, or wear it as a scarf for the chillier nights of your vacation.