Travel Tips: Resort Wear Essentials

resort-wear-essentials-asunnyescape Resort travel is on my mind this week. Scott and I have just re-booked our trip to Riviera Maya (yes!) and I am more than happy to be in packing mode again. The truth about resort wear is that you don't need much. These are a few of the resort wear essentials I've come up with while keeping the rest of my packing to a minimum for this trip. Less is more in a warm, tropical resort environment.


The hat

Any variety of hat is fine to keep the sun off your head but be sure you have one wide-brimmed hat for beach, pool time and touring the local area.


The Color

Colorful blouses, flowy skirts, graphic caftans and floaty sarongs in colorful prints say resort wear like nothing else.



The Maxi

Maxi dressing is effortless and extremely comfortable for tropical travel and resort wear. Dress up a maxi with gold sandals or go barefoot on the sand. Maxi dresses or skirts are essential resort wear.



I always toss a little black dress in my suitcase.  At most resorts, there are evening dining options on property. Whether it is in the dining room, beachside, poolside or en suite, slipping into an LBD for dinner adds an instant touch of glamor and sexiness.


The White Collection

White not only looks fresh and sophisticated, it's the most practical color for wearing on sunny, humid days in the tropics. White won't absorb the heat and will allow your skin to breathe.


The Accessories

Add couple of bathing suits --I always include a classic black halter suit--metallic sandals, flipflops, sunglasses, statement jewelry and a sarong. A camera is a must for capturing those sunny, tropical resort memories. Pack your favorite sunscreen, passport and a great read and you should be good to go.


Resort Wear Essentials


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