What to Pack for a Beach Honeymoon

Load up your suitcase with these hot honeymoon must-haves

Updated 06/05/18
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Planning a beach honeymoon? Before you grab your trusty suitcase and start loading it up, it's pertinent to make a honeymoon packing list. After all, you want to spend your honeymoon relaxing with your new hubby (maybe showing him your new lingerie) not running from shop to shop stressing over forgetting that perfect swimsuit!

We're not saying that it's mandatory to buy a whole new wardrobe for your honeymoon, but it's a great excuse to purchase a few of this season's must-have pieces. Easy throw-on dresses go from cover-ups by day to evening showstoppers with a quick change of shoes and accessories. Think tropical prints to embrace the locale and lots of white (you are the bride, after all). We're giving you a look at latest and greatest resort wear, guaranteed to help you breeze through your honeymoon in style.

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Lovers + Friends Mayer Romper

Courtesy of Lovers + Friends

Rompers are great for trips where you want to pack light, because they're essentially a one-piece outfit. A printed romper is a great alternative to a dress for dinner and dancing.

SHOP NOW: Revolve, $178

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Gentle Monster 60MM Deborah Sunglasses

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Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue

These semi-rimless round sunnies are giving us major retro vibes. They're the perfect accessory for chillin' poolside or cruising down the coast.

SHOP NOW: Saks Fifth Avenue, $250

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Tularosa X Revolve "Ringle" Romper

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Courtesy of Revolve

Whether you're going island hopping in Greece or staying at an all-inclusive in the Dominican Republic, cutout accents and a tassel-trimmed hem make this romper totally vacation-worthy.

SHOP NOW: Revolve, $168

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Kiini "Yaz" Bikini Top and Kinni "Yaz" Bikini Bottom

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Courtesy of Shopbop

A white bikini is a must. Especially one that's the It bikini of Instagram. Separates allow you to choose the right size for your top and bottom (because c'mon, most of us aren't the same size for both).

SHOP NOW: Shopbop, was $165, now $107.25 and Shopbop, $120

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Kate Spade Floral Mosaic Flutter Dress

Courtesy of Kate Spade

This free-spirited mini is complete with a floral mosaic detail and flutter sleeves. Style with a straw hat for an extra dose of cool—and to keep the sun off your face.

SHOP NOW: Kate Spade, $448

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Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ WetForce for Sensitive Skin & Children

Courtesy of Shiseido

Sun protection is a nonnegotiable beach honeymoon essential. Before basking in the sun with bae make sure to apply this sunscreen, made for even the most sensitive skin, to all exposed areas.

SHOP NOW: Sephora, $42

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Steamline The Jettsetter Carryon

Courtesy of Steamline

The honeymoon starts at the airport, so don't forget to pick up some new luggage while you're planning. We recommend a bold color for less time at baggage claim and more time on the beach.

SHOP NOW: Steamline, $900

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Via Spiga Allegra Sandal

Courtesy of Via Spiga

If your suitcase real estate is limited, pack a shoe that can do it all. This neutral sandal can easily be worn day to night.

SHOP NOW: Via Spiga, was $195, now $117.50

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BP Straw Ring Handle Basket Tote

Courtesy of BP.

It's not a vacation without a great beach bag. This woven tote is roomy enough for your towel, sunglasses, and SPF. Colorful tassel charms give it a bright, tropical vibe.

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $39

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American Eagle Smoke Aviator Sunglasses

Courtesy of American Eagle

A classic pair of aviators will make a statement when paired with your beachside best.

SHOP NOW: American Eagle, $11.96

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Boohoo Tassel Cami Strap Embroidered Beach Dress

Courtesy of Boohoo

A cute cover-up that you can rock from the beach to the boutiques is essential. The high-neck makes it the perfect fit for most bathing suit silhouettes, while tassel accents add a boho touch to this cover-up.

SHOP NOW: ASOS, $28

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Chinese Laundry Posh Leg-Tie Pom Sandal

Courtesy of Chinese Laundry

You can't go wrong with gladiator sandals. Colorful knit patterns and pom poms make these instantly resort-ready.

SHOP NOW: Chinese Laundry, $79.95

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Baublebar Curacao Hoop Earrings

Courtesy of Baublebar

Bold earrings are an easy way to turn up the heat on even the simplest outfit. These hoop tassel combo and neon colors are sure to make a statement.

SHOP NOW: Baublebar, $44

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PrettyLittleThing Striped Plunge Maxi Dress

Courtesy of PrettyLittleThing

We already know your hubby only has eyes for you, but so will everyone else on the beach when you show up in this striped maxi. A plunging neckline, thigh-high slits, and an open back strike the perfect balance between bombshell and beachy.

SHOP NOW: ASOS, $48

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Alias Mae Adagio Sandal

Courtesy of Alias Mae

As comfortable as they are stylish, these lace-up sandals are adorned with on-trend tassels.

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $199.95

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Poupette St Barth Nola Long Dress

Courtesy of Poupette St Barth

This versatile maxi silhouette features a tiered skirt, pom pom detail and and a flattering drawstring cinch waist. Pair with stacked heels for a night out or your go-to gladiator sandals for day.

SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $495

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Suzie London Disco Pineapple Organic Unbleached Cotton Zip Bag

Courtesy of Suzie London

In Hawaii, pineapples symbolize warmth, friendship, and hospitality. Embrace this beautiful culture with this handmade clutch.

SHOP NOW: Etsy, $33.14

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Solid & Striped The Michelle Split Stripe One Piece Swimsuit

Courtesy of Solid & Striped

One-pieces are a huge trend! Not to mention they're great for keeping you covered during aquatic activities. Colorful stripes and a low-cut back makes this suit perfect for everything from a pool party to snorkeling.

SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $168

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