Essentials You Need for the Virgin Islands
Headed to the Virgin Islands? Think twice before throwing a swimsuit into a bag, zipping it up, and heading to the tropics. The Virgin Islands are full of fun, adventure, and exploration. Sure, beach reading happens here, but there’s a whole world waiting beyond just our fantastic shores.
Check out these must-have beach essentials for experiencing the perfect beach trip. Bring these along, and all that’s left is to enjoy the sun, sand, and waves.
A day spent underwater taking in the sights requires a whole separate type of gear than a day spent roaming between beaches and bars. For snorkeling, look for outfits that offer more coverage and protection from the sun. Instead of a two-piece or board shorts, invest in a high quality rash guard. The sun can bake your unaccustomed skin while you’re enjoying the cool water and colorful sights. And trust us, you’ll want to spend as much time as possible snorkeling!
Reef safe sunscreen is another snorkeling essential. Be considerate of marine life while protecting your skin. And bring a waterproof pouch dry bag like this one for carrying valuables on your person as you swim to keep them safe and dry.
All Day Beach Play
A battery powered phone charger is a must-have for spending all day on the beach without heading back to the vacation rental to charge your phone. Or, if you’re planning on being away from your home base for extended periods of time, try using a solar powered phone charger.
Grab some sand coasters if you like to spend your beach days with a drink in hand (but don’t enjoy sand trickling into your mouth).
Want the ultimate beach reading experience? Skip the hardback and bring an entire bookstore with you in a single glare-free device. Go for this e-reader if you plan to read on the boat – it can be submerged in three feet of water for up to a half hour.
And to top things off, how about an inflatable pillow that’s waterproof for the perfect beach reading environment?
Be sure you’ve got a speaker that can handle the water, too. Bring along a portable waterproof speaker like the Scosche Boom Bottle so you can hear your favorite music wherever your vacation takes you. Pro Tip: When you book with Sonic Charters, you just need to bring your iPhone to plug in to our boat’s top of the line sound system.
Mom’s Favorite Family Beach Essentials
If your kids demand lots of snacks (and what kid doesn’t?), pack some in your luggage to cut down on costs. Pro Tip: Pack microwave popcorn. It doesn’t take up much room in your luggage, and it’s a kid favorite.
Want to keep little ones enjoying endless entertainment? Try these fun bear print sand stamping flip flops.
And last but not least, pack a sand-free beach mat to maximize your sand play time. Pair the mat with some good old-fashioned baby powder for getting what’s left of the sand off of hot, sunscreen-y skin. It works like a charm.
This article was originally posted on Sonic Charters.
Photo Copyright: yaroslavasg / 123RF Stock Photo