What to put in your beach holiday suitcase

What to put in your beach holiday suitcase

Planning to go on holiday for a few days, two weeks or even more this year? We know how stressful packing can be, especially when you’re in a hurry afraid of forgetting something! Here’s a handy checklist to help you pack your suitcase with all the essentials for a sunny beach holiday.

1. Clothes

The first mistake many people make when going on holiday is taking too many clothes. Try to make a selection of 7 outfits for a one-week holiday, choosing only clothes you’re sure you will wear. Here’s the list of clothes you will certainly need:

  • Underwear
  • One Party dress or one smart shirt (for going out)
  • 3 or 4 skirts or pairs of shorts and 5 t-shirts
  • One casual dress (for the ladies)
  • 2 Pairs of shoes: for ladies one flat and comfortable and one classier, for men one pair of sandals or flip-flops and one pair of proper shoes

2. For the beachOctoTowel

If you’re just planning to relax during your holidays, the most important thing to bring will be beach clothes and accessories so don’t forget:

  • 2 Swimsuits/Swim shorts
  • 1 light top to use as a cover-up
  • Beach towel
  • Beach bag
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • A book
  • Sandals or flip-flops


3. Cosmetics and toiletriesKent_Toothbrush

If your hotel doesn’t provide toiletries don’t forget to bring your own :

  • Travel size shampoo, body lotion, shower gel and shaving cream
  • Essential make-up: try to think “multi-purpose make-up” and take items that will work in a warmer climate, like foundation with SPF and waterproof make-up.
  • Make-up remover
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste

4. Electronics

Think about your electronics if you want to take pictures, listen to music or anything else that requires power. Most important don’t forget the charger!

  • Camera
  • Phone Charger
  • Power convertor (If you’re travelling abroad)
  • Batteries
  • Hairdryer (optional. most hotels will have one, but it’s always good to pack a travel size one just in case or if your hair needssome TLC and there isn't one provided)

Now, you’re ready to go on holiday confident that you have packed all of the essentials that you will need! Some of our suitcases in-store make it even easier to pack and will save you a lot of time. The Samsonite Firelite for example has a zipped divider pad in the top compartment, for easy and organised packing.

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31st July 2014

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