Beach Honeymoon Checklist? Yes, follow this list and your beach honeymoon will be one to relax and enjoy each other as it should be!
Beach honeymoon? Romantic, no doubt. Enjoy the romance by starting out on the best track.
1. Whittle down your packing list.
For daytime, you’ll need a couple of cute bikinis, two shorts, three nice T-shirts, a great cover-up (stylish enough to wear to lunch), and flip-flops. For evening, you’ll want two nice dresses, a cute clutch, and stylish sandals. And seriously—that’s it. Don’t be afraid to repeat outfits, beach vacations are generally low-key.
All that (plus your toiletries and pajamas) can easily fit into a standard, 14 inch x 9 inch x 22 inch carry-on suitcase. You will be able to get off a plane and go right to my hotel, change into your suit, and hit the beach. Avoid the temptation of over-packing, and you’ll save money (it typically costs $25 to check in your first bag, $40 for your second) and time.
2. Forward hotel, flight, and car rental reservations to Tripit.com.
With tripit.com, you can keep track of all our travel reservations in one place. Simply forward any confirmations from your hotel or airline to firstname.lastname@example.org, and they’ll make a master itinerary for you, which you can monitor on your iPhone via the Tripit app.
3. Make sure your passport is up to date.
Do not arrive to the airpost, only to discover one spouse’s passport had a) expired, or b) was set to expire within three-six months of their date of departure (some countries won’t accept a passport that is close to expiring—so you need some wiggle room). Check your expiration date ASAP, and if you need to renew quickly, request expedited service.
4. Get a bikini wax.
Because nothing is more annoying than razor burn.
5. Get a mani/pedi.
Your hands and feet will be front and center on the beach, so make sure they’re gorgeous! You might want to go with a gel manicure, too: Sally Hansen makes great new gel strips that are easy to apply, and can last for weeks. Hint: Opt for a peachy, neutral shade, as opposed to a red—it’s less likely to show chips.
6. Leave the perfume at home.
Perfume and cologne and known to attract mosquitos—do yourselves both a huge favor by leaving your fragrances at home.
7. Leave behind a copy of your itinerary with a friend or family member.
Prepare a sheet with your flight schedule, hotel dates (and the hotel’s phone number), as well as any other relevant travel info. In case of an emergency, they’ll know where to reach you.