8 Luxury Travel Must-Haves For Your Next Beach Vacation

With summer on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to plan for a vacation beach getaway. Many of us look forward to those white sand beaches, warm ocean waves, ritzy hotel stays, delicious food, and relaxing in the sun. Although the plane ride isn’t always comfortable, packing certain must-have products into your suitcase will not only improve the journey there but can add a touch of luxury to your beach vacation. Grab your favorite one piece swimsuit and pack a few of these must-have luxuries on your next beach vacation!

1. Sunscreen Must-Have: La Mer’s Broad Spectrum SPF 50 UV Protecting Fluid

Whether you’re out shopping at a local boutique or relaxing under a white beach canopy in your bikini, you’ll need to apply an adequate amount of SPF sunscreen to protect your skin. 

Avoid sunburn while getting the best in skincare with La Mer’s Broad Spectrum SPF 50 UV Protecting Fluid, a lightweight, quick-absorbing fluid with sea-sourced infusions to nourish your skin while providing sun protection. 

Give your skin some oh-la-la luxury treatment by wearing this under your regular moisturizer or foundation! 

$95, cremedelamer.com

Lavender Blowing in the Wind

2. Self-Care At the Beach: Saje’s Pocket Farmacy® Mindful Edition

Stress, be gone! The last thing you want on your vacation is to feel stressed out or anxious. Saje’s best-selling Pocket Farmacy® now has a mindful edition to encourage mini-aromatherapy sessions wherever you go. 

Take the travel-sized rollerball set with you and breathe in emotional wellness with the five mini essential oil blends. Our favorite is Reflection, a calming blend of frankincense, orange, and ginger that will transport you to a different state of mind.

Give yourself a beach yoga and meditation session in your bandeau tankini and apply the soothing oils to your temples for a relaxing time by the sea.

$65, saje.com

3. Plane Ride Must-Have: Travelrest Nest Ultimate Memory Foam Travel Pillow 

Bring the comfort of memory foam with you on your next plane ride, and you’ll never have to deal with an uncomfortable crick in your neck again. 

The New York Times’ Wirecutter selected the Travelrest Nest’s Ultimate Memory Foam Travel Pillow as their number one choice for the best travel pillow. 

The pillow’s unique angle, spongy feel, and compression features makes for a comfortable plane ride, whether in business class or coach.

 $40, travelrest.net 

4. Swimsuit Ready Skincare: SK-II Facial Treatment Mask 

Aircraft cabin air is cold and dry, which can quickly make your skin dull and thirst for hydration. Why not give your skin a boost of moisture by using the SK-II Facial Treatment Mask?

 This beloved cult-favorite sheet mask has won the hearts of skincare lovers everywhere. The sheet mask is formulated with special natural bio ingredients to nourish and hydrate the skin, leaving it refreshed, bright, smooth, bouncy, and radiant. 

Keeping your body’s skin hydrated and dewy is just one way to look stunning in a summer swimsuit. Read our article on spring beauty skin care to learn more.

$95, sk-ii.com

Beach hair touch up tips

5. Beach Hair Must-Have: Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray

Traveling can be rough — long plane rides can flatten your hair and dry it out, giving you mussled, bed-head hair that is unflattering. Fix it up with Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray, a cousin to dry shampoo that you can take in your handbag for quick touch-ups. 

Turn unkempt, flat hair into voluminous, tousled locks with texture in just a few sprays. The spray gives your hair a lightweight feel and a shine that will make you look polished and ready for the day. Take it with you so you can create natural beach waves in your hair while sunbathing in your swim dress.

$48, oribe.com

6. Swimsuit Accessory Must-Have: Free People’s Shady Character Packable Wide Brim Hat

Shield yourself from the sun while looking chic and glamorous in this wide brim hat from Free People. We’re a fan of finding the best sun hats for your swimsuit and this wide brim hat does the job by giving you that extra “je ne sais quoi” for your French Riviera getaway.

The wide hat comes in multiple summer and spring styles, all of which can be paired with your designer sunglasses and your favorite beach sandals. 

Our favorite way to wear this hat is with a sophisticated one piece swimsuit such as an elegant Maillot swimsuit, which will show off your feminine figure in style.

$68, freepeople.com

7. Beach Cover Ups: Anne Cole Flounce V Neck Tunic Cover Up

We’re not bragging, but we think our flounce v neck tunic cover up is one of the best accessories to take with your swimsuit when you’re on your dream beach vacation. 

Flowy sleeves and light material make this cover up an elegant addition to your beach ensemble while providing you with coverage from the sun. You won’t need to worry about bringing an extra set of clothes when you can wear this cover up over your swimsuit, and head to lunch at a seaside restaurant.

If you’re looking for a cover up with more color or want something more casual, shop our cover up collection to find sarong skirts, button down cover ups, and more.

$68, annecole.com

Lemon beach fragrance

8. Beach Fragrance Must-Have: Atelier Cologne Lemon Island Roller Ball

Nothing can whisk you away to a faraway island like a luxurious perfume. Now you can take the memory of your seaside getaway wherever you go when you bring your Atelier Cologne Lemon Island roller ball. 

This unisex fragrance carries fresh notes of Indian Jasmine, vanilla from Madagascar, and exotic green lemons from Rodrigues, an island in the Indian Ocean. 

You’ll get hints of bright citrus, lemongrass and soothing vanilla bean, giving your senses a feeling of warm days on an island beach paradise.

$30, ateliercologne.com

No matter which vacation destination you choose, whether it’s the jungles of Bali or the beaches of Bermuda, don’t be afraid to pamper yourself by adding a touch of luxury to your trip.

A little can go a long way, and you’ll have a more satisfying experience knowing that you can remedy that long plane ride with these travel product must-haves and a long self-care session on the beach.