Are you ready to pack for cruise leading you right to the dreamy, white sand Bahamas beaches? Grand Bahama Island is one of the most exciting vacation destinations, but the weather can be precarious. Some guests enjoy beautiful sun all day for a week while others are huddled up under umbrellas braving the rain. The best time to travel to the Bahamas is May to November. If your tickets are booked, let’s get your packing list in order before your off cruising the Bahamas.
You’re probably asking yourself, what clothing and shoes do I bring to the Bahamas? For the cruise ship, bring along a long dress for evenings, as there is a light breeze that can get cool. A nice summer skirt and capris paired with flip-flops and blouses or t-shirts seems to be the normal attire for guests on the island. Bring at least two different bathing suits since you will be out in the sun a lot. Unless you are planning on fine dining on the boat, skip the high heels, suits, and fancy apparel. This is a beach vacation where you will end up with sand in just about everything you own! Remember, this is a laid-back vacation with a lot of sun and skin. Bring along an umbrella just in case the rain decides to chase down the cruise ship from West Palm Beach to Bahamas.
Medical Supplies and Toiletries
The weather is humid, so plan on a few extra skin breakouts if you’re prone to acne from sweat. Face wash and a hat are the best way to keep acne away on the island. Too much sun can dry out your skin, causing it to crack and peel. Plenty of sunscreen is needed along with a nice beach cover-up to limit the sun’s rays from destroying your skin. With the humidity comes the other fun friend, frizz! Get ready to pull up long hair or wear a nice beach hat for the week! Bring along prescriptions, everything else you may find useful medically, such as aspirin and Dramamine, can be found on the island. Don’t forget to bring sunglasses to protect your eyes from the harmful Bohemian sunrays!
Plan on bringing your camera and a tablet. You will be sitting on the beach a lot, so a tablet can help you catch up on some great books. A camera is a must-have item to pack to document your amazing vacation to this paradise of white sand and plenty of sun. A tablet will come in handy too if there is a quick rainstorm that washes the island for a few hours.
Finally, a helpful tip; remember to pack light when packing for your Bahama celebration. Things can start to accumulate quickly if your over-think your packing and you will end up with a heavy bag to haul around the island!