A vacation to the Bahamas is all about relaxing in the sunshine, enjoying the laid-back lifestyle and participating in plenty of watersports. Your wardrobe should reflect this. Unless you are attending a specific event, you really will not need any formal attire. Plenty of beachwear, swimwear and cool cotton casuals are the order of the day for both men and women on a Bahamian vacation.
WHAT TO WEAR ON GREAT EXUMA
Ideal clothing for your sunny vacation on Great Exuma should include plenty of underwear so you can keep laundry days to a minimum. Pack a couple of pairs of lightweight pants in light colors such as khaki or cream to look and feel cool and comfortable when dining out. If they are easy to wash and dry quickly, so much the better. The Bahamas is generally too hot and sticky for thick denim jeans.
Shorts, capri pants and t-shirts are ideal for day wear, whether you plan to go shopping, head for the beach or go boating. For evening wear, a casual cotton shirt and pants/smart shorts for men and a sundress or similar for women are very acceptable for dining out. Collared golf shirts are a good idea for men, preferably in light colors. They look good on their own or under a lightweight jacket if a dressier look is required.
A lightweight sweater or jacket should be included in the packing list in case of a cool breeze or chilly air-conditioning at your chosen restaurant.
You simply cannot pack too many swimsuits. They take up very little space and allow you to change into a dry swimsuit every time after swimming and snorkeling. They just need a quick rinse to get out the salt or chlorine and then hang them up to dry.
WHAT ESSENTIALS TO PACK FOR YOUR GREAT EXUMA TRIP
Apart from clothing, there are a few other items that you should have on your packing list for your vacation. Make sure you have your passports, travel/flight documents, car rental papers, a driver’s license and directions to your Great Exuma villa all handy and easy to access.
Check your passport has at least 6 months before expiry from the date you plan to leave the Bahamas, or you could be refused entry.
Make sure you have an adequate supply of any regular medications you may need and some emergency first aid items. Carry all medicines in their original packaging and have a copy of your prescription just in case you are questioned.
Pack all your toiletries together in your carry-on luggage, excluding any liquids such as mouthwash, and any sharps such as razor blades. It’s a good idea to pack swimwear, shorts and a change of underwear in your carry-on luggage too. If your checked-in luggage is delayed, you can still enjoy the first days of your Great Exuma vacation on the beach or by the pool.
Lip balm, sunglasses, sun screen and hats are essential along with beach shoes and flip flops. Leave valuable jewelry items at home and opt for some costume jewelry pieces or fun items to complement your informal wardrobe.
Now you’re all set to enjoy your Bahamian vacation!
Creative Commons Attribution: Permission is granted to repost this article in its entirety with credit to Grand Isle Resort & Spa and a clickable link back to this page.