Pack with us for the Caribbean

We’re getting ready to head to Saint Barts and can’t wait to sip on champagne piscine with our toes in the silky white sand. The combination of French sophistication with Caribbean vibes is just one of the many reasons why we love St. Barts. With its stunning beaches, luxury yachts, designer boutiques and delicious restaurants, it’s no wonder this island attracts so many A-List celebrities. 

You’ll find that in St. Barts, people tend to wear comfortable, laid-back outfits during the day (perfect for high temps and humidity) but and a bit dressier in the evenings (a little cocktail dress will be perfect). Whether you’re staying at Hotel Isle de France or Le Toiny, this packing list contains your must-haves to look chic in St. Barts. 

BATHING SUITS AND COVER UPS

Definitely pack a few options for bathing suits and cover ups, if you’ll be spending most of your time on the water’s edge. We love La Blanca bathing suits, especially for those of us who don’t have perfect bodies, but still want to look fashionable in the sand. 

La Blanca Island Goddess One Piece Swimsuit

We are all about bright colors and patterns for caftans and cover ups. Lotus and Luna cover-ups and kimonos look fabulous and won’t break the bank.

Island Kimono

CASUAL OUTFITS

With temperatures in the 80s, we recommend light and bright caftans and dresses for day. We are obsessed with Farm Rio and Bell dresses. Their fun prints feel perfectly easy-breezy for a relaxing Caribbean vacation. And many of their dresses can work double time as a cover up, so bonus!

Tropical Mini Dress

BAGS

The Dahlia Grande Bag from Maison N.H Paris is a perfect catch all for any resort stay. Designed by two friends in Paris and sustainably made in Madagascar, it can easily go from day to night with its raffia twist on a classic design. 

Dahlia Grande Bag

ACCESSORIES

If you’re like us, you often prefer to leave your favorite pieces of jewelry safe at home. That’s why we love to pack a few different Chalonne luxury Apple Watch bands, so you can have a bit of luxury and still look sophisticated, day or night. We recommend the Bedarra line made from genuine stingray in bright colors. It’s beautiful, unique natural patterns and glossy finish will shine bright in the Caribbean sun. 

Luxury Apple Watch Bands

We also love stacking fun and colorful bracelets from Gold and Honey that will look fabulous with all your resort wear. 

 

Gold & Honey Jewelry

 

SUN PROTECTION

Given you’ll be spending most of your time outdoors in St. Barts, please remember to bring sunscreen. We love Sun Bum since their products are clean and reef safe.  

We also recommend bringing a packable hat, so you don’t have to worry about an extra item in your carry on. Wallaroo has some super chic options that we love, plus UPF 50+ sun protection, so it’s a no-brainer.

Stylish Sun Hats

 

COMFORTABLE SHOES AND SANDLES

I know we always want to look chic, but we highly recommend packing some comfortable walking shoes (we’re talking Adidas!) along with your sandals for days when you venture further than the pool and explore the island. We were surprised at just how comfortable Olu Kai sandals were when we tried them in Hawaii last year.

Comfortable Island Sandals

NOTE ON CAMO GEAR

Camouflage patterned clothing and accessories are prohibited in certain parts of the Caribbean (its used strictly for the military or law enforcement), so if you’ve got any of those items, be respectful and just leave them at home. 

We hope you found this packing list helpful. Safe travels!