As my annual Aruba trip comes nearer, I started to make sure I have all of my pool-/beach-side necessities ready to go. While I always keep a full beach bag in my closet, I rarely use it in New York. A day at the pool or beach up here requires much less than in the Caribbean. So, here’s what comes with me in my J.Crew beach bag when I travel to the Happy Island:
iPhone Wallet: To keep my necessities safe, dry and together…regardless of the fact that my phone already has water damage and a cracked screen.
Kindle/Word Search/Magazines: For in between naps and cool-off dips in the pool and ocean.
Variety of SPF: Can never get enough! I keep body, face and lip balm with SPF in my beach bag at all times. Especially in the Aruba sun, I legit feel like I’m constantly re-applying. And also always coating my sunburnt skin with Aruba Aloe. Imagine if I didn’t wear sunscreen? Ouch.
Baseball Cap: For when that sun is just too much.
S’well Bottle: Stay hydrated, my friends.
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Goggles: Because I love water sports, especially tubing.
Note: My J.Crew beach bag is like seven years old and my sister keeps threatening to replace it. Even though I’m not ready to give up on mine just yet, here are some beach bags out now that I wouldn’t mind owning: