What to pack for a beach resort holiday

With an almost non-existent Summer in Melbourne, I couldn’t wait to go on my hens trip to a tropical paradise, Bali. For warm weather holidays, there are some essentials I never leave behind.

Here’s the list of my top five must-packs for a chic beach resort holiday.

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Essential for lounging by the pool or sun baking on the beach! It’s so small that you can pack many pairs to accessorise your outfits!

What to pack for beach resort holiday The Tia Fox Sunglasses

Top (L-R): 1. Karen Walker 2. Marc by Marc Jacobs 3. Karen Walker
Middle (L-R): 1. Thierry Lasry 2. Sunettes 3. Saint Laurent
Bottom (L-R): 1. 3.1 Phillip Lim 2. Thierry Lasry 3. Valley Eyewear


Sandals strike the perfect balance between dressier heels and casual flip flops. Heels can be difficult to walk in especially on sandy or uneven surfaces and n warmer weather your feet tend to swell up making it painful to wear. Flip flops may not be suitable for walking around all day as it does not give enough support to your feet. My favourite must pack pair of shoes is definitely the sandals!

What to pack for beach resort holiday The Tia Fox Sandals

 Top (L-R): 1. Chloe 2. Rebecca Minkoff 3. Studio Pollini
Middle (L-R): 1. Cocobelle 2. Rebecca Minkoff 3. Diane von Furstenberg
Bottom (L-R): 1. Splendid 2. Madewell 3. Belle by Sigerson Morrison


With the harsh sun light, I always like to protect my face. Whilst SPF sunscreen is a must, a hat also helps with protecting your face. Not to mention it is one of the best accessories for taking photos without makeup!

What to pack for beach resort holiday The Tia Fox Sun hats

Top (L-R): 1. Melissa Odabash 2. Kate Spade 3. Melissa Odabash
Bottom (L-R): 1. ONE by Artesano 2. Eugenia Kim 3. Melissa Odabash


This is a no-brainer! It is essential for any beach or resort holiday! I love to alternate between one piece swimwear and two piece bikinis!

What to pack for beach resort holiday The Tia Fox bikinis

Top (L-R): 1. Zimmermann 2. She Made Me Top and Bottom 3. Mikoh
Bottom (L-R): 1. Adidas by Stella McCartney 2. Kate Spade Top and Bottom 3. Marysia Swim Top and Bottom


Cover ups are the perfect throw over for beach or poolside style. Look for easy-care and breathable fabrics.

What to pack for beach resort holiday The Tia Fox beach cover ups

Top (L-R): 1. CM Cia Maritima 2. Milly 3.Tory Burch
Bottom (L-R): 1. Tory Burch 2. The Jet Set Diaries 3. Jen’s Pirate Booty



    • A month isn’t too far away! How exciting your trip to Greece! Where in Greece are you visiting? I will be going to Greece for my honeymoon! Mel xx

  1. Great top five picks for women for a chic beach resort holiday. For men, I would suggest a crease-resistant smart shirt, a pair of smart-casual cotton shorts, a pair of lightweight summer shoes such as espadrilles, a cashmere V-neck to cover up at night and a classic pair of Ray Bans. One thing I would also recommend is a high factor sunscreen for both men and women, as you can never have enough sun protection.

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