8 Spring Break Travel Necessities for a Tropical Getaway

8 Spring Break Travel Necessities for a Tropical Getaway

Before heading out on your spring break getaway, add these must-haves to your packing list. From waterproof sandals to an Away travel set, we've rounded up everything you'll need for your next tropical vacation.

One small and one large Away suitcase in black photo

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Away 2-Piece Travel Set

Step one of packing for your trip: invest in reliable luggage. This durable two-piece travel set from Away includes a carry-on bag and a larger checked bag, so go ahead and pack that last pair of shoes you just can't go without. Both feature a hard outer shell that won't break, a TSA-approved combination lock, and four swivel wheels for easy transport. And thanks to the ejectable battery on the carry-on, you won't have to roam the airport searching for an outlet to charge your phone.

Buy It! $450 (usually $500); away.com


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Black toiletry bag with a pink interior photo

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Expandable Toiletry Bag

Keep your bathroom essentials in one place with this expandable toiletry bag. It has three pockets perfect for organizing makeup, skincare products, shower supplies, and more. It folds into a compact bag to save space in your suitcase, and when you reach your destination you can hang it up so everything is within arm's reach.

Buy It! $26; bedbathandbeyond.com

Orange and white one-piece swimsuit with a strapless ruffle top photo

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Free People One-Piece Swimsuit

Refreshing your swimsuit collection is also key to a truly memorable tropical vacation. This one-piece from Free People will do just that! Its unique design features cut-outs in the front and back, giving it the look of a bikini with the comfort of a one-piece. This bright orange shade is ideal for sunshine and palm trees, but it's available in black, too, if you're looking for something more laid-back.

Buy It! $165; freepeople.com


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Terry Shoulder Tie Cover-Up Romper

This romper isn't your average cover-up; it combines beachwear with summer fashion for a stylish option you can wear to the beach and beyond. It's made with non see-through fabric so you can wear it to brunch before spending your day in the sun — just swap your flip-flops for white platform sandals.

Buy It! $23; target.com

Oversize straw floppy hat in beige photo

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Floppy Straw Sun Hat

This must-have accessory helps protect your skin from the sun and adds major style points to your outfit. Whether you're on the boardwalk or laying in the sand, this floppy hat will be your go-to all vacation long. Its neutral hues will pair well with almost anything you have on, including the swimsuit and romper above.

Buy It! $25; oldnavy.com

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Teva Verra Sandals

If you're going to bring just one pair of shoes with you on your tropical vacation, it should be these Teva sandals. With their lightweight construction, cushioned footbed, Shoc Pad heel (for added support), and adjustable straps, you'll be able to wear them comfortably all day. This versatile shoe is available in six colors and can be worn for almost anything, including hiking and water activities.

Buy It! $70; zappos.com

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Luxe Tote Bag

Ditch the worn-out drawstring bag and use this stylish tote to carry your essentials to and from the beach. Its straw exterior gives it total vacation vibes, while the inside is lined with cloth to help prevent sand from getting inside. Keep your phone and sunscreen easily accessible in the open pockets, and secure more valuable items like your wallet and keys in the larger zip pocket.

Buy It! $94 (usually $156); shopbop.com


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Lancôme Bienfait Sunscreen UV SPF 50+

If you're going to have fun in the sun, it's important to protect your skin. This SPF 50 Lancôme sunscreen helps prevent sunburns, and it also protects your skin from harmful UVA rays that can cause damage and premature aging. It's oil-free, fast-absorbing, and lightweight, plus it can be applied under makeup without that cakey feeling. This formula works well for all skin types, including sensitive skin. Although it's water-resistant, make sure to re-apply every 40 minutes if you're in the pool or working up a sweat.

Buy It! $40; ulta.com