3 Warm-Weather Getaways to Book ASAP (and What to Bring if You Do)

3 Warm-Weather Getaways to Book ASAP (and What to Bring if You Do)

The Bahamas, the Maldives, or Mexico? We're giving you the inside on our favorite tropical getaways and the one item we consider an absolute must to pack for each place.

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Private Island in the Maldives

While any tropical vacation would be welcome mid-winter, we're especially interested in personally investigating this resort's location on a private island in the Maldives. An in-house spa, private pool, and 24-hour butler service mean luxury to the max.

Book It! starting at $1,069; anantara.com

BOOK THIS RESORT
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What to Pack: Invisible SPF 40 Sunscreen

First on any beach vacation packing list should be sunscreen. This one by Supergoop! is broad spectrum SPF 40, weightless and invisible under makeup, and has 30,000 loves at Sephora. Plus, it's recommended for all skin types.

Buy It! $32; sephora.com

SHOP THIS SUNSCREEN
Atlantis Resort with palm trees in the foreground and a purple sunset in the background. photo

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Tropical Bahamas Getaway

Atlantis is one of the biggest names in getaways for a reason. With six resort experiences to choose from, Atlantis has something for everyone, from budget-friendly to truly indulgent, from family vacation to romantic excursion. Take in the pristine water and white sand beaches of the Bahamas with additional amenities like a spa, golf course, water park, and luxury restaurants.

Book It! starting at $138 per night; atlantisbahamas.com

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What to Pack: Faux Leather Tote Bag

Keep all your beach essentials organized with this minimalist faux leather tote and matching wristlet. Bonus: the tote is reversible, meaning double the style options. Simply shake the sand out at the end of the day and you're ready to take it to dinner on the lagoon.

Buy It! $49; nordstrom.com

SHOP THIS REVERSIBLE TOTE
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Family Fun in Fort Myers

Stash your passport and hit up the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa just south of Fort Myers for relaxed fun in the sun. With four waterslides, a lazy river, access to a nearby island, and a soothing spa, there's something here for everyone. This resort happens to be pet-friendly, so you don't have to leave any of the family behind.

Book It! starting at $313 per night; hyatt.com

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What to Pack: Colorful Beach Towel

Every warm-weather getaway deserves a great beach towel for that perfect Instagram. This one from the Martha Stewart Collection is as soft as it is cute. On the beach or by the pool, it's sure to stand out. Shop more from the collection so each family member can sport a towel that matches their personality.

Buy It! $20 (usually $40); macys.com

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