Traveler’s Packing List – What to Pack for a Spa Getaway

A spa is always a great idea. It will give you time to relax both your body and your mind, to reenergize and get fully prepared for new endeavors. And with our busy lives, a spa getaway is more of a necessity than a luxury. Therefore, after you have decided where to go and arranged everything for your retreat, it is time to pack. Here is a guide that contains all the essentials that you will need.

Traveler's PAcking List - What to Pack for a Spa Getaway

Traveler’s Packing List – What to Pack for a Spa Getaway

Comfortable clothes and shoes

Because this is a spa getaway, there is absolutely no need to pack too many clothing items. A few of your favorite yoga pants and tank tops that can be matched with a couple of cotton T-shirts will be enough (you may need to take both long and short sleeves) and you are prepared for yoga classes, hiking time and going to massages. For the evenings, or just when you feel like fancying up a bit, a light cotton dress will be a perfect choice. A nice cashmere cardigan will come in handy for those chilly evenings.

Shoe-wise, there is certainly no need for your stilettos. Pack a pair of flat sandals, some slides and sneakers, and you are fully equipped.

Swimwear and sunglasses

For when you what to take a dip in the pool or in the ocean, or are just in the mood for some sunbathing, you will need a bathing suit, so make sure to pack a few options. One-piece swimsuits may be the best option for this occasion, as they are both comfortable and fashionable. In addition, this stylish type of swimwear comes in a variety of colors and designs. It’s no wonder that a number of online stores offer a great selection of one-piece swimsuits, such as Carla Swimwear, where you can find an array of pieces that flatter different body types.

In addition, you shouldn’t forget to bring a least two pairs of funky sunglasses to protect your eyes from the UV light, but also to allow you to relax and take a nap on the beach. Don’t forget sun hats! With this useful item, you can allow yourself to be à la mode.

A backpack or a tote bag

This may be of help while you are traveling, as well as when you come to your retreat and are packing for a complete spa day or going to the beach. It’s completely up to you to choose whether an athletic backpack or a trendy tote bag will be your companion during the trip.

A journal and books

And in your bag of choice, two of the items should most certainly be a journal and a book (or several of them).

A journal will serve to write down all of the feelings, memorable moments and the new energy that you discover during your getaway. Reenergizing will help you make decisions that you simply couldn’t make before, in addition, you will find new directions that you want to follow in life. All of this should be recorded in your journal so that in the future you can look it up anytime and remember what’s truly important to you.

Books are there so you can enjoy the reading time you simply couldn’t dedicate time to earlier. Of course, there is no pressure when you are enjoying your spa getaway, so read as long and as much as it feels good to you. Whether you opt for a classic like the Wuthering Heights or some of the positive psychology books, don’t forget to take the most pleasure out of it.

Skincare products

Sunscreen is a must, not only when you are sunbathing, but every time you go outdoors. Choose wisely and look for sunscreen crèmes that will offer both protection and hydration to your skin.

In order to preserve that heavenly feeling your skin has during the spa treatments, you should faithfully use serums and moisturizers for your face, as well as body lotions or body butter. For the best and purest nourishment, you may want to go for organic products.

A water bottle

The same as your skin needs to be hydrated, your whole body needs to get plenty of water during the day. Exercising and time spent in the sauna will help the toxins come out of your body, so you will need to replenish your organism with water. Make sure to always have your water bottle with you.

Lastly, make sure to bring your motivation with you: the motivation to truly get the most and the best out of your spa getaway.

About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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