Are you lucky enough to be jetting off on a summer holiday this year? Whether your holiday consists of partying on the beach and returning to your hotel at 5am, or sitting back to relax and rejuvenate on a white beach. From Mykynos to Ibiza, and from the pool party to relaxing on the beach, looking cool and ready for the sun is essential.
Top 5 Party Beach Locations
1. Copacabana Beach, Rio, Brazil.
At the Copa (co) Copacabana (Copacabana)...The lyrics don’t lie, this famous destination location in Rio Brazil certainly is the hottest spot north of Havana. With a beach scattered with cocktail lounges, live music and beach bars, this spot is always lively with a buzzing atmosphere. Enjoy drinks along the iconic beachfront and then head to one of the many nightclubs in the area including Fosfobox to continue the party vibes.
- Mykonos Greece
Of all of the Greek Islands, Mykonos is well known for it's incredibly beautiful beaches but also for its amazing party scene. Tropicana Beach Bar & Paradise Beach Club
The beautiful white beaches make the perfect backdrop to drinks.
- Ibiza Spain
When someone says “beach party” Ibiza is certainly the first place to pop into our minds. Known for its wild nightlife and beautiful scenery, Ibiza is the perfect party location to work on your tan during the day and party the night away. Ocean Beach Ibiza, a beach resort known for its poolside parties, live music and performances is one of the most popular Ibiza party locations during the day, with some of the most well-known DJs taking to the clubs in the evening. Have you visited yet?
- Kuta, Bali
Kuta rose to fame as a popular surfing destination, but as the sun sets over Kuta’s beautiful golden beaches, the fantastic nightlife scene is revealed as the beach fills up with tourists and locals looking to party. With a combination of clubs and bars, this spot is not to be missed if you are looking for a combination of beautiful scenery and amazing parties.
- Zrce Beach, Novalja, Croatia
Some have claimed that the Zrce Beach on the Croatian Island of Pag is one of the best party beach locations in the world. Zrce is the home to many festivals such as Hideout in the summer months as well as many other parties, and many of the world’s top djs taking to the stage of one of the 4 big beach clubs which are located in the area. Check it out this summer season!
Top 5 Relaxing Beach Destinations
With white sand and clear seas, the Maldives is the epitome of relaxing destinations. For those searching for a slice of paradise, then the Maldives is the perfect location for you. With plenty of coral islands to explore, you will not get bored, and afternoons can be spent snorkelling, fishing and swimming with the many tropical species which reside in the Maldivian waters.
With a different beach for every day of the year, Antigua is the go-to destination for a relaxing beach holiday. If you can manage to drag yourself from your beach hammock for one day, you may also experience the adventurous side of the island, with plenty of activities to choose from including zipline tours and safaris, there is plenty of exploration to be done as well as relaxing.
Dubai certainly isn’t just about skyscrapers and city living, it is also a paradise for a beach lover. With gentle waves and many private beach clubs, Dubai has become a popular beach destination in its sunny season between October and May. There aren’t many places in the world where you can relax on the beach, whilst looking up to see you are surrounded by some of the tallest buildings in the world. It is this contrast between beach and city life which makes Dubai such an interesting and must-see destination.
Menorca provides a quiet and calm contrast to it’s lively, the sister island of Majorca. This small, sunny Balearic island is the perfect summer getaway location where you can enjoy unspoiled idyllic beaches and clear seas which are straight out of a travel brochure. Menorca has always practiced sustainable tourism, so is the perfect place to visit if you are a fan of authentic and uncrowded holidays.
- Bora Bora
Famous for its turquoise water lagoon, and its iconic luxury bungalow villas perched over the water on stilts, Bora Bora has become a popular tourist location. It’s popularity is with good reason, this South Pacific island, is almost too beautiful to be true. It’s beauty and idyllic ness has made it a popular destination for loved-up honeymooners, making for the perfect romantic destination.
No matter what your ideal holiday vibe is, or where you are heading this summer, ensure you are fully prepared and looking your coolest for the beach or pool with this list of essential beach items. Just a little pre-holiday planning can go a long way when it comes to a trip to the beach, from beach-wear to essential beach accessories, we have you covered!
The neon trend seems to be here to stay, with everybody embracing its vibrancy as we enter the main summer season-, nothing looks better with a tan than Neon Yellow! Neon is the perfect look for beach parties where standing out is a must.
This neon yellow bikini is the perfect shape for wearing as a top, simply throw on a pair of denim shorts for some extra coverage as the party progresses into the night and this YDWTL neon bikini swimwear becomes the perfect transitional item which can be dressed up or dressed down. If you are feeling slightly less daring, this bikini also comes in black and red and is the perfect summer swimwear in every colour.
This YDWTL crop top is a summer holiday essential. Simple yet effective and stylish, this crop top will keep you feeling and looking cool in the hot weather.
Putting together a cool outfit has never been more effortless, simply throw on this crop with your favourite cut off denim shorts, for the coolest, most effortless beach party outfit.
YDWTL DAD HAT
Beach hair, don’t care! This dad hat is a practical beach holiday essential, keep your head protected from the harsh summer sun whilst also looking like you are always living your best life.
This cap is perfect for beach parties as the day turns into evening, and for sunbathing on the beach and exploring the town during the day. Make a simple outfit fashionable with the simple addition of this summer fashion essential.
The biggest summer skincare essential? Suncream of course. In 2019 we are all aware of how important it is to protect your skin from the harsh summer sun and when spending the whole day exposed to the sun on holiday, it is essential to protect the delicate skin on your face to prevent sun damage and premature aging. If you are yet to find the perfect sun cream for your skin type, give the Invisible Shield by Glossier a try (SPF 30).
Sunscreen is not optional, and wearing it every day is essential to make sure it is on your holiday essentials list this year! Invisible Shield is the perfect cream for those who hate wearing sunscreen as its formula is a clear water gel which instantly absorbs into the skin without leaving the greasy white case which is associated with most sun creams. Prevent skin cancer, and have glowing skin, there is nothing to lose!
There is nothing worse than being on the beach and having out of control, salty sea hair. Instead, cover your hair with this twisted headband. Combining fashion with comfort and practicality, this headband comes in so many different colours. Why not order a few to match your different swim wear and look more put together after you go for a dip.
Just when we thought we couldn’t love Birkenstocks any more, they get a designed revamp and release this limited edition collaboration with Valentino, creating possibly the coolest pair of sandals we have ever seen.
Birkenstocks will no longer be associated with dad’s and socks and sandals, and now are going to be taking a permanent place in our summer wardrobe. These sandals are well worth the investment, as they will go with pretty much everything, are THE most comfortable on your feet and are super easy to slide on whilst on the beach- do you need any more convincing? We certainly don’t.
Sunglasses are a summer holiday essential, not only because they look great as a hair accessory but they also play an important part in protecting your eyes from the glazing summer sun.
Last summer saw the trend of tiny sunglasses really taking off in the fashion world, but this year it is all about shield sunglasses in both sporty and classic designs. This pair by Balenciaga are giving us the robotic, futuristic vibe which everyone is loving at the moment.
If you are feeling less brave, a slightly safer option is experimenting with coloured lenses and patterned frames which is also a massive trend right now. Check out these RayBan sunglasses which you can personalize, right down to the lens colour! Design your own pair based on your preferences and stand out from the crowd this summer.
Are you lucky enough to be jetting away on holiday this summer season? Ensure you are not caught out and pack these summer essentials and you be sure to be the coolest on the beach, no matter whether you are sunbathing or partying.
Bora Bora to Ibiza, Menorca to Mykynos, these You Don’t Want This Life garments will ensure your summer fashion is on point and will keep you looking sick.