Packing For A Caribbean Vacation

The countdown is SO on and we're heading out on our epic honeymoon in the Caribbean in just one day! It will officially be nine whole months since we were married as of tomorrow, so it's sort of surreal to think that our honeymoon is finally here. We've waited so long for the moment when we could both get away from work, house projects, other obligations, etc. for an extended period of time and not feel stressed or overwhelmed by the idea, and after a lot of planning and figuring out all of the logistics involved, it has finally arrived!

We'll be heading to beautiful St. Lucia first for a few days, then hopping over to St. Vincent and the island of Bequia (you guys, we're staying next to a turtle farm... dreams do come true), and then heading back to St. Lucia for some more sand, sun and snorkeling to round out our trip. We really wanted a mix of intensely relaxing days and some serious adventure, and we feel like we definitely found that with our island hopping itinerary. Don't forget to follow along with us on Instagram and Instagram Stories the whole way so you can see what we get into on this honeymoon adventure of ours!

Packing has always been a lot of fun for me. Admittedly, I always over pack and love planning outfits for each day and activity. I realize that it's kind of a weird thing to love, but it's just in my DNA. But this time, I can't over pack. No seriously, like I shouldn't. I cannot. I won't. We'll be taking a lot of tiny planes and traveling around quite a bit, so we want to be as lean and mobile as possible with our gear, so packing light is what it's all about. In my world, that translates to easy, breezy dresses that I can re-wear, comfy and cute sandals that can go from the beach to dinner and beyond without getting ruined (I actually bought those $7 Forever21 sandals in two colors and they're ah-maz-ing), a small bag or two that I can carry around all week, a few swimsuits I love, a coverup and a skirt or two that I can mix and match with some simple tops.

And in light of that, I thought it would be fun to show you some of the items that are going in my "get up and go" suitcase for our honeymoon along with a roundup of a ton of Caribbean-ready, wallet-friendly vacation style finds that are perfect for that summer getaway you know you're going to take (do it, it will be totally worth it, I promise!), and will get you ready for some fun in the sun to come without breaking the bank. After all, we can't be dipping into our champagne and rum punch fund, can we?!

And of course, if you have any recommendations for St. Lucia or Bequia, we're all ears! Here's to being beach bound and ready for one helluva honeymoon!